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Ebola in Punjab - Precautions and Cure

By Ghazala Khan • Nov 25th, 2014 • Category: Politics

The sources in Faisalabad region of Punjab province of Pakistan are saying that a patient returned Pakistan from Ebola hit Africa on November 16 and he was hospitalized two days back in critical condition and now he has died and his blood samples have been sent to laboratory for testing.
Though its still not confirmed [...]



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.



Pak Envoy Welcomes Visiting Pak Navy Ship PNS Mujahid

By Faiz Al-Najdi • Nov 24th, 2014 • Category: Politics

This past Sunday (16 Nov) Charge d’Affaires of Pakistan Embassy – Khayyam Akbar – feted the visiting Pakistan Navy Ship PNS Mujahid at the Al-Jubail Islamic Port. This reception was hosted on board PNS Mujahid that was attended by the Royal Saudi Navy Eastern Fleet Commander Rear Admiral Ghasham Menahi Al-Qahtani. This reception was also [...]



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 [...]



Pakistan and Council of Saudi Chambers

By Faiz Al-Najdi • Nov 23rd, 2014 • Category: Politics

Envoys from the Embassy of Pakistan in Riyadh held an important meeting with Dr. Abdurrahman A. Al-Zamil – the Chairman Council of Saudi Chambers (aka: CSC) this past week at the Chairman CSC’s office in Riyadh. Hassan Wazir Counselor as Acting Charge d’ Affairs and Waseem Bajwa Commercial Attache represented Pakistan Embassy while Council of [...]



Afghanistan offers support to PCB for international cricket revival

By Muhammad Asif Khan • Nov 23rd, 2014 • Category: Politics

The chief executive of the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB), Dr Noor Muhammad Murad, while terming his recent trip to Pakistan fruitful, has hoped that bilateral cricketing ties between Pakistan and Afghanistan would get further strengthen.
He further said that, in the meeting with Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Sheharyar Khan, different aspects of developing coordination between both [...]



Children Day in Pakistan

By Shanzeh Iqbal • Nov 23rd, 2014 • Category: Politics

“We were all children once. And we all share the desire for the well-being of our children, which has always been and will continue to be the most universally desired wish of humankind”.(An extract of the report submitted to UN)
Children are the tangible assets for any nation. They demand an extra attention to ensure a [...]



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. [...]



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 [...]



30 November Deadline of PTI

By Faiza Iqbal • Nov 19th, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

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 [...]