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PMLN to Hire Reham to Calm Down Imran

By Rohail Butt • Feb 1st, 2015 • Category: Lead Story

Reham Khan is hot in demand these days. Not only PTI requires her attention but also PML-N, the arch-rival of PTI also want to hire her to massage the bruised ego and agitated nerves of PTI chief Imran Khan. Everybody was hoping that Imran would take it easy after the wedding, but Reham still has [...]



Saudi Arabia Assuming Role as Game Changer

By Afshain Afzal • Jan 31st, 2015 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

His Highness King Salman bin Abdul Aziz’s meeting with US President Barack Hussain Obama was an expected move but nobody could have guessed that President Obama would get instructions from Pentagon in haste and reach Riyadh immediately on 27 January 2015.
Earlier, it was Vice President Joe Biden, who was scheduled to travel to Saudi Arabia [...]



PAKISTAN IN US-INDIA STRATEGIC VISION

By Mahboob Popatia • Jan 30th, 2015 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

The US-India Joint Statement, issued on 25 January 2015 on the occasion of President Barack Obama’s India visit, inter alia, says: “The President and the Prime Minister also stressed the importance of the economic and transport connectivity between Central and South Asia and the need to promote a secure, stable, and prosperous Afghanistan as part [...]



Talat Hussain Joins GEO

By Haris Hashmi • Jan 29th, 2015 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

After Shahzeb Khanzada, Talat Hussain has joined GEO too. Some other notable anchors also are all set to join the channel. Talat Hussain will be presenting his program Naya Pakistan on GEO three days a week. He will also be writing his column in Jang and The News newspapers.
Talat Hussain’s package at GEO is unbelievable [...]



K-Electric Atta Thief

By Dr. Zubair Rehman • Jan 28th, 2015 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

After the tribal region and some parts of KPK, the biggest theft of electricity happens in the Karachi which is Pakistan’s biggest city and for the last five years is under the control of K-Electric when it comes to power distribution and management.
K-Electric’s dismal performance in Karachi is something on which a whole book can [...]



India Doing Good, Pakistan Should Follow

By Tazeen • Jan 27th, 2015 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

Instead of sulking and pouting, Pakistan should recognize and acknowledge the newly found importance by India in the world’s eyes and follow the suit. First, we must identify the reasons why that is happening and then traverse the same path or even better one.
Its true that in presence of Modi, there is hardly a chance [...]



Dark Pakistan

By Dr. M. A. Khayal • Jan 26th, 2015 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

Things are pretty black these days in Pakistan, in a literal fashion. The whole country, yes the complete whole country from Karachi to Khyber plunged into darkness and remained so for a long time. What it means in this age is total collapse of the functioning of a nation.
Things are not going to improve. 15 [...]



Policy Issues for the New King of Saudi Arabia

By Afshain Afzal • Jan 25th, 2015 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

The custodian of the two Holy Mosques, King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud has died at the age of 90 years on 22 January 2015; “Inna Lillahay Wa Inna Ilaihay Rajioon”. There was a large gathering at the Namaz-e-Janaza at Jamia Masjid Imam Turki Bin Abdullah in Riyadh.
The whole world is aggrieved while many [...]



Who Will Win World Cup 2015?

By Haris Hashmi • Jan 24th, 2015 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

All the preparations for Cricket world cup 2015 have been finalized in Australia and New Zealand. Most of the teams have reached to Southern hemisphere and getting acclimatized to the local environment. Some teams are getting first hand ODI practice, while others are doing net practice.
This world cup is all set to be very interesting, [...]



Mother Tongue vs Lingua Franca

By Aftab Alam • Jan 23rd, 2015 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

The sloganeering about mother tongue may appear an antidote but in fact it’s the poison. In the recent times, the pitch of these sounds about mother tongue have grown higher. In fact, since the inception of this country the controversy around the languages has remained always hot and sensitive.
First one must know there are round [...]