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Mohajir Community and Karachi’s Electoral Behaviour By Mahboob Popatia, Oct 31st, 2014,

At the time of Pakistan’s independence in August 1947, Karachi was a small city with a population of less than half a million. Since it was declared the capital of Pakistan, the Muslim population that fled due to communal riots from different regions of India, in particular northern and central India, largely settled in Karachi.
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Features


 

Worth A Second Look

Imran Khan’s Swiss Account Scandal»
By Rohail Butt, Oct 29th, 2014

On Social media yesterday, things were hot regarding the financial corruption of PTI chief Imran Khan and there was mention of his Swiss Account. For quite sometime we have been hearing muffled allegations of discrepancies and wrongdoings in financial affairs of PTI and its affiliated tasks and this needs to be researched out.
Imran Khan never [...]

PML-N Must Stay Away from MQM»
By Salman Mugsi, Oct 28th, 2014

As usual, after leaving one ally MQM has already started looking for yet another because it cannot survive without a powerful companion and hardly without being in government. Contrary to the common perception, instead of PTI, MQM is warming up towards the ruling party in Islamabad, the PML-N.
Muttahida Qaumi Movement has now realized that they [...]

PTI Damaged Kashmir Cause in London»
By Rohail Butt, Oct 27th, 2014 1 Comment

Not only Imran Khan is vandalizing Pakistan within country, his hatred for the country has crossed borders and is now raging in foreign lands. After attacking the state symbols like PTV, parliament, president house, Supreme Court, PTI also blemished Kashmir Cause by creating ruckus in London during Kashmir million march.
This is what happens when you [...]

Unique characteristic of garlic and its cultivation in Sindh Pakistan»
By Farzana Panhwar, Oct 26th, 2014 1 Comment

Garlic belongs to genus Allium. Its scientific name is Allium Sativum. It has many other names like: Allium Camphor of the poor, Lasun, Poor Man’s Trade, clove garlic and stinking Rose. About 450 identifiable garlic strains are present. Mostly found in Central Asia. The best garlic is elephant garlic. Garlic has two sub-species. Hard neck [...]

Border Skirmishes and Pakistan»
By Maryam Nazir, Oct 25th, 2014 1 Comment

Pakistan was never near the end of a long alley of problems when it encountered another fiddle of multiple border confrontation. Pakistan if have a crucial yet torturous relationship with India and Afghanistan, it is also not enjoying some healthy relationship with Iran specifically after the recent border turmoil.
Being Muslim countries, the recent diaspora due [...]

Re-finance scheme of Loan in Punjab Flood Affected Areas»
By Sameer Shaharyar, Oct 24th, 2014

Flood Relief package in Punjab Pakistan by the banks is on the way, and this is a great news for farmers and small to medium size businesses in the flood affected areas. Billions of rupees have been lost and infrastructure is in tatters in those areas. In these testing times, this package is a blessing.
The [...]

Women empowerment; A key to politico-economic success in Pakistan»
By Shanzeh Iqbal, Oct 23rd, 2014 1 Comment

“A one-month-old infant boy was killed while his three-year-old sister was injured when their mother allegedly threw the boy down from the third storey of her flat and then jumped down along with the girl at  Faisal Town on Monday.”
This is just not only one news clipping of a recent unfortunate incidence. So many of [...]

Corrupt Old Pakistan!»
By Rizwan Nasar, Oct 22nd, 2014

Only in Pakistan, the lawyers, the politicians, the military, are all above the law. To make matters worse, the judges who are the keepers of the law are making a mockery of the system.  It is safe to say that Judiciary activism has been prevalent in the last decade.
Let me give you some background of [...]

Purpose of Teaching and Responsibility of Teachers»
By Shanzeh Iqbal, Oct 21st, 2014 2 Comments

Teaching is a very sacred profession. But unfortunately in the present realm it has acquired mercenary proportions in our country. The curriculum development needs a drastic revamp. In foreign books there are around 80 to 85 percent numericals. We are still limited to the definitions, statements and explanations only.
There is a less emphasis on making [...]

The Hypocrite Leaders»
By Rizwan Nasar, Oct 20th, 2014

I was just listening to the leadership of the PPP… What Hypocrites!  You were in power for five longs years recently. Where were your think tanks!  Who gave Pakistan “memo gate,” “hajj scandal,” “power scandal,” “sugar scandal,” “medical scandal,” and many more scandals?
You have the galls to come out and say that you have the [...]

Misc

Apna Rozgar scheme application form 2014 2015»
By Rohail Butt, Oct 31st, 2014

The Apna Rozgar scheme application form 2014 2015 are now available for the chief minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif new venture for the poor and needy of this country and as usual it will be done on the merit. The whole process is fully transparent and open for any scrutiny, and merit is the key.
Applicants of [...]

CTI Internship program 2014 2015 forms applications result»
By Rauf Amir, Oct 3rd, 2014

College Teaching Internship program for 2015 and 2014 has been announced and in the first phase the applications have been submitted and new will be announced soon. Girls and boys can apply for these  internship which will also pay a handsome stipend each month in addition to valuable experience as teacher.
This is a very good [...]

British Council Sending Pakistanis to Australia»
By Mahina Murtaza, Oct 3rd, 2014

Do you want to go to Australia from Pakistan and work there or visit there? Well, here is a free chance from the British Council Pakistan as they launch their ‘Australia Beckons’ campaign. British Council sending Pakistanis to Australia is being advertised in the newspapers across the country.
All the candidates need to do is to [...]

Remembering Hajj 2009 Part 2»
By Abida Rahmani, Sep 29th, 2014

Nov 25th 8th Zilhajj
We arrived at Mina from Azizia (Mecca) today. Found it too much changed than the hajj that we performed in 1983. Lots of improvements have been done here.Tent is big enough to accommodate all three groups of us. Ladies in one tent and gents in the other one.
We arrived here by bus [...]

CM Punjab Flood Relief Fund NADRA Centers»
By Sana Ali, Sep 27th, 2014 4 Comments

Money among Punjab flood victims will be distributed through the NADRA payment centers in Jhang, Sialkot, Multan, Athara Hazari, Narowal, Hafizabad, Gujranwala and other areas. Centers have also been established in the Lahore and other districts of the Punjab province.
Rescue work in Punjab floods 2014 has been completed and now relief work is in full [...]

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 3 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 [...]

Politics

Imran is right about Jamat Hypocrisy»
By Faiza Iqbal, Oct 31st, 2014 1 Comment

Siraj ul Haq wants to be Nelson Mandela of Pakistan but at the same time he wants to enjoy the government in KPK. He calls himself mediator between government and PTI but at the same time he is ally of Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaaf, though he never became part of their protest against government.
So JI is ally [...]

Halloween Fun or Scare Trick or Treating»
By Abida Rahmani, Oct 30th, 2014

The month of October arrives and the whole country is taken by the storm of Halloween festival. Halloween generally is considered a festival for fall harvesting since its Pagan days. We can see pumpkins in all shapes and sizes all around in the stores for sale, in the pumpkin patches, around the houses carved to [...]

Najam Sethi Chairman ICC WOW»
By Shayan Khan, Oct 29th, 2014

This is indeed a great news. Najam Sethi had done wonders during his short span of time as chairman PCB though courts tried their best to create hurdles for him along with the former chairman Zaka Ashraf. At last Sethi himself just left PCB after giving it, its first constitution and an independent body.
Chairman International [...]

Imran Khan’s Swiss Account Scandal»
By Rohail Butt, Oct 29th, 2014

On Social media yesterday, things were hot regarding the financial corruption of PTI chief Imran Khan and there was mention of his Swiss Account. For quite sometime we have been hearing muffled allegations of discrepancies and wrongdoings in financial affairs of PTI and its affiliated tasks and this needs to be researched out.
Imran Khan never [...]

PML-N Must Stay Away from MQM»
By Salman Mugsi, Oct 28th, 2014

As usual, after leaving one ally MQM has already started looking for yet another because it cannot survive without a powerful companion and hardly without being in government. Contrary to the common perception, instead of PTI, MQM is warming up towards the ruling party in Islamabad, the PML-N.
Muttahida Qaumi Movement has now realized that they [...]

PTI Damaged Kashmir Cause in London»
By Rohail Butt, Oct 27th, 2014 1 Comment

Not only Imran Khan is vandalizing Pakistan within country, his hatred for the country has crossed borders and is now raging in foreign lands. After attacking the state symbols like PTV, parliament, president house, Supreme Court, PTI also blemished Kashmir Cause by creating ruckus in London during Kashmir million march.
This is what happens when you [...]

Muharram the first month of Islamic Calendar»
By Abida Rahmani, Oct 26th, 2014

Muharram  is the first month of the Hijri calendar and is one of the four sacred months concerning which Allah says, “Verily, the number of months with Allah is twelve months (in a year), so it was ordained by Allah on the Day when He created the heavens and the earth; of them, four are [...]

Unique characteristic of garlic and its cultivation in Sindh Pakistan»
By Farzana Panhwar, Oct 26th, 2014 1 Comment

Garlic belongs to genus Allium. Its scientific name is Allium Sativum. It has many other names like: Allium Camphor of the poor, Lasun, Poor Man’s Trade, clove garlic and stinking Rose. About 450 identifiable garlic strains are present. Mostly found in Central Asia. The best garlic is elephant garlic. Garlic has two sub-species. Hard neck [...]

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

Windows 10 in Pakistan»
By C H, Oct 1st, 2014

Microsoft has released the Windows 10 operating system for the personal computers. They are also likely to release the same operating system for the smart phones, tablets and other gadgets very soon. Microsoft says that it would be a game changer and would change how we perceive operating systems.
So it will be one product from [...]

Sun flower Cultivation Production and Uses in Sindh Pakistan»
By Farzana Panhwar, Sep 27th, 2014

Sunflower Helianthus annuus L. belong to the family compositae. The genus name Helianthus is derived from Greek Helios “Sun” and anthos “Flower” Locally it is known as surajmukhi. Sixty-seven species of the genus are recognized. Beside cultivated species any are perennials, ornamental and weeds (1).
In 2005, the world production of sunflower seeds was 30.76 million. [...]

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 [...]

Entertainment

Roopi Shah History Bhor Scandal Photos Vidoes Leaked»
By Sharafat, Oct 9th, 2014

Pakistan’s leading bold dancer is Roopi Shah. Roopi Shah’s history is very interesting and her dances are very famous. I saw her dancing in the Royal Palm country club few days back on the Eid, and wow she is the greatest and prettiest dancer I have ever seen on stage.
People were going crazy and were [...]

PWC Celebrates Saudi National Day in Riyadh»
By Faiz Al-Najdi, Sep 27th, 2014

Pakistan Writers Club-Riyadh aka: PWC, in keeping with its tradition, jointly celebrated the 83rd Saudi National Day and 68th Pakistani Independence Day on this past Friday in Riyadh. This event was attended by a large number of Pakistani men, women and children from Riyadh and its adjoining areas. Some Saudis and men and women from [...]

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 [...]