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Ramifications of Corruptions By Shanzeh Iqbal, Apr 25th, 2014,

Corruption has been defined differently  by  people. Some deem it as a way of improperly enriching by using untoward means as fraud, forgery, stealing etc. Still others think that corruption is a mishandling of power for personal gains. The corruption is a global issue, However the other countries of the world have adopted the means [...]

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Worth A Second Look

ISI, the King versus GEO, the King-Maker»
By Dr. Hassan Isfahani, Apr 24th, 2014 2 Comments

Here is the fresh and brand new conspiracy theory. Kill or Injure Hamid Mir, Hamid would definitely blame that on ISI, ISI gets furious - very furious, GEO naturally sides with Hamid, and then in the name of national security, GEO is banned. How sweet. Not only they got rid of Hamid Mir for a [...]

MQM Sneaks Into Sindh Government»
By Salman Mugsi, Apr 23rd, 2014

While media is busy in proving or disproving Hamid Mir as traitor and GEO/Jang group as friends of India; many pending businesses are being rushed to their completion. Musharraf has been safely tucked into the Karachi; MQM has joined the Sindh government; and few projects have been approved hastily at the Port Qasim.
Muttahida Qaumi Movement [...]

Nawaz Sharif Didn’t Jump to ISI Defense after Hamid Mir Attack»
By Sameer Shaharyar, Apr 22nd, 2014 6 Comments

Pakistan is changing steadily. Politicians, most of them, especially the ruling PML-N hasn’t joined the usual chorus that ‘we love our army’ and ‘we love our agencies’ and blah blah blah. PML-N chief and Prime Minister Nawaz who has seen and suffered enough shenanigans of the agencies and military over the course of his political [...]

Our Nation’s Dilemma»
By Rizwan Nasar, Apr 21st, 2014 1 Comment

“Now that’s reassuring. That, despite threats, attacks and murders, the media will somehow continue to speak out (as it does now and then) against injustice, criminal gangs, terrorist organizations, out of control state agencies and so on and so forth. But that’s just wishful thinking. There’s no point harking to the Zia-era repression and pointing [...]

AN HISTORICAL FALLACY OR AN ACADEMIC DISHONESTY»
By Mahboob Popatia, Apr 20th, 2014 7 Comments

Among laymen and students in Pakistan, there is a general impression that Allama Mohammad Iqbal in his presidential address delivered on 30 December 1930 at the annual session of All India Muslim League held at Allahabad had floated the idea of creating an independent state (Pakistan) in north-west of India. In this regard the following [...]

Something Great Happened in Pakistan»
By Zeenat Rehman, Apr 19th, 2014

It’s so nice to see democratic norms flourishing and blossoming in Pakistan. After many dark eras of dictatorship and the bitter fighting between the politicians, it’s no less than a miracle that the opposition political parties have mended their ways and are not at each others throats. To top it off, they have even tried [...]

Imran Sells PTI Just for His Dream Home in Bani Gala»
By Rohail Butt, Apr 18th, 2014 1 Comment

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 [...]

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 [...]

Misc

4G and 3G jobs in Zong Mobilink Telenor and Ufone»
By Saleem Awan, Apr 24th, 2014

Pakistan has sold its 3G and 4G licenses in an open bidding process which was transparent. By this process which took years but was at last completed not only the national exchequer got immense boost as the reserves increased, it also has opened new vistas for the Pakistani Internet users to enjoy more reliable and [...]

youth.pmo.gov.pk PM Youth Skill Development Program 2014 2015»
By Guest Blogger, Apr 23rd, 2014

Youth is an integral part and parcel for the development and progress of any country. Pakistan’s biggest asset is its youth. That is our investment and that i the guarantee of our future. We don’t produce oil and we don’t have some unlimited reserves of the mining materials. We are not some developed industrialized country, [...]

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 [...]

Politics

Sethi admits ECB’s annoyance over Latif’s appointment»
By Muhammad Asif Khan, Apr 25th, 2014

8009786361The Chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), Najam Sethi has admitted that the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) was seemingly unhappy over Rashid Latif’s appointment; however he handed over the post of chief selector to the former Wicket-keeper, who, according to him, failed to figure out the range of the key post. “I [...]

ISI, the King versus GEO, the King-Maker»
By Dr. Hassan Isfahani, Apr 24th, 2014 2 Comments

Here is the fresh and brand new conspiracy theory. Kill or Injure Hamid Mir, Hamid would definitely blame that on ISI, ISI gets furious - very furious, GEO naturally sides with Hamid, and then in the name of national security, GEO is banned. How sweet. Not only they got rid of Hamid Mir for a [...]

MQM Sneaks Into Sindh Government»
By Salman Mugsi, Apr 23rd, 2014

While media is busy in proving or disproving Hamid Mir as traitor and GEO/Jang group as friends of India; many pending businesses are being rushed to their completion. Musharraf has been safely tucked into the Karachi; MQM has joined the Sindh government; and few projects have been approved hastily at the Port Qasim.
Muttahida Qaumi Movement [...]

Nawaz Sharif Didn’t Jump to ISI Defense after Hamid Mir Attack»
By Sameer Shaharyar, Apr 22nd, 2014 6 Comments

Pakistan is changing steadily. Politicians, most of them, especially the ruling PML-N hasn’t joined the usual chorus that ‘we love our army’ and ‘we love our agencies’ and blah blah blah. PML-N chief and Prime Minister Nawaz who has seen and suffered enough shenanigans of the agencies and military over the course of his political [...]

Balochistan is Saddest Province on Hamid Mir Incident»
By Salman Mugsi, Apr 21st, 2014 1 Comment

Hamid Mir is probably the most vocal champion out of Islamabad for the deprivation of Balochistan and the high-handedness of our security agencies and military in that very restive province. Baloch public holds Hamid Mir in very high regard, and he is one of handful of Punjabis who wield immense respect in Balochistan.
Baloch awam are [...]

Our Nation’s Dilemma»
By Rizwan Nasar, Apr 21st, 2014 1 Comment

“Now that’s reassuring. That, despite threats, attacks and murders, the media will somehow continue to speak out (as it does now and then) against injustice, criminal gangs, terrorist organizations, out of control state agencies and so on and so forth. But that’s just wishful thinking. There’s no point harking to the Zia-era repression and pointing [...]

Hamid Mir and Musharraf ; Both in Karachi on Same Day But?»
By Ali Yar Khan, Apr 20th, 2014 5 Comments

If you want to learn who is actual ruler of Pakistan and who is actually safe in this country, all you need to know is how Musharraf and Hamid Mir ended up in Karachi yesterday. Just observe their journeys and the destinations on the same day in the same city, and you will understand who [...]

AN HISTORICAL FALLACY OR AN ACADEMIC DISHONESTY»
By Mahboob Popatia, Apr 20th, 2014 7 Comments

Among laymen and students in Pakistan, there is a general impression that Allama Mohammad Iqbal in his presidential address delivered on 30 December 1930 at the annual session of All India Muslim League held at Allahabad had floated the idea of creating an independent state (Pakistan) in north-west of India. In this regard the following [...]

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

4G and 3G jobs in Zong Mobilink Telenor and Ufone»
By Saleem Awan, Apr 24th, 2014

Pakistan has sold its 3G and 4G licenses in an open bidding process which was transparent. By this process which took years but was at last completed not only the national exchequer got immense boost as the reserves increased, it also has opened new vistas for the Pakistani Internet users to enjoy more reliable and [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]