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Scotland’s Referendum for Independence and its Transparency By Afshain Afzal, Sep 22nd, 2014,

Much ahead of commencement of referendum campaigns for the independence of Scotland, US President Barack Hussain Obama along with group of European Union leaders made it very clear that they wanted the United Kingdom (UK) to stay together. Aftermath referendum, in a statement issued at Brussels, the European Commission said the Scottish vote was good [...]

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Mothers of Politicians in South Asia»
By Dr. Hassan Isfahani, Sep 21st, 2014

Nawaz Sharif’s mother, Imran Khan’s mother, Modi’s mother, Jamshed Dasti’s mother and mothers of many other politicians in South Asia make news routinely. In South Asia, there is a great deal of reverence for the mothers in society and they are always placed highest pedestal. Politicians definitely use that stature in advancing their careers too [...]

Defining Pronvice or Administrative Unit in Pakistan»
By Mahboob Popatia, Sep 20th, 2014 11 Comments

One of the definitions of a ‘Province’ is that it is ‘a territory governed as an administrative or political unit of a country or empire.’ As such the terms ‘province’ and ‘administrative unit’ may be inter-changeably used, taking into consideration the context in which one refers to the entity. What is important is the status [...]

Breaking the Political Impasse»
By amicus, Sep 19th, 2014 4 Comments

The stark reality is that the federal capital, Islamabad, is virtually under siege due to the sit-ins of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf and Pakistan Awami Tehreek. It’s now more than a month that the sit-ins began but the Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz)’s government has not succeeded in resolving the crisis.
It is wary of getting the sit-ins vacated [...]

PTI Workers Fight Over Girls in Dharna»
By Amna Gilani, Sep 18th, 2014 5 Comments

Shazia and I are good friends for years. For long, we remained apolitical but then Shazia was bitten by the charm of Imran Khan and his slogans of change and converted to PTI. She formed an active women group in the Islamabad sector where she lived and was one of the most active supporter of [...]

The Foolish One»
By Humayun Zafar, Sep 17th, 2014 9 Comments

I seem to be getting goofier everyday, can’t understand and appreciate the basic revolutionary ideologies of PTI and PAT. Derailing the whole system, storming and destroying institutions which are symbols of the state and applauding to spill blood on the streets doesn’t appeal to me.
Breaking law enforcement officer’s legs might give an adrenaline rush to [...]

Implications of Creating New Provinces in Pakistan»
By Mahboob Popatia, Sep 16th, 2014

Prof. Dr. Tahir-ul Qadri, the leader of Pakistan Awami Tehreek, wants to have thirty-five provinces in Pakistan. Altaf Hussain, the Chief of Muttahida Quami Movement, has called for creating at least twenty provinces, arguing that this should be the minimum number in a country of two hundred million people.
Both demand that the creation of provinces [...]

Kaira, Hamid Gul Part of Script»
By Sameer Shaharyar, Sep 15th, 2014

Javed Hashmi keeps spilling the beans and the more he speaks the more Imran Khan drowns into the abyss of shame. Yesterday, Javed Hashmi gave more details about the ‘Sazish March’ and confirmed the role of retired generals, present chief justice and Angels in the conspiracy.
One thing which has been disclosed by the PPP sources [...]

Supreme Court and Present Political Crisis»
By Mahboob Popatia, Sep 14th, 2014 2 Comments

Chapter 1 of Part 11 of Pakistan’s Constitution, comprising Articles 8 to 28, deals with the fundamental rights of the citizens. Article 17 says: “Every citizen, not being in the service of Pakistan, shall have the right to form or be a member of a political party . . . .”
Obviously the right to form [...]

No Free Lunches»
By Rizwan Nasar, Sep 13th, 2014 11 Comments

It boggles my mind that the nation is in turmoil yet our politicians are still trying to fool the people every which way possible. First it was the terrorists who had kept up with their ruthless murder and killing of innocent before the military finally decided to go after them.
But the sad truth is that [...]

Nawaz Sharif’s Eroding Legitimacy»
By Mahboob Popatia, Sep 12th, 2014 3 Comments

The legitimacy of a prime minister in democratic system is dependent on two things: one, support of the majority in a parliament that has come into existence through a fair and transparent electoral process as provided in the constitution and, two, the satisfactory fulfillment by the government of the responsibilities for which it has been [...]

Misc

Sitara-e-Imtiaz for Overseas Pakistani Dr. Riaz Khawaja»
By Faiz Al-Najdi, Aug 26th, 2014

In keeping with the age old tradition, President of Pakistan - Mamnoon Hussain – announced various civil and military awards on the eve of 14th August – the Independence Day of Pakistan. For the overseas Pakistanis living and working in Saudi Arabia this news was received with bit of surprise and joy as one of [...]

Congo Virus in Pakistan Reported»
By Tazeen, Aug 18th, 2014

4 to 5 cases of dreaded Congo Virus has been reported in patients in the Zoob area of Balochistan. This is extremely dangerous development, and its very alarming. The health departments of provinces are now scrambling to their feet.
Two people have already died in the Balochistan in 2014 and more causalities are expected. This is [...]

BOL TV scholarships for Students in Pakistan»
By Faisal Arain, Aug 1st, 2014 2 Comments

Pakistani students get another great news from the educational front as another TV channel has started showing interest in the noble cause of education and has announced a great step. We don’t see many channels giving back to the Pakistani society and contributing their role in the progress of the students.
BOL TV will be giving [...]

Toppers in Matric Lahore Karachi Rawalpindi Board»
By Guest Blogger, Jul 27th, 2014

Toppers in Matric Lahore Karachi Rawalpindi Board list for 2014 and 2015 is out now and this dream has come true for many girls and boys from various cities making their parents and teachers proud. These students belong to mainly middle class background and are from Karachi, Lahore, Rawalpindi, Federal, and Multan board.
Position holders of [...]

Jobs Gaddani Power Project»
By Guest Blogger, Jul 18th, 2014

Gaddani Power Project is all set to start and hiring process is also in the offing. Applications for jobs in Gaddani Power Project will be invited very soon, and CVs can be sent directly. Massive employment is expected for this project for many years, both on contract and full time basis. Casual jobs are also [...]

Home Loans in Pakistan Interest Rates from Banks»
By Temoor Malik, Jul 15th, 2014

Home loan calculators in Pakistan are gaining somewhat popularity now as some people are gearing towards building or buying their first home in the country by borrowing the home loans from the top banks. But still the trend is not that popular as most of people avoid getting loan in interest due to the religious [...]

PM livestock loan insurance scheme Pakistan»
By Guest Blogger, Jun 4th, 2014

Prime Minister Livestock Loan Insurance Scheme has been launched by the Nawaz Sharif government in Punjab, KPK, Sindh, and Balochistan. Gilgit Baltistan and Kashmir are also covered in this scheme. So if you have bought livestock from the Prime Minister Youth Loan Scheme, then you can benefit from this scheme.
More than 50% of the youth [...]

Karachi Centre For Addictions Rehab & Mental Health Facility»
By Guest Blogger, Jun 4th, 2014

Arranging a rehabilitation center or your relatives and the loved ones is a very stressful experience. The very idea of sending them to an alien location and to handover them to stranger is very stressful, and in a country like Pakistan, it becomes more difficult to select a quality drug rehab center in Karachi, Peshawar, [...]

Successful Candidates PM Youth Business Loan Scheme Information»
By Guest Blogger, May 30th, 2014

Firstly congratulations to those who have been successful in obtaining the loans from Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif scheme for the youth for small business. Applicants for loans should now strive hard to earn their loans and try to contribute to the society and generate income for their families and generate jobs for others.
For successful applicants [...]

BOL TV Jobs in Karachi Lahore Islamabad Peshawar Quetta»
By Guest Blogger, May 21st, 2014 55 Comments

BOL TV network is a new addition in private TV channels in Pakistan and they are hiring in every city, town and village of Pakistan. They are asking for CVs for every job from anchor to editor, from newsreader to news compiler, from cameraman to reporter, from sub editors to writers, and social media managers [...]

Politics

PTI and MQM - Pyar Tu Hona Hi Tha»
By Salman Mugsi, Sep 22nd, 2014

The deal between Imran and MQM is that Imran would give Karachi to MQM and would remain satisfied just 1 or 2 seats from Karachi. Imran would also keep his mouth shut on Altaf Hussain. In return, MQM will let Imran do show of power in Karachi whenever he wants, and would also support him [...]

Pakistani Anchors Match with Philosophers»
By Sameer Shaharyar, Sep 21st, 2014 3 Comments

Buck stops with them. They know everything and have got the solution of everything. They are the super brains which know everything in every field of knowledge. Just watch their one talk show and you will be like you have graduated from Harvard or Yale. Listen to them for few months, and you are better [...]

Mothers of Politicians in South Asia»
By Dr. Hassan Isfahani, Sep 21st, 2014

Nawaz Sharif’s mother, Imran Khan’s mother, Modi’s mother, Jamshed Dasti’s mother and mothers of many other politicians in South Asia make news routinely. In South Asia, there is a great deal of reverence for the mothers in society and they are always placed highest pedestal. Politicians definitely use that stature in advancing their careers too [...]

Latif irked at ignoring Imran Khan from WC trophy engagements»
By Muhammad Asif Khan, Sep 21st, 2014

KARACHI:  Former Pakistan captain Rashid Latif has criticised the Pakistan Cricket authorities for snubbing the former great, Imran Khan while celebrating the arrival of the World Cup trophy to Pakistan. “Pakistan won the only World Cup under Imran Khan, this is a fact and nobody can take this credit away from him.
Snubbing Imran Khan, from [...]

Defining Pronvice or Administrative Unit in Pakistan»
By Mahboob Popatia, Sep 20th, 2014 11 Comments

One of the definitions of a ‘Province’ is that it is ‘a territory governed as an administrative or political unit of a country or empire.’ As such the terms ‘province’ and ‘administrative unit’ may be inter-changeably used, taking into consideration the context in which one refers to the entity. What is important is the status [...]

Breaking the Political Impasse»
By amicus, Sep 19th, 2014 4 Comments

The stark reality is that the federal capital, Islamabad, is virtually under siege due to the sit-ins of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf and Pakistan Awami Tehreek. It’s now more than a month that the sit-ins began but the Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz)’s government has not succeeded in resolving the crisis.
It is wary of getting the sit-ins vacated [...]

PTI Workers Fight Over Girls in Dharna»
By Amna Gilani, Sep 18th, 2014 5 Comments

Shazia and I are good friends for years. For long, we remained apolitical but then Shazia was bitten by the charm of Imran Khan and his slogans of change and converted to PTI. She formed an active women group in the Islamabad sector where she lived and was one of the most active supporter of [...]

Power back to the People – The King is dead!»
By Rizwan Nasar, Sep 17th, 2014 12 Comments

It was widely reported that two Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) employees were suspended on Tuesday after videos of former interior minister Rehman Malik and a Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) lawmaker being offloaded by fuming passengers went viral on social media.
In the videos recorded via mobile phones, the lawmakers appeared to be the reason of delay [...]

dating

Flirt With Pakistani Girls on Rise - Dating Survey Shows»
By Sharafat, Jan 11th, 2014 2 Comments

Love is universal, and Pakistan is no exception when it comes to advances of cupid. Cupid may not be Pakistani, but for sure flirting, dating, rendezvous, and love meetings with the soul mates are not some alien concept. I did an email survey to some 100 people, and a physical survey in Karachi University, and [...]

pakistani girls 2013 mobile numbers for free Business Online»
By Amna Gilani, Oct 29th, 2013 8 Comments

Whenever girls meet with each other, they firstly greet each other and then talk about their interests like music, arts, back biting, may be studies. When girls give each other gifts, they give flowers, artificial jewelry, poetry books or any music album. But does boys do when they meet each other or gift each other?
The [...]

Dating Ideas For Pakistanis in Germany»
By Amna Gilani, Sep 17th, 2013 1 Comment

Germans love their Berlin, and so do the expats from Pakistan, India, and Sri Lanka. Germany is an awesome place, and Germans are famous for their speed dating. Berlin in Germany tops the list when it comes to finding the dates speedily and without any hassle. It is also called as the dating capital of [...]

Dating For Pakistani Students in England»
By Amna Gilani, Sep 16th, 2013 2 Comments

Let’s admit it. Most of the students in Pakistan who go abroad for the studies first get really impressed by the colorful prospectus of the universities and colleges. In these prospectus and the glossy brochures, the first thing which jumps out is beautiful European girls with books in their hands roaming the lush green lawns [...]

Dating sites for Immigrants»
By Amna Gilani, Sep 15th, 2013 1 Comment

When a person comes to a foreign country for work, for leisure, or for pursuing his or her new life, the person tends to go in search of companionship and love and romance very soon, as that is the basic human need, and everybody has the right and desire to have it, no matter where [...]

Australia Dating for Pakistanis, Indians and Bangladeshis»
By Amna Gilani, Sep 14th, 2013

Australia is a great country. Very pretty, beautiful, open, and lush. It creates a vibe of openness and vastness. Most of its population resides on the coastal fringes and that is where the dating action is. You have much more chance of finding matches in the metropolitan cities like Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane, and Canberra.
There [...]

Dating Tips for Immigrants in Houston America»
By Amna Gilani, Sep 13th, 2013 1 Comment

There is a huge population comprising of expatriates in the Houston and its suburbs. These expats have migrated from various countries from the Asia. Pakistanis and Indians make up a huge chunk of that migrant community. From Pakistan, there are literally hundreds of thousands of people who hail from port city of Karachi.
These expats from [...]

Yes Migrants Its Possible to Date in Saudia Arabia»
By Amna Gilani, Sep 12th, 2013

Yes, immigrants need love even in the strict and stringent society like Saudi Arabia. The kingdom is very well know for its strict laws and customs, so make sure that you don’t cross the line and remain in the legal limits while pursuing happiness for yourself. Immigrants are in millions of numbers in the KSA [...]

Technology

Sugarcane production, varieties and uses in Sindh Pakistan»
By Farzana Panhwar, Aug 14th, 2014

Sugarcane scientific name is Saccharum Officinarum. It is true seeded plant. It has five sub-species.
1.    Saccharum Spontanium.
2.    Saccharum Sinensis.
3.    Saccharum Baribreri.
4.    Saccharum Robustum.
5.    Saccharum Officinarum (1)
Sugarcane is any of several species of tall perennial true grasses of the genus Saccharum, tribe Andropogoneae, native to the warm temperature to tropical regions of South Asia and used [...]

Coconut plantation and its uses in Sindh Pakistan»
By Farzana Panhwar, Aug 12th, 2014 2 Comments

Coconut (Cocos nucifera) belongs to family Arecaceae. Cocos nucifera is the only accepted species in the genus Cocos. The term coconut refers to the entire palm. Coconuts are produced in 92 countries worldwide on about 11.8 million hectares (29.5 ac) land. World production has been estimated at 61.7 million tones (FAO, 2009), with an average [...]

Banana Plantation and Bunchy Top Virus Pakistan»
By Farzana Panhwar, Aug 3rd, 2014

Banana belongs to the genus Musa of the Monocot family Musaceae (1).Banana is the premier fruit of Asia and the Pacific, Vietnam, Philippine, Bangladesh, the Southern Pacific Island countries, India and Pakistan. Banana also occupies and important position in the agricultural economy of Australia, Malaysia, Taiwan, Sri-Lanka and Southern china (2).
Banana is the 4th largest [...]

Aadi Qeemat Main Tablet Phone Laptop TV Khardiye»
By Muskan Hina, Jul 26th, 2014

These days Pakistani Internet scene is rife with battery of emails being sent in bulk giving you the good news that you can buy new and used tablets, iPads, iPhones, smart phones, laptops, LCD TV, LED TV, and other gadgets electronics on half price or even less than half price. Some offers are indeed seem [...]

Benefits of BT cotton in Sindh Pakistan»
By Farzana Panhwar, Jul 11th, 2014

Gossypium is a cotton genus. It belongs to the tribe Gossypieae in the mallow family, Malvaceae native to the tropical and sub-tropical regions from both the old and new World. The genus Gossypium comprises around 50 species (1) making it the largest in species number in the tribe Gossypieae. New species continue to be discovered [...]

Potato (Solanum tuberosum) Production in Sindh Pakistan»
By Farzana Panhwar, Jun 13th, 2014 1 Comment

Potato is a starchy, tuberous crop from the perennial night shade solanum tubersum L. The word potato may refer to the plant itself or the edible tuber. Potatoes were introduced outside the Andes region approximately four centuries ago (1) and since become an integral part of much of the World’s food supply. It is the [...]

sell phone ufone in Pakistan»
By Guest Blogger, Jun 11th, 2014

Ufone Pakistan has come up with sellphone. Sell phone Pakistan from Ufone is a new entry in the very competitive telecommunication market, and this has certainly provided a niche to the Ufone as compared to the Mobilink, Telenor, Warid, and other market competitors in Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, Multan, Faisalabad, and other cities.
Online shopping, selling and [...]

NIB Bank Pakistan and Oracle Advanced Compression»
By Guest Blogger, Jun 11th, 2014

Addressing its need to support rapid data growth and better manage storage costs, NIB Bank deployed Oracle Advanced Compression to reduce their Oracle Database storage footprint. By utilizing Oracle Advanced Compression with Oracle Database, NIB Bank reduced their database storage requirements by 41 percent, reduced their core data backup size by 5X, and accelerated query [...]

Entertainment

Mahira Khan Bollywood Movie Scene»
By Sharafat, Sep 13th, 2014

Mahira Khan is one of the most beautiful girl in the Pakistani showbiz industry. She has shown her jalwas in TV dramas and movies and the shows. She has also starred in the MTV shows and has also performed as VJ, Model, and designer. She has also worked in some of the movies.
Her looks, her [...]

PTI Girls and Boys in Swimming Pool Azadi March»
By Sharafat, Aug 25th, 2014 5 Comments

I don’t know about Azadi of anything else, but it seems that the mod PTI girls and boys have found their refuge in August summer in the swimming pool and they are chilling out there. Social media is buzzing with the photos and pictures and videos of PTI girls taking a swim and boys also [...]

When Mohammad Amir Ban Will Finish»
By Muskan Hina, Aug 21st, 2014

Everybody is asking as when ban on Mohammad Amir will end. Mohammad Amir, who is a disgraced Pakistani cricketer was banned by ICC after the match fixing allegations were proved and Amir also accepted his wrong doing. Teary eyed, he accepted his folly but ICC didn’t forgive him.
Innocent face, childish voice, and his haste to [...]

Junaid Khan Cricket Academy Admission Phone Address»
By Guest Blogger, Jul 24th, 2014 1 Comment

In Dagi, Swabi  the Pakistani Cricketer Junaid Khan has started a free Cricket academy. In this academy not only he teaches the local and other boys bowling, he also has hired coaches to train the boys in the fielding and batting. He says that his main goal is to prepare the boys for international cricket.
Junaid [...]

Why Quddusi Sahab Ki Bewa Was Ended Suddenly?»
By Guest Blogger, Jun 29th, 2014

The last episode of Quddusi Sahab Ki Bewa drama was surprise to many. The episode 155th turned out to be the terminating episode for this long humorous drama. Hina Dilpazair was the lead actress, who appeared in more than dozens of the role. It might be another new world record of Guinness World Record that [...]

Ahmed Jehanzeb Naat Ya Raheem Ya Rahman Abb Takk»
By Muskan Hina, Jun 29th, 2014

Naat in Ramzan transmission of Abb Takk television during the month of Ramadan by Ahmed Jehanzeb ‘ Ya Raheem Ya Rahman Ramzan’ is very popular due to its great melodious  and soft tune and due to the awesome lyrics which really touch the chords of every heart regardless of the age or any other difference.
Muslims [...]

Rubab Mushtaq Pictures Video Shoaib Akhtar Wedding»
By Sharafat, Jun 26th, 2014

Shoaib Akhtar’s wedding has been confirmed with Rubab Mushtaq, a 20 year old pretty nice girl from Abbottabad, Pakistan. Rubab Mushtaq is a student these days, but she might not continue her studies in future, though the couple hasn’t decided about that affair yet. The friendship of Rubab Mushtaq and Shoaib Akhtar is relatively new.
Rawalpindi [...]

Sunny Leone in Pakistan»
By Sharafat, Jun 24th, 2014

Bollywood actress Sunny Leone movies and items songs are getting huge popularity in Pakistan. With Asian specifically Indian beauty and a Western specifically Canadian touch is something making her hugely popular and in the Mumbai stardom she is achieving new and big milestones, and other heroins are feeling the pressure.
Bollywood choreographers say that Sunny Leone [...]