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Imran Khan’s lucid US war stance — a ray of hope

Cricketer-turned politician, Imran Khan has come up with a clear stand to end Pakistan’s role in the so-called US-led war on terror and to pull out the armed forces of the restive Waziristan tribal region.   Khan spoke to two big rallies in Karak and Dera Ismail Khan on Sunday and also said he will […]

Dream always not come true: Red Passport is not sign of happiness

Dreams of luxurious and happy life are not come true for everyone who go to the United Kingdom. People who are moving to the Great Britain in search of their dreamy lives face isolation, financial stress, joblessness and even racism. The trend is to stay on and to gain the ever-alluring British passport, as many […]

MFN status not yet granted to India: minister

The National Assembly was informed on Wednesday that Pakistan has not yet granted Most Favoured Nation status to India for trade.   Minister for States and Frontier Regions Abbas Khan Afridi told the House during question hour that Pakistan maintains a Negative List of items for trade with India.   He said the elimination of […]

Mystery shrouds Taliban dialogue offer

Pakistani Taliban offered conditional dialogue offer to the government on February 4 that raised hopes for an important move to end the years of violence which has claimed lives of nearly 40,000 people including security forces in nearly 10 years.   The government has not yet responded to the offer and Interior Minister Rehman Malik […]

My city in Europe, my house in Africa

Every citizen of Lahore is going through a terrible psychological situation at the moment. To me, it is a very strange; like my city is in Europe but my house looks like a part of a poor African country. To make you understand, I have to explain my daily routine. I find no electricity at […]

Elections should be held timely

One doesn’t know who is at Tahirul Qadri’s back. His support for the role of army and judiciary in setting up of the Election Commission and the caretaker setup had raised many eyebrows.   As the SC has all along maintained that the elections must be held on time, it is generally understood that it […]

Pakistan, India to resume bus service today

Amid all the rhetoric that ensued firing incidents at the loc, sense seems to have begun prevailing on both sides.   Cross-border travel and trade services between India and Pakistan resume from Poonch today. Media reports quoting Indians officials said both services were suspended after the recent escalation in tensions between the two countries along […]

Chine losing the battle, Industry retuning to US

China is considered to be the fastest growing economy, but things are not as simple as they look. Attracted by subsidies, cheap labour, and tax regulations, several American-based manufacturers shifted their business to China in the recent years. However, the situation has changed now. The manufactures, who brought millions of jobs to China a few […]

Election Commission of Pakistan has to rise and act

Election Commission of Pakistan

The decision of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Monday to ban recruitment in government departments is a good beginning towards holding of fair and transparent elections.   In the backdrop of reports that the incumbent Prime Minister was diverting huge funds meant even for important projects like Diamer-Bhasha Dam for projects in his […]

Naturalist terms Humans as a Plague for Planet Earth

Looking at how rapidly the climate of the world has been changing these past couple of years and even more when looking at records that go back 20, 50 or even a 100. While not all may agree, but an 86-year-old naturalist David Attenborough certainly things that humans are a “plague on the Earth” according […]

Continual of democracy: Upcoming tasks by government and opposition

The storm created by TMQ chief Tahirul Qadri is over, thanks to the correct handling of the crisis by the government. However, this would not have been possible without the clear stand taken by the joint opposition led by Nawaz Sharif and by Imran Khan’s refusal to join the long march.   What is needed […]

President Zardari’s Political Wisdom Shines Again

President Zardari Pakistan People's Party

Many saw it as a turning moment for Pakistan, which definitely is not a new thing for the 200 million plus of the country, but Tahir-ul-Qadri’s long march was something that forced people to think that everything was just about on the brink of collapse.   Unlike the Occupy Wall Street protests in the United […]


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