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Kalabagh Dam, Waiting for a Savior to Turn it into Reality

By Saad Farooq Awan • Dec 8th, 2012 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

Constructing a sheesha bar, dance bar, night club in any posh area of Pakistan is much easier than constructing any such thing that would definitely bring prosperity for community, whole province or the whole nation.
Same is the case with Kalabagh Dam project, which was designed in 1984, with the support of the United Nations Development [...]



Drug Addiction Strikes Again, Cough Syrup Death Toll Rises 17

By Saad Farooq Awan • Nov 27th, 2012 • Category: Lead Story

A check over drug addiction has become need of the day. Unfortunately its gradually increasing in young generation and moving towards posh areas of the country including Islamabad, where lots of dealers are busy in providing hashish and other stuff to universities students residing in private hostels.
Drug addiction has taken new forms and levels as [...]



KPK Turns Red as Shi’ite Processions Blasted in Peshawar and DI Khan

By Saad Farooq Awan • Nov 25th, 2012 • Category: Lead Story

The efforts for maintaining security across the country went in vain when terrorist exploded another bomb in Peshawar hidden in a dustbin and DI Khan during procession.
Rehman Malik’s network seizing formula failed to give expected results, and almost 30 people including children lost their lives. On Friday, Interior ministry seized mobile phone services in major [...]



Happy Diwali Pakistanis, from Zardari’s Squad

By Saad Farooq Awan • Nov 14th, 2012 • Category: Politics

For Pakistan its history is changing slowly and steadily, first it was the Kashmir which our interior ministry gifted India in its report and now our army men are seen changing sweets on borders on Hindus Diwali, an event of peace and love.
Border Security Force (BSF) representatives swapped sweets with Pakistan Rangers at the India-Pakistan [...]



CNG Dilemma, Getting Cheaper and Cheaper with Scarcity

By Saad Farooq Awan • Nov 10th, 2012 • Category: Lead Story

In Pakistan, it has always been an issue that the higher authorities’ decision is not implemented for a long period of time. Same is the case with CNG issue, after the orders of SC to lower prices, a sigh of relief was taken by vehicle owners to hear such cheerful news, but soon the dirty [...]



TNT Just Take a Nap – Kashmir Declared Indian State by Pakistan Interior Ministry

By Saad Farooq Awan • Nov 4th, 2012 • Category: Lead Story

Well Pakistan government has hit another milestone by declaring “Kashmir as an Indian State”;;
Yes, the dream came true for Indian politicians and their rest of the nation that the long rooted dispute has finally came to an end, and the reason behind this achievement, our honorable Interior Ministry, beloved SC, forget it ,,let us just [...]



The Cunning Kaira Threatens SC to Mind His Own Business

By Saad Farooq Awan • Nov 3rd, 2012 • Category: Lead Story

Qamar Zaman Kaira, Information Minister of Pakistan on Thursday threatened Supreme Court that if the court carries on interfering in political matters like CNG pricing and the Kalabagh Dam issue, the government would also entrap them.
Well the cunning Kaira words clearly showed intentions behind his statement that how these issues (which are definitely in favor [...]



OGRA Sends its Eid Gift; CNG Prices Nosedives after SC Decision

By Saad Farooq Awan • Oct 29th, 2012 • Category: Politics

Yes, here it comes, the Eid gift package from OGRA (which is not so famous for giving gifts) after the orders passed by SC of Pakistan on the pricing formula of CNG prices.
Take out your vehicles and rush towards nearest CNG filling station because from today, CNG prices has been sliced by [...]



PTA’s Cheap Games Over; No More Tax on International Calls, Justification Demanded

By Saad Farooq Awan • Oct 27th, 2012 • Category: Lead Story

Citizens on Pakistan are having a wonderful time on this Eid as the recent CNG prices decline has cheered up people and doubling the fun was news from Justice Ijazul Ahsan of the Lahore High Court who annulled the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority’s (PTA) notice to execute additional tax on incoming international phone calls.
Justification was also [...]



Eid ul Azha Securities Measures Implemented by Rehman Malik, Cellular Network May be Blocked

By Saad Farooq Awan • Oct 25th, 2012 • Category: Lead Story

Eid ul Azha, a spiritual sacrificing-act-containing event of Islam is approaching on Saturday but for Pakistan government it’s always a tough task to maintain security all over the country.

For this reason, on Tuesday Minister for Interior, Rehman Malik stated fool-proof security arrangements would be carried out as provincial governments have been asked to [...]