Spain divided over corruption charges on Judge Garzon

He has put dictators, torturers, terrorists and drug barons in the dock. Now, he himself faces an extraordinary battery of criminal charges.

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Violence in Karachi kills 5

Armed assailants on Monday carried out a grenade attack in front of a cellular-phone shop in Karachi’s Lyari, DawnNews reported.

At least three people were reported injured in the attack in the Bahar Colony area of Lyari.

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Dra-Media

Is today’s news a modern form of drama?

“Lights, camera and… ACTION!”

No ladies and gentlemen, I will not be discussing the world of films. I would like to instead bring your attention to the world of news where the above phrase is very much used.

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My identity, my pride

To start off, I am incredibly lucky. I was born to a privileged family in Lahore, Pakistan. I attended the best schools around (Yes, a proud Aitchisonian!) and was exposed to people from all parts of the world at a very early age. More than anything else, my parents were focused on making sure their . . . → Read More: My identity, my pride

Investigation in fake drugs turning into a blame game

As the death toll rises, some organisations are cooperating to get to the heart of the matter. Others are acting more secretively.

The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) and the police have agreed to share information, after a meeting held at the FIA Punjab office on Monday. However, the Punjab Institute of Cardiology (PIC), the drug . . . → Read More: Investigation in fake drugs turning into a blame game

Media Rights and Privacy Rights

As many people know, Maya Khan used to be employed by Samaa TVas the host of a show called “Subah Saveray Maya kay saath”. Last week, she and about 10-15 other women descended upon a park in Karachi, cameraman in tow, after which Ms Khan proceeded to first approach and then harangue ‘couples’, the term ‘couple’ being . . . → Read More: Media Rights and Privacy Rights

Black Cloaked Justice

In Pakistan the role of the Supreme Court besides being the third albeit ‘weak’ arm of the state has evolved to embrace a wide variety of complex multidimensional and crucial functions.

The ‘traditional’ role of the Supreme Court has proliferated since its inception encompassing a whole range of functions, duties, mandates and directives to uphold . . . → Read More: Black Cloaked Justice

Making foreign soil your own

Three teams; three teams who won, and won with grit and grace and such passion; three teams with new faces and old faces, innovation and inspired captaincy, who played cricket with the joy and energy the great game both creates and deserves; three teams who had gone through tough times, and yet, when the test . . . → Read More: Making foreign soil your own

Myanmar’s Rohingya

Millions of residents of western Myanmar have been stripped of citizenship and basic human rights. Will Suu Kyi help?

The image of a smiling Daw Aung San Suu Kyi receiving flowers from her supporters is a powerful message of freedom and optimism in Myanmar, the symbol of democracy in a country which has known nothing . . . → Read More: Myanmar’s Rohingya

Suicide attack kills 3 people including Ansar-ul-Islam commander

At least three people including a commander of banned militant outfit Ansarul Islam Haji Akhundzada were killed and seven injured in a suicide attack in the Pakha Ghulam, a suburban area of Peshawar on Monday.

Among the seven injured two are children. Five of the injured were in critical condition. The explosion took place at an under construction house . . . → Read More: Suicide attack kills 3 people including Ansar-ul-Islam commander