Tag Archives: Pakistan

Won’t allow Indian content as it damages our culture, says Pakistan Supreme Court

Indian TV shows have been banned in Pakistan. Pakistan’s Chief Justice Saqib Nisar on Wednesday said that the country’s Supreme Court will not allow Indian content to be shown on Pakistani TV channels as it “damages our culture”. Nisar’s remarks came as a three-member apex court bench heard an appeal filed by the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) against ... Read More »

Man decapitates wife for not quitting job in Pakistan

Initial probe showed that the woman was killed by her husband Afraheem in the name of honour. A man in Pakistan’s Punjab province has decapitated his 37-year-old wife with a chopper for refusing his demand to quit her job, a media report said on Monday. Nasreen, a mother of three and a resident of Shamke Bhattian, was found dead on ... Read More »

Pakistan Sentences Man To Death For ‘Blasphemy’ On Social Media

Pakistani religious students and activists gathered for a protest in Islamabad in March, as they demanded the removal of all blasphemous content from social media sites in the country. Aamir Qureshi /AFP/Getty Images In Pakistan, a court in Punjab province has sentenced a 30-year-old man to death over posting allegedly blasphemous content on social media. Prosecutor Shafiq Qureshi confirmed the ... Read More »

Uber Gives Pakistan Drivers Classes to Deter Sex Harassment

Uber is teaching its drivers in Pakistan how not to sexually harass women, a spokeswoman said Friday, after the popular transport app launched in the conservative country where women are often hassled on public transport. In Pakistan, “there is lack of knowledge on what constitutes sexual harassment”, said Shaden Abdellatif, a spokeswoman for ride-hailing service that launched in the teeming ... Read More »

Uber Says Ola to Pakistan

Taxi-hailing app Uber launched its services in Pakistan Thursday as part of the company’s $250 million (roughly Rs. 1,683 crores) investment push that also includes expanding into the Middle East and North Africa. The San Francisco-based company will initially offer its service in the eastern city of Lahore. Chairman Punjab IT Board (PITB) Dr Umar Saif inaugurated the service at ... Read More »