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Bloggers & Civil Society Protests Taxes on Internet Imposed by Punjab Government

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Following the Punjab Government’s recent move to impose taxes on internet services, several Pakistani bloggers have started a protest campaign, which was confirmed by in a press conference by the digital publishers of Pakistan in Lahore. The Punjab Government, in a bid to raise revenue, imposed a massive 19.5% tax on all internet services which […]

Pakistan Finally Sees Major Decline in Number of Polio Cases

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According to health officials, Pakistan is witnessing an improvement in the polio crisis and the number of cases has declined this year. This is mainly due to the military’s assistance in dispensing polio vaccines to far-flung areas, especially those which were inaccessible earlier due to militant groups. The World Health Organization (WHO) has also reported […]

200 Religious Scholars Declare Suicide Attacks Unlawful in Islam


On Sunday, a conference of religious scholars in Lahore termed jihadi groups, including the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS), Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and Boko Haram, and their ideologies, flawed and built around ignorance. According to the ulemas, such groups are based on poor knowledge of Islam and benefit from the ignorance of the people they use […]

Police & Rangers Expand Scope of Safoora Goth Bus Attack Investigation

Karachi Attack on Bus

Both Rangers and Police are fully engaged in investigating Wednesday’s horrific attack on members of the Ismaili community, who were targeted by unknown armed militants as they traveled via bus. According to officials widespread raids are being conducted in multiple areas of Karachi, including Sohrab Goth, Gulshan-i-Iqbal and Orangi Town, while new eye witnesses have […]

Saulat Mirza Hanged in Machh Jail for Triple Murders

Saulat Mirza Confession Video

Convicted target killer Saulat Mirza was hanged today (Tuesday), early morning in Machh Jail Balochistan, and his body was moved from Machh to Quetta, from where it will be flown to Karachi later today. Sentenced to death in 1999, Saulat Mirza had been on death row for 17 years till the Pakistan government lifted the […]

PIA Pilot Endangered Lives of 350 Passengers but No Action Taken Against Him

PIA Pilot Security Violation

According to a report that emerged on Sunday, a senior Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) pilot is responsible for a serious safety violation for a Trans-Atlantic flight he operated without the requisite rest. Moreover, PIA has taken no action against the highly influential pilot Qasim Hayat and has not even shared details of the inquiry with […]

Mini Cyclone Leaves More than 44 Dead and 200 Injured in Peshawar and KPK

Mini Cyclone in Peshawar

A mini-cyclone hit Peshawar and some parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) on Sunday, leaving more than 200 injured and 44 dead. According to the Pakistan Meteorological Department, the cyclone is the third worst in Pakistan’s history and led to severe damage amidst heavy rains in Peshawar, Mardan and Nowshera among other areas. Most of the […]

Yellow Flowers Avoided for President Xi Jinping’s Visit to Pakistan

Chinese President Xi Jinping

For the Chinese President’s visit to Pakistan, the host country’s protocol officials were asked to make sure there were no yellow flowers on the route the visiting Chinese leader was to take for his meetings. According to an official on protocol duty, yellow flowers are a symbol of hate in China and Pakistani officials were […]

Religious Leaders Urge Army to Send Troops for Saudi Arabia’s Aid

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Speaking at a Rally outside the National Press Club, Maulana Muhammad Ahmad Ludhianvi, chief of the Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat declared that parliament’s resolution on Yemen was against the people’s will and a waste of time. He further stated that, “We have to give unconditional support to Saudi Arabia to save the honour of Ummul […]

MQM’s Saulat Mirza Makes Shocking Revelations Before Hanging

Saulat Mirza Confession Video

In a video which was broadcast nationally hours before his scheduled hanging, MQM’s former worker Saulat Mirza made shocking revelations to the whole nation in what he called was his last message to youngsters who wished to join political parties, especially the MQM. Saulat Mirza, who is a death row inmate, was sentenced in 1994 […]

Man Lynched by Christian Mob Identified as Local Glass Cutter

Lynching in Lahore by Christian Mob

One of the two men taken away from police custody and lynched by a mob has been identified as Naeem, who was a local glass cutter. Earlier, when protests against church bombings in Lahore’s Youhanabad area went out of control, angry members of the Christian community gathered in different cities to register their protests. The […]

Rangers Raid MQM Headquarters to Seize Weapons and Arrest Criminals

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Rangers raided Muttahida Qaumi Movement’s (MQM) headquarters Nine Zero (90) in Karachi today at 6 AM in what was described as an “information-based operation” that led to the arrest of hardened criminals wanted by the authorities. The raid has also prompted protests from party workers as the Sindh Rangers cordoned off the area and sealed […]


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