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Parliament and Present Political Crisis By Mahboob Popatia, Oct 1st, 2014,

During the present political crisis the Parliament adopted a principled stand that supported the rule of law and supremacy of constitution in the country. It demonstrated its intention to save the ‘democratic system’ from any extra-constitutional intervention.
The most critical moment came when the symbols of state’s authority, including the building of the Parliament, were assaulted [...]

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Worth A Second Look

3 Things Nawaz Need to do Now for Survival»
By Dr. Hassan Isfahani, Sep 30th, 2014 1 Comment

They will strike again and PML-N knows that. But are they willing to neutralize the second coming of assault from Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT), is yet to be seen. There have been some improvements from the PML-N regime, but lots and lots need to be done and pretty quickly. This lethargy [...]

London Plan Goes on, Nasir ul Mulk in Action»
By Ali Yar Khan, Sep 29th, 2014

As Javed Hashmi revealed, it will be the Supreme Court’s chief Justice Nasir ul Mulk who will send Nawaz Sharif home. It was Hashmi’s timely expose that threw spanner in the conspiracy works. This would have happened at the end of August only if Hashmi hadn’t spoken out.
Now Ishaq Khakwani of PTI and Chaudhry Shujaat [...]

Remembering Hajj 2009»
By Abida Rahmani, Sep 28th, 2014

When we arrived at Jeddah airport from Makkah , it was scheduled that we will leave for Madina shortly. Our organizers decided to take us there by air and not by bus. At the airport we learned that the flight is delayed. It kept on delaying for the whole night. Some technical problem was the [...]

A Revolution That Never Was in Making»
By Mahboob Popatia, Sep 27th, 2014 1 Comment

Instead of merely regime change, one has always thought of a ‘revolution’ as a major upheaval usually accompanied by a lot of bloodshed, chaos and anarchy that brings about the downfall of propertied and privileged classes, and results in the assumption of state authority by the downtrodden segments of the society.
The revolutionary upheaval may be [...]

Bitter Truth of Pakistan»
By Wajid Ali Khan, Sep 26th, 2014 1 Comment

In yesterday’s Khara Saach teaser Mubashir Luqman showed a smaller clip from the interview of Asim Malik. He brought Dr Moid Pirzada as a guest commentator. The smaller clip showed snippets from different recordings of Rana Mashood, battling Punjab Law Minister receiving money from Asim Malik on behalf of Punjab’s Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif.
Before I [...]

VIPs culture truly a dictatorship in a fake democracy»
By Quratulann Shakoor Shahid, Sep 25th, 2014 1 Comment

Just wondering. How did it start? What are its roots? A colonial left-over from the era of the British raj and mem sahib’s? isn’t it well talking about VIP culture in Pakistan we are not merely one who are suffering this but also many other 3rd world nations too, too be very honest in a [...]

Javed Hashmi and Imran Never Hit It»
By Faiza Iqbal, Sep 24th, 2014 1 Comment

‘Dagh’ of this sore wound will not go away, even if apparently this sore wound heals in future. Right when Imran Khan and his movement for change was taking off for the change, Javed Hashmi switched the loyalties and stabbed Imran Khan and his cause in the back and still trying to undermine it.
Like most [...]

Ch Sarwar Mysterious Role in Pakistani Politics»
By Maria, Sep 23rd, 2014 1 Comment

Those who know Chaudhry Sarwar in UK, knows that during his almost 40 years in UK politics he never sided with the loosing side and always kept his stakes on both sides and emerged as beneficiary always. So it was a surprise for many, when Chaudhry Sarwar left UK and accepted a mere symbolic and [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Misc

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 1 Comment

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 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, [...]

Politics

Latif boycotts Pakistan cricket over Younus snub»
By Muhammad Asif Khan, Oct 1st, 2014

Irked over the exclusion of Younus Khan from the ODI squad, former captain Rashid Latif has threatened to boycott Pakistan cricket until the “injustice” with the senior batsman is not addressed adequately. “Younus Khan left the Sri Lanka tour due to his nephew’s demise.
He should be the automatic choice for series against Australia but was [...]

Balochistan Problem»
By Maryam Nazir, Oct 1st, 2014 1 Comment

Just recently, 85 militants belonging to Baloch Republican Army including 70 accomplices surrendered themselves to law-enforcement personnel in Sui. They handed over their guns and other ammunition to the LEA’s. What’s told: these militants belong to small clans of bugti tribe.
This news came out as a minor step of success, communicating a message that terrorism [...]

3 Things Nawaz Need to do Now for Survival»
By Dr. Hassan Isfahani, Sep 30th, 2014 1 Comment

They will strike again and PML-N knows that. But are they willing to neutralize the second coming of assault from Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT), is yet to be seen. There have been some improvements from the PML-N regime, but lots and lots need to be done and pretty quickly. This lethargy [...]

London Plan Goes on, Nasir ul Mulk in Action»
By Ali Yar Khan, Sep 29th, 2014

As Javed Hashmi revealed, it will be the Supreme Court’s chief Justice Nasir ul Mulk who will send Nawaz Sharif home. It was Hashmi’s timely expose that threw spanner in the conspiracy works. This would have happened at the end of August only if Hashmi hadn’t spoken out.
Now Ishaq Khakwani of PTI and Chaudhry Shujaat [...]

Lets Say Thank you for Change»
By Aisha Khanum, Sep 29th, 2014 1 Comment

Total dependency on male guardians, not being able to drive and being jobless because of Saudization, etc. are few popular rants among expatriates and few locals as well. However, my mother always taught us that you may leave this country whenever you get a chance but until you stay here be thankful to them for [...]

Remembering Hajj 2009»
By Abida Rahmani, Sep 28th, 2014

When we arrived at Jeddah airport from Makkah , it was scheduled that we will leave for Madina shortly. Our organizers decided to take us there by air and not by bus. At the airport we learned that the flight is delayed. It kept on delaying for the whole night. Some technical problem was the [...]

A Revolution That Never Was in Making»
By Mahboob Popatia, Sep 27th, 2014 1 Comment

Instead of merely regime change, one has always thought of a ‘revolution’ as a major upheaval usually accompanied by a lot of bloodshed, chaos and anarchy that brings about the downfall of propertied and privileged classes, and results in the assumption of state authority by the downtrodden segments of the society.
The revolutionary upheaval may be [...]

Bitter Truth of Pakistan»
By Wajid Ali Khan, Sep 26th, 2014 1 Comment

In yesterday’s Khara Saach teaser Mubashir Luqman showed a smaller clip from the interview of Asim Malik. He brought Dr Moid Pirzada as a guest commentator. The smaller clip showed snippets from different recordings of Rana Mashood, battling Punjab Law Minister receiving money from Asim Malik on behalf of Punjab’s Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif.
Before I [...]

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

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 [...]

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 [...]