Staff at the capital’s Lal Masjid found themselves in an unexpected situation on Thursday evening when a large number of civil society activists, politicians and students arrived at the mosque chanting slogans against the chief cleric and lighting candles as part of a vigil.
The candlelight vigil and protest was organised in response to a . . . → Read More: An unbelievably apt protest struts the centre of Islamabad
Activists of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf and the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-N confronted each other here on Sunday as the textile city braced itself for a tense Monday declared by the former as the venue for launching its ‘Plan C’ protests against alleged vote fraud.
The PTI has announced its plan to paralyse the city and later . . . → Read More: Public transport owners ignore PTI’s call in Faisalabad
Dunya News – PM Nawaz lauds Ministry of Defence… by dunyanews
Prime Minister (PM) Nawaz Sharif inaugurated the 8th International Defence Exhibition and Seminar IDEAS 2014 on Monday at Expo centre in Karachi and said that defence production of Pakistan has opened the eyes of international world.
. . . → Read More: Karachi – Ideas 2014 an eye opener for the world
Pakistani media mogul sentenced for purported blasphemy
On Tuesday Mir Shakeel-ur-Rehman, the owner of Geo News, Pakistan’s largest media group, was sentenced to 26 years in jail for airing a program that showed people dancing to a song about the wedding of the Prophet Muhammad’s daughter (Reuters). The charges were brought against ur-Rehman after the . . . → Read More: 26th Nov 2014 – Foreign Policy updates
U.S. President Barack Obama accepted Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s invitation on Friday to be the guest of honor at India’s 66th Republic Day Parade on January 26, 2015 in New Delhi (WSJ,Reuters, NDTV). Modi — @narendramodi — tweeted: “This Republic Day, we hope to have a friend over… invited President Obama to be the . . . → Read More: 24th Nov 2014 – Foreign Policy updates
“Prodigiously documented… Alison Weir must be highly commended for throwing such a brilliantly hard light on the relationship between the United States and Israel. I hope this marvelous book gets all the attention it deserves.” – Ambassador Andrew Killgore, Publisher, Washington Report on Middle East Affairs.
Soon after WWII, US statesman Dean Acheson warned that . . . → Read More: How USA was trapped in the Israel’s creation crime
Tasneem Zehra Husain is a writer, educator, and Pakistan’s first female string theorist. She holds a PhD from Stockholm University and did post-doctoral research at Harvard University. Husain is fascinated by scientific theories, how we engage with them, and how they change us. She explores these themes in her fiction and nonfiction writing, her popular talks, . . . → Read More: Only The Longest Thread – An immersive and riveting journey through the Eureka moments in Physics
A controversy over the distribution of proceeds of film ‘Waar’ has brought its makers into a legal battle with the producer struggling to get bail to avoid arrest in the case initiated against him by the director of the movie.
Released on October 16 last year, ‘Waar’ earned the profit which according to its director . . . → Read More: Waar’s director and producer in the midst of a crime case
(By ADAM WITHNALL) The theories of evolution and the Big Bang are real and God is not “a magician with a magic wand”, Pope Francis has declared.
Speaking at the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, the Pope made comments which experts said put an end to the “pseudo theories” of creationism and intelligent design that some argue . . . → Read More: God not a magician, Big Bang Theory correct – Pope Francis
Pakistani stand-up comedian Saad Haroon secured second position in the final of the first World Famous Laugh Factory’s Funniest Person in the World competition.
The contestants faced off in an online voting competition for the prize.
During the voting, which started at 7pm (US Pacific time) on October 24 and continued till 11am on . . . → Read More: Saad Haroon wins runner up position in “Funniest Person in the World”