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Pakistan Climate Change

By Umer Toor • Apr 13th, 2014 • Category: Lead Story

Climate change, global warming and caring for planet is no more the exclusive game of rich and elite. It’s not anymore the favorite topic of useless and lengthy presentations and speeches at the plush conferences in the lavish hotel halls and conference venues in the advanced capitals of the world. Climate change challenge is here [...]



Justice Jawad S. Khawaja - Iftikhar Chaudhry Re-incarnated?

By Umer Toor • Mar 20th, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

Groupie group of Iftikhar Chaudhry is still very much present in the Supreme Court of Pakistan and they certainly miss those heydays of suo moto actions, dressing down of bureaucrats, dismissals of prime ministers, open insults of politicians, uninterrupted media tickers, and blanket authority. They badly miss those days when their statements became the breaking [...]



Bilawal and MQM are Soldiers of Pakistan

By Umer Toor • Feb 23rd, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

When everybody is confused, scared, and expedient there are only two personalities who are speaking openly and fearlessly against the scrooge of terrorist Taliban and showing their contempt for the obscure and barbaric stance of their apologists. When people like Imran Khan and Munawar Hassan are acting as political wing of TTP, its only PPP [...]



Chaudhry Nisar Threatened Tariq Malik’s Daughter

By Umer Toor • Jan 13th, 2014 • Category: Politics

In presence of Chaudhary Nisar Ali Khan, Nawaz Sharif and his PML-N government doesn’t need any enemies. The opposition parties like PPP, PTI, MQM, ANP, and others can take rest because their role and much more than that is being played by the arrogant and egoist interior minister Nisar Ali Khan, and the dumb premier [...]



Houses in Benazir Bhutto Towns Sindh Government Forms Registration Ballot

By Umer Toor • Jan 11th, 2014 • Category: Misc

Benazir Bhutto Towns in Karachi, Hyderabad, Nawab Shah, Larkana, Jamshoro, Thatha, Sanghar, Badin, and in various other cities of Sindh province are for free houses for poor people by the government of Sindh. Spacious, well built, equipped with all the aminities of life, these houses are evidence of PPP poor friendly policies.
Pakistan Peoples Party has [...]



What’s The Problem With Munawar Hasan?

By Umer Toor • Nov 9th, 2013 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

Uzr aane mein bhi hai aur bulaate bhi nahin
Baa’is-e-tark-e-mulaaqaat bataate bhi nahin

Khoob parda hai ke chilaman se lage baithe hain
Saaf chupte bhi nahi saamane aate bhi nahin

Mansoora, the headquarter of Jamat-e-Islami and their various small centers across the Pakistan are the refuge for the foreign terrorists. JI is not that much fond of the [...]



When Pak Military Failed, Gov Had No Option But to Talk With Taliban

By Umer Toor • Sep 15th, 2013 • Category: Politics

For the last twelve years, our military is present with all its might in the tribal region of Pakistan. It is equipped with state-of-the-art arsenal, backed up by para-military forces, supported by the air force, and there is a huge intelligence support available. To make matters more easier, they were not in some enemy territory, [...]



Post Zardari Pakistan

By Umer Toor • Sep 6th, 2013 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

President Zardari was holding the balance right at the top and was the primary ingredient in ensuring that this democracy carries on. His reconciliation policy was the cornerstone which kept the military to not stage a coup, opposition to not to destabilize the political government, and government to not to indulge in political vendetta.
Zardari as [...]



Irfan Siddiqui Enjoys in Swat with Family on PML-N Expense

By Umer Toor • Jul 18th, 2013 • Category: Politics

The family columnist of Sharif family, Irfan Siddiqui has himself admitted in his today’s column in Daily Jang that he is enjoying the hospitality of the Ameer Muqam, the leading PML-N leader in the Khyber Pukhtunkhawa. How could Ameer Muqam, the pistol-brother brother of Nawaz Sharif refuse to the wishes and demands of the family [...]



Hussain Nawaz and China Yatra

By Umer Toor • Jul 10th, 2013 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

If it’s all about signing the memorandums of understandings (MoUs) then you might be surprised to learn that previous PPP led coalition government signed the most number of MoUs in the history of Pakistan with various governments and the private sector organizations across the world. But that aside, what was one of major criticism on [...]