Inside the Kidnappers Mind

Just like all the other crimes, this one is a part and parcel of life in Karachi. Hearing about a case of abduction did not really give me goose bumps before. However, all this changed the day one of my own kin got kidnapped.

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Building taller walls

By Chintan Modi

The last few months have been full of optimism for Indians and Pakistanis who are eager to step across the border and experience what lies on the other side. The fact that both countries have been working towards a liberal visa regime  to enable people-to-people contact is a cause for celebration but there . . . → Read More: Building taller walls

Nawaz Claims to have inspired Indian Industrial Reformation

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Nawaz Sharif has said that reforms in India were inspired by the initiatives taken by his government. Speaking at a dinner reception on Tuesday night, Nawaz said that India’s reforms were initiated in the nineties by the Narsehma Rao government after getting inspired by the industrial reforms introduced by the . . . → Read More: Nawaz Claims to have inspired Indian Industrial Reformation

Asma Jahangir reveals assassination threat

LAHORE: Human rights activist and prominent lawyer Asma Jahangir has accused “high-level security authorities” of having made a plan for her assassination. But she said at a press conference here on Tuesday that “I am not afraid nor will I leave the country”.

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Breach in LinkedIn compromises 6.4 million passwords

Social media site LinkedIn said on Wednesday that it had suffered a data breach which had compromised the passwords of some of the social network’s members.

LinkedIn engineer Vicente Silveira confirmed on the website’s blogthat some passwords were “compromised.”

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Poverty forces man to immolate himself

A man attempted self-immolation outside Karachi Press Club (KPC).

According to the details, poverty and joblessness hit Khalid Mahboob, resident of Manzoor Colony area of the city burnt himself as he was unable to return money to another man from whom he took that. Mahboob was shifted to the burns ward of civil hospital where . . . → Read More: Poverty forces man to immolate himself

Venus’ rare passage

All eyes were on the sky yesterday as Venus made a rare passage across the surface of the sun as viewed from Earth.

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Dual citizenship laws vague in democracies around the world

By Qasim A Moini 

With Rehman Malik’s Supreme Court-ordered suspension from the Senate on Monday and MNA Farahnaz Ispahani’s similar experience not too long ago based on their holding dual citizenship, political and legal circles in Pakistan are currently debating the legality of whether those with multiple passports can hold public . . . → Read More: Dual citizenship laws vague in democracies around the world

Mickey Mouse fights obesity

By John Terrett

The world famous Walt Disney Company has effectively declared war on some of its own advertisers.

Two years from now the “House of the Mouse” will stop running advertisements for junk food on its TV channels and websites.  It’s also reducing the amount of sodium in the millions of children’s meals sold . . . → Read More: Mickey Mouse fights obesity

Ch. Iftikhar asked not to hear son’s case

Islamabad: Leader of Opposition in Pakistan’s National Assembly Nisar Ali Khan has said that Supreme Court’s Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry should keep away from his son’s case, Online news agency reported.

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