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By Mahboob Popatia • Apr 20th, 2014 • Category: Lead Story

Among laymen and students in Pakistan, there is a general impression that Allama Mohammad Iqbal in his presidential address delivered on 30 December 1930 at the annual session of All India Muslim League held at Allahabad had floated the idea of creating an independent state (Pakistan) in north-west of India. In this regard the following [...]

Something Great Happened in Pakistan

By Zeenat Rehman • Apr 19th, 2014 • Category: Lead Story

It’s so nice to see democratic norms flourishing and blossoming in Pakistan. After many dark eras of dictatorship and the bitter fighting between the politicians, it’s no less than a miracle that the opposition political parties have mended their ways and are not at each others throats. To top it off, they have even tried [...]

Imran Sells PTI Just for His Dream Home in Bani Gala

By Rohail Butt • Apr 18th, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

Since the day media has made public the real proceedings of Nawaz-Imran meeting in Bani Gala residence of Islamabad, the diehard supporters of Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaaf are eating their livers out in agony and trying to vainly convince themselves that there leader couldn’t be that cheap to forgo everything just to get surroundings of his home [...]

Why Lack of Talent in Pakistan Cricket Team?

By Shayan Khan • Apr 17th, 2014 • Category: Lead Story

Let’s face it. We don’t stand chance to win any major tournament or crunch pressure match with the old and repeatedly failed players like Umar Gul, Misbah, Shoaib Malik and so on. Time and again, tournament after tournament, we keep bringing and switching these players back. Anyone of these perform a little in one light [...]

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 [...]

Without Local Govs, There is no Democracy

By Haris Hashmi • Apr 15th, 2014 • Category: Lead Story

If an elected individual doesn’t meet with the ordinary people who elected him or her, then there is no democracy. Democracy is all about by the people, for the people, and of the people. People’s involvement is the cornerstone of any democratic system. Minus people from democracy, and you are left with nothing.
An elected individual [...]

5 Interesting Characteristics of Pakistani Recruiters

By Dr. M. A. Khayal • Apr 14th, 2014 • Category: Lead Story

Recruiters are special breed. In Pakistan, most of the recruiters are in-house people. Mostly they are the part of the Human Resource team and wield quite a power within that outfit. Everybody wants to be their friend, but they remain aloof. They are important people and want to stay that way, no matter what.
If you [...]

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 [...]

Pakistani Investors Look Towards Solar

By Dr. Hassan Isfahani • Apr 12th, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

The equation is simple. Solar is the cleanest and least expensive energy source. Pakistan has plenty of it. Sun shines here in every part every day all the year. The colder countries of Europe and even Arctic region are going solar and investing heavily, but Pakistan despite of having enormous solar potential is lagging way [...]

Education Tsunami for Pakistan

By Maria Sultan • Apr 11th, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

Need I say it again for the umpteenth time that education is the key in this world and the worlds which will come after this one in the future? Every era is shaped by the volume of information, and this age is all about information. Information comes from education and that is what is the [...]