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Women empowerment; A key to politico-economic success in Pakistan

By Shanzeh Iqbal • Oct 23rd, 2014 • Category: Lead Story

“A one-month-old infant boy was killed while his three-year-old sister was injured when their mother allegedly threw the boy down from the third storey of her flat and then jumped down along with the girl at  Faisal Town on Monday.”
This is just not only one news clipping of a recent unfortunate incidence. So many of [...]



Corrupt Old Pakistan!

By Rizwan Nasar • Oct 22nd, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

Only in Pakistan, the lawyers, the politicians, the military, are all above the law. To make matters worse, the judges who are the keepers of the law are making a mockery of the system.  It is safe to say that Judiciary activism has been prevalent in the last decade.
Let me give you some background of [...]



Purpose of Teaching and Responsibility of Teachers

By Shanzeh Iqbal • Oct 21st, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

Teaching is a very sacred profession. But unfortunately in the present realm it has acquired mercenary proportions in our country. The curriculum development needs a drastic revamp. In foreign books there are around 80 to 85 percent numericals. We are still limited to the definitions, statements and explanations only.
There is a less emphasis on making [...]



The Hypocrite Leaders

By Rizwan Nasar • Oct 20th, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

I was just listening to the leadership of the PPP… What Hypocrites!  You were in power for five longs years recently. Where were your think tanks!  Who gave Pakistan “memo gate,” “hajj scandal,” “power scandal,” “sugar scandal,” “medical scandal,” and many more scandals?
You have the galls to come out and say that you have the [...]



The Best Route Out of Poverty

By Qundeel Aymen • Oct 19th, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

Poverty is a scarcity of possessions in general term. If we read between the lines, poverty is actually absolute poverty. It is an open violation of basic human needs. It is a cyclic process that is engulfing fundamental rights and subsequent generations are also suffering. Many developing countries are facing the music of poverty.
It is [...]



Bilawal’s Political Baptism Today

By Maria • Oct 18th, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

Political shows in Pakistan are always big. In the country of more than 200 million people, gathering 50K+ people in one big city is not a big deal anymore. With joblessness very high, chances of entertainment nil, many people find it a source of fun to join the music-studded public gathering these days.
Along with music, [...]



New Pakistan Speaks in Multan

By Faiza Iqbal • Oct 17th, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

The liability politician Javed Hashmi has been sent home forever and for good by the new Pakistan representatives in Multan. Hashmi is the man who threw spanner in the works in Islamabad saving his boss Nawaz Sharif, but Multani public gave the verdict loud and clear by defeating Hashmi with a huge margin.
Javed Hashmi secured [...]



Multan Showdown

By Sameer Shaharyar • Oct 16th, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

Media hype plus the presence of the evergreen renegade Javed Hashmi in NA-149 Multan has made the by-elections of today a special event. Media talkshows are solely focusing on the Multan politics, slicing and dicing every angle, and analysts of every breed are coming up with all kinds of predictions and forecasts.
There are many candidates [...]



Endemic challenge of energy crisis in Pakistan

By Shanzeh Iqbal • Oct 15th, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

Due to non provision of electricity, the system of whole country is paralyzed. The lives of the common people are getting affected badly. It has hindered the socio-political growth. The challenge has assumed widespread proportions. Normally the demand of electricity in peak season is 20000 mega watts, but the generation is that of 15,000 mega [...]



Financial Aspects of Converting Divisions into Provinces

By Mahboob Popatia • Oct 14th, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

Once again the question of converting the ‘Divisions’ into ‘Provinces’ has been raised. In his public meeting at Faisalabad on 12 October 2014, Prof. Dr. Muhammad Tahir-ul Qadri stated that the Pakistan Awami Tehreek wanted to convert existing Divisions, numbering 27, into Provinces of the country. He further said that the taxes paid by the [...]