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Imran Runs Out of Gas

By Ali Yar Khan • Nov 29th, 2014 • Category: Lead Story

The much-awaited press conference of Imran Khan even disappointed his diehard supporting channels like ARY, Express, and Dunya News. Imran Khan and the anchors of these channels were beating the drums of this upcoming press conference for a week as Imran revealed earlier that he eventually had got the proof of rigging.
Everybody was wondering as [...]



Players Reluctant to Play with Amir, WHY?

By Shayan Khan • Nov 28th, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

I became confused and agitated when I heard chairman Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Shaharyar Khan telling the media that it was correct that some of the players in the national cricket team don’t want to play with Mohammad Amir as he returns after a long ban.
Amir made a colossal mistake and he dearly paid for [...]



Bhotar of Sindh and Imran Khan

By Sameer Shaharyar • Nov 27th, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

Ghulam Hussain Unhar and Qahar walay were the hosts of Imran Khan and his party leaders in Aliabad near Larkana. Rahu fraternity, plus the Ghousia Jamat followers of Shah Mehmood Qureshi came in thousands of numbers from all over the Sindh and Southern Punjab, and that is why no wonder that the gathering was packed.
Sindh [...]



Transformation of the Pakistan People’s Party

By Mahboob Popatia • Nov 26th, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

Founded on 30 November 1967, from the very beginning the Pakistan People’s Party had two strong groups within its fold: intellectuals and trade unionists with leftist leanings and feudal lords hailing mainly from rural Sindh. The party had image of a political force representing centre-left with a social democratic program. Although the National Awami Party [...]



Imran’s Bruised Ego is Real Problem

By Haris Hashmi • Nov 25th, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

Its about time that Imran Khan accepts the reality and comes back to his senses and have mercy on himself, his supporters, his party and the people of Northern Punjab especially Islamabad. Imran Khan is now only trying to satisfy his bruised ego and nothing else.



Dharna as a medium of social change

By Shanzeh Iqbal • Nov 24th, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

In Khyber Pakhtun Khwa since more than a decade there had been a great turbulence. Talibans had given a blow to socio economic progress in this province especially. All the inhabitants had suffered either directly or indirectly due to this hullabaloo. The government had taken a firm decision to launch an operation to root out [...]



Education as Provincial Subject in Pakistan

By Mahboob Popatia • Nov 23rd, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

At the time of framing of the Constitution of 1973, it was understood that after ten years or so the Concurrent Legislative List would be abolished to grant more autonomy to the provinces. Under the Constitution, Education was placed in the Concurrent Legislative List and the Federal Government was empowered to deal with educational curriculum. [...]



Why Bilawal is a Failure from Start

By Maria • Nov 22nd, 2014 • Category: Lead Story

His shaky Urdu, pathetic self-made slogans, and same old tactics of using corpses of Bhutto clan to garner sympathy have dampened his image as a fresh face for the Pakistan People’s Party, which is one of the oldest yet dynastic political party in the Pakistan. There are other issues too which are responsible for putting [...]



Bonga Khan

By Rohail Butt • Nov 21st, 2014 • Category: Lead Story

When you standup on your container pulpit every night amidst the dance and music and start hurling mud on everybody who doesn’t agree with you, then it is called as ‘chawal’ or ‘bongiyan‘.  Nobody is safe from the insulting spree of PTI chairman in all walks of life.
Asma Jehangir has rightly named Imran Khan for [...]



Sheikh Rashid - True Face of Poor in Pakistan

By Azfar Gardezi • Nov 20th, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

The reason why our intelligentsia and elite turns away their heads in disgust and they condemn the Awami Muslim League (AML) leader, Shaikh Rasheed because they think that this is so cheap and street like talk. Yes that’s what it is and street talk is all about the common public.
Pakistan is drifting towards anarchy because [...]