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Imran Sells PTI Just for His Dream Home in Bani Gala By Rohail Butt, Apr 18th, 2014,

Since the day media has made public the real proceedings of Nawaz-Imran meeting in Bani Gala residence of Islamabad, the diehard supporters of Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaaf are eating their livers out in agony and trying to vainly convince themselves that there leader couldn’t be that cheap to forgo everything just to get surroundings of his home [...]

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Features


 

Worth A Second Look

Pakistani Investors Look Towards Solar»
By Dr. Hassan Isfahani, Apr 12th, 2014

The equation is simple. Solar is the cleanest and least expensive energy source. Pakistan has plenty of it. Sun shines here in every part every day all the year. The colder countries of Europe and even Arctic region are going solar and investing heavily, but Pakistan despite of having enormous solar potential is lagging way [...]

Education Tsunami for Pakistan»
By Maria Sultan, Apr 11th, 2014

Need I say it again for the umpteenth time that education is the key in this world and the worlds which will come after this one in the future? Every era is shaped by the volume of information, and this age is all about information. Information comes from education and that is what is the [...]

Mortgaging House Not Popular in Pakistan»
By Dr. Hassan Isfahani, Apr 10th, 2014

Home loans and home mortgages are not a common phenomenon in the Pakistan. Quite contrary to the West, where 99% of the people cannot even imagine to own a house without taking a home loan from the bank or from the brokers; Pakistanis tend to save the money (often throughout their working lives) and then [...]

Musharraf, MQM, and Mohajir»
By Salman Mugsi, Apr 4th, 2014 5 Comments

So now he, the murderous dictator is Mohajir. And any case or trial against him would be the case and trial of already persecuted Mohajirs. It’s now once again Punjabi Prime Minister versus the Mohajir Musharraf. This hijrat-yafta former military chief is all of a sudden is the victimized target of Punjabi regime. This is [...]

Who is Boss Now? Nawaz or Musharraf»
By Rohail Butt, Apr 3rd, 2014 6 Comments

Gone are the days when military ruled the Pakistan. Now the civilians who got elected by the people are in charge of the things. Mandate of the people is speaking through it’s executive decisions, while judiciary has convicted a former military general first time in the history of Pakistan. This is the country where military [...]

Musharraf - A Democratic Dictator»
By Gul Raiz, Apr 2nd, 2014 1 Comment

Go and ask anyone on the streets to select between democracy and belly-full, and if you are a GEO viewer, you might be shocked to see that 100% of them will opt for taking care of their hungry kids first. Should we lick such democracy in which only the select few like Mian Mansha and [...]

Nawaz Fights With Nisar Over Musharraf»
By Sameer Shaharyar, Apr 1st, 2014 3 Comments

Musharraf must be chuckling after getting publicly humiliated for months as there surfaces a huge rift within the ranks of PML-N on his status. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif spearheads the hardliners including Khawaja Asif, Khawaja Saad Rafique, and Pervaiz Rasheed and wants to offer no relief to the Musharraf, whereas strongman Chaudhry Nisar wants Musharraf [...]

Mousy Musharraf’s Masquerade»
By Ali Yar Khan, Mar 31st, 2014 8 Comments

Holed up behind the high barbed walls of the military hospital, Musharraf is shifting from room to ward to ICU and is even terrified of his own shadow. He doesn’t even trust his doctors over there and have changed more than 9 doctors within just three months of his stay there. His food is checked [...]

Why Talks With Taliban are Non-Starter»
By Brig. (r) Junaid Zaman, Mar 30th, 2014 2 Comments

You simply cannot negotiate successfully with the terrorists. Terrorists are not some sane, reasonable, and polite people. They thrive on bloodshed, insanity, and ruthlessness. How on earth could you expect TTP to convert from a pure terrorist outfit to a talking political entity just by some talks? That is childish and shows the weakness on [...]

Cricket Test for Nationalism»
By Rai Azlan, Mar 29th, 2014

Its rather controversial debate that what was the maiden human occupation on this planet, however, one can say that politics was amid the first few if not the very first one. Politics has an influence on almost all aspects of life, consequently, why can cricket have a different case. In south Asia, relationship of cricket [...]

Misc

Classic Rock Coffee Jobs in Islamabad»
By Fatima Tassaduq, Apr 16th, 2014

Coffee lovers are scattered throughout the Pakistan, but its taste is something different in the chilling and cooler Islamabad. In the backdrop of lush green rolling Islamabad hills this becomes a luxury. Whether it’s the explosion of colors in the fall, or its the blooming season of Spring, or its the bitter cold winter, coffee [...]

Foliar feeding advantages and disadvantages in Pakistan»
By Farzana Panhwar, Mar 27th, 2014

Foliar feeding is a technique of feeding plants by applying liquid fertilizer directly to their leaves.1 Linda Chalker-Scott, Ph.D.; Extension horticulturist and Associate Professor, said “Foliar feeding involves spraying the foliage of target plant with water based fertilizers”. Derrick Oosterhuis, University of Arkansas, mention that foliar fertilization method used to supplement soil application, to improve [...]

olx free stuff add furniture cars mobiles for sale karachi lahore islamabad»
By Guest Blogger, Mar 25th, 2014

With the advent of the online classified ads in Pakistan through many websites, it has become far much easier to sell and buy the second hand used stuff. If you want to clean your garage, or get rid of the excess baggage, or just want to clear up thing, or just want some extra cash [...]

Agricultural Cooperatives For Rural Communities in Pakistan»
By Farzana Panhwar, Mar 13th, 2014

According to the World Bank the rural population (% of total population) in Pakistan was last measured at 63 in 2010. The rural poverty government estimate was 23.9 percent of the population lived below the poverty line but the independent organizations assessed the figure in the range of 25.7-28.3. These independent bodies supported estimates of [...]

Positive and healthy self-esteem»
By Farzana Panhwar, Mar 6th, 2014

(Hewitt, John. P. (2009), Oxford handbook of positive psychology said that “Is a term used in psychology, to reflect person’s overall emotional evaluation of his or her own worth. It is a judgment of oneself as well as attitude toward the self”. According to the wisegreek.com, self-esteem is a concept in psychology, which refers to [...]

wdd.punjab.gov.pk Women Development Punjab Scheme Forms Applications»
By Guest Blogger, Mar 5th, 2014

Punjab Day Care Fund (PDCF) has been formed to support working women to make workplaces women friendly and hostility-free for them. This fund will be working on a co-finance basis and would be completely transparent and will be based purely on the merit. Working women hostels are another great initiative by the Punjab government of [...]

Psychiatric illness is more in women than men in Pakistan»
By Farzana Panhwar, Feb 27th, 2014

According to the World Health Organization, their data of 2008.Which says as under:
•    43% of the population under the age of 15.
•    7% of the population is over the age of 60.
•    68% population is rural
•    The population of health budget to GDP is 39.
•    There is less than one hospital bed per 100,000 population [...]

NACTA jobs in Pakistan Islamabad Karachi Lahore Peshawar»
By Guest Blogger, Feb 26th, 2014

NACTA exams, results and the jobs will be announced soon in all the cities of Pakistan. The venue of the NACTA exam will be announced very soon through the NACTA website, and it will be very transparent and will be done under the supervision of the best of breed invigilators from the military and the [...]

Punjab Khidmat Card 2014 Program forms registration helpline»
By Guest Blogger, Feb 25th, 2014

TPS has already broke the great news of initiation of the Khidmat Card scheme in the Punjab many months ago. This scheme will now officially start in the Punjab from the 23rd March of this year. After Rajanpur, Layya, Chakwal and Multan, this scheme will be spread across the province and then will be offered [...]

Jobs for Psychiatric Patients in Pakistan»
By Farzana Panhwar, Feb 18th, 2014

Pakistan is an underdeveloped country, in which we have wide spread poverty. Research shows that poverty has direct link with mental illness, it does not mean that poverty causes mental illness. Poverty causes chronic stress and financial crisis which make the person very depressed. Anxiety related to finance also case stress.
Chronic social stressor may interact [...]

Politics

Saqlain bowls ‘doosra’ to ICC»
By Muhammad Asif Khan, Apr 16th, 2014

The inventor of the mystery ball, ‘Doosra’ Saqlain Mushtaq has said that, due to his technique, he never felt any difficulty in managing the away going delivery; however declined to comment on the official rules, in this regard, saying that it was the job of the International Cricket Council (ICC) to look into the matter.

“It [...]

Mangrove degradation and conservation planning in Coastal area of Sindh Pakistan»
By Farzana Panhwar, Apr 15th, 2014

Pakistan‘s Coastal area is an arid- Sub-tropical desert. (1). the mangrove forest lies between 240 10’ and 250 37’ latitude north and 610 38’ and 680 10’ longitude east. (2).The mangroves thrive at the mouth of Indus- the sixth largest river and the Indus Delta- the fifth largest Delta. The Indus Delta is spread over [...]

2009 T20 World Cup Triumph»
By Dawar Naqvi, Apr 13th, 2014

Pakistan won the T20 World Cup in 2009. It was a great victory under the astute leadership of Younis Khan. I am surprised to see newspapers comparing Pakistan’s triumph in World Cup 92 with the recent T20 performance of our team. They seem to completely ignore Pakistan’s victory in the 2009 [...]

Pakistani Investors Look Towards Solar»
By Dr. Hassan Isfahani, Apr 12th, 2014

The equation is simple. Solar is the cleanest and least expensive energy source. Pakistan has plenty of it. Sun shines here in every part every day all the year. The colder countries of Europe and even Arctic region are going solar and investing heavily, but Pakistan despite of having enormous solar potential is lagging way [...]

Jasmine, micro-propagation and the production of essential oil»
By Farzana Panhwar, Apr 11th, 2014 1 Comment

Jasminum officinale belongs to family. Oleaceae, Genus, Jasminum, species- Officinale.
Synonym:
Jasminum grandiflorum.
Jasminum officinale var. Grandiflorum.
Jasminum officinale var. Affine.
Jasminum affine. (1)
Jasminum officinale known as common jasmine or just jasmine is a species of flowering plant in the olive family. Native to Caucasus, northern Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, the Himalayas, India, Nepal and western China (2).It is also known [...]

Rashid Latif Says No to PCB»
By Muhammad Asif Khan, Apr 11th, 2014

After a month-long deliberation, over the offer made by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), former captain, Rashid Latif has refused to take on as the new chief selector. Brushing aside any friction between him and the PCB, Latif categorically added that he didn’t want to instigate a controversy with uncalled for remarks. “The PCB considered [...]

Yeah Mera Desh Hai»
By Rizwan Nasar, Apr 11th, 2014

Unsurprisingly, In Pakistan, it is a normal day when you see these headlines:
•    Nine-month-old boy charged with attempted murder in Pakistan, granted bail by judge
•    Court orders police to investigate Meera tape
•    TTP are not terrorists but government’s angry brothers
•    Former President and COAS charged with treason
•    Mr. 10% is now the President of Pakistan
•    [...]

Pakistan performance in the World T20»
By Muhammad Asif Khan, Apr 11th, 2014

Describing Pakistan performance in the World T20 cup as ‘satisfactory’, former test fast bowler Aqib Javed smelled a rat in Muhammad Hafeez’s call to step down as skipper. “I don’t know why he [Hafeez] resigned after just one bad match. He should not have done so. It seems that Hafeez was pressurised”, said Aqib Javed [...]

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 6 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 2 Comments

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

Tunnel Farming in Pakistan»
By Farzana Panhwar, Apr 3rd, 2014

The province of Sindh is situated in a Sub-tropical region; it is hot in summer and cold in winter. Temperature frequently rises above 46 0C (115 0F) between May and August and minimum temperature of 2 0C (36 0F) occur during December and January. The annual rainfall averages about 6-7 inches (15-18 cm) per year, [...]

Foliar feeding advantages and disadvantages in Pakistan»
By Farzana Panhwar, Mar 27th, 2014

Foliar feeding is a technique of feeding plants by applying liquid fertilizer directly to their leaves.1 Linda Chalker-Scott, Ph.D.; Extension horticulturist and Associate Professor, said “Foliar feeding involves spraying the foliage of target plant with water based fertilizers”. Derrick Oosterhuis, University of Arkansas, mention that foliar fertilization method used to supplement soil application, to improve [...]

STC Invited to Bid for 3G Auction in Pak Telecom»
By Faiz Al-Najdi, Feb 14th, 2014

Chief of Pakistani Telecommunication Authority aka: PTA – Dr. Syed Ismail Shah – was on a short but important meeting to the Saudi capital Riyadh. During his short visit he held a wide ranging meeting with his counterpart in Saudi Telecom Corporation aka: STC – Mr. Abdulaziz A. AlSughair who is the Chairman of the [...]

Latest Qmobile Price in Karachi Pakistan 2014 2015»
By Saleem Khan, Feb 2nd, 2014

If a cell phone, smart phone, or tablet provider is rendering a great slick product with all the modern features at very affordable price with great customer care, then its a good news for the Pakistani consumer market. The thing is that Pakistani cell phone market is very competitive, and the only thing which lacks [...]

Recharge mobile in Pakistan from UK America UAE Australia Europe»
By Saleem Awan, Jan 28th, 2014

Free recharge of balance of mobile phones in Pakistan from abroad for the Ufone, Mobilink, Zong, Telenor and other telecom operators is possible online, and many operators are harnessing this technology and providing this great service for the Pakistani expats. Even mobile recharge for India and Nepal is possible from UK and other countries.
Top up [...]

Pakistan Government Must unblock proxy servers in Pakistan 2014»
By Guest Blogger, Jan 27th, 2014

I am amazed and shocked as why on earth in this 21st century, the government of Pakistan is still following the stone age polices and standing operating procedures to block various websites and the technical services in the country. For some one issue, as a gesture of protest it was right, but just sustaining that [...]

Why Not to Upgrade to Oracle 12c Database»
By Saleem Awan, Jul 2nd, 2013

Oracle has released it’s world class database management system’s new version 12c and the excitement is raging high. Packed with cool new features, this version is the cloud version as Oracle shifts from Grid to Cloud, 11g to 12c. Database Administrators are gearing up to upgrade to this new DBMS as soon as possible.
Upgrading to [...]

Web 2.0 Pilgrimage - FlyHajj for Hajj and Umrah Logistics»
By Guest Blogger, Feb 16th, 2013

More than 25 million Muslims travel to Mecca for pilgrimage each year generating revenues of tens of billions of dollars for hotels, service providers and operators. This huge market has until recently been running on archaic technology and communication infrastructure, there has been little or no innovation in the technical area of facilitating pilgrimage. Whereas [...]

Entertainment

Mathira Item Song New Latest with Mahnoor Baloch Hot»
By Sharafat, Apr 2nd, 2014

If India has Shanti Devi Pakistan has the Mathira. If the Hollywood has the Britney Spears and other hot celebrity stars we have got the Mahnoor Baloch. Though some argue that the Mahnoor Baloch has gone too old, but hey look at her then just chew your fingers or keep biting at your fingernails, because [...]

T20 World Cup Comparison with ODI World Cup is Ridiculous»
By Dawar Naqvi, Mar 26th, 2014

There’s a world of difference between truth and facts. Facts can obscure the truth. Pakistan Won T20 World Cup in 2009. It was a great victory by Pakistan under fantastic captainship of Younis Khan. Now this is a season of T20 world cup again. I am surprised to see newspapers are comparing Pakistan win in [...]

Ireland’s Niall O’Brien eager to tour Pakistan»
By Muhammad Asif Khan, Mar 24th, 2014

The wicket-keeper batsman of the Ireland Cricket team, Niall John O’Brien has expressed the desire to tour Pakistan if an opportunity comes his way, adding that he was offered to feature in the Pakistan Super League [PSL] as well. “Last year I was offered to feature in the PSL, and I agreed to the proposal [...]

Maryam Nawaz Daughter Engagement»
By Sharafat, Mar 21st, 2014

In April, alongside with the wedding of late Abbas Sharif’s son, there will be another event in the Sharif family in which the daughter of Maryam Nawaz Sharif, the grand daughter of Prime Minister of Pakistan Mian Mohammad Nawaz Sharif will be held in a private family function in Raiwind palace of Lahore.
Maryam Nawaz Sharif [...]

Uzbek Girls in Islamabad»
By Sharafat, Mar 8th, 2014

Islamabad airport immigration officials are under very hot waters these days as the media exposed that few Uzbek girls slipped through the immigration without any entry or stamps on their passports. These central Asian girls from Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Bosnia, Ukraine, and Afghanistan have disappeared into the Islamabad.
Some of them have been recaptured from a guest [...]

Pepsi Next Youth Star 2014 Audition Dates Venus Karachi Lahore Islamabad»
By Guest Blogger, Feb 17th, 2014 1 Comment

Pakistan is buzzing and bubbling with the musical talent and the TV channels and the companies are sponsoring many such music reality shows. From Faisalabad to Multan, and from Peshawar to Quetta, from Chitral to Kashmir and from Rawalpindi to Sukkur, new music talent is  being searched and promoted.
Nabeel Shaukat Ali will be the judge [...]

Best Valentine Day Message in Pakistan Ever»
By amicus, Feb 15th, 2014

Dhikr (also written as Zikr or Dzikr) is the sacred practice of remembering the Divine, a living tradition of the gnostics still carried, practiced and transmitted by the Sufis. And the practice indeed is a practice of valentine with the Real Beloved. Its the creation of a sacred moment, a moment with Hu and you, [...]

The Key Within – Key to Become Rich, Live Happy and Look Younger»
By Faiz Al-Najdi, Feb 13th, 2014

Author: Waseem Ijaz
Publisher: Al Jandool Printing Press – Jeddah-Saudi Arabia
ISBN: 978-603-01-1749-9
Author Waseem Ijaz is a Pakistani professional with leadership position in oil industry in Saudi Arabia. He is experienced in resurrecting
companies with personal involvement in human resource development and corporate level strategy. This book from him is designed to serve as a tool for motivating [...]