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Mohajir Community and Karachi’s Electoral Behaviour

By Mahboob Popatia • Oct 31st, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

At the time of Pakistan’s independence in August 1947, Karachi was a small city with a population of less than half a million. Since it was declared the capital of Pakistan, the Muslim population that fled due to communal riots from different regions of India, in particular northern and central India, largely settled in Karachi.
As [...]



Imran Khan’s Swiss Account Scandal

By Rohail Butt • Oct 29th, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

On Social media yesterday, things were hot regarding the financial corruption of PTI chief Imran Khan and there was mention of his Swiss Account. For quite sometime we have been hearing muffled allegations of discrepancies and wrongdoings in financial affairs of PTI and its affiliated tasks and this needs to be researched out.
Imran Khan never [...]



PML-N Must Stay Away from MQM

By Salman Mugsi • Oct 28th, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

As usual, after leaving one ally MQM has already started looking for yet another because it cannot survive without a powerful companion and hardly without being in government. Contrary to the common perception, instead of PTI, MQM is warming up towards the ruling party in Islamabad, the PML-N.
Muttahida Qaumi Movement has now realized that they [...]



PTI Damaged Kashmir Cause in London

By Rohail Butt • Oct 27th, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

Not only Imran Khan is vandalizing Pakistan within country, his hatred for the country has crossed borders and is now raging in foreign lands. After attacking the state symbols like PTV, parliament, president house, Supreme Court, PTI also blemished Kashmir Cause by creating ruckus in London during Kashmir million march.
This is what happens when you [...]



Unique characteristic of garlic and its cultivation in Sindh Pakistan

By Farzana Panhwar • Oct 26th, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

Garlic belongs to genus Allium. Its scientific name is Allium Sativum. It has many other names like: Allium Camphor of the poor, Lasun, Poor Man’s Trade, clove garlic and stinking Rose. About 450 identifiable garlic strains are present. Mostly found in Central Asia. The best garlic is elephant garlic. Garlic has two sub-species. Hard neck [...]



Border Skirmishes and Pakistan

By Maryam Nazir • Oct 25th, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

Pakistan was never near the end of a long alley of problems when it encountered another fiddle of multiple border confrontation. Pakistan if have a crucial yet torturous relationship with India and Afghanistan, it is also not enjoying some healthy relationship with Iran specifically after the recent border turmoil.
Being Muslim countries, the recent diaspora due [...]



Re-finance scheme of Loan in Punjab Flood Affected Areas

By Sameer Shaharyar • Oct 24th, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

Flood Relief package in Punjab Pakistan by the banks is on the way, and this is a great news for farmers and small to medium size businesses in the flood affected areas. Billions of rupees have been lost and infrastructure is in tatters in those areas. In these testing times, this package is a blessing.
The [...]



Women empowerment; A key to politico-economic success in Pakistan

By Shanzeh Iqbal • Oct 23rd, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

“A one-month-old infant boy was killed while his three-year-old sister was injured when their mother allegedly threw the boy down from the third storey of her flat and then jumped down along with the girl at  Faisal Town on Monday.”
This is just not only one news clipping of a recent unfortunate incidence. So many of [...]



Corrupt Old Pakistan!

By Rizwan Nasar • Oct 22nd, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

Only in Pakistan, the lawyers, the politicians, the military, are all above the law. To make matters worse, the judges who are the keepers of the law are making a mockery of the system.  It is safe to say that Judiciary activism has been prevalent in the last decade.
Let me give you some background of [...]



Purpose of Teaching and Responsibility of Teachers

By Shanzeh Iqbal • Oct 21st, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

Teaching is a very sacred profession. But unfortunately in the present realm it has acquired mercenary proportions in our country. The curriculum development needs a drastic revamp. In foreign books there are around 80 to 85 percent numericals. We are still limited to the definitions, statements and explanations only.
There is a less emphasis on making [...]