A tall order, really. Qaim doesn’t do resignations. The Party doesn’t do dismissals.
There’s a core truth about the Peoples Party, and it keeps on repeating itself. It’s called indifference: an epic, unflinching, Nero-playing-the-lyre sort of apathy. And it was long evident before the famine. Just as the reality of rural Sindh — crushing poverty — was a fact of life before it hit the headlines. Continue reading Qaim’s party doesn’t do dismissals
An Emirati court has sentenced a Pakistani man to death after convicting him of trafficking four kilograms of heroin in the Gulf country, media reported Monday.
The defendant, identified only by his initials W A, was arrested in a sting operation when a police officer posed as a client willing to buy the drugs for 100,000 dirhams last May, Gulf News daily reported.
Continue reading Pakistani drug smuggler sentenced to death by UAE
On 30 November 2010, a 39-year-old Pakistani national named Muhammed Ather “Tony” Butt was detained with his Thai girlfriend, Sirikalya Kitbamrung, as they were crossing into Laos from the north-eastern Thai province of Nong Khai. Later that same day, officers fromThailand‘s Department of Special Investigations arrested a second Pakistani, Zezan Azzan Butt, 27, in the Rat Burana district of Bangkok. At about the same time, on the other side of the globe, Spanish police were swooping on a series of addresses in Barcelona, arresting six Pakistanis and one Nigerian. Continue reading Thailand’s fake passports fueling crime
Terrorist groups the Taliban and al Qaeda are planning an assassination attempt on former president Pervez Musharraf.
The revelation from the Interior Ministry in a letter on Monday prompted media speculation that Musharraf may not appear in court on Tuesday. The letter was sent to the Home Secretary Punjab, the Islamabad police chief, the chief commissioner and other officials.
Continue reading Musharraf receives direct threat from Taliban
Steve Jobs used to tell a story about how he first became inspired by the idea of what computers could do.
He’d say that once, when he was a kid, he was reading a science magazine and he found an article ranking animals by the efficiency of their movements.
At the top of the list, there were cheetahs and hawks. Way down at the bottom, there were humans — relatively slow on their two legs. Continue reading It’s been EIGHT YEARS since Apple introduced new technology that made it easier for humans to interact with computers!
1). The importance of “permissionless innovation”
The thing that is most extraordinary about the internet is the way it enables permissionless innovation. This stems from two epoch-making design decisions made by its creators in the early 1970s: that there would be no central ownership or control; and that the network would not be optimized for any particular application: all it would do is take in data-packets from an application at one end, and do its best to deliver those packets to their destination. Continue reading 25 things about the Internet that many people don’t know about
If Hollywood wants to make a movie about anything having to do with the military, there is one man they have to woo first: Phil Strub, entertainment liaison at the Department of Defense since 1989.
Strub, a former Navy videographer, is now the sole person whose call it is to green light or deny a film’s right to military cooperation on everything from accessing information and advisors to using the Air Force’s planes or the Navy’s ships.
Continue reading Phil Strub: the DoD bureaucrat who controls Hollywood’s access to the Pentagon
Across its six columns on page one last Wednesday, The Indian Express screamed: “For ‘cheering’ Pakistan in India Match, University in Meerut suspends 67 Kashmiri students.”
Indian bowlers had choked Pakistan, until legendary hitter, Shahid Afridi, walked to the middle. A sensational spree of sixes turned the game around. Pakistan won. India was stunned.
Continue reading 67 students of Occupied Kashmir have “misplaced loyalties” when they cheered for Pakistan…