Lahore aims to ban shisha in all cafes

Shisha ban in Lahore

Even as the Lahore High Court hears a petition on the potential ban for use of sheesha in Punjab, the Lahore district administration has been assigned the task to shut down sheesha smoking.

Sources at the District Commissioner’s Office stated on Thursday that as part of the first . . . → Read More: Lahore aims to ban shisha in all cafes

Extra territorial Terror

How much more blood must be shed in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan before it is understood that the country is being torn to shreds from the inside out in a foreign-sponsored 4th Generation Warfare (4GW) campaign? How many more men, women and children must have their lives snuffed out before a little, not a . . . → Read More: Extra territorial Terror

Facebook: Profit over Privacy

Facebook, the world’s biggest social-networking site, is set to raise $16bn for itself in its highly anticipated initial public offering [IPO] on Friday.

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The Lying Game

Every nation has certain characteristics that define its people at all times and all aspects of their lives. These qualities are not static, but as the nation advances they can and usually do change. Amongst their many characteristics, Pakistanis can easily be associated with their incorrigible habit of lying. So be it the political parties . . . → Read More: The Lying Game

Moving on

By Kamran Shafi

So then, the great drama thought up by our brilliant strategists, both military and civil, to go-for-broke on the US apology for Salala/opening of the truck routes into Afghanistan has fallen flat on its face as predicted by many beyghairats such as yours truly. Elementary it was, but as usual missed the great intellect of our  . . . → Read More: Moving on

Facebook prices on an all time high

Facebook priced its initial public offering at $38 a share, giving the world’s No. 1 online social network a $104 billion valuation in the third largest offering in US history.

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Queen of disco dies at 63

Donna Summer, the American five-time Grammy Award winner disco queen who became an iconic figure after gaining prominence in the 1970s, has died at the age of 63.

Her family released a statement, saying Summer died on Thursday morning and that they “are at peace celebrating her extraordinary life and her continued legacy”. The family . . . → Read More: Queen of disco dies at 63

Tacstrat: What double-game?

By Zoon Ahmad Khan

For the most part Americans and the World believe Pakistan has fallen no short of treacherous in the ‘War on terror’ that started eleven years ago. Islamabad’s so-called ‘shady tactics’ have given her biggest ally cold feet, time and again. With aid cuts and unilateral attacks Washington has been able to . . . → Read More: Tacstrat: What double-game?