Top Achievers of 2011!

2011 is almost over, and one hell of a roller coaster ride it was. The OBL assassination (controversial as it was), the Memogate Scandal (as controversial a document as was its source), terrorism, ethnic violence, bombing of schools, NATO strike, the steep economic downturn: you name it! Amidst all chaos and dissatisfaction we forget that there are people amongst you and me who are trying to, in their own way, make a difference. Be it on an individual level, or a societal scale, we have amongst us those who have made us proud of being Pakistani, even if for just a moment. . . . → Read More: Top Achievers of 2011!

Babar Awan distributed sweets when Bhutto was hanged, Zardari makes him Vice president of PPP

Politician and lawyer, Senator Dr. Babar Awan has been nominated Vice President of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP).

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The latest group dynamics in PTI

As Imran Khan’s political movement gathers steam, the core-group driving it has grown exponentially. While the long-term effects of this increasing capacity remain unknown, the absorption of various core-groups is transforming the PTI from within. Politicians like Jehangir Tareen, Shah Mahmood Qureshi, and Makhdoom Javed Hashmi will transform the PTI in their own ways. While some will impact . . . → Read More: The latest group dynamics in PTI

Blackmagic: Infant’s body missing from grave in Faisalabad

The body of a newborn baby was excavated from the Malikpur graveyard in Faisalabad on Monday evening. . . . → Read More: Blackmagic: Infant’s body missing from grave in Faisalabad

Women take a Stance on ending Domestic Violence

Sehra Waheed, author of ‘Silent Submission’, asks Pakistani women to stand up against domestic violence

KARACHI: A harrowing account of a young Pakistani woman caught amidst an expatriate society in its most primitive notions on the role of women in marriage – ‘Silent Submission’ describes the life story of Sehra Waheed. The author was present at . . . → Read More: Women take a Stance on ending Domestic Violence

Pakistan’s most Corrupt Departments this year

Land and property and police remained the two most corrupt departments of the country in year 2011, while education and military remained the two least corrupt departments during the said year, the National Corruption Perception Survey 2011 announced by Transparency International Pakistan (TIP) revealed on Wednesday.

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Recycling trash into jewellery in Guatemala

For most people, cereal packets are cereal packets, milk cartons are milk cartons and newspapers are newspapers. However, for the women of Creamos, old magazines and cardboard boxes are an opportunity to escape their lives of poverty in Guatemala City.

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A global fund needed to attain universal primary education by 2015

Walk through the maze of alleys and corrugated shacks in the sprawling Nairobi slum of Kibera, and you get a sense of the power of education.

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Ministers allegedly embezzled Rs 300b from fertilizer industry

A powerful group comprising federal ministers, elected officials, and senior civil servants allegedly embezzled Rs300 billion through the illegal dumping, smuggling, and black-marketing of fertiliser imported by the government, according to an official inquiry report.

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Russia considers banning Bhagvad Gita for its extremist nature

A Russian court has dismissed a call to ban an edition of the Hindu holy book Bhagvad Gita, in a case that triggered protests in India.

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