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Education as Provincial Subject in Pakistan

By Mahboob Popatia • Nov 23rd, 2014 • Category: Lead Story

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

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 [...]

30 November Deadline of PTI

By Faiza Iqbal • Nov 19th, 2014 • Category: Lead Story

Nawaz Sharif, his ministers and his relatives are taking the 30th November deadline of PTI very lightly. They seem over-confident and living in la la land. PML-N thinks that as they managed to somehow weather the PTI storm in August, they will also be able to replicate that again on 30th November deadline of PTI.
They [...]

Thar Negligence of Sindh Government

By Dr. Hassan Isfahani • Nov 18th, 2014 • Category: Lead Story

If any government needs to be toppled, its Sindh government, in Pakistan. If any chief minister needs to be sent packing ignominiously, then its Qaim Ali Shah, the chief minister of Sindh who is as incompetent as anything and still enjoying his 3rd term in the office shamelessly.
One of the reason why Pakistan is in [...]

Zardari in Hashwani’s Book

By Salman Mugsi • Nov 17th, 2014 • Category: Lead Story

Two titans have locked horns again. Two of the most rich people have come out with daggers drawn to fight in the public. One has published a book leveling allegations against the other, and the other has gone to courts and is serving defamation notices of billion rupees.
Hashoo Group’s president Sadruddin Hashwani has written a [...]

PTI Arrests IDPs in Bannu

By Badar ul Islam • Nov 16th, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

PTI government in KPK has broken yet another record of incompetency by shooting at the (Internally Displaced People) IDPs, and then arresting hundreds of them who were protesting peacefully against the corruption of local officials and the policemen. PTI as usual is in denial mode.
This is a common scene now. PTI is staging sit-in Islamabad, [...]

Najam Sethi credits ‘trio’ for team success

By Muhammad Asif Khan • Nov 15th, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

On Pakistan’s impressive run of form the former chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), Najam Sethi has credited the trio of captain Misbah-ul-Haq, coach Waqar Younis and chief selector/manager, Moin Khan, adding that despite criticism he stuck to his plans for a purpose.
“I chose Misbah and stood by him to eliminate the possibility of [...]


By Maryam Nazir • Nov 14th, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

You want to kill a matter, make a commission, leave its fate on them and forget. This has been a common practice in Pakistan, becoming a tradition now. Just two days ago, Imran Khan, the record maker Imran Khan, demanded to form a commission constituting of ISI and MI members for election probe.
This Dharna if [...]