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Separate Karachi from Sindh

By Tabish Siddiqui • Mar 3rd, 2015 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

Sindh and Karachi are two completely different entities. More so now when demographics have changed a lot. Karachi is a province in itself with multiculturalism at its core. After decades of mass internal migration, this city is no more Sindhi at all, it never was actually.
Karachi was a fishing village at the start of this [...]



Pakistanis Should Respect and Abide by Local Laws – Pak Envoy

By Faiz Al-Najdi • Mar 2nd, 2015 • Category: Politics

Pakistani Ambassador to Saudi Arabia – Manzur Ul Haq – advised Pakistani to respect and abide by the local laws. “Pakistanis should be aware of the local laws and they should begin to respect the moment they plan to come to this country – that is, before they board the aircraft, “Ambassador Haq said. Ambassador [...]



50000 Rawalpindi Metro Jobs

By Salman Mugsi • Mar 2nd, 2015 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

The construction of Rawalpindi metro bus has already enabled thousands of people to get employment within and around Rawalpindi Islamabad region and now sources are predicting that after its completion and then during the running operations, more than 50,000 direct and indirect jobs will be created.
From Rawalpindi Saddar to Islamabad secretariat, this almost 23km metro [...]



Globalization Effect on Pakistani culture

By Guest Blogger • Mar 1st, 2015 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

Globalization is deeply related with various issues including “the spatial reorganization of production, the interpenetration of industries across borders, the spread of financial market, the diffusion of identical consumer goods to distant countries, massive transfer of population within South as well as from South and East to the West, resultant conflicts between immigrant and established [...]



Jawad S Khawaja - Looming Pain for PMLN

By Ali Yar Khan • Feb 28th, 2015 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

If anyone is there to replace former chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry and mimic what he did to Pakistan People’s Party during his ultra-active judicial spree, it is Justice Jawad S Khawaja. He is one of the closet aide of the former CJP and has shown his allegiance to him on several occasions.
CJP Iftikhar Muhammad [...]



PTI and PMLN Join Hands for Senate

By Maria • Feb 27th, 2015 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

While PPP sticks to it’s corrupt ways and insist on secret voting for Senate elections, PTI and PML-N have turned the table in a rare show of solidarity as both say No to the corruption and rigging in the upcoming senate elections in early March this year.
Since the last two weeks, there is lots of [...]



Nabil Gabol Already Joined PTI

By Bilal Kayani • Feb 26th, 2015 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

During sit-in of PTI in Islamabad last year, Nabil Gabol was all set to join PTI but Tahir ul Qadri suddenly left the scene and cunning Nabil held his horses back to gauge the new situation. He has been in touch with PTI leadership since then and also has met with Imran Khan multiple times.
Very [...]



Mona Lisa of Pakistan

By Tazeen • Feb 25th, 2015 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

Mona Lisa of Afghan war has applied to become Mona Lisa of Pakistan as she came to the NADRA office to acquire a national identity card for herself and her two sons. Surprisingly, the sleepy NADRA official recognized her and then the whole media jumped at the news.
In 1985, when the Afghan war was in [...]



Model Abeera and Tooba Scandal in Lahore

By Sharafat • Feb 24th, 2015 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

Punjab university girls scandals which emerge after they blindly go about making a name and money in the modeling profession generates many tragic stories. Model Abeera and Tooba scandal in Lahore is just one example of such stories which are scattered all over the place.
Abeera Iqbal was a rookie model who was studying in Punjab [...]



Pakistanis Mourn Martyrdom of Iconic Cardiologist Dr. Shahid Nawaz Malik

By Faiz Al-Najdi • Feb 23rd, 2015 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

Noted Cardiac Surgeon and head of Cardiology department at Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) Prof Dr. Shahid Nawaz Malik breathed his last on Friday at Combined Military Hospital (CMH) in Rawalpindi- Pakistan. Malik was shot and critically injured on February 14 by two unknown assailants.
Malik was targeted when he came out of the private [...]