17 injured in terror attack in Balochistan

17 people including two traffic police constables were injured when two unidentified motorcyclists hurled a live grenade near Subatpur Chowk in Dera Allahyar, Jaffarabad district, on Sunday, January 30.

At least four sustained critical injuries and were shifted to Larkana for treatment, while others were admitted to the district headquarters (DHQ) hospital. While an investigation has been launched, no outfit has yet to claim responsibility for the attack.

Suspect booked for raping, filming woman in Rawalpindi

New Town police on Sunday lodged a case against a man for allegedly raping and making videos of a woman after luring her under the pretext of marriage.

According to the rape survivor’s complaint, she befriended accused Muntazir Mehdi on social media. After two years of interaction, the woman, who hails from Swat, proposed that they marry. He asked her to come to Rawalpindi for their nikkah, to which she agreed.

The complainant stated that the accused asked her to book a hotel room when she arrived in the city. However, after dinner, Mehdi sexually assaulted her in their room and recorded footage of the assault. She said that he threatened her into silence should she talk to anyone about the incident.

The woman told police that the accused is now threatening to release the video on social media.

Peshawar High Court orders blocking “immoral” TikTok content

The Peshawar High Court (PHC) on Saturday, January 29, ordered the Pakistan Telecommunications Authority (PTA) to block users sharing “immoral” content on the video-sharing platform TikTok, as it was corrupting the youth.

While hearing a petition filed by advocate Sara Ali Khan and others against the alleged effects of obscenity on the youth, a two-member bench headed by Justice Qaiser Rashid Khan noted that users who share immoral content are prosecuting but never punished, which is why they tend to continue to post such content.

In a report submitted to the high court by the PTA, it was revealed that the Authority removed 289.35 million videos and blocked 14.65 million accounts on TikTok so far. The court, while commending the PTA, ordered it to continue the exercise and directed that a mechanism be imposed to immediately block users who repeatedly violate restrictions.


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