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PPP is pro-establishment? A response to Najam Sethi’s editorial – by Fawad Manzoor: Related Post : IJI for 2013 Fake criticism of military establishment Aapas Ki Baat: ISI plays a major role in the Raymond Davis release Najam Sethi’s liberal anarchy against politicians and democracy LUBP archive on Najam Sethi Mr. Liberal
Pakistan export boom will not repair economy: With Thanks : Daily Times Experts say gain is fragile in face of uncertain security, unending power crisis, rising oil prices, high fiscal deficit KARACHI: After a year of unemployment and wondering if his family would be better off
In support of devolving HEC – by Humza Ikram and M Usama Kabbir: The Federal Government has transferred five ministries, including the Ministry of Education, to the provinces under the devolution plan in the 18th Amendment. The ministries of Education, Social Welfare and Special Education, Tourism, Livestock and Dairy, Rural Development and
r3v0LuT!0n: the Pakistan style! – by Ali Suleman: r3v0LuT!0n says :  Hey!   Revolusion says: Hello! r3v0LuT!0n says: Wana chat? Revolusion says: Yeah, sure. ASL? r3v0LuT!0n says: 19, Male, Pakistan. You? Revolusion says: 23, Male, Libya. r3v0LuT!0n says: Oh, you’re actually from Libya? That’s so cool man! I
Will Pakistan wake up to it? Apprehensions of Pakistani Hindus: LUBP has always voiced concerns over the deteriorating situation of minorities in Pakistan. This state of affairs has further aggravated during the past few months. From two high profile assassinations in the federal capital for their bold opposition to
Land for cricket team but no land rights for poor farmers: Shahbaz Sharif’s hypocrisy: Hypocrisy thy name is PML-N. While a cricket match between India and Pakistan has been transformed into a frenzy by the corporate media, the clueless leaders are of course not lagging behind in this race to earn short lived
Goodbye Shoaib Akhtar: “I think I will donate the money to Mother Teresa or something like that.” Shoaib Akhtar Related : It’s the colour we remember, Shoaib – Osman Samiuddin Smokers’ Corner: Rough diamonds – Nadeem F. Paracha Pakistan cricket: great rivalries
1000 year old Hindu temple in Pak in desperate need of upkeep: Blog Cross Post : Hinduexistence Karachi , May 12 (ANI): Belying Pakistan governments tall claims regarding upkeep of Hindus worship places and other sites, a 1000-year-old Hindu temple – Shri Varun Dev Mandir – in Monora in Pakistan is
Islamic mob tried to burn down Church in Lahore: Flood relief by F G A church Badami bagh lahore Furious mob tries to demolish church in Badami Bagh By Afnan Khan LAHORE: A large number of people on Tuesday gathered at Chatti Gali, Badami Bagh to burn
Zahida Kazmi: Pakistan’s ground-breaking female cabbie: With Thanks : BBC Zahida Kazmi: Pakistan’s ground-breaking female cabbie Zahida has had to drive long distances on treacherous routes to northern areas Zahida Kazmi has been hailed as Pakistan’s first female taxi driver. She has driven from the
Relevant question —Gulmina Bilal Ahmad: There are those who believe that Pakistan was envisioned as an Islamic theocracy. If one subscribes to this view, then we have actually become quite a successful state The art of intellect, I have been told, is not just
Human fright in Gilgit Baltistan – Institute of Gilgit-Baltistan: On February 26, 2011, a representative of the Human Rights Observer  International (HRO) accused the federal government of Pakistan for the  continued targeted killings and related terrorist activities in Gilgit. The representative stated that Pakistani security forces and police stationed in
PPP, PSF Gilgit-Baltistan Chapter strongly condemn JUI’s statement – by Naeem Khan: In recent  All Parties Kashmir Conference, Maulana Fazlur Rehman of the JUI said that according to his party’s policy, Gilgit–Baltistan is an integral part of Kashmir. The participants of the so called All parties Kashmir Conference have no right to
Punjab Government must stop Sipah-e- Sahaba’s sectarian jalsa in Jhang: The Punjab government mus stop the banned militant outfit Sipah-e-Sahaba from the pro-blasphemy law Jalsa in small town of Jhang which has significant Christain, Shia and Bralevi population. In recent past Bralevi, Shia, Deobandi and Ahl-e-Hadith ulema has jointly
People of Waziristan support drone attacks: Related Post : A survey of Drone Attacks in Pakistan .What do the people of FATA think? by Farhat Taj With thanks :BBC The following article suggests that contrary to what the military establishment and their proxies would like
Pakistan Democracy Review 2010: Related article: Pakistan Democracy Review 2009 – by Humza Ikram JANUARY 2010 NFC Award The 7th National Finance Commission (NFC) award was signed in January . A consensus was reached among Center and provinces ,and between four provinces. Center decided to
A report from Kurram — by Farhat Taj: Both Shia and Sunni IDPs have many complaints against the parliamentarians elected from Kurram. They say that elected representatives from Swat did a great deal to alleviate the sufferings of the Swati IDPs whereas the Kurram parliamentarians have done
Sunnis and Shias unite to harass religious minorities on the Christman Eve:
VIEW: Voyeuristic incontinence —Gulmina Bilal Ahmad: VIEW: Voyeuristic incontinence —Gulmina Bilal Ahmad We will clamour for international assistance, international conferences and privately lead secular lives, but when it comes to our writings, our analyses and our politics, we conveniently turn Islamist. The rhetorical practice of
Wikileaks on Lashkar-e-Taiba: Pakistan Today Zardari revealed Sharif-Jihadi nexus to Patterson: Wikileaks Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) already knew about the United Nation sanctions after the Mumbai attacks through Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif who had advised them to withdraw their money from banks, President
Adeyzai lashkar ends cooperation with govt – by Farhat Taj: What is becoming of the Adeyzai lashkar is precisely the story of almost all anti-Taliban lashkars in FATA. The lashkars were encouraged by the authorities with promises of help. The promises never materialised Leaders of the anti-Taliban lashkar in
Pakistan doubles export soft loan Sri Lanka: By Santhush Fernando in Colombo Colombo, 30 November, ( Sri Lanka and Pakistan delegates have who concluded the Sri Lanka-Pakistan Business Forum in Colombo today (29.11.2010) agreed on drastic measures that would increase economic ties between the two nations significantly.
On PML-N’s opportunistic politics on Aasia bibi: Related articles: Nawaz Sharif’s sectarian poodle in Lahore High Court stays Aasia bibi’s release Extremist Barelvis vomit hate and violence Politics of Sahibzada Fazle Karim Blasphemy, Asia Bibi and cheap religious emotionalism – by Wajahat Masood Kafir Kafir, Salman
Hockey Gold and Aqil Shah: Images of KP sports minister Aqil Shah celebrating today’s hockey victory was so hearting. Aaqil Shah survived  a massive bomb attack   during closing ceremony of  Inter-Provincial games in November 2008. Aqil Shah and PPP KP President Zahir Shah were inside the  Qayyum
Remembering the village boy from Jhang: Prof Abdus Salam – by Dr G Murtaza: Lahore. Prof Abdus Salam, the Nobel laureate who dominated the world of Physics for decades, breathed his last 14 years ago at 08:15(PST) on Thursday November 21, 1996 after a protracted illness. With his sad demise, not only Pakistan
Religious parties demand removal of Shahbaz Bhatti: Religious parties are demanding removal of the Federal Minister for Minorities, Shahbaz Bhatti because he demanded amendment in  blasphemy laws. Previously , Shahbaz Bhatti received threat from Aalmi Majil-e-Tahfuz-e-Khatm-e-Nabuwat (AMTKN) for his critical comments on blasphemy law. Tribune Blasphemy Case :
Media, democracy and governance — by Babar Ayaz: This is one of the problems of a society where we talk about democracy and criticise the government day in and day out, but when it comes to tolerating criticism on us we retaliate. Perhaps the democrat in us
Bhutto’s nationalization policy: Workers’ prespective: Related Post Bhutto’s nationalization policy: A response to PM Gilani’s statement – by SulemanAkhtar Was Bhutto Natiaonalisation policy a mistake ?
The holy cows in uniform – by M Usama Kabbir: This is a bird’s eye view of military control in Pakistan. It is easy to point out and criticize ‘Democratic Political Governments’ for their incompetence and their ‘force’ of cabinet members who are a burden on the “National Treasury”
Women’s issues in Pakistan and how the PPP Government can help women – by Rida Baloch: Women form an important part in building the society and our lives. Being a daughter, a sister, a wife and a mother a woman’s responsibilities increase with time. Despite the role she plays, her abilities, status and existence are under-estimated,
Seraiki Waseb seeks justice from Chief Justice: Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhmmad Chaudary took suo-moto action against  unauthorized  diversion of floodwater and wilful breaches in the embankments of barrages and canals in Sindh and Baluchistan .The  three-member bench of the apex court headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar
First anniversary of Meena Bazaar bomb blast: Source : TOPNEWS Peshawar bomb attack victims struggle for daily life Islamabad, Oct 28 : The victims of a devastating car bomb attack in Pakistan’s Peshawar city in 2009 still face enormous hardships to meet their daily needs as
Asma targeted in Ahmadi hate campaign: LAHORE: One of the leading candidates in the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) elections is being targeted by a hate campaign that calls her an Ahmedi, pro-American and pro-Indian. The Khatme Nabuwwat Lawyers Forum based in Markaze Sirajia, a
Hypocrites in the Pakistani Media – by M Usama Kabbir: Below are two very interesting pieces appearing in an international daily. There is a complete Media blackout on these writings in Pakistan. One cannot forget to remember the ‘Zardari Bashing’ carried out by Private News Channels in Pakistan when
Iran restricts social sciences seen as ‘Western’: TEHRAN, Iran – Iran has imposed new restrictions on 12 university social sciences deemed to be based on Western schools of thought and therefore incompatible with Islamic teachings, state radio reported Sunday. The list includes law, philosophy, management, psychology,
VIEW: The historical significance of October 18th —Lal Khan: Populist leaders do have an effect on the masses. What is also true is that the size and revolutionary fervour of the crowds they pull has an even greater impact on the consciousness of the leaders. The dialectical interaction
Reconstitution of National Economic Council: Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani has advised President Asif Ali Zardari to reconstitute the National Economic Council (NEC) by including the Chief Minister and Chief Secretary Gilgit-Baltistan as Members of the NEC.He also advised for inclusion of the
All Pakistan Khatam-e-Nabuwat Conference demanding removal of Ahmedi officers: All Pakistan Khatam-e-Nabuwat Conference is demanding removal of Ahmedi’s working in   civil services  and armed forces  . Source : DailyWaqt
The party of the old guard-Irfan Hussain: One striking aspect of the last US presidential election was Barack Obama’s ability to connect with young Americans, and draw them into the political process. Alas, this kind of political engagement is entirely missing in Pakistan. In a recent
Janam Ashtami Celebration in Lahore: In rare show of inter-faith solidarity, Hindu community of Lahore postponed the birth celebration of Lord krishna because of attack at Karbala Gamey Shah attack on Youm-Ali procession  . Tribune LAHROE: The Janam Ashtami (the birthday of Lord Krishna) was