The Glass Half Full

Much is happening in Pakistan—not all of it is good. While a lot is said and written about all that is wrong the good – little as it is – is mostly ignored.

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Behind the ‘Familygate’ Smokescreen

By Muhammad Abd al-Hameed

The Arsalan Iftikhar affair has made history but for the wrong reason. It may be the only case that was based entirely on hearsay and yet the Supreme Court took it up. Even in its preliminary stage, the affair has so many intriguing aspects that an investigative journalist can explore and bring . . . → Read More: Behind the ‘Familygate’ Smokescreen

Google’s technology can be used to check cross-border movement: PM Gilani

While relations with the US remain on a sour note, with Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar declaring in Kabul earlier that both Pakistan and US governments had done a ‘terrible job’ at working together, Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani sought to address the key issue of cross-border movement across the Durand line by reaching out . . . → Read More: Google’s technology can be used to check cross-border movement: PM Gilani

Gulgee’s painting auctioned for £61,000 at art sale in London

A stunning image by one of Pakistan’s foremost modern artists Ismail Gulgee led a strong selection of works by major South Asian artists at Bonhams Annual Summer Sale of Modern and Contemporary South Asian art in New Bond Street, London.

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Classified websites boom in Pakistan

In a strong sign that Pakistani consumers – usually slow to adopt new technologies – have increased the use of internet for selling and purchasing of goods, free classifieds websites are increasing and growing manifolds in the country.

Global leaders craigslist and olx – known for selling and purchasing used items through listings – have not only . . . → Read More: Classified websites boom in Pakistan

Tycoon in a Typhoon

There is that story about a bull frog that wanted to be the biggest and kept puffing himself up till he burst. Now everyone knows, of course, that a bubble if it continues to expand must at some point burst and splatter everybody around it. So it is with an empire, real estate or some . . . → Read More: Tycoon in a Typhoon