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Duplicity of Pakistani Car Manufacturers
Friday, August 08, 2014

I was very happy to have Japanese car makers manufacturing their latest cars in Pakistan.

China to invest $50b to develop Indus River Cascade
Saturday, May 13, 2017

ISLAMABAD: In a major development that may attract $50 billion Chinese investment to Pakistan, Islamabad is expected to sign an MoU with Beijing on...

Pakistan Development Fund: Billions in hand, none in the works
Monday, February 13, 2017

ISLAMABAD: It has now been three years since the government parked the $1.5-billion Saudi gift in a defunct entity called Infrastructure Projects...

When buildings rise, the real losers are the people
Tuesday, February 07, 2017

KARACHI: When approvals were handed out for high-rise buildings in Karachi, a lot of departments minted money. The real losers were the residents of...

Chinese firms eye Pakistan amid Beijing's 'Silk Road' splurge
Friday, February 03, 2017

Chinese companies are in talks to snap up more businesses and land in Pakistan after sealing two major deals in recent months, a sign of deepening...

Consumer giants court Muslims with halal face creams shampoos
Friday, September 02, 2016

LONDON/JAKARTA: Some of the world's biggest consumer groups are making halal face creams and shampoos for Indonesia ahead of a new labeling law, part...

SC rejects Hussain Nawaz’s petition against Panamagate JIT
Monday, May 29, 2017

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Monday rejected a petition filed by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s son Hussain Nawaz against two members of the JIT...

How Imran Khan stays fit during Ramazan
Monday, May 29, 2017

LAHORE: Ramazan is a month of self-reflection. It is also the time of year when physical training and healthy eating are most likely to suffer,...

Pakistan draws redlines for joining Saudi alliance
Monday, May 29, 2017

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has decided to draw certain ‘redlines’ for becoming part of the Saudi-led Islamic Military Alliance against Terrorism (IMAT) in...

Hindu soldier died in defence of Pakistan
Monday, May 29, 2017

KARACHI: It was in 2009 that a young Hindu boy after passing his matriculation examinations went to Badin from his village without informing the...

After the embarrassing treatment meted by the Saudis, is it time for “Go Nawaz Go”?
Friday, May 26, 2017

Pakistan has suffered yet another excruciating defeat on an international platform. With the recent verdict of the International Court of Justice...

India could launch 'preemptive' nuclear strike against Pakistan, says expert
Wednesday, March 22, 2017

India could launch a pre-emptive first strike against Pakistan if it feared a nuclear attack was imminent, a leading nuclear strategist has...

Will Operation Raddul Fasaad be effective?
Wednesday, March 22, 2017

February 17, 2017: Within hours of the Sehwan attack, terrorist hideouts are magically discovered all over the country and over a hundred “militants”...

Let’s fake it
Monday, December 26, 2016

This week, our defence minister Khawaja Asif directed a nuclear threat to Israel in response to a news report that quoted the Israeli defence...

Army engagement in Waziristan to last until 2019
Friday, September 04, 2015

ISLAMABAD: As part of a fresh strategy to prevent incursion of supporters of Taliban and Islamic State through the Afghan border, Pakistan’s armed...

After 7 year gap, Pakistan Day to see military parade in full glory
Monday, February 02, 2015

ISLAMABAD: A joint military parade of Pakistan's armed forces will take place on Pakistan Day, sources said on Monday, after a gap of seven years.

KP education dept retracts decision to hold centralised exams
Monday, February 15, 2016

PESHAWAR: The Elementary and Secondary Education (E&SE) Department’s sudden decision not to hold centralised examinations of grade-V and...

City managers in a fix about schools in residential areas
Wednesday, February 03, 2016

ISLAMABAD: City managers are in a fix about taking action against 293 private schools functioning in residential areas in violation of the CDA...

Rifts within Karachi intermediate education board deepen
Wednesday, October 07, 2015

KARACHI: All is not well at the Board of Intermediate Education Karachi (BIEK), it was evident on Tuesday after several staffers, teachers and...

Community Based Interventions- Protecting the Right to Learn
Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Pakistan has suffered from the worst attacks on education than any country in the world.

Living Colours: Saya School casts a long shadow
Thursday, July 02, 2015

Everyone talks about the plight of out-of-school children in Pakistan, but very few seem to be doing something about it. One of those select few is...

Opp stages walkout in PA over worst power outages so far
Tuesday, June 23, 2015

LAHORE: Opposition on Monday walked out of the Punjab Assembly to protest against “worst loadshedding in the country’s history” and demanded...

Hundreds dead, as monsoon rains heap misery on Asia
Monday, August 03, 2015

YANGON: Monsoon rains have claimed the lives of hundreds of people across Asia, authorities said on Monday, as rescue workers scrambled to reach...

Defeating terrorism: Dormant ISI-NDS deal back on table
Monday, February 08, 2016

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and Afghanistan are likely to discuss the revival of an agreement between their top spy agencies in a latest move by the two...

Afghan reconciliation process: Sartaj kicks off four-nation meeting with four guiding points
Monday, January 11, 2016

ISLAMABAD: Adviser to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz on Monday opened a meeting of the Quadrilateral Coordination Committee (QCC)...

PM Nawaz at SCO: Pakistan facing challenges to territorial integrity
Tuesday, December 15, 2015

ZHENGZHOU: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif while attending the 14th Heads of Government Council meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) in...

Breakthrough at Heart of Asia: Kabul agrees to restart dialogue with reconcilable Taliban
Thursday, December 10, 2015

ISLAMABAD: The Afghan government on Wednesday agreed to restart dialogue with ‘reconcilable’ Taliban with the help of Pakistan, the United States and...

Non-implementation of UNSC resolutions on Kashmir travesty of law and morality: Lodhi
Tuesday, November 03, 2015

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan's Permanent Representative to the United Nations (UN) Maleeha Lodhi at the UN said that the non-implementation of long-standing...

Why the world isn’t talking about Kashmir
Saturday, May 13, 2017

Today, the trend lines for Jammu and Kashmir are quite troubling, to say the least.

Is India losing Kashmir?
Friday, May 05, 2017

As India’s most restive region stares down the abyss of what a commentator calls another “hot summer of violence”, the doom-laden headline has...

THE MEDIA MUDDLE
Thursday, September 18, 2014

“The media is the most powerful entity on earth. They have the power to make the innocent guilty and to make the guilty innocent, and that's power....

Pakistan Day: Nation in Search of Freedom - March 23
Wednesday, May 14, 2014

The unanimously approved declaration of the people called for an independent Pakistan to co-exist in peace and harmony with the global nations of the...

10 sehri meals to keep your energy level high during Ramazan
Monday, May 29, 2017

The holy month of Ramazan is here and that calls for a steady diet plan for all the rozedars. The pre-dawn meal or sehri is the most important meal...

Govt hospitals in Rawalpindi facing shortage of ventilators
Tuesday, February 23, 2016

RAWALPINDI: When the 70-year-old father of Nasir Hussein, a resident of Rawalpindi, went through respiratory failure after combating high blood...

Conditions in teaching hospitals unsatisfactory, says PMDC president
Thursday, February 18, 2016

ISLAMABAD: During surprise visits to medical colleges, the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) found the conditions of their teaching...

Islamabad anti-polio efforts worst in the country
Tuesday, February 09, 2016

ISLAMABAD: Over the past few years, the federal capital has become more vulnerable to the polio virus, mainly due to a lack of human resources,...

Pakistan, Afghanistan should work together to eradicate polio
Friday, January 29, 2016

ISLAMABAD: The chairperson of Technical Advisory Group (TAG), an organisation that advises Pakistan on polio eradication programmes, has suggested...

Pakistan’s Ignored Rural Areas
Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Five regional cities should be upgraded within the provinces in Pakistan:

Safoora, Sabeen cases convicts challenge death sentence
Thursday, June 30, 2016

ISLAMABAD: Five convicts of the Safoora Goth carnage and Sabeen Mahmud murder cases challenged their death sentence in a military court of appeal on...

Court rejects bail plea of accused in Imran Farooq murder case
Tuesday, June 14, 2016

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday rejected the post-arrest bail application of Moazzam Ali, an under trial accused in the Dr Imran...

Top court allows Musharraf to travel, name to be struck off ECL
Wednesday, March 16, 2016

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court (SC) on Wednesday ordered the removal of former president Pervez Musharraf's name from the Exit Control List (ECL),...

Verdict reserved in Justice Chaudhry bullet-proof car case
Tuesday, March 08, 2016

ISLAMABAD: After the concluding argument from the federal government that former chief justice of Pakistan (CJP) Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry could not...

Amjad Kayani appears before NAB in DHA scam
Thursday, February 04, 2016

ISLAMABAD: Retired Brigadier Amjad Kayani, a brother of former Chief of Army Staff Gen Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, appeared before the National...

Sindh govt, Rangers still at odds over policing powers extension
Thursday, July 21, 2016

KARACHI/HYDERABAD: A day after the expiry of the tenure of Rangers’ special powers, the Pakistan Peoples Party-led provincial government appears to...

Rangers have mandate to operate in Karachi, not in whole province CM
Wednesday, July 20, 2016

KARACHI: The Sindh government on Tuesday moved to consolidate its position amid the ongoing debate on its strained relations with the Pakistan...

Qaim orders setting up of separate force for judges security
Monday, July 18, 2016

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah ordered on Sunday creating of a separate force to provide foolproof security to the judiciary in the...

Army to monitor schools health centres in Fata
Thursday, July 14, 2016

PESHAWAR: As active combat operations are reaching their ultimate end, the Army has assumed the monitoring role in education and health sectors in...

Law enforcers told to crack down on street criminals
Tuesday, February 23, 2016

KARACHI: While taking notice of visible improvement in law and order in the province with the coordinated efforts of the Rangers and police, the...

The idea that created Pakistan
Thursday, December 25, 2014

There’s a war on in Pakistan and it’s largely existentialist in nature. It’s a war for the mind, body and soul of the idea that drove the ‘Pakistan...

Polygamy: a choice or an exception?
Monday, December 15, 2014

The Chairman of the Council of Islamic Ideology (CII), Maulana Mohammad Khan Sherani issued statements regarding child marriages and polygamy in...

Alcohol consumption in Pakistan: Don't mix sin with crime
Thursday, October 30, 2014

Consuming pork is sinful and forbidden in Islam. However, Islamic law does not prescribe whipping or incarceration to those who consume pork. The...

BOOTA SINGH
Wednesday, May 14, 2014

The nightmare of exodus as a result of the Great Divide of India in Aug. 1947 did not efface the bitter memories even after its subsequent march...

Gold, Marriage and Zakat
Friday, April 25, 2014

Gold is an important part of our culture. Brides receive gold as wedding gift, as jewelry, which they use and store with them during their lives.

Global Humanity in Search of Peace, Not War
Wednesday, October 22, 2014

The UNO originated from the belief and commitment to avert futuristic wars by men of new ideas pursuing peaceful means, diplomacy and accountability...

Man and Humanity in Search of Peace Not Wars
Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Human nature longs for peace and harmony not violence and conflict. Nobody can invent peace, it needs to be discovered out of the planned efforts to...

The Taliban guide to state maneuvering
Thursday, May 01, 2014

TTP has ended its one month long cease fire, announcing it would not resume attacks against the public but will only act in self defense.

Who is best poised to take over Karachi in the next election?
Wednesday, May 17, 2017

With the sidelining of MQM founder Altaf Hussain after his controversial speech on August 22 in which he made derogatory remarks against the country...

PTI to sue Nawaz for ‘taking funds’ from Bin Ladin
Tuesday, May 09, 2017

ISLAMABAD: Relying on the ‘revelations’ made in certain interviews and a book, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) intends to open up a shady chapter...

Why India can’t defeat Pakistan or China in a war
Saturday, March 25, 2017

To provoke a somnolent establishment into action, your message has to be blunt. There cannot be a more blunt warning to India’s political leadership...

Does Imran Khan stand a chance in the 2018 General Elections?
Wednesday, March 22, 2017

The Nolan brothers are a great team; they have teamed up for some impressive films such as The Dark Night Trilogy, producing ground-breaking action...

FIA given green signal to approach Interpol for Altaf Hussain's arrest
Tuesday, February 07, 2017

The Ministry of Interior approved on Tuesday the request of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to approach Interpol for the arrest of Muttahida...

Misconceptions about Shia Islam: A Sunni perspective
Friday, October 30, 2015

The start of holy month of Moharram witnesses a serious debate regarding Shia Islam amongst the Sunni Muslims of Pakistan. Unfortunately in many of...

Food for thought
Tuesday, December 02, 2014

We are living in the 21st century, yet our minds are held in the Stone Age. We consider ourselves true Muslims by giving minorities their right, but...

Sharia and its misuse
Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Recently the kingdom of Brunei Darussalam announced it would adopt sharia. It is the first country in Southeast Asia to do so.

How this Pakistani built a billion-dollar startup
Tuesday, February 07, 2017

Mudassir Sheikha is the CEO and co-founder of ride-hailing app Careem, one of the hottest startups on the Asian continent.

This Pakistani startup promises to deliver Amazon and eBay goods in a week. Should you try it?
Thursday, February 11, 2016

Imagine if you could visit any online retailer in the world, buy what you like and have it delivered to your doorstep in Karachi or Lahore in a week.

Taking sides with technology
Wednesday, May 13, 2015

There are several opposing views regarding technology and how it has influenced the way people collaborate. In Cognitive Surplus, Clay Shirky...

PTCL launched live cricket streaming app with zero advertisement (A Review)
Sunday, February 22, 2015

So far, probably you might have heard about latest PTCL’s Smart TV app that got unveiled last week offering AD-free live streaming of whole cricket...

Crazy about technology
Thursday, February 19, 2015

Many of the people I interview for Aurora love to hold forth about how work is their life, that they never stop thinking about it and profess undying...

Pakistan create history in Younus, Misbah's swansong
Monday, May 15, 2017

NORTH CAROLINA: Pakistan gave two of the their retiring legends Misbahul Haq and Younus Khan a fitting farewell after beating West Indies for the...

Bowlers ensure befitting farewell for dynamic duo
Monday, May 15, 2017

It was a sight to die for … the players carrying captain Misbah ul Haq and former skipper Younis Khan on their shoulders after a victory that they...

Ready to play India in India: Shaharyar Khan
Thursday, May 11, 2017

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shaharyar Khan on Thursday said they are ready to play India in India and also on a neutral venue.

It’s Do or Die for Pakistan!
Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Pakistan went into the Test series against the West Indies as clear favorites but the tables have turned. Now before the third and final Test between...

Karachi, Lahore clash in potential play-off decider
Saturday, February 25, 2017

DUBAI: Karachi Kings go into their game against arch-rivals Lahore Qalandars knowing full well that anything less than a win will be a hammerblow to...

Awais Shah recovered from DI Khan in burqa DG ISPR
Tuesday, July 19, 2016

KARACHI: Director General ISPR Asim Bajwa said Awais Shah was recovered from his kidnappers who had made him wear a burqa in order to transport him...

Terrorism Is The Root Cause of Every Problem We Are Facing ?
Sunday, March 06, 2016

Pakistan is facing terrorist activities for more than a decade, terrorist activities raised dramatically after drone attack in Bajor school 2006...

Global Terrorism Destroying the Humanity: How to Change the Future?
Friday, February 19, 2016

“Nobody can predict which way the ‘Arab Awakening’ will turn this year… Over the decades of unchallenging aggressive adventures in Iraq, Afghanistan,...

America’s Unending War on Terrorism will Destroy Humanity and Planet Earth
Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Is America at war with itself? For more than a decade, American-led war on terrorism continues from Afghanistan to Iraq, Syria and soon to other oil...

Challenging Paradox of “Terrorism” and Wars against Humanity
Friday, December 04, 2015

“Throughout history, oppressed people have been overwhelmed and immobilized by the seeming indestructibility of the military establishment in power....

Donald Trump will be giving a lecture on Islam to Muslims in Riyadh – let that sink in
Saturday, May 20, 2017

Blowing trumpets, doves flying overhead and the awaiting red carpet. To many, this scenery invokes fairy tales of kings visiting their prefectures on...

For the US, it is time to say goodbye to the American dream
Wednesday, May 10, 2017

In an era of revenge politics where reprisal and retribution rule the roost, it comes as no surprise that the racist bigot who runs the United States...

Can Pakistan learn something from Trumponomics?
Monday, May 01, 2017

ISLAMABAD: The very name Donald Trump or anything related to this name conjures up blatant rejection from the average Pakistani.

10 ways to enter the United States if you're a Muslim
Wednesday, February 15, 2017

United States President Donald Trump has implemented a Muslim ban, which is not called a Muslim ban but simply seeks to restrict entry of people from...

Trump sends letter of thanks to China's Xi
Thursday, February 09, 2017

President Donald Trump has sent a letter to Chinese President Xi Jinping on the heels of his remarks about Taiwan that angered Beijing.

Trump may be doing the right thing siding by Saudi instead of Iran
Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Political pundits around the world are trying to analyse the impact of President Donald Trump’s visit to Saudi Arabia and his speech to the leaders...

Car bomb outside Somali President Palace kills at least 10
Wednesday, August 31, 2016

MOGADISHU: At least 10 people, including soldiers and civilians, were killed in Somalia's capital Mogadishu on Tuesday when a car bomb claimed by al...

Trump campaign asks Capitol Hill to back him in Khan controversy
Tuesday, August 02, 2016

WASHINGTON: U.S. Republican Donald Trump's presidential campaign appealed to Capitol Hill for support on Monday as his attacks on the Muslim parents...

Trump says he would consider alliance with Russia over IS
Tuesday, July 26, 2016

WINSTON SALEM: Republican nominee Donald Trump said on Monday that if elected US president he would weigh an alliance with Russia against the...