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Youth should now lead Pakistan – by Shaukat Masood Zafar: Our Youth has a lot of energy, high hopes, great ideals and real potential to achieve almost everything in life.  In spite of having talent, skills and intelligence in this wonderful young generation, a born genius, it is very
Pakistan sinking in a sea of debt – by Shaukat Masood Zafar: During the previous couple of years, Pakistan’s economy is constantly falling into the debt trap, consisting of both domestic and foreign loans, causing financial hardship, joblessness, decrease in personal income and high cost of living for a common man,
Taxation, politics and buzurgwar Nawaz Sharif – by Ali Raja: If you ever happen to visit Punjab and intend to communicate, I just might be able to give you a valuable piece of advice. Whenever you see an elderly fellow, with a crooked back, walking with a stick, do
Geo TV and its team of Goebbels – by Irfan Urfi:
Toon Talk: Mian Sahab ka 25 Sala Meesaq-e-Pakistan- by M. Ali: Bolti Tasweerain: Nawaz Sharif and his 25 year Agenda of Meesaq-e-Pakistan.
Toon Talk: Aaj Kamran Khan k saath ‘Sotay Huay’- by M. Ali: Well I must say that this is what Kamran Khan don’t have in reality ‘Sukoon Ki Neend’. Excellent work by M. Ali !!
Toon Talk: Emotional Kamran Khan on the PPP-PML-Q meeting- by M. Ali: ‘Tasweerain bolti hain’ : Our regular contributor has expressed his feelings on the emotions of Kamran Khan on PPP-PML-Q meeting through the following cartoon.
Musharraf ke daur mein khabarnama – by Naseer Ahmed:
Violation of Labour Laws in Pakistan – by Shaukat Masood Zafar: Under the 1973 Constitution labour is defined as a ‘concurrent subject’ making liable for implementation both the Federal and Provincial Governments. The Industrial Relations Ordinance makes provision for the appointment of a Collective Bargaining Agent (CBA) to determine the
Nawabzada Nasrullah Khan firdous mein aik din – by Naseer Ahmed:
Do we need parental guidance on blogging? An open letter to Pak Tea House and Pakistani blogging community – by Ali Raja: Related Articles: In criticism of LUBP – by Raza Habib Raja Much more than a petition: A critical view on the PTH-LUBP differences – by Qudsia Siddiqui Pak Tea House’s criticism of LUBP Adil Najam and his pseudo-liberals’ outpouring
Khadim-e-Aala’s corruption in Punjab Government’s Health Department – by Farhad Jarral: In recent past, Khadim-e-Aala Punjab (CM Shahbaz Sharif) and his party chief (Nawaz Sharif) were found actively playing the flood politics against President Zardari and the federal government. A lot of press conferences were conducted by PML-N Chief to
Military Mullah Nexus – by Shahid Mahmood: Related articles on LUBP: General Ahmad Shuja Pasha’s letter to Mullah Baradar – by Hakim Hazik Taliban Apologist Court bars extradition of Mullah Baradar It is not a self-created tragedy that almost one million people gave up their lives
My salute to Asma Jahangir – by Sikandar Mehdi: Related Articles: Congratulations, Asma Jahangir won the SCBA elections – by pejamistri Asma Jahangir becomes first female SCBA president; success of democracy in Pakistan Asma Jahangir’s victory is a loss for Jang Group’s yellow journalism – by Ahmed Iqbalabadi
Aman ki Whatever- by AYK: The advertisement starts with an old man’s fingers raised in air; a subtitle explains that it is set up at India-Pakistan border. A poor Pakistani, cheered on by a group of people sitting outside tents, is making some weird
Pakistan’s Youth Runs for First Ever Twitter Parliament: Youth on twitter started a new campaign named ‘Pakistan Twitter Parliament’ #PKTP, where polls for Prime Minister are soon to be held. The Prime Minister will then choose his / her cabinet. In this race a young PPP supporter
‘Chief Sahab’ how was this ‘interview’ possible under house arrest? – by Farhad Jarral and Hafsa Khawaja: A few baffling events have come into view, including the situations that occurred during the tumultous time of Musharraf’s November 3 Emergency and the Judiciary Movement such as the interviews conducted by various media names with CJ Iftikhar Muhammad
Government-judiciary conflict: Time-line commentary – by Moazzam Raza Tabassam: On the eve of the third anniversary of the Karsaz tragedy on Oct 18, President Zardari, and  PPP’s Govt again under attack , Yousuf Raza Gilani made an attempt to allay the apex court’s apprehensions and misgivings set off
The judicial non-crisis – by Cyril Almeida: SOURCE: DAWN Related article on LUBP: Treason: Let us apply Article 6 on CJ Iftikhar Chaudhry THE great judiciary-executive ‘clash’ is proving to be damp squib. Hearings come, hearings go, the odd admonishment here, the occasional threat there, none
بے گھر سیلاب متاثرین کے لیے ’سورج مہم‘- by Mina Rana: SOURCE: BBC URDU پنجاب کی مختلف یونیورسٹیوں کے طلبہ و طالبات کی مدد سے سیلاب زدگان کے مسمار شدہ اور ٹوٹے ہوئے گھر بنانے کے لیے سورج مہم کے نام سے ایک منصوبے کا آغاز کیا گیا ہے۔ اس
A Response to Shahzaman’s video ‘Boycott Electricity Bills from November 2010’- by Sindhyar Talpur: A video is doing rounds by the Singer Shazaman which calls on people to not to pay their electricity bills in the November of 2010. Tactics evidently is of bougious civil disobedience, thats what ‘parah likhas do’ not stupid tire
DMG – Monolith Empire or Unsung Heroes? – By Qudrat Ullah: Recently concluded shendful campaigning of Punjab chapter of PCS Officers against their more privileged counterpart- the District Management Group or more commonly called the DMG, has opened a new debate in the press about the extraordinary role played by
Pakistan, A Step Mother? – by Ali Raja: Adding predecessors and watching the meaning twist has been one of my ultimate childhood hobbies, it used to quite fun manipulating with the textbook lessons. A light jerk would shatter the whole structure. “Wise Owl” became “Unwise Owl”, “Respect
Kashmir Bleeds, Does Anyone Heed?- by Hafsa Khawaja: Befittingly termed once as ‘Heaven on Earth’, with millions martyred since the past 6 decades, thousands of half-widows, orphans and missing – Kashmir today is a Palestine-in-the-making of Asia. As the Kashmir intifada continues, anyone keeping a keen eye on
Imran Farooq’s murder linked to rows within MQM party- by Farhad Jarral: There are lots of misgivings about the MQM’s character and the way they do politics. Murderers have been awarded Governorship, Ministries and City’s Mayor post. Yesterday a letter by MQM’s chief Altaf Hussain was published on the website of
Free, Independent and Responsible Media- by Farhad Jarral: Pakistani Media is now considered as fourth Pillar of State. Its fact that the media is now the power pillar of State but there should be some ethics for media to make discipline within this department. Let me talk
British contribution towards helping the flood affected Pakistanis: Source: Foreign and Commonwealth Office UK Foreign Office Minister Alistair Burt alongside Minister without Portfolio Baroness Warsi,  Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government Eric Pickles and Home Secretary Theresa May, hosted the annual Eid–ul Fitr reception on
Electricity Problems in Pakistan- by Sindhyar Talpur: Electricity or shortage of it, in Pakistan is a dire issue. It affects everyone, rich possibly more than poor but only because former rely on such luxuries more than the latter. Corruption and mismanagement in the WAPDA and Electricity
Congratulations to those who are desperate for a Revolution- by Ali Raja: If we roam around the English Language, very easily shall we be able to highlight and mark out the “Darling Terms” of English Language. Darling term to me is a term which pleasantly flavours the taste buds of certain
Think of the Mothers – by Sana Ali: All images of flood victims are heartbreaking. But it is the faces of the mothers that keep me awake at night. I see the women of my mother country and I instinctively think of my own mom. My mother
Tragedy does not discriminate and neither should relief agencies- by Shehrbano Taseer: It is in times of pitiful tragedy that I have witnessed great humanity. I grew up watching my saintlike mother dutifully rush to anyone’s side in their times of adversity. She accompanied her friend to Shaukat Khanum for her radiation
Taraqqi pasand jamhooriat – by Irfan Urfi:
The Dominoes of Balochistan- by Peter Chamberlin: The day must come when sanity prevails in Balochistan, no matter which side proves to be acting in a rational manner. Pakistan is in a very bad way.  By most standards of measurement, it is a failed state, or
“تلوار اور خون کے گیت” فاطمہ بھٹو ۱۵ مئی ۲۰۱۰ – by kashif Naseer: پچھلے کچھ دنوں سے بھٹو خاندان کی شہزادی فاطمہ بھٹو کی نئی کتاب ’’سونگ اوف بلڈ اینڈ سورڈ‘‘ میرے زیر مطالعہ ہے۔ میرا طرز مطالعہ یہ ہے کہ اول تو پوری کتاب کی ورق گردانی کرکر کچھ اہم مضامین
Status of current media in PAKISTAN-Faraz Ahmed Jarral: Largest teams of news and news agencies are based in Pakistan, we can say that Media we have is the strongest instrument and pillar now a days. What is the major function of the media ? To provide facts
Bullying of media- by Ali Waqas: Yesterday was the most shameful day for Pakistan but it wasn’t less than a treat for people who still believe a “Zia” will appear out of thin air as Mehdi or something. Although there is no video evidence of
The Difference Between 1955 and 2010 – by Shehrbano Taseer: Abraham Lincoln once remarked, “if you really want to test a man’s character, give him power.” Pakistan watched as Iskander Mirza gave his Army Commander at the time, the notorious General Ayub Khan, a tenure extension in 1955. Ayub
When limited warfare strategy seems like Treason- by Peter Chamberlin: The Afghan war is a controlled experiment in conflict management.  The one-sided nature of the war, what the Generals call “asymmetrical conflict,” means that one side has the latent military power to utilize enough force to decisively win the
MQM’s MPA of Sindh Assembly Raza Haider Shot Dead- LUBP’s Condolences: It is sad to hear about Raza Haider’s assasination. Raza Haider was attending Funeral Procession in Nazimabad,Karachi when he killed. According to GEO NEWS MQM MPA, Guard gunned down in Karachi Updated at: 1818 PST,  Monday, August 02, 2010
LUBP initiative to help victims of Flood: Pakistan has been struck by the worst monsoon floods in its history today. Balochistan and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa are the most-affected provinces with casualities more than 1000, tens of thousands left marooned, thousands displaced, hundreds stranded in unreachable places or gone