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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 [...]



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 [...]



AN HISTORICAL FALLACY OR AN ACADEMIC DISHONESTY

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 [...]



Pakistani Investors Look Towards Solar

By Dr. Hassan Isfahani • Apr 12th, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

The equation is simple. Solar is the cleanest and least expensive energy source. Pakistan has plenty of it. Sun shines here in every part every day all the year. The colder countries of Europe and even Arctic region are going solar and investing heavily, but Pakistan despite of having enormous solar potential is lagging way [...]



Education Tsunami for Pakistan

By Maria Sultan • Apr 11th, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

Need I say it again for the umpteenth time that education is the key in this world and the worlds which will come after this one in the future? Every era is shaped by the volume of information, and this age is all about information. Information comes from education and that is what is the [...]



Mortgaging House Not Popular in Pakistan

By Dr. Hassan Isfahani • Apr 10th, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

Home loans and home mortgages are not a common phenomenon in the Pakistan. Quite contrary to the West, where 99% of the people cannot even imagine to own a house without taking a home loan from the bank or from the brokers; Pakistanis tend to save the money (often throughout their working lives) and then [...]



Musharraf, MQM, and Mohajir

By Salman Mugsi • Apr 4th, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

So now he, the murderous dictator is Mohajir. And any case or trial against him would be the case and trial of already persecuted Mohajirs. It’s now once again Punjabi Prime Minister versus the Mohajir Musharraf. This hijrat-yafta former military chief is all of a sudden is the victimized target of Punjabi regime. This is [...]



Who is Boss Now? Nawaz or Musharraf

By Rohail Butt • Apr 3rd, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

Gone are the days when military ruled the Pakistan. Now the civilians who got elected by the people are in charge of the things. Mandate of the people is speaking through it’s executive decisions, while judiciary has convicted a former military general first time in the history of Pakistan. This is the country where military [...]