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Rats in Peshawar

By Dr. Hassan Isfahani • Feb 21st, 2015 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

I literally mean the rodents which have made the lives of Peshawaris miserable. Thousands upon thousands of rats are infesting every place in the city and its suburbs. You can spot a rat while walking alongside any street or suburb and the numbers are rising rapidly in alarming fashion.
Peshawar is certainly not like Indian city [...]



CNIC Number as NTN in Pakistan

By Dr. Hassan Isfahani • Feb 13th, 2015 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

The step by government to make national identity card number as the national tax number is a good one, but the thing is that it’s not enough at all and is a start. Hardly anybody pays taxes here and the ones who pay, pay it by force as the tax get deducted at the source [...]



Resign Now Shahid Khaqan Abbassi

By Dr. Hassan Isfahani • Jan 19th, 2015 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

Shahid Khaqan Abbassi may be an electable, grossly rich, and strong member of PML-N but he has proven to be the most incompetent minister so far in the cabinet of Nawaz Sharif. In order to save the reputation of this government and to set an example for other ministers, he must resign and resign now.
A [...]



Lunatic Attack on Taseer Vigil

By Dr. Hassan Isfahani • Jan 5th, 2015 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

Salman Taseer was not a popular or well-liked person in Pakistan. Far from it. Still despite of the tragic circumstances surrounding his death, he isn’t missed much by majority of the Pakistanis. But despite of his all shortcomings, he was victim of lunacy and intolerance which is rampant in the country.
Who on Earth was Mumtaz [...]



Qadri Got Badly Defeated in Bhakkar Election

By Dr. Hassan Isfahani • Nov 30th, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

Dr. Allama Tahirul Qadri’s Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) strongholds are in the backward areas of Punjab where there is no much education and people deeply believe in graves, pirs, urs and other such things for all their needs. Bhakkar / Mianwali is one such area along with some others in Punjab.
In this Bhakkar area, by-polls [...]



Thar Negligence of Sindh Government

By Dr. Hassan Isfahani • Nov 18th, 2014 • Category: Lead Story

If any government needs to be toppled, its Sindh government, in Pakistan. If any chief minister needs to be sent packing ignominiously, then its Qaim Ali Shah, the chief minister of Sindh who is as incompetent as anything and still enjoying his 3rd term in the office shamelessly.
One of the reason why Pakistan is in [...]



Afsheen Butt Gullu Butt Pomi Butt DJ Butt

By Dr. Hassan Isfahani • Oct 17th, 2014 • Category: Politics

Butt fraternity of Pakistan is very ‘in’ these days in Pakistani politics. Almost all of them belong to Pakistan Muslim League N, though other parties also have their fair share. But these days, mostly Butt sahibs and sahibas are associated with the Sharif family which is also Kashmiri like Butt fraternity.
The air is still hot [...]



3 Things Nawaz Need to do Now for Survival

By Dr. Hassan Isfahani • Sep 30th, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

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 [...]



Mothers of Politicians in South Asia

By Dr. Hassan Isfahani • Sep 21st, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

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 [...]



Floods Will be Routine in Pakistan

By Dr. Hassan Isfahani • Sep 10th, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

Exploding population, ever-increasing pollution, uncontrolled greenhouse effect, unnoticed environmental crisis are  just few of the reasons why Pakistanis should become accustomed to the floods almost every year from now. To add insult t the injury we have no dams and we are are at the outflow end of India, who is a callous neighbor and [...]