Category: Others

Pakistani Tekken players beat the world’s best

Atif Butt from Gujranwala and Awais Honey from Lahore beat top Tekken players from the world in their first international competition with ease.  Despite facing plenty of issues in getting a visa and then being held at the airport,they made their way to the final of the Tokyo Tekken Masters. With this talent Atif Butt got  the winning prize of $5,500 whereas Awais Honey got the runners-up prize of $2,700. 

Son of a newspaper hawker tops intermediate exam

Anas Habib, son of a newspaper hawker in Karachi secured first position in Higher Secondary Certificate Annual Examinations Part-ll, 2019 b obtaining 969 out of 1,100 marks in commerce group. His father sells newspapers in Empress market and barely manages to afford the expenses for educationg his son. He always wanted Anas to become a doctor but didn’t want to go against his son’s will.

Pakistani man ‘comes back to life’ in Ajman to run a scam

Hayyab Arif, a pakistani businessman and an “ideological worker” of the political party MQM, faked his death on July 19th 2017 in a tragic car accident in UAE. He has now launched his company, H&MZ Global Worldwide – a foodstuff trading company. He scams different overseas companies by tricking them to ship tonnes of fruits, vegetables and grains worth millions of dirhams in UAE.

Suicide live streamed on Facebook

A depressed man, Munir Kalwar from Ghotki, Sindh committed suicide while live streaming it on Facebook on Monday. He shared that failed relationship was the reason behind this act and asked for forgiveness from his family and friends. Munir streamed for 6 minutes during which he shot himself in the head. Following the incident, Police took the body to Mirpur Mathelo District Headquarters Hospital.

Student arrested for cheating via surgically implanted earpiece

An intermediate student from Pakpatan has been caught using a surgically implanted earpiece in his ear to cheat in the examinations. He was caught by the chairman of the Sahiwal Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (SBISE), Hafiz Shafiq, who was on inspection duty.During the interrogation, Farooq revealed that a local dispenser had implanted the device with the help of a few cuts around his ear and neck.

Lahore professor commits suicide amid harassment case

An English language professor  at Government MAO College died by apparent suicide on Saturday amid harassment case. According to some reports, Professor Afzal took his life after his wife separated and the college administration refused to issue a clearance certificate even after the allegations against him were proven false. The body was handed over to the family without conducting postmortem. 

Indian students forced to wear cartons on their heads

Students were made to wear cartons on their heads during exam to stop them from cheating at a private college in India’s Karnataka. After receiving various negative responses to the act, the college’s head justified it by referring to a similar act in a college in BIhar which was widely appreciated on social media and added, this was for the betterment of the students so that their minds don’t get diverted. 

Aman ambulance service suspended

Aman ambulance service has temporarily discontinued its operations due to lack of funds from the Sindh government. According to an ambulance service official  due to unavailability of funds since the last few months they had to cut fleet and services before suspending the services which also lead to delay in payment of staff salaries for over four months. 

Woman from Hazara makes it to BBC’s ‘100 Women of 2019’

Jaila Haider, a woman from Hazara Pakistan is included in The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)’s ‘100 Women of 2019′ list. Jaila, being a human rights lawyer is working zestfully for women rights and offer free legal services to needy women across the country.  BBC has enlisted her as the ‘first woman lawyer from the Hazara community’. 

This female mechanic can diagnose a car’s issue just by its sound

Uzma Nawaz, one of the few female car mechanics in Pakistan belongs to Dunyapur, a small town of South Punjab grew up with a passion for cars and completed her degree in mechanical engineering. Uzma followed her passion and degree against all the odds, started a job at Toyota Motor’s workshop in Multan later she was promoted to general repairs with determination and hard work.