Why does the Islamic Republic of Pakistan want to become a Democracy?

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Pakistan’s rocky road to democracy has been beset with setbacks in downpour. We take turns blaming it on external actors, state and non state actors. Oscillating between dictatorial rule and the ‘parliamentary form of democracy’, the masses cheer every one of them conferring garlands of praise for Pakistan’s next knight in . . . → Read More: Why does the Islamic Republic of Pakistan want to become a Democracy?

Introducing the Android game Angry Imran

As calm as he may look on the outside, an ‘angry’ Imran Khan has set out to kick out politicians from Pakistan. A newly launched Angry Birds-styled game for Android users shows the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chief taking on politicians from different parties.

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No more neglecting education

By Gulfam Mustafa

Recently, Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani announced the government’s top priorities for the next budget. Electricity and employment top the list. Although this is all good news, I would like to ask our premier, what about education?

Without a doubt, the electricity crisis is the most important issue Pakistan is facing right now. The country is . . . → Read More: No more neglecting education

Kashmir citizens get mauled by stray canines

By Saadut Hussain

In ‘When the Ants Came’ (Leiningen Versus the Ants) Carl Stephenson (1893-1954) pitched Leningen against the invasion of mighty ants that ‘are the size of a man’s thumb consuming everything in their path and can pick the flesh of a horse in six minutes.’

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Living with an immoral society

By Taimur Arbab

A few days back, taking advantage of my weekly holiday, I decided to renew my passport. Fearing that a late arrival at the passport office would lead to having to wait in a never ending line, I made sure I reached the premises at around 8 am.

Having paid the renewal fee of Rs3,000, . . . → Read More: Living with an immoral society

Aesthetics of Taliban

By Anwar Iqbal

“I would explain all my grief, dot-by-dot, point by point, if heart-to-heart we talk and face-to-face we meet,” this was Qurrat-ul-Ayn Tahira or Tahirih, as she is known in Iran. “To catch a glimpse of you, I am wandering like a breeze, from house to house, door to door, place . . . → Read More: Aesthetics of Taliban

4 attacked with acid: Faisalabad

FAISALABAD: Two women and their two daughters were injured in acid attacks on Thursday.

A woman and her daughter suffered an acid attack in the Barana area.

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Contagious diseases contribute to a significant amount of deaths in Pakistan

Communicable diseases still account for a major cause of death in Pakistan while health indicators have been slow to improve due to various external and natural factors.

According to the Economic Survey 2011-12, the National Expanded Programme on Immunisation (EPI) highlighted that the seven killer communicable diseases – tuberculosis, poliomyelitis, diphtheria, pertussis (bacterial disease that . . . → Read More: Contagious diseases contribute to a significant amount of deaths in Pakistan

Clash of the Galaxies

Our galaxy is on a collision course with its nearest neighbour, Andromeda, and the head-on crash is expected in four billion years, the US space agency NASA says.

Astronomers have long theorised that a clash of these galaxy titans was on the way, though it was unknown how severe it might be, or when, with . . . → Read More: Clash of the Galaxies

CNN in Troubled Waters

The bad news just keeps coming for CNN.

May was the network’s worst month for total viewers during primetime in over 20 years. CNN drew an average of just 389,000 primetime viewers from April 30 to May 27. In comparison, MSNBC drew an average of 674,000 total viewers, while Fox News boasted an average of . . . → Read More: CNN in Troubled Waters