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Pakistan serving US interest in Asia-Pacific

By Syed Hassam Ahmed • Nov 30th, 2012 • Category: Politics

US Secretary State Hilary Clinton stated in November 2011, “As the war in Iraq winds down and America begins to withdraw its forces from Afghanistan, the United States stands at a pivot point. In the next 10 years, we need to be smart and systematic about where we invest time and energy, so that we [...]



Why Pakistani Bloggers Cannot Enjoy Journalists’ Legal Privileges?

By Syed Hassam Ahmed • Oct 9th, 2012 • Category: Politics

The journalists, media persons, news anchors and the likes always enjoy legal privileges and certain immunities across the world as compared to the ordinary citizens of the State. The journalists all over the world are protected under media shield laws that allow journalists not to identify their sources.
However, when it comes to bloggers who are [...]



Government Plot: Peaceful Protests Turned Violent Suddenly

By Syed Hassam Ahmed • Sep 24th, 2012 • Category: Lead Story

As peaceful anti-America protests ignited across the country, more and more ordinary Pakistanis get on the roads against the Anti-Islam film, marching towards US Embassies and Consulates, showing their hostility and animosity against the US and Pakistan government, the authorities then began to feel the heat sensing their dirty politics on the verge of shambles.
That [...]



Ajmal’s Unjust Expulsion From ICC Cricketer Of The Year Nominees List

By Syed Hassam Ahmed • Aug 31st, 2012 • Category: Entertainment

nternational Cricket Council has issued the finalized short list of ICC Awards nominees for different categories including ICC Cricketer of the Year, ODI Cricketer of the Year, Women’s ODI Cricketer of the Year, Emerging Cricketer of the Year, People’s Choice Award, Umpire of the Year and several others.
It was quite shocking to see [...]



Aafia’s Detention in US- a Tragedy: Lips Service

By Syed Hassam Ahmed • Aug 28th, 2012 • Category: Politics

Islamabad: Former United States Attorney General William Ramsey Clark and Federal Minister Farooq Sattar calling Aafia Siddiqui’s imprisonment in the United States of America a tragedy said that the government of Pakistan ought to take some action in order to release her from the US detention.
William Ramsey Clark also termed the trial of Aafia in [...]



Quaid e Azam Was Ismaili, Converted To Bohrism Later: Altaf Hussain

By Syed Hassam Ahmed • Aug 23rd, 2012 • Category: Politics

London: The Chief of Muttahida Qaumi Movement Altaf Hussain yet again comes with a useless debate for he is known much, claiming that the founder of Pakistan Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah belonged to Ismaili faction initially which he left later and converted into Bohra Shia Ithna-Ashari group.
During a meeting with scholars at MQM International Secretariat [...]



Kamra Airbase Attack – Another Security Lapse

By Syed Hassam Ahmed • Aug 17th, 2012 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

At least nine people have been dead in heavy clashes following the pre-dawn attack on Pakistan Air force base on Thursday by militants dressed in uniforms, armed with guns and rocket launchers. It left one security official dead while a plane was also damaged as the miscreants stormed at PAF Base Minhas.
The gallant personnel of [...]



Turk delegation visit to Burma not the solution

By Syed Hassam Ahmed • Aug 13th, 2012 • Category: Politics

The visit of Turkish delegation to the affected areas of Myanmar consisting Turkish Foreign Minister (FM) Ahmet Davutoglu along with Emine Erdogan, wife of Turkish Premier, to console the surviving Muslims within the Rakhine area on Friday has brought a wave of excitement among the emotional Pakistani Muslims.
The Muslims here have expressed contenment over the [...]



Islam- The Road To Prosperity For Pakistan

By Syed Hassam Ahmed • Aug 7th, 2012 • Category: Politics

As the Day of Independence of Pakistan reaching closer and faster, the thought begins to revolve in one’s mind, considering why our ancestors did liberate this part of land? What made them to spend their blood and sweat just for a separate piece of earth? Did they face so many hardships and brutality from the [...]



Waving Flags On Independence Day Won’t Help Us Grow!

By Syed Hassam Ahmed • Aug 4th, 2012 • Category: Politics

The enthusiasm and interest begins to grow among the youth and the children as the date 14th August, the Independence Day of Pakistan comes closer. The business of making National flags and the trend of waving these flags on the roofs, roads and streets is a common practice these days.
However, we as a Nation have [...]