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Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas welcome first child

MUMBAI: Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra and husband singer Nick Jonas shared the good news with their fans and announced turning parents. The actress took to her social media and wrote about welcoming a baby through surrogacy. “We are overjoyed to

Apple defends child protection features over privacy concerns

SAN FRANCISCO: Apple has defended new child protection features that would check images uploaded to its cloud storage and on its messaging platform, rejecting concerns the updates pose threats to privacy. “We can see that it’s been widely misunderstood,” the

British PM Johnson and wife expecting second child

LONDON: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his wife Carrie are expecting a second baby. Their first child, Wilfred, was born in April last year. Carrie Johnson announced her pregnancy in a post on Instagram in which she also revealed

Actress Yasra Rizvi welcomes first child

Pakistan actress Yasra Rizvi has been blessed with her first child with husband Abdul Hadi. The actor shared has picture to make the announcement on social media site Instagram. “Ibn e Adam 🖤 you my love are the son of

Man arrested after pet lion mauls child in Karachi

KARACHI: The owner of a lion, kept as a pet, has been arrested after the beast attacked a child in Gulberg area of Karachi. A video of the incident which reportedly occurred on May 14 went viral showing the owner

Iqra Aziz, Yasir Hussain expecting their first baby

Pakistani actress Iqra Aziz and husband Yasir Hussain are expecting their first child. The actress took to social media site Instagram to announce the news. The couple  are expecting their first child in July his year. They were married on

Woman gives birth outside Lady Reading Hospital in Peshawar

PESHAWAR: A woman reportedly gave birth to a child at the main entrance of  the Lady Reading Hospital (LRH) in Peshawar. A picture of two men covering with a shawl as she gave birthday outside the hospital’s Gynaecology Department went

Prince Harry, Meghan Markle expecting second child

LONDON: Britain’s Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle are expecting their second child, their spokesman told British media in a Valentine’s Day announcement. The couple released a black and white image of them under a tree, all smiles, with

Man arrested for torturing minor maid receives bail

FAISALABAD: A court on Sunday granted post-arrest bail to a suspect in a case related to the torture of a 10-year-old minor girl working as a domestic maid.  Judge Zulifqar Ahmed approved the bail plea of Rana Muneer subject to

10-year-old boy makes Urdu typing record

BAHAWALPUR: A 10-year old boy from Chishtian has impressed others due to his extraordinary typing speed. Saad-ur-Rahman can type 170 words of English and 130 words of Urdu in one minute. His typing speed in Urdu is a record as

Woman arrested for kidnapping infant; child recovered

RAWALPINDI: A woman who had kidnapped a 45-day-old infant has been arrested while the child has been safely reunited with his parents. The child’s mother has lodged a complaint with Race Course Police helpline, claiming that she was going with

Minor domestic worker brutally tortured in Rawalpindi

RAWALPINDI: A 12-year-old domestic worker was severely tortured and beaten up by his employer. According to the police, the child hailed from Okara and had been working at Muhammad Shehzad’s house in the Gulraiz neigbourhood for over three years. In

Nine-year-old boy kills aunt over freewill marriage in Sargodha

SARGODHA: A nine-year-old boy shot dead his aunt, who had married of her own choice ten years ago even before his birth, in a village near Sargodha. The victim, Kanwal Fardeen, had come to meet her relatives after she was

Two suspects arrested for sexually abusing child in Okara

OKARA: Two accused who were involved in abusing a child has been arrested in Okara district of Punjab. Confirming the arrest, District Police Officer (DPO) Omar Saeed Malik said that both the arrested accused have confessed to the crime. The suspects

14-year-old mentally challenged boy sexually assaulted in Rawalpindi

RAWALPINDI: A 14-year-old mentally challenged boy has been sexually assaulted in Dhok Hayat Khan area of ​​Gujjar Khan. The medical report conducted in a hospital proved that teenager was sexually abused. The father of the victim named Mohammad Mursalin, a

Police reunite lost child with family in Rawalpindi

RAWALPINDI: Police have safely returned a child to his parents who was lost on the streets in Rawalpindi. Assistant Superintendent Police (ASP) Beenish Uzair found the child on the road and field officers made efforts to locate his parents. Meanwhile,

Sophie Turner, Joe Jonas welcome first child

LOS ANGELES: Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas have welcomed their first child. The 24-year-old ‘Game of Thrones’ star and the 30-year-old singer announced the birth on Monday. “Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas are delighted to announce the birth of their

Infant dies after botched circumcision operation

RAWALPINDI: A 22-day-old infant has died allegedly after a botched circumcision operation by an inexperienced doctor at a local clinic. The incident occurred in Tehsil Daultana where the infant Abuzar lost his life. The child’s father said he took his

Protecting our children

The government has finally decided to ban domestic child labour. This is a welcome step but it is still a long-drawn battle as a bill will be presented in parliament to outlaw the abhorrent but widely common practice which will

Three kidnappers killed, abducted child recovered in Karachi

KARACHI: Police conducted an operation in Ittehad Town area, killing three kidnappers while the abducted child was safely recovered. 10-year-old Waqar, son of Sherullah. was kidnapped from Metroville SITE area on June 29 and a case of his abduction was

Child drowns after falling into open manhole

RAWALPINDI: A young boy drowned after falling in an open manhole in Qasimabad area of Rawalpindi. The incident occurred in Rawalpindi Cantonment Board within the limits of the Naseerabad police station. The child named Noman fell in the manhole of

Islamabad police arrests three culprits for molesting minor child

ISLAMABAD: Islamabad police have arrested the culprits who allegedly sexually abused a minor child in the federal capital earlier his month. The incident occurred on 6th February in Sector I-10 within the remits of Sabzi Mandi police station where an

Public executions

The National Assembly has passed an archaic and medieval resolution calling for the public execution of those convicted of sexual abuse and murder of children. The contentious resolution was passed with a majority of votes but rejected by several political

Facebook makes efforts to secure website from child abuse

SAN FRANCISCO: On Thursday, over 100 child protection international organizations strongly urged Facebook to curtail plans for encryption of all its networks, to prevent child abuse on social media. Facebook is operating on extending end-to-end encryption across its messaging services including

Newborn child abducted from hospital in Bahawalpur

BAHAWALPUR: A newly born boy was abducted from Bahawalpur Civil Hospital on Thursday evening. As per details, A woman, Mansha, resident of Head Rajkan, was admitted to the hospital’s gynecological ward, several days ago. Later, she went undergoing surgery and

Minor polishing shoes in Quetta snowfall enrolled in school

QUETTA: A minor boy whose video went viral showing him sitting beside a wall to polish shoes in freezing temperatures in Quetta has received help from government authorities. Pakistan Bait-ul-Mal Managing Director Aon Abbas Bappi said the shoe polisher, named

Remembering child prodigy Arfa Karim

The eighth death anniversary of the youngest Pakistani computer prodigy Arfa Karim Randhawa is being observed today. Arfa Karim earned laurels at the ripe young age of nine when she become the youngest Microsoft Certified Profession. She was invited by

Chunian child rapist-murderer awarded three death sentences

LAHORE: An Anti-terrorism court (ATC) in Lahore awarded the death penalty on three counts to suspect Sohail Shehzad for sexually assaulting and murdering a minor boy in Chunian, district Kasur. ATC judge Muhammad Iqbal handed life imprisonment and death sentence

Strong 6.8 magnitude earthquake hits southern Philippines

MANILA: A strong earthquake struck near the Philippine city of Davao on Sunday, killing a child, damaging buildings and causing several injuries. The magnitude 6.8 quake was centered 61 km southwest of Davao on the island of Mindanao, at a

No concrete measures in place to prevent child sexual abuse

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has not signed an agreement with Interpol to share sex offenders’ data during deportation, No mechanism to exchange data between police. Even as cases of child sexual abuse are reported with increasing frequency across the country, the government