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PML-N Trembling - Azadi March Coming

By Faiza Iqbal • Jul 30th, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

Mamay and Chachay of democracy are trying their evil best to spread the propaganda that Tehrik-e-Insaaf wants to topple the democratic system and acting as pawn and puppet in the hands of establishment. These Goebbels of today are hatching conspiracy theories as the 14th August draws near.
Anyone in any civilized society knows very well that [...]


By Mahboob Popatia • Jul 29th, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

On 17 April 1993, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in his address to the nation accused President Ghulam Ishaq Khan of hatching a conspiracy against his government and declared: “I will not resign; I will not dissolve the National Assembly and I will not be dictated.” His differences with Ghulam Ishaq Knan had reached a point [...]

Sudden Rise of Snakes in Islamabad

By Dr. Hassan Isfahani • Jul 28th, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

I will resist the urge to talk about ‘other’ snakes of different kinds in Islamabad and will focus on real, less venomous snakes. Margalla Hills in Islamabad are famous for being replete with the snakes; some very poisonous and some harmless. So much so that the very name of the hills MarGalla is derived from [...]

PWC Hosts its Annual Quran Recitation Competition

By Rubab Anila Faiz • Jul 28th, 2014 • Category: Politics

Pakistan Writers Club celebrated the start of Ramadan with their Annual Qirat (Quran recitation) competition in Riyadh this past weekend. This year’s competition also marked a historic achievement for the Pakistan Writers Club by allowing eight young girls to participate as well, under the supervision of the recently established ladies’ chapter of the club aka: [...]

14th August: Pakistan Hostage Day

By Haris Hashmi • Jul 27th, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

Imran Khan will take Islamabad hostage on 14th August and Quaid-e-Azam might turn more violently in his grave when Imran will call his destructive march as ‘Azadi’ March. Quaid didn’t know that his struggle for Azadi was not enough, and it would need the Khan from Bani Gala to get real ‘Azadi’ some 67 years [...]

Latif terms revamped domestic structure ‘old wine in new bottle’

By Muhammad Asif Khan • Jul 27th, 2014 • Category: Politics

The former Pakistan captain, Rashid Latif has lambasted the new domestic structure, recently unveiled by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), as a tried, tested and failed setup. According to the former wicket-keeper batsman, nothing will change positively until domestic players aren’t handsomely paid. “In 2011-12, Javed Miandad introduced the same system, but it failed to [...]

G Ka Jana Thahar Gaya

By Sameer Shaharyar • Jul 26th, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

You may survive in Pakistan by going against the will of Allah and America, but there is no chance of your survival if you even give a hint of rebellion against Army. No sir, in Pakistan that is not possible for may be next few decades if we manage to remain on the map of [...]

Majeed Nizami Passed Away

By Dr. Hassan Isfahani • Jul 26th, 2014 • Category: Politics

RIP Majeed Nizami, the senior editor of Daily Nawa-i-Waqt and one of the pioneer of journalism in Pakistan. He started and did the journalism when there was no glamor, money or fame in this profession. Journalists were scoffed at and it was usual to just brush them aside. Majeed Nizami literally changed the course of [...]

Bol Kamran Khan Kay Saath Today

By Guest Blogger • Jul 25th, 2014 • Category: Politics

Bol Kamran Khan Kay Saath Today will be telecast now from the Bol TV network. This will be their premier talk show and they have arranged it right on the pattern of the Kamran Khan’s previous talk show at GEO TV with the same name of Aaj Kamran Khan Kay Sath. These programs can also [...]

Quest of a Tyrant Savoir!

By Rai Azlan • Jul 25th, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

I will not start with how Pakistan came into being; I will not mention that a nation strived for a separate piece of land because they did not want to live as a suppressed minority in that country. And I will certainly not touch the “separate story” that after the Promised Land was acquired by [...]