Nishter Colony encounter: Initial charge sheet presented

The initial charge sheet of the alleged police encounter in Nishtar Colony has been presented, Geo News reported.

In the alleged encounter, the police had killed a young man named Shahzad. According to court sources, the initial charge sheet holds the DSP and accused policemen involved in the alleged encounter responsible for the death of . . . → Read More: Nishter Colony encounter: Initial charge sheet presented

India: Gujarat riots records ‘destroyed’

Official records relating to the 2002 riots in India’s Gujarat state were destroyed in line with regulations, the government tells a panel probing the riots.

Documents with records of telephone calls and the movements of officials during the riots were destroyed in 2007, five years after their origin Officials say this is standard practice and in . . . → Read More: India: Gujarat riots records ‘destroyed’

Movie on Imran Khan: Will ‘Kaptaan’ hit a sixer?

A group of young independent filmmakers has undertaken the initiative of producing an independent feature film called Kaptaan, based on Imran Khan’s high-profile lifefollowing the end of his cricket career.

As Pakistan’s former captain or Kaptaan, Khan stamped the cricket field with his talent and charisma.  Years later, he is just as famous after transforming into a . . . → Read More: Movie on Imran Khan: Will ‘Kaptaan’ hit a sixer?

Is Facebook worth the price?

ON MONDAY, news surfaced that a small investment fund, GSV Capital, had purchased $6.6m worth of private shares of Facebook, valuing the popular social network at $70 billion. The shares of GSV Capital, which are publicly traded, shot up 42% on the news, adding $14m to the fund’s market value. That suggests the stock market believes . . . → Read More: Is Facebook worth the price?

Islamists Biggest Threat to Islam & Pakistan

Islam’s greatest threat comes from those who claim to be serving it – extremist militants, Shehrbano Taseer, daughter of slain Punjab Governor Salman Taseer, said June 27.

Shehrbano said that militants, whom she repeatedly called “hate mongers,” have misinterpreted Islam. “Islam is a peaceful religion,” she said.

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Pakistan’s Urban Metamorphosis

It’s surprising to many that the majority of Pakistanis support the Islamists and their apologists as the saviors of their religion. But this didn’t happen overnight. The mindset of the large segment of society didn’t change with a blink of an eye.

No serious attempt has been made to analyse this phenomenon even though the . . . → Read More: Pakistan’s Urban Metamorphosis

What’s really at stake in Libya

Way beyond the impenetrable fog of war, the ongoing tragedy in Libya is morphing into a war of acronyms that graphically depicts the tortuous “birth pangs” of a possibly new world order.

On one side there’s NATO (the North Atlantic Treaty Organization) and AL (the Arab League; on the other side, the African Union (AU) . . . → Read More: What’s really at stake in Libya

Time to exit

Far-called our navies melt away

On dune and headland sinks the fire

Lo, all our pomp of yesterday

Is one with Nineveh and Tyre!

(Rudyard Kipling Recessional)

War is waged to achieve political objectives, not to kill enemies.   In this sense, the United States has . . . → Read More: Time to exit

War from inside the belly of the beast

An amazingly frank admission from the former Chief of Staff of Colin Powell, also a former instructor at the Naval War College, about why the US goes to war.

Hint: It’s not about truth, justice or protecting the American Way.

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DANGEROUS DRUGS BANNED GLOBALLY BUT AVAILABLE IN INDIA, CAN BE EXPORTED TO PAKISTAN

Dear All,

Make a checklist, check whether this medicine is in your home or whether it has been recommended by your doctor… please DO NOT use it…

Please Read Very Carefully – INFORM ALL YOUR FRIENDS & FAMILY MEMBERS

Asia has become a dumping ground for banned drugs; also the business for production of banned . . . → Read More: DANGEROUS DRUGS BANNED GLOBALLY BUT AVAILABLE IN INDIA, CAN BE EXPORTED TO PAKISTAN