Pakistanis lobbying for abolishing blasphemy law

A Pakistani imam has been remanded in custody, accused of planting pages of the Koran among burnt pages in the bag of a Christian girl held for blasphemy.

The girl, Rimsha, was detained two weeks ago near the capital Islamabad after an angry mob demanded she be punished.

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Apple to launch iPhone 5 in a week!

By JENNIFER DUDLEY-NICHOLSON

IT’S on – After months of speculation, Apple appeared to confirm the date of its next iPhone launch as September 12 overnight in invitations loaded with hints.

Save-the-date cards for Apple’s San Francisco event were not only tagged “It’s almost here” but the date cast a shadow of the number . . . → Read More: Apple to launch iPhone 5 in a week!

How to handle queen bullies at work?

By Madiha Khalid

You can never forget that one bully from school who ate your lunch, gave you nicknames, and pulled pranks on you for public entertainment. Every year you would wish for your section to be shuffled, but then you’d only be discovered by another more vicious bully.

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Why can’t Pakistan win

Prof Farakh A Khan 

Pakistan’s 180 million people drew a massive zero in the Olympics. Since 1996 Atlanta Olympics in the last five meets Pakistan failed to win a single medal. Even war torn Afghanistan managed to win a medal in the last Olympics. Only our hockey team had qualified to compete in . . . → Read More: Why can’t Pakistan win

Imran accuses Asif of libel

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan has sent a legal notice to Khawaja Asif for defamation of character and allegations of misuse of Zakat funds by Shaukat Khanum Memorial Trust According to a PTI’s spokesperson here on Tuesday, through his lawyer Salman Raja Imran Khan has issued the legal notice for defamation of his character . . . → Read More: Imran accuses Asif of libel

Behold the country of the inane

Ayaz Amir

If there was an international shoot-in-the-foot prize Pakistan would win it hands down, our genius for self-inflicted injuries surpassing that of all competitors. We don’t need RAW, Mossad or the CIA to conspire against us. We are self-sufficient in this department, no conspiracy from those quarters coming close to what we . . . → Read More: Behold the country of the inane

Flood affected schools in southern Sindh to receive $4m US aid

The United States will give another four million dollars to the Pakistan government for rehabilitating around 450 schools which were damaged by floods in four districts of southern Sindh.

Sindh’s education secretary, Mukhtiar Hussain Soomro, and the deputy mission director of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Edward Birgells, signed a Memorandum of . . . → Read More: Flood affected schools in southern Sindh to receive $4m US aid