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Latif boycotts Pakistan cricket over Younus snub

By Muhammad Asif Khan • Oct 1st, 2014 • Category: Politics

Irked over the exclusion of Younus Khan from the ODI squad, former captain Rashid Latif has threatened to boycott Pakistan cricket until the “injustice” with the senior batsman is not addressed adequately. “Younus Khan left the Sri Lanka tour due to his nephew’s demise.
He should be the automatic choice for series against Australia but was [...]

Balochistan Problem

By Maryam Nazir • Oct 1st, 2014 • Category: Politics

Just recently, 85 militants belonging to Baloch Republican Army including 70 accomplices surrendered themselves to law-enforcement personnel in Sui. They handed over their guns and other ammunition to the LEA’s. What’s told: these militants belong to small clans of bugti tribe.
This news came out as a minor step of success, communicating a message that terrorism [...]

3 Things Nawaz Need to do Now for Survival

By Dr. Hassan Isfahani • Sep 30th, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

They will strike again and PML-N knows that. But are they willing to neutralize the second coming of assault from Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT), is yet to be seen. There have been some improvements from the PML-N regime, but lots and lots need to be done and pretty quickly. This lethargy [...]

London Plan Goes on, Nasir ul Mulk in Action

By Ali Yar Khan • Sep 29th, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

As Javed Hashmi revealed, it will be the Supreme Court’s chief Justice Nasir ul Mulk who will send Nawaz Sharif home. It was Hashmi’s timely expose that threw spanner in the conspiracy works. This would have happened at the end of August only if Hashmi hadn’t spoken out.
Now Ishaq Khakwani of PTI and Chaudhry Shujaat [...]

Lets Say Thank you for Change

By Aisha Khanum • Sep 29th, 2014 • Category: Politics

Total dependency on male guardians, not being able to drive and being jobless because of Saudization, etc. are few popular rants among expatriates and few locals as well. However, my mother always taught us that you may leave this country whenever you get a chance but until you stay here be thankful to them for [...]

Remembering Hajj 2009

By Abida Rahmani • Sep 28th, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

When we arrived at Jeddah airport from Makkah , it was scheduled that we will leave for Madina shortly. Our organizers decided to take us there by air and not by bus. At the airport we learned that the flight is delayed. It kept on delaying for the whole night. Some technical problem was the [...]

A Revolution That Never Was in Making

By Mahboob Popatia • Sep 27th, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

Instead of merely regime change, one has always thought of a ‘revolution’ as a major upheaval usually accompanied by a lot of bloodshed, chaos and anarchy that brings about the downfall of propertied and privileged classes, and results in the assumption of state authority by the downtrodden segments of the society.
The revolutionary upheaval may be [...]

Bitter Truth of Pakistan

By Wajid Ali Khan • Sep 26th, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

In yesterday’s Khara Saach teaser Mubashir Luqman showed a smaller clip from the interview of Asim Malik. He brought Dr Moid Pirzada as a guest commentator. The smaller clip showed snippets from different recordings of Rana Mashood, battling Punjab Law Minister receiving money from Asim Malik on behalf of Punjab’s Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif.
Before I [...]

Pakistan Must Not Get into Mars Race with India

By Shayan Khan • Sep 25th, 2014 • Category: Politics

Our neighbors have started orbiting Mars. Ok good for them. If they want to spend $74m on their ostentatious Mars mission, its their money and they can do so while ignoring one third of their 1.2 billion population which lives below the poverty line. But if India does it, doesn’t mean that we have to [...]

History of Shah Mehmood Qureshi

By Rohail Butt • Sep 25th, 2014 • Category: Politics

Shah Mehmood Qureshi of PTI is one of those feudal in Pakistan whose elders were apple of the eye of the British Raj in sub-continent. These days, it amused me to no bounds when I hear Shah Mehmood Qureshi raising the slogans of revolution with strong hints of freedom topped up with challenging the status [...]