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Is democracy unIslamic?

By Aftab Alam • Jul 21st, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

It was afternoon, 12 Rabi ul Awal 11 AH that heart breaking event of Prophet Mohammad (SAW) passing away was announced in his holy hujra mubarak. The announcement was so tragic that many Sahaba Kiram (RA) of very high status were overwhelmed thereby. It was Hazrat Abu Bakkar Sidique (RA), who managed the situation very [...]



Imran Khan and Sons at Lords While Pakistan Suffers

By Rohail Butt • Jul 20th, 2014 • Category: Politics

Imran Khan’s declared and not-declared kids don’t live in the country where he promises to bring change, and for that he is heck bent on creating a havoc on upcoming 14th August. Pakistanis are ill at ease as a new chaos awaits for them from Imran Khan in August, but they were gobsmacked when they [...]



NARRATIVES OF THE SUBCONTINENT’S PARTITION

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

In literature on the partition and freedom movement of the Subcontinent, we generally find three distinct narratives that interpret the post-1857 political developments. The official narrative in Pakistan identifies the country’s raison d’être in two-nation theory, the official narrative in India holds the British policy of “Divide and Rule” as responsible for the partition whereas [...]



Why Don’t Our Leaders Learn?

By Rizwan Nasar • Jul 19th, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

Pakistan is in a state of flux.  If you sit down and watch TV talk shows and visit social forums; it seems that the current government and its leadership are in dismay.  They do not know what to do and what to say.  Nawaz Sharif is desperately trying to prove to the world that all [...]



Raiwind and Raheel

By Ali Yar Khan • Jul 18th, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

After 6 years any Prime Minister arrived in General Head Quarters of Pakistan Military. What it means that during the last 5 years of Pakistan People’s Party, neither Yousaf Raza Gilani nor Raja Pervaiz Ashraf were invited. And of course former President Zardari wasn’t allowed anywhere near GHQ.
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was formally invited to [...]



Malaysian Plane MH17 Shot Down in Ukraine

By The Pakistani Spectator • Jul 18th, 2014 • Category: Politics

MH17 the Malaysian airplane flight from Amsterdam to Kuala lumpur has been shot down over Ukraine in area of Donetsk. Allegedly, the pro-Russian militants have shot it down, though it has yet to be confirmed according to the media report. 295 people were on board and none survived as per reports. This is very frightening [...]



What Moody’s Positive Outlook Mean for Pakistan

By Dr. Hassan Isfahani • Jul 17th, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

No matter how much pessimist you are about Pakistan and its economy or future in general; or no matter how much resentment you brew for the current Pakistani government, you cannot deny authenticity and validity of Moody’s. Moody’s is the bond credit rating business which is respect all over the globe, and when it says [...]



Are PTI and PPP Coming Together?

By Maria • Jul 16th, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

All of those of you, who are seeking an alliance between PTI and PPP against the PML-N and hoping that PPP would join the long march of PTI on 14th August towards Islamabad may be disappointed as that might not happen. PTI is not retreating from its long march, though their charter of demands is [...]



Imran, Qadri to Destabilize Pakistan With Foreign Money

By Rohail Butt • Jul 15th, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

TuQ is bringing bucks from Toronto and Imran Khan is bringing doughs from London to stage their long marches in Pakistan. The purpose of both marches is to topple the government and then both have no idea what exactly they want next. They have vague idea that Imran wants to become Prime Minister and Qadri [...]



True Face of PTI Young Ministers in KPK - VIDEO!!!!

By Tazeen • Jul 13th, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

Words beat me to describe the boorishness and callousness shown by the PTI health minister Shaharam Tarakai during his visit to Khalifa Gul Nawaz hospital in Bannu to check the plight of sick internally displaced people. Attired in crisp expensive white suit, sparkling footwear, and latest model mobile phone in hand, the minister stepped over [...]