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MQM Sneaks Into Sindh Government

By Salman Mugsi • Apr 23rd, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

While media is busy in proving or disproving Hamid Mir as traitor and GEO/Jang group as friends of India; many pending businesses are being rushed to their completion. Musharraf has been safely tucked into the Karachi; MQM has joined the Sindh government; and few projects have been approved hastily at the Port Qasim.
Muttahida Qaumi Movement [...]

Nawaz Sharif Didn’t Jump to ISI Defense after Hamid Mir Attack

By Sameer Shaharyar • Apr 22nd, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

Pakistan is changing steadily. Politicians, most of them, especially the ruling PML-N hasn’t joined the usual chorus that ‘we love our army’ and ‘we love our agencies’ and blah blah blah. PML-N chief and Prime Minister Nawaz who has seen and suffered enough shenanigans of the agencies and military over the course of his political [...]

Balochistan is Saddest Province on Hamid Mir Incident

By Salman Mugsi • Apr 21st, 2014 • Category: Politics

Hamid Mir is probably the most vocal champion out of Islamabad for the deprivation of Balochistan and the high-handedness of our security agencies and military in that very restive province. Baloch public holds Hamid Mir in very high regard, and he is one of handful of Punjabis who wield immense respect in Balochistan.
Baloch awam are [...]

Our Nation’s Dilemma

By Rizwan Nasar • Apr 21st, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

“Now that’s reassuring. That, despite threats, attacks and murders, the media will somehow continue to speak out (as it does now and then) against injustice, criminal gangs, terrorist organizations, out of control state agencies and so on and so forth. But that’s just wishful thinking. There’s no point harking to the Zia-era repression and pointing [...]

Hamid Mir and Musharraf ; Both in Karachi on Same Day But?

By Ali Yar Khan • Apr 20th, 2014 • Category: Politics

If you want to learn who is actual ruler of Pakistan and who is actually safe in this country, all you need to know is how Musharraf and Hamid Mir ended up in Karachi yesterday. Just observe their journeys and the destinations on the same day in the same city, and you will understand who [...]


By Mahboob Popatia • Apr 20th, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

Among laymen and students in Pakistan, there is a general impression that Allama Mohammad Iqbal in his presidential address delivered on 30 December 1930 at the annual session of All India Muslim League held at Allahabad had floated the idea of creating an independent state (Pakistan) in north-west of India. In this regard the following [...]

Something Great Happened in Pakistan

By Zeenat Rehman • Apr 19th, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

It’s so nice to see democratic norms flourishing and blossoming in Pakistan. After many dark eras of dictatorship and the bitter fighting between the politicians, it’s no less than a miracle that the opposition political parties have mended their ways and are not at each others throats. To top it off, they have even tried [...]

Imran Sells PTI Just for His Dream Home in Bani Gala

By Rohail Butt • Apr 18th, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

Since the day media has made public the real proceedings of Nawaz-Imran meeting in Bani Gala residence of Islamabad, the diehard supporters of Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaaf are eating their livers out in agony and trying to vainly convince themselves that there leader couldn’t be that cheap to forgo everything just to get surroundings of his home [...]

Saqlain bowls ‘doosra’ to ICC

By Muhammad Asif Khan • Apr 16th, 2014 • Category: Politics

The inventor of the mystery ball, ‘Doosra’ Saqlain Mushtaq has said that, due to his technique, he never felt any difficulty in managing the away going delivery; however declined to comment on the official rules, in this regard, saying that it was the job of the International Cricket Council (ICC) to look into the matter.

“It [...]

Mangrove degradation and conservation planning in Coastal area of Sindh Pakistan

By Farzana Panhwar • Apr 15th, 2014 • Category: Politics

Pakistan‘s Coastal area is an arid- Sub-tropical desert. (1). the mangrove forest lies between 240 10’ and 250 37’ latitude north and 610 38’ and 680 10’ longitude east. (2).The mangroves thrive at the mouth of Indus- the sixth largest river and the Indus Delta- the fifth largest Delta. The Indus Delta is spread over [...]