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Tax Amnesty Scheme in Pakistan

By Sumaira Bajwa • Apr 16th, 2014 • Category: Lead Story

To get a quick cash into the national exchequer, and to widen the tax net within the shortest period of time possible, government of Pakistan is offering carrots of tax amnesty for the defaulters and for the people who have never paid a tax. Rest assured, there are certainly hundreds of thousands of such people [...]

Why Urdu Numerals Are Difficult for Pakistani Students?

By Sumaira Bajwa • Feb 22nd, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

‘Ginti’ or ‘ numbers’ or numerals in the Urdu language are kind of nightmare for the Pakistani students as they struggle to speak 39,59,69,79,89,67 and many others. Their sounds are entirely different. The prime reason why Urdu ‘ginti’ for Pakistani students in schools and colleges is difficult to grasp is because of straightforwardness and ease [...]

Kolaveri Di in Pakistan

By Sumaira Bajwa • Apr 1st, 2012 • Category: Entertainment

Kolaveri di means a murderous rage and its a Tamil word. A very strange and kind of incongruous song has become viral on the youtube and its especially a fad which is very popular these days in the India and now crossing borders and its basically manifests the frustration of theĀ  youth.
I wonder if the [...]

Concerts in Punjab Colleges Ban ; Right or Wrong?

By Sumaira Bajwa • Jan 26th, 2012 • Category: Politics

In Pakistan what outdoor opportunities youth have to enjoy themselves? May be eating once in a while. There are no parks, no good movies to watch, no playgrounds, no clubs, no youth gatherings at all.
After a long time, people had started to organize musical concerts in the halls of educational institutions across the Punjab province, [...]

Nokia Siemens No More in Pakistan ; Reason and Implications

By Sumaira Bajwa • Jan 8th, 2012 • Category: Technology

Pakistan Telecommunication Authority always take wrong steps at the wrong moment for the wrong reasons. The bubbling and budding telecommunication industry in Pakistan largely due to the fact that there is no monopoly and the competition is tough and fierce and the consumer base is huge and aware.
Nokia Siemens was competing mainly with the ZTE, [...]

Top 5 Meera Bloopers You Would Never Want to Miss

By Sumaira Bajwa • Dec 23rd, 2011 • Category: Entertainment

I kinda like Meera as at times she seems so innocent and refuses to learn from her mistakes. English in not Meera’s mother tongue, like so many of us, and there is nothing wrong in speaking it wrong, but as she is a celebrity and goes great lengths to impress the others by his “Ungraizee”, [...]

PTCL Smart Pack 3 in 1 Offer

By Sumaira Bajwa • Sep 7th, 2011 • Category: Technology

PTCL has introduced a new Smart Pack package which is a bundled offer of 256Kbps Broadband data rate with Smart TV in addition to its existing Broadband data rate packages. Introduction of Smart Pack is an effort to aware people to opt for Smart TV at a lower price & with broadband data rate as [...]

PTCL EVO Tablet Specs Pictures Prices Second Hand in Pakistan

By Sumaira Bajwa • Aug 21st, 2011 • Category: Technology

PTCL is innovating at the speed of light these days, and though their support is still questionable and the service is also unreliable but nonetheless they are presenting the nation with novel and new technologies with continuous frequency and the latest in line is the EVO tablet.
Following are its specifications:

First 3G Enabled Smartphone Android Tablet
3G [...]

Google+ in Pakistan

By Sumaira Bajwa • Jun 30th, 2011 • Category: Technology

Ok, now Facebook is under genuine threat because the real giant, the real competitor has come into the market. Yes, the Google has come with a thudding sound with its own social network which is being termed as Google Plus Google+.
Pakistanis on Google+ should be more than interested and active because they are very fond [...]

haier pakistan jobs prices LCD AC Microwave Fridge TV Mobile

By Sumaira Bajwa • May 31st, 2011 • Category: Technology

In Pakistan, along with Samsung, LG, Sony and numerous other Japanese electronics brand, Haier is getting popularity leaps and bounds because of its lower prices, but it surely needs to boost its quality and above all the customer services.
In the AC and LCD market, Haier Pakistan is excelling but the after sale service is just [...]