By Sebastian Abbot
When the Taliban blew the face off a towering, 1,500-year-old rock carving of Buddha in northwest Pakistan almost five years ago, it fell to an intrepid Italian archaeologist to come to the rescue.
Thanks to the efforts of Luca Olivieri and his partners, the 6-meter (nearly 20-foot)-tall image near the town of . . . → Read More: Face of Second Largest Hand Carved Buddha Statue to be reconstructed
Pakistan’s National Assembly meets to vote for the 17th prime minister after Yousaf Raza Gilani was declared ineligible to hold office by the Supreme Court. Below is a list of previous prime ministers of Pakistan with the dates of their tenure and the political party they belonged to.
. . . → Read More: List of Pakistan’s Prime ministers so far
The temperature in Pakistan’s hyper-activist Supreme Court must have reached boiling point after Raja Pervez Ashraf was chosen on June 22nd as the candidate of the ruling Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) for prime minister. His predecessor, Yousaf Raza Gilani, was thrown out of the job this week by their Lordships.
. . . → Read More: The New Prime minister’s first few days
By Farah Zahidi Moazzam
The show that was to make unparalleled history. The show of 20 questions that gained such mass appeal that it redefined the word Kasauti in the Urdu lughat (dictionary). The show that started off in the Radio Pakistan building with three friends with beautiful minds teeming with information quizzing each other . . . → Read More: A beautiful mind
ISLAMABAD – President Asif Ali Zardari on Sunday issued an ordinance to prevent actions taken in the past two months by former PM Yousaf Raza Gilani, recently ousted by judges, from being challenged in court.
. . . → Read More: Zardari issues legal cover for all legislations passed by Gilani
By Arif Ansar
The media debacle that unfolded during the last couple of weeks is not unique to Pakistan; it has already rocked the West. Rupert Murdoch and his media empire are under the gun in UK for the phone hacking scandal and reporting practices. During the second Iraq war, the credibility of the . . . → Read More: Cyber- ruption