IF anything has changed in Nawaz Sharif’s style of governance in his third term in office,surely it is for the worse. Not only has the government increasingly become a family enterprise,its ineptness is getting more glaring by the day. The high-profile launch of the prime minister’s daughter in public office marks further strengthening of the family hold over power. Continue reading Pakistan:All in the family
By Mahwash Badar
Devyani Khobragade is one lucky,lucky lady.
To say that about someone who is possibly facing 10 years in prison and was arrested publicly in front of her daughter’s school over visa fraud,is a bit of a stretch,but hear me out.
Continue reading Would Pakistani politicians have reacted the same way?
BY QASIM A. MOINI
BHIT SHAH:For most Karachi-based city slickers,a visit to Shah Abdul Latif Bhitai’s dargah in Bhit Shah,Matiari district,especially during the urs,serves as a crash course in how the Sufi saint holds such a central place in Sindh’s spiritual and cultural life and what this translates to socially. Continue reading The Bhit Shah Experience
By Ali Abunimah
As part of the US effort to restore utterly futile “peace talks” between Israel and the Palestinian Authority,Israel agreed to release 104 Palestinian prisoners in phases,with the first 26 to be freed on 13 August.
Continue reading How Western media exploits Palestinian prisoners
According to Finance Ministry sources,Pakistan will soon receive the second installment of loan amounting to USD 550 million from the IMF.
The approval for the issuance of second tranche of loan was granted by the IMF board of directors,sources said.
Continue reading IMF okays $550m Pakistan’s way
A girl student of Khyber Medical College,Peshawar on Tuesday accused a male teacher of roughing her up after a heated argument over veiling herself in classroom.
Misbah Syed,a first-year student of MBBS,told reporters here that she had been covering face with a veil since she got admission to the college.
Continue reading Medical student thrashed by male teacher for veiling her face
BY ASHKAN SOLTANI AND TIMOTHY B. LEE
The woman was shocked when she received two nude photos of herself by e-mail. The photos had been taken over a period of several months — without her knowledge — by the built-in camera on her laptop.
Fortunately,the FBI was able to identify a suspect:her high school classmate,a man named Jared Abrahams. The FBI says it found software on Abrahams’s computer that allowed him to spy remotely on her and numerous other women.
Continue reading Your laptop is watching you
Taking exception to the continued absence of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif from Senate,opposition members on Thursday accused him of violating the constitution under which he was equally responsible for both houses of parliament.
Continue reading Nawaz criticized for absence from Senate
Tonight on The Buck Stops Here:
Devyani Khobragade arrest:an American conspiracy?
In an interview to NDTV,External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid says he does not take Preet Bharara’s comments seriously. He says what Americans have done to Devyani Khobragade is “unacceptable”and asks why US couldn’t just talk to India if there was any discordance between the laws of the two nations. (Read more)
Continue reading US –India relations in trouble