The Real Reason for the Decline of the Muslim World

By Zaki Malik

The following figures are indicative of the fact that Muslims are the least educated people in the world and we are proud of it because our spiritual leaders (neem- Mullahs)have guaranteed that we are the only one who will go to heaven and all others are doomed and bound for . . . → Read More: The Real Reason for the Decline of the Muslim World

FIR filed against Facebook for publishing blasphemous content

By Qaiser Zulfiqar

A day after the authorities briefly banned access to microblogging website Twitter due to ‘blasphemous’ material, the city capital police on the orders of a city court on Monday registered a case against social networking giant Facebook.

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Love Pakistan more than we hate America

The normative context has skewed badly over the years for Pakistan and has given rise to the following question: Do we even recognise what ‘normal’ is? We may have been falsely led to overestimating our potential when we tied into global relationships that were internalised over a prolonged period of association as elements of inherent . . . → Read More: Love Pakistan more than we hate America

Canadian students arrested for protesting against raise in university tuition fees

Major protest scheduled in Montreal to mark 100th day of rallies, as hacker group Anonymous downs government websites.

Demonstrations have continued in Canadian city of Montreal despite the introduction of a new law aimed at ending three months of protests against proposed tuition fee increases.

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Japan opens Tokyo Skytree as the world’s tallest tower

Nearly 8,000 visitors were expected to take high-speed elevators up to the observation decks of the 634-meter (2,080-foot) tower to mark its opening. Some reportedly waited in line more than a week to get the coveted tickets for a panoramic view, though Tuesday ended up being cloudy in Tokyo.

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Legalizing the illegal: Bulletproof vehicles for politicians

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani on Monday amended the staff car rules to legalise the illegal use of bulletproof vehicles by top politicians, services chiefs and federal ministers.

The premier amended the Staff Car Rules, 1980 after the Public Accounts Committee gave a month’s deadline to the government to either amend the rules to provide . . . → Read More: Legalizing the illegal: Bulletproof vehicles for politicians

India’s weak Government and Economy roil in panic

By John Elliott 

It had to happen. India’s slide in the past two or three years from a self-perceived emerging economic super-power to its current crisis of appalling government performance, sliding economic statistics, and almost daily political crises has today led to a damning international verdict with ratings agency Standard & Poor’s deciding . . . → Read More: India’s weak Government and Economy roil in panic

Celebrated TV Star Ibrahim Nafees passes away

Renowned TV, film and theatre artist Ibrahim Nafees breathed his last on Sunday after protracted illness. He was 72.

Nafees had been under treatment at a private hospital since April 28. He was suffering from various infections and lost his vision after an injury two years ago.

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