You can vote but you can’t elect

THE VOTERS WHO put Barack Obama in office expected some big changes. From the NSA’s warrantless wiretapping to Guantanamo Bay to the Patriot Act, candidate Obama was a defender of civil liberties and privacy, promising a dramatically different approach from his predecessor.

But six years into his administration, the Obama version of national . . . → Read More: You can vote but you can’t elect

Hazara killings continue in Balochistan, 8 more dead

Unidentified men opened fire on a bus in the outskirts of Quetta on Thursday, killing eight people — said to belong to the Hazara community — and injuring one, in what is believed to be a sectarian attack.

Ten men were on the bus and were about to leave a vegetable market in the Hazar Ganji . . . → Read More: Hazara killings continue in Balochistan, 8 more dead

Almost half of Pakistan’s population underfed

(By Maha Mussadaq) The condition of food security is still inadequate in 54 districts of Pakistan, with 48.6% of the total population deprived of sufficient food, said experts who had come to launch the “Right to Food Assessment” —  a 10-year review (2004-2014) earlier this week.

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Gen Musharraf calls Modi anti Muslim and anti Pakistan

Former president retired General Pervez Musharraf sees Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi as an anti-Pakistan and anti-Muslim politician but he hoped in an interview with an Indian TV channel beamed on Wednesday that he would change the negative stance for the sake of peace in South Asia.

Speaking to Headlines Today from Karachi, the former . . . → Read More: Gen Musharraf calls Modi anti Muslim and anti Pakistan

How Fatima Bhutto feels about Zardari’s PPP

Fatima Bhutto On Zardari led PPP & Dynasty in… by newsbreaktv

 

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Christopher Columbus – Explorer, murderer, rapist and a whole lot more

Columbus Day

Baseball, apple pie and Chevrolet are American traditions, correct? Sure, why not?

Often considered America’s pastime, baseball is as alive as it ever was. Americans strive to make pies just as early American colonists had while General Motors has built an empire building cars for the American . . . → Read More: Christopher Columbus – Explorer, murderer, rapist and a whole lot more

Pakistan has powerless voters

Reality is always hard to stomach. In the age of inflated self-worth and significance, societies start having delusions of grandeur. But when the delusions are questioned, the society either goes into denial or starts spinning a new narrative.

For the last two years, our people have been going through a process where there was initially . . . → Read More: Pakistan has powerless voters

Murder of British tourists in Thailand, accused men withdraw confessions

Two Burmese men accused of killing the British backpackers Hannah Witheridge and David Miller on a Thai holiday island have retracted their confessions, according to their lawyers, adding further confusion to an investigation that has attracted widespread criticism.

The retractions come amid growing diplomatic concern that the two accused may have been abused during interrogation. . . . → Read More: Murder of British tourists in Thailand, accused men withdraw confessions

Thai human traffickers abducting Bangladeshis

He never did.

When he reported for work at a house on the outskirts of Teknaf, a man there . . . → Read More: Thai human traffickers abducting Bangladeshis

Where is political governance?

By Saman Tariq

Things have stirred up in the political arena of Pakistan yet again. In a desperate revival attempt by PPP, Bilawal Bhutto formally launched his political career on Saturday after much hype and fervor.  A substantial number of supporters (nothing less, nothing more) gathered to welcome their new leader into mainstream politics as . . . → Read More: Where is political governance?