PML-N Workers Protest: Go Gillani Go

The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz  (PML-N) kept the tempo of its anti-govt tirade through public rallies in three major cities on Sunday, reiterating its demand that Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani step down after his court conviction.

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Freedom to religion in Pakistan

By Waqqas Mir

Scholars tell us that part of the reason that constitutions exist is to afford protection against abuses that a majority is prone to; in other words constitutions exist to save us from ourselves. The way we persecute minorities is a stark reminder of the lack of our collective imagination. What else . . . → Read More: Freedom to religion in Pakistan

Disgraced bowler says there is no evidence to implicate him

KARACHI – Pakistan fast bowler M Asif on Friday said there had been no evidence for his conviction in Britain for corruption and spot-fixing, a day after he was released following six months in prison. “I spent the six months under difficult circumstances,” Asif told a Pakistani channel in London, in his first public remarks . . . → Read More: Disgraced bowler says there is no evidence to implicate him

Should terrorist be convicted in military courts or civil courts?

On September 11, 2001, I sat in my office in the Empire State Building, then New York City’s third tallest building, with a direct view of the two tallest, the twin towers of the World Trade Center. Shortly after the second jet crashed into them, I evacuated the building, aware that it might easily be . . . → Read More: Should terrorist be convicted in military courts or civil courts?

Dr. Yusuf Zafar declared “Scientist of the year” by ICAC

LAHORE: Dr Yusuf Zafar from Pakistan and Dr Andrew Paterson from the United States have been honoured with the International Cotton Advisory Committee Researcher of the Year 2012 award, a statement said on Friday.

Dr Yusuf Zafar, chief scientist and director general of the Agri and Biotechnology Division, Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission, Islamabad, is the . . . → Read More: Dr. Yusuf Zafar declared “Scientist of the year” by ICAC

Clash with militants in NWA kills 9 soldiers

Security forces, engaged by terrorists in North Waziristan, suffered nine casualties in clashes with militants on Sunday. According to an ISPR statement, the security forces were continuously targeted by the terrorists at Amin checkpost in Miranshah. On Sunday, during an attack on a military convoy, intense exchange of firing took place in which nine troops . . . → Read More: Clash with militants in NWA kills 9 soldiers

Avengers breaks box office record by making $200m

The Avengers superhero movie has smashed the record for the biggest US opening weekend, taking $200m (£123m), early figures show.

The previous best opening weekend was Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, which opened in July 2011 with $169m (£104m).

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Rs.38 billion unaccounted for by Punjab Govt

By  Anwer Sumra

The Punjab government is unable to explain where it has spent Rs38 billion, which is missing from its accounts for the current fiscal year, official sources told The Express Tribune.

The authorities are reluctant to reconcile the missing amount despite repeated letters of accountant general (AG), they said.

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Blackberry shifts focus to emerging markets including Pakistan

By Farooq Baloch

After losing significant market share in North America, Research In Motion (RIM) is shifting its focus more towards emerging markets that accounts for 68% of its revenues.  BlackBerry App World’s official launch, with limited access though, in Pakistan is another effort towards protecting the revenue-base; say industry experts.

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Lyari – Swat of Sindh

By Ghalib Sultan

To the oldest locality of Pakistan’s largest city, violence and illegal activities is not new. Lyari saw its first well known gangster back in 1960s. Gangs were typically involved in drug smuggling, bootlegging and other street crimes. The situation took a turn for the worse in the 1980s when weapons and . . . → Read More: Lyari – Swat of Sindh