Most read news stories of the year | Pakistan Today

Most read news stories of the year

Here are the most read stories of 2018.

Christian girl set on fire after rejecting a Muslim man’s proposal

25-year-old Asma suffered burns on 80 per cent of her body as Rizwan Gujjar set her on fire to take revenge for rejecting his marriage proposal. The accused confessed to his crimes and was sent to jail.

Sindhi artist killed as family claims alleged blasphemy

Qutub Rind, a graduate from the National College of Arts, was in Lahore for a show when a rental dispute with his landlord turned fatal. The family claimed that the young artist was killed on cooked up charges of blasphemy as law enforcement agencies refuted it and argued otherwise.

PM House receives ultra-luxury cars 

Six Mercedes S600 Maybachs valued at Rs180 million each were delivered to the PM House. Later, it was revealed that these cars were originally imported for the 19th SAARC  summit conference in 2016, which got delayed and the cars were received by the new government.

Foul play in Pakpattan DPO’s transfer

DPO Rizwan Gondal was ordered to relinquish his charge after he reportedly refused to apologise to Khawar Maneka, the former husband of Pakistan’s first lady Bushra Imran, over an Aug 23 incident in which police officers had chased and intercepted his car after he sped away from a checkpoint.

Deputy air chief’s son shot by a sentry 

Muhammad Ibrahim was critically injured after a Pakistan Navy guard opened fire on his car when the driver failed to stop the vehicle for ID verification and inspection at the Zafar Gate of Naval Complex entry in Sector E-8. He was immediately rushed to the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) hospital where the bullet was successfully removed from his body, however, the injured boy was reported to be paralysed waist down.

Chief justice orders Malik Riaz to play RS1 trillion or build dam 

Chief Justice Saqib Nisar asked the real estate tycoon to pay at least one trillion rupees to discuss a land swapping case against him on merit, further suggesting that the property tycoon can also opt for building a dam instead.

Lahore police blackmail young couples for money 

Sources revealed that local police routinely blackmails and extorts unwitting young couples in the city with impunity, as senior officials of the department look the other way.

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