How to deal with pseudo-important issues in Pakistan?

By Feisal H Naqvi

Let us try to recap some — just some — of what has recently happened.

A real estate billionaire first meets secretly with prominent members of the media to persuade them that he is being blackmailed by the son of the chief justice of Pakistan, then goes public with documentary . . . → Read More: How to deal with pseudo-important issues in Pakistan?

Excessive use of smartphones are bad for health

People are risking their health by working on smartphones, tablets and laptops after they have left the office, according to the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy.

It says people have become “screen slaves” and are often working while commuting or after they get home.

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General Kayani inaugurates US funded road project for S. Waziristan

By Kamran Yousaf

Army chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani inaugurated a US-funded road project in South Waziristan Agency on Monday — a move that may indicate easing of tensions between the estranged allies.

The development is being seen as a significant one as the army chief has recently distanced himself from being associated with the . . . → Read More: General Kayani inaugurates US funded road project for S. Waziristan

Tax evasion and other irregularities exceed Rs.33 billion

By Mubarak Zeb Khan

While the government is struggling to reduce the spiralling budget deficit, auditors have unearthed tax evasion and irregularities of more than Rs33 billion in 9,632 cases in 2010-11.

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The creator of “ Waderai ka Beta”

KARACHI: Has the catchy phrase “Saaen tau saaen, saaen ka kutta bhi saaen” tickled your funny bone? Comedian Ali Gul Pir has now become the face of crude comedy with his first tongue-in-cheek song “Waderai Ka Beta”. The rap song and the sepia-toned YouTube video is a humourous take on the pretentious lifestyle of a feudal lord’s son.

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22 year old Fatima Ali wins on an American cooking show

By Sara Faruqi

“You want to go to university to become a bawarchi (cook)?” – This is the first reaction Fatima Ali, 22, would get when she would tell friends at a highly competitive school in Karachi about her aspirations to become a chef.

While friends were applying to Ivy Leagues and Oxbridge, up to five . . . → Read More: 22 year old Fatima Ali wins on an American cooking show

Angelo Mathews secures a win for Sri Lanka

Elmo Rodrigopulle Reporting

Sri Lanka win ODI series 3-1 :

A magnificent unbeaten knock of 80 with four fours and two sixes by Vice Captain and player of the match, Angelo Mathews helped Sri Lanka beat Pakistan by two wickets with two balls to spare and take the ODI series 3-1 under lights at the . . . → Read More: Angelo Mathews secures a win for Sri Lanka