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Muharram the first month of Islamic Calendar

By Abida Rahmani • Oct 26th, 2014 • Category: Politics

Muharram  is the first month of the Hijri calendar and is one of the four sacred months concerning which Allah says, “Verily, the number of months with Allah is twelve months (in a year), so it was ordained by Allah on the Day when He created the heavens and the earth; of them, four are [...]



Border Skirmishes and Pakistan

By Maryam Nazir • Oct 25th, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

Pakistan was never near the end of a long alley of problems when it encountered another fiddle of multiple border confrontation. Pakistan if have a crucial yet torturous relationship with India and Afghanistan, it is also not enjoying some healthy relationship with Iran specifically after the recent border turmoil.
Being Muslim countries, the recent diaspora due [...]



Re-finance scheme of Loan in Punjab Flood Affected Areas

By Sameer Shaharyar • Oct 24th, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

Flood Relief package in Punjab Pakistan by the banks is on the way, and this is a great news for farmers and small to medium size businesses in the flood affected areas. Billions of rupees have been lost and infrastructure is in tatters in those areas. In these testing times, this package is a blessing.
The [...]



Women empowerment; A key to politico-economic success in Pakistan

By Shanzeh Iqbal • Oct 23rd, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

“A one-month-old infant boy was killed while his three-year-old sister was injured when their mother allegedly threw the boy down from the third storey of her flat and then jumped down along with the girl at  Faisal Town on Monday.”
This is just not only one news clipping of a recent unfortunate incidence. So many of [...]



Why Qadri Ended Dharna? Inside Story

By Maria • Oct 22nd, 2014 • Category: Politics

Qadri and Imran have developed some serious differences lately. Qadri and his aides believe that they were being used by Imran to oust Nawaz Sharif and afterwards Imran wanted to grab all the juicy slots. TuQ complained to the mutual umpire, who also didn’t come out clear on this.
It was evident from the day one [...]



Corrupt Old Pakistan!

By Rizwan Nasar • Oct 22nd, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

Only in Pakistan, the lawyers, the politicians, the military, are all above the law. To make matters worse, the judges who are the keepers of the law are making a mockery of the system.  It is safe to say that Judiciary activism has been prevalent in the last decade.
Let me give you some background of [...]



Purpose of Teaching and Responsibility of Teachers

By Shanzeh Iqbal • Oct 21st, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

Teaching is a very sacred profession. But unfortunately in the present realm it has acquired mercenary proportions in our country. The curriculum development needs a drastic revamp. In foreign books there are around 80 to 85 percent numericals. We are still limited to the definitions, statements and explanations only.
There is a less emphasis on making [...]



The Hypocrite Leaders

By Rizwan Nasar • Oct 20th, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

I was just listening to the leadership of the PPP… What Hypocrites!  You were in power for five longs years recently. Where were your think tanks!  Who gave Pakistan “memo gate,” “hajj scandal,” “power scandal,” “sugar scandal,” “medical scandal,” and many more scandals?
You have the galls to come out and say that you have the [...]



The Best Route Out of Poverty

By Qundeel Aymen • Oct 19th, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

Poverty is a scarcity of possessions in general term. If we read between the lines, poverty is actually absolute poverty. It is an open violation of basic human needs. It is a cyclic process that is engulfing fundamental rights and subsequent generations are also suffering. Many developing countries are facing the music of poverty.
It is [...]



Bilawal’s Political Baptism Today

By Maria • Oct 18th, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

Political shows in Pakistan are always big. In the country of more than 200 million people, gathering 50K+ people in one big city is not a big deal anymore. With joblessness very high, chances of entertainment nil, many people find it a source of fun to join the music-studded public gathering these days.
Along with music, [...]