Afridi: whistleblower or traitor?

Shakil Afridi once again makes headlines with even more controversial statements. The doctor who headed a fake polio vaccination program was responsible for disclosing the hiding location of OBL to the US forces. The entire incident was a great source of embarrassment for the Pakistani government and especially the army. Rumors about  ISI’s involvement with . . . → Read More: Afridi: whistleblower or traitor?

Dosai Plains in the Northern Areas of Pakistan

S.A.J Shirazi

All those who take there chance to Siachin sector (via Skardu, the valleys ofShigar, Khaplu, Kharmong, Rondu and onwards), purposefully visit to see northern areas of Pakistan and or plan to have rendezvous with fairies do pass though Deosai Plains a plateau among high mountains and unique landscape in the world.

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Sectarian attack in Parachinar kills 14 people

By Hussain Afzal 

PARACHINAR: A car bomb ripped through a crowded market at the busy Kashmir Chowk of Parachinar, the headquarters of Kurram Agency, killing 14 people and injuring 76 others in what appears to be a sectarian attack.

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Karachites participate in Sand Castle building contest

So, the Urdu proverb about building rait ke mehel (castles of sand) can actually be a lot of fun when done literally! At the sand castle building competition at the Sea View, I had a fantastic time doing so, and came across some spectacular pieces of sand art.

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NA members troubled by UN team’s mission

By Qamar Zaman

ISLAMABAD: The arrival of a UN delegation on Monday on a 10-day mission to investigate the issue of enforced disappearances in the country has set off alarm bells in the National Assembly.

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Where did Quaid-e-Azam’s Pakistan go?

By Shamshad Ahmad

Alas! Quaid-e-Azam did not get to know us well. Had he lived longer, he would have only been embarrassed to see how miserably we as a nation and our successive leaders, both civilian and non-civilian, have failed to live up to his vision of Pakistan, and to protect and preserve our . . . → Read More: Where did Quaid-e-Azam’s Pakistan go?

Preservation of Mall Road architecture to initiate soon

A project for the preservation of the facades of four historic buildings on The Mall has been approved and will begin soon, The Express Tribune has learnt.

A budget of Rs20 million has been approved for the project to revitalise the Shah Din building, which was built in 1910 and is partly owned by the National Insurance . . . → Read More: Preservation of Mall Road architecture to initiate soon

Australia defeats Pakistan by 94 runs

Australia captain George Bailey couldn’t be happier with the way his men are shaping up for the World Twenty20 after a record-breaking win over Pakistan in the third game of their series on Monday night.

Ninth-ranked Australia lost the series 2-1 but took a huge amount of confidence out of their 94-run win, which was . . . → Read More: Australia defeats Pakistan by 94 runs

Sindh Govt asked to justify changes in rules for promotions, transfers etc

The Sindh government has been asked again to explain in court how it changed the rules of giving jobs, transferring officers, promoting them and taking on others in ad hoc arrangements.

Its decision has been challenged on several fronts and in several courts in the province. A handful of Sindh officers are fed up with . . . → Read More: Sindh Govt asked to justify changes in rules for promotions, transfers etc

Heavy rains interfere with polio vaccination drive

Due to the onslaught of torrential rains, around 4.8 million children countrywide have not been inoculated on the first day of the special polio drive.

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), 2,246,988 children from five districts of Punjab, including DG Khan, Multan, Muzaffarabad and Rajanpur districts were absent from the campaign. In Sindh, 2,329,277 . . . → Read More: Heavy rains interfere with polio vaccination drive