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Madrassahs and Bigotry

By Mahboob Popatia • Dec 19th, 2014 • Category: Politics

The nation is in rage. It is indignant. The pain and anguish is over-whelming. No words are capable of expressing the emotions of grief and shock. It was just appalling. Although the people of Pakistan have almost with single voice and vehemently condemned the massacre of students and teachers in the Army Public School, Peshawar, [...]



Imran Runs Away with Tail Between his Legs

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

In his Mega U-turn, the Niazi Khan of PTI has surrendered the arms along with his troops in Islamabad and ended the so-called sit-in or whatever was left of it. Peshawar attack this aftermath is ironically a silver lining in the sense that now at least KPK would get its government back, which was earlier [...]



Another Dark Day- Cries of the innocent

By Rizwan Nasar • Dec 17th, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

I woke up feeling grateful and positive but the news of the terrorist attack on the School in Peshawar has left me gutted. I am speaking not just for myself but for any sane person when I condemn the killings of innocent school children in Peshawar in the strongest possible way.
The terrorists then had the [...]



NUST representing Pakistan in International HULT Prize

By Husnain Saeed • Dec 17th, 2014 • Category: Politics

ISLAMABAD: Amidst fierce competition, the entrepreneurial team that would represent NUST and Pakistan at the regional finals of the International HULT prize in Dubai was selected on Thursday, at an event held in Centre of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at NUST.
At the final event, eleven of the shortlisted teams pitched their ideas to a packed audience [...]



Peshawar Attack: Pakistan United Against Evil

By Brig. (r) Junaid Zaman • Dec 16th, 2014 • Category: Politics

The evil enemy is inhumane, heartless, gutless, shameless, and without any morals. They have struck again in the most cowardly fashion and have killed more than 150 school children in the Army Public School Peshawar on Warsak Road. Pakistan has plunged into mourning but our resolve is steely.
Pakistanis are showing unity and strength of character [...]



Remember the 16 of December

By Muhammad Ahsan Malick • Dec 16th, 2014 • Category: Politics

Some days good or bad remain out of scope of time and space, transcends through ages, interstell generations to ground zero, until history becomes story and myths becomes legends then for some only cure remains is to keep the wound fresh, learn from bleeding it caused endure the pain so Remember remember the 16 of [...]



East Pakistan Crisis 1971: Bhutto and Polish Resolution

By Mahboob Popatia • Dec 16th, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

Occasionally Pakistani TV channels telecast a footage which shows Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, tearing and throwing away some papers in rage and walking out of the session of the UN Security Council. Bhutto was then representing Pakistan in the Security Council as nominated Foreign Minister while India-Pakistan War was in progress. For benefit of young generation [...]



Count Down of Nawaz Sharif

By Maria • Dec 15th, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

Those who know in Islamabad are putting huge bets on the chance that Nawaz Sharif won’t be here for long now. The mistrust between Nawaz Sharif and the establishment never ceased to exist and they richly dislike the man and his policies and his party affiliates too. That is the reason why Imran Khan is [...]



Introducing World History as Compulsory Subject

By Mahboob Popatia • Dec 14th, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

Presently Pakistan Studies is taught as a compulsory subject in our educational institutions at secondary, higher secondary and degree levels. Unlike the Cambridge System in which Geography of Pakistan constitutes a very informative and useful component of the subject, the syllabus of Pakistan Studies as taught under national system is primarily focused on ideology and [...]



GEO Deserves PTI Attacks

By Ali Yar Khan • Dec 13th, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

Hamid Mir ( @hamidmirgeo  ) tried making Imran a fallen hero on the eve of elections last year by doing a program from hospital. The whole GEO administration, its anchors and all its resources were focused on promoting Imran Khan and his PTI for at least one year before the elections.
Imran Khan was star of [...]