International Day for Labor – Pakistani Style

Offices all over the country were abuzz with happy anticipation on the eve of First May, International Day for Labor. Smiles plastered all over, everyone looked forward to a day of utter relaxation and content at home. For what else does Labor Day mean to us except a midweek free holiday?

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The hub of gangs

By Faraz Khan

While gangs and smugglers have operated in Lyari for decades, the most recent of these clashes emerged in 2002. The fallouts and gains of these fights are what has shaped the current conflict in Lyari.

In 2002, gang leader Haji Lalu controlled the drug operations in Lyari, with Rehman . . . → Read More: The hub of gangs

Money given to widow by CIA is why she was killed

By Jon Boone

Family row erupted over large payout made to Zohra Haider after her husband was killed by CIA contractor Raymond Davis

“Blood money” paid by the US to secure the release of a CIA contractor who gunned down and killed two men in Pakistan last year is at the . . . → Read More: Money given to widow by CIA is why she was killed

After protesting innocence for so long, Shahzain Bugti finally admits smuggling Weapons from Afghanistan

A politician smuggles landmines and anti-aircraft guns from Afghanistan. His cousin runs a terror group protected by foreign governments. Are politicians and political parties allowed to do this in a democracy or is it time to correct these flawed practices in Pakistan?

A video has surfaced that shows politician Shahzain Bugti telling the police . . . → Read More: After protesting innocence for so long, Shahzain Bugti finally admits smuggling Weapons from Afghanistan

Bounty placed on Lyari’s most wanted criminals

KARACHI: Sindh home ministry on Tuesday announced bounty on most wanted criminals of the troubled Lyari neighbourhood of Karachi, DawnNews reported.

According to a notification issued by the ministry, head money of Rs 2 million on Uzair Baloch, Rs 3 million on Baba Ladla, Rs 1.6 million on Ibrahim Katchi, Rs 1.5 million on Rashid . . . → Read More: Bounty placed on Lyari’s most wanted criminals

CJ Iftikhar Mohammad inaugurates BHC Sibi bench

Chief Justice of Supreme Court of Pakistan, Mr. Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry on Tuesday inaugurated the premises of the Balochistan High Court (BHC) Sibi Circuit Bench. Earlier, Chief Justice of Pakistan along with judges of Supreme Court including Justice Khilji Arif Hussain and Justice Tariq Pervez and Chief Justice BHC Qazi Faez Isa and judges of the . . . → Read More: CJ Iftikhar Mohammad inaugurates BHC Sibi bench

What was the ‘OBL’ episode?

By Michael Kugelman

A year after the Abbottabad raid that plunged the US-Pakistan relationship to a new low, one big takeaway is that America’s general public is finally familiar with the name of at least one Pakistani city (though this does not mean we and our mediahave a handle on its geographical location).

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Various ATMs were targeted by blasts in Sindh

Various Automated-Teller-Machines (ATMs) belonging to government-run banks were targeted early on Wednesday in a series of blasts in various cities across the province of Sindh injuring many people, DawnNews reported.

Citizens came under the grip of fear and panic as a result of the blasts whereas security forces were on alert and deployed on sensitive . . . → Read More: Various ATMs were targeted by blasts in Sindh

Unsinkable Titanic to be build by Australian billionaire

An Australian billionaire announced plans on Monday to build an “unsinkable” version of the Titanic, 100 years after the original sank after hitting an iceberg.

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Infected chicken sold and bought for peanuts by restaurants: Lahore

By Nauman Tasleem

If you are planning to go out to a restaurant for eating karahi, BBQ or shawarma then be warned, as you might be eating dead chicken or meat that was infected by mysterious disease.

Recently, thousands of chicken fell victim to a mysterious disease and died. The poultry industry sources said . . . → Read More: Infected chicken sold and bought for peanuts by restaurants: Lahore