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Halala Services in Karachi Lahore and Islamabad Booming

By Sobia Raja • May 19th, 2014 • Category: Features

At first I thought it was a joke. I brushed away and laughed at my friend who told me that his uncle has hired a person who would do halala with his former wife, who he divorced last month and was then repenting. The halala groom was paid Rs. 250,000 in cash and the verbal [...]



Do you follow the laws? If yes then believe me you are truly poor

By Sobia Raja • Nov 24th, 2012 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

Rules are for the poor people but not for rich ones, this statement seems simple in first look but it hurts when you actually see it in happening around you. If you are poor then there is nothing to favor you, even not the laws.
This story begins with some realization and imagination and in this [...]



Human Trafficking! Why there is Smuggling of thousands of Pakistanis?

By Sobia Raja • Nov 15th, 2012 • Category: Lead Story

I personally know a person, almost ten years ago, he was sent abroad illegally for the sake of better earnings, but he was unfortunate so he was deported, when he came back in Pakistan his mental conditions were worst, whenever memories prompted of the time of his travelling and all the troubles he faced he [...]



TV Anchors and news casters are leaving GEO because of GEO

By Sobia Raja • Nov 11th, 2012 • Category: Politics

Time never remains the same and it’s a fact that no one can deny. Its part of nature, when older people leave the place then it creates opportunities for the newer one to replace the older one, it’s so true and there is no rocket science in it. If you will be stagnant then you [...]



Are you watching the constant decrease in inflation rate??

By Sobia Raja • Nov 3rd, 2012 • Category: Politics

There is something interesting for you, our beloved Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf (Bholay Badshah) is quite satisfied over the constant decrease in inflation rate, and it never ends here he is also hopeful that sooner their policies will make the difference. What a statement, change that we couldn’t see in 4-1/2 year, but [...]



Does the double salary for Karachi Police will resolve the issues ?

By Sobia Raja • Nov 2nd, 2012 • Category: Lead Story

To perform 24/7 job is not an easy task, but our rangers make it possible. They serve us when we celebrate our religious festivals, when we sleep, when we pray, they work to save us; it’s really more than enough for their side. So in return they should be paid well, though it’s also true [...]



New CNG pries! Now the cat is coming out of the bag

By Sobia Raja • Oct 31st, 2012 • Category: Politics

Sometimes it seems that there are many beautiful stones put everywhere in Pakistan, and you realize its beauty when you start picking them up, every time when you pick one you see ants and insects below. In every field, in every industry you will find ants and insects below for getting their part out of [...]



Should we declare Euthanasia legal in Pakistan?

By Sobia Raja • Oct 31st, 2012 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

Yesterday night I gone through a story of a boy in which he told that his mother is in coma from 9 years and he is unable to see her in this condition so should he euthanize his mother. What are the religious obligations regarding this issue, I know it is considered as a merciful [...]



If govt. doesn’t execute court orders, crime will stay forever

By Sobia Raja • Oct 30th, 2012 • Category: Lead Story

Justice can never be done by a single person or institution; it always requires support from other institutions and people involved in it. So we can never blame any particular body for injustice or justice. So what I believe is, this all should be in systematic way, we look towards judges [...]



CNG prices! A policy to facilitate public or a gimmick?

By Sobia Raja • Oct 28th, 2012 • Category: Lead Story

CNG prices are of major concern in Pakistan for millions of people, basically the main reason behind CNG price concern is its use in vehicles and its better cost average as compare to diesel and gasoline.
CNG prices were on the peak from couple of months so most of the people were moving [...]