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Exclusive: Pakistan Call-Centre Odyssey

By Dil Nawaz • Jan 10th, 2010 • Category: Misc, Worth A Second Look

Mirpur city of Kashmir is often called the ‘eastern most city of United Kingdom’ due to big population of British Kashmiris (Pakistanis or just Muslims, whatever they want to be known as).Jars of Marmite(a British peculiarity which I have never tasted) and tins of tuna fish and ‘baked beans in tomato sauce’ are easily available [...]



Tariq Ali’ s “Leopard and the Fox”- The Bhutto Story

By Dil Nawaz • Jan 5th, 2010 • Category: Features

Like Agusto Pinochet and American interference in chile, CIA, Ronald Regan General Zia Ul Haq and Afghan Jehadis played a dangerous game with the destiny of Pakistan.
Tariq Ali’s Book “The Leopard and the Fox- a Pakistani Tragedy” sheds light on role of Thatcher government and BBC in extending a lifeline to Brutal Dictator General Zia [...]



Lal Masjid of Bradistan(Little Pakistan) UK

By Dil Nawaz • Dec 14th, 2009 • Category: Misc

This Lal Masjid, actually a converted old Victorian church, built (originally) in Yorkshire stone is just like the other inconspicuous buildings lining the Leeds road Bradford moor, Bradistan an area famous for posh Pakistani curry restaurants competing with wilmslow road Manchester for the title of Curry Capital of the North of England.
But I am talking [...]



The White Tiger of Pakistan

By Dil Nawaz • Nov 9th, 2009 • Category: Features

The Story: If Billo Halwai Lived in Pakistan

You Chinese are far ahead of us in every respect, except that you don’t have entrepreneurs and our nation- though it has no drinking water, electricity, sewage system, public transportation, sense of hygiene, discipline, courtesy or punctuality- does have entrepreneurs. Thousands and hundreds of thousands of them, especially [...]



James Caan:The Pakistani Dragon

By Dil Nawaz • Oct 30th, 2009 • Category: Features

James Caan published his autobiography, The Real Deal: My Story from Brick Lane to Dragons’ Den, in November, 2008.
The title received generally positive reviews and subsequently became a British bestseller. In early 2009 Caan released an cheaper paperback version of his book. This coincided with the relaunch of his new official website, which received rave [...]



Report:Social and Economic Issues Earthquake 2005

By Dil Nawaz • Oct 16th, 2009 • Category: Features

On the morning of 8th October, 2005 an earthquake of an intensity of 7.6 on the Richter scale struck the whole country, specifically northern districts of NWFP, Federal Capital and Azad Kashmir. The devastation was also caused on the other side of the border in Kashmir valley. The most affected districts reportedly are Abbotabad, Mensehra, [...]



Kerry-Lugar and Blackwater: by ‘Reluctant Anti-Americanist’

By Dil Nawaz • Oct 8th, 2009 • Category: Politics, Worth A Second Look

Certain brands define the love-hate relationship that Pakistan has had with the United States of America over the past 60 years. America has been the biggest and most advanced ‘Superpower’ of the world. American technology, capital markets and economy is the biggest in the world. Pakistan as a third world country needs investment and technology [...]



Religious TV channels in UK and Europe

By Dil Nawaz • Oct 3rd, 2009 • Category: Politics, Worth A Second Look

The latest cultural trend is the sensational rise of televangelist channels in U.K, using tactics which can only be described as ‘emotional and religious blackmail’ and premium rate phone charges to raise funds from devotees, most of these are Nigerian Pentecostal ‘Witchdoctor’  (faith healer potions and exorcisms) TV channels operating from London. Generally the term [...]



60 years of Pak-Russia relations

By Dil Nawaz • Sep 25th, 2009 • Category: Politics

Bradistan Calling
When Pakistan came into existence in 1947, Russia was known as the Godless Empire of Union of Soviet Socialist Republics under brutal dictator Joseph Stalin. This inherent difference in ideologies resulted in tensions from the very start, but the refusal of the first prime minister of Pakistan to accept the cordial invitation of the [...]



60 years of Pak Russia relations

By Dil Nawaz • Sep 14th, 2009 • Category: Features

When Islamic Republic of Pakistan came into existence in 1947, Russia was known as the Godless Empire of Union of Soviet Socialist Republics under brutal dictator Joseph Stalin. This inherent difference in ideologies resulted in tensions from the very start, but the refusal of the first prime minister of Pakistan to accept the cordial invitation [...]