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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 [...]



Musharraf - A Democratic Dictator

By Gul Raiz • Apr 2nd, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

Go and ask anyone on the streets to select between democracy and belly-full, and if you are a GEO viewer, you might be shocked to see that 100% of them will opt for taking care of their hungry kids first. Should we lick such democracy in which only the select few like Mian Mansha and [...]



Nawaz Fights With Nisar Over Musharraf

By Sameer Shaharyar • Apr 1st, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

Musharraf must be chuckling after getting publicly humiliated for months as there surfaces a huge rift within the ranks of PML-N on his status. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif spearheads the hardliners including Khawaja Asif, Khawaja Saad Rafique, and Pervaiz Rasheed and wants to offer no relief to the Musharraf, whereas strongman Chaudhry Nisar wants Musharraf [...]



Mousy Musharraf’s Masquerade

By Ali Yar Khan • Mar 31st, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

Holed up behind the high barbed walls of the military hospital, Musharraf is shifting from room to ward to ICU and is even terrified of his own shadow. He doesn’t even trust his doctors over there and have changed more than 9 doctors within just three months of his stay there. His food is checked [...]



Why Talks With Taliban are Non-Starter

By Brig. (r) Junaid Zaman • Mar 30th, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

You simply cannot negotiate successfully with the terrorists. Terrorists are not some sane, reasonable, and polite people. They thrive on bloodshed, insanity, and ruthlessness. How on earth could you expect TTP to convert from a pure terrorist outfit to a talking political entity just by some talks? That is childish and shows the weakness on [...]