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Policy Issues for the New King of Saudi Arabia

By Afshain Afzal • Jan 25th, 2015 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

The custodian of the two Holy Mosques, King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud has died at the age of 90 years on 22 January 2015; “Inna Lillahay Wa Inna Ilaihay Rajioon”. There was a large gathering at the Namaz-e-Janaza at Jamia Masjid Imam Turki Bin Abdullah in Riyadh.
The whole world is aggrieved while many [...]



Who Will Win World Cup 2015?

By Haris Hashmi • Jan 24th, 2015 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

All the preparations for Cricket world cup 2015 have been finalized in Australia and New Zealand. Most of the teams have reached to Southern hemisphere and getting acclimatized to the local environment. Some teams are getting first hand ODI practice, while others are doing net practice.
This world cup is all set to be very interesting, [...]



Mother Tongue vs Lingua Franca

By Aftab Alam • Jan 23rd, 2015 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

The sloganeering about mother tongue may appear an antidote but in fact it’s the poison. In the recent times, the pitch of these sounds about mother tongue have grown higher. In fact, since the inception of this country the controversy around the languages has remained always hot and sensitive.
First one must know there are round [...]



April Fuel

By Shanzeh Iqbal • Jan 22nd, 2015 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

Almost 95 percent petrol pumps in Lahore and 25 percent in Karachi are closed. The situation has paralyzed the people even in severe emergencies. Productions are stopped.  The effects are very strongly perceptible. There is a great production loss.
Business is stuck all over the country and there is a lack of communication network. Great economic [...]



Petrol Conspiracy

By Sameer Shaharyar • Jan 21st, 2015 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

When all else fails, its a favorite pastime of Pakistanis to throw all the blames to the conspiracy of hidden hands. Pick any crisis of any magnitude and you will hear the cries of ‘Conspiracy’ everywhere. This has become an established norm here in the fatherland.
Federal Petroleum Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has said that an [...]



The Prolific Planners of Pakistan

By Aftab Alam • Jan 20th, 2015 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

The planners this country has produced are second to none keeping in view the painstaking planing of the planners they have planed for self destruction of this great nation and country. We do practice Islam or do not, Islam has been the lone strength and soul of Muslims in our whole history, there is no [...]



Resign Now Shahid Khaqan Abbassi

By Dr. Hassan Isfahani • Jan 19th, 2015 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

Shahid Khaqan Abbassi may be an electable, grossly rich, and strong member of PML-N but he has proven to be the most incompetent minister so far in the cabinet of Nawaz Sharif. In order to save the reputation of this government and to set an example for other ministers, he must resign and resign now.
A [...]



Decline of Secularism in West

By Mahboob Popatia • Jan 18th, 2015 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

One has viewed ‘Secularism’ as a political ideology that essentially calls for separation of state and religion. Instead of dismissing or condemning any religion, it is supposed to promote inter-faith harmony by strengthening respect for beliefs of all religious communities.
The separation of state and religion also signifies that the government functionaries would maintain a neutral [...]



And we were created as the Supreme Being

By Rizwan Nasar • Jan 17th, 2015 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

I know the Lord created us as the Supreme Being, but why do I feel so little; so low today. Why do I feel I am really not a “supreme being”? It has been a month since that dreadful day in Peshawar.  I have no connection to the city that I have visited a handful [...]



Quit Lying Imran Khan

By Rohail Butt • Jan 16th, 2015 • Category: Lead Story, Misc, Worth A Second Look

The novelty of Imran Khan has worn out. His u-turns, lies, cajoling, and lack of political acumen has been exposed extensively in the previous few months. Now he faces the same wrath of people as was shown during the protests of Peshawar parents when Imran visited the army public school amidst cluster of VIP SUVs.
Imran [...]