Two FIRs have been registered under the Anti-Terrorism Act against more than 250 lawyers who attacked Lahore’s Punjab Institute of Cardiology (PIC) on Wednesday. The lawyers tortured doctors and attendants, and damaged hospital property and police vehicles in order to avenge a group of lawyers who were beaten at PIC a few weeks ago. The attack resulted in death of three patients at the facility.
The Federal Shariat Court in Pakistan has officially declared Swara a violation of Islam. Swara is a tradition where girls, usual minors, are given in marriage as compensation to an aggrieved family. According to a three-judge panel headed by FSC Chief Justice Noor Mohammad Meskenzai, it is against the injunctions of Islam to give away minor girls to settle disputes.
Prime Minister Imran Khan announced on Monday that Pakistan would not initiate any new coal power plants in the future to combat Climate Change. Moreover, the country is on the road to converting its 60 percent energy production to renewable energy resources by 2030. The prime minister lauded the organizers for holding a Middle East Green Initiative Summit aimed at dealing with climate changes.
The Pakistan Pavilion will be set up online at the 4th China International Import Expo to be held offline and online in Shanghai from November. Moin ul Haq, Pakistan’s Ambassador to China, will lead the Pakistani delegation at the opening ceremony of the Expo. Several Pakistani exhibitors, already in China, have completed their preparations for the upcoming exhibition.
The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) directed Tv channels to stop airing hugs, caress, and bed scenes in dramas. PEMRA said it was receiving several complaints against such content. According to a notification from PEMRA, most of the society believes that dramas are not depicting the “true picture” of Pakistani society.