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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Myanmar’s Rohingyas are still suffering

Late last month, Myanmar Foreign Minister Wunna Maung Lwin announced to delegates at the UN General Assembly that a long-expected “action plan” for Rakhine state, the site of the country’s most urgent human rights crisis, was “being finalized and will soon be launched.”

The minister claimed the strategy was designed to ensure “peace, stability, harmony . . . → Read More: Myanmar’s Rohingyas are still suffering

Only new and fair elections can save Pakistan

(BY HUMAYUN GAUHAR) Article 218(3) of the Constitution of the (not so) ‘Islamic’ Republic of Pakistan states: “It shall be the duty of the Election Commission to organise and conduct the election and to make such arrangements as are necessary to ensure that the election is conducted honestly, justly, fairly and in accordance with law, . . . → Read More: Only new and fair elections can save Pakistan

Working without learning – The Metrobus projects

As an engineer associated with design and delivery of large infrastructure projects in the Middle East, including a Bus Rapid Transport (BRT) – or what in Pakistan is called Metrobus, I am used to the term “Fitness for Purpose” to describe whether the actual use of an engineered project fulfills the purpose for . . . → Read More: Working without learning – The Metrobus projects

Will the PM be sent legal notice for having 43 electricity meters at his Raiwind Palace in Lahore?

Lahore Electric Supply Company (Lesco) has reportedly installed 43 meters at Jati Umra estate Raiwind – the official residence of Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif and Chief Minister, Punjab, Mian Shahbaz Sharif and their families – well informed sources told Business Recorder. Multan Electric Power Company (Mepco) on Monday issued a notice to Vice-Chairman Pakistan Tahreek-i-Insaf, . . . → Read More: Will the PM be sent legal notice for having 43 electricity meters at his Raiwind Palace in Lahore?

The Severely Retarded

By Aik Awaz – One Voice

A columnist known for her humor coined the epithet ‘Im the Dim’ for the Kaptaan’ who is currently swaying the masses with his oratory and regaling them with personal anecdotes and revelations about those in the government or those opposing him and his revolutionary ideas for a ‘new Pakistan’. . . . → Read More: The Severely Retarded

Model Town massacre Inquiry judge becomes PM Nawaz Sharif’s victim

M Nawaz Sharif has decided to penalize Justice Ali Baqir Najfi for his incriminating report against the Punjab government on the Model Town massacre. According to sources, PMLN govt has prepared a reference that will be lodged against Justice Najfi. PMLN has taken cue from a banned terrorist outfit’s propaganda against Justice Najfi.

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Past, present and future: nothing is black and white

The past politics of Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PMLN) have been far from ethical or principled. We grew up with images of Mian Nawaz Sharif as the trusted man of a dictator who was later exposed to be working with “individuals from the ISI” to forge an election alliance of almost all political forces just . . . → Read More: Past, present and future: nothing is black and white

Imran Khan – The legend has won

I sent this open letter to Chairman Imran Khan

Salam Imran Khan

You are a son of Pakistan in whose achievements the nation takes pride. You have raised the head high for the nation not only by winning a world cup but also establishing one of the best cancer . . . → Read More: Imran Khan – The legend has won

Why is PMLN trying to create problems between Army and Police

Pakistanis have seen a rapid downfall in Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s powers in less than two weeks.

His dramatic collapse is the result of political blunders in fifteen months in government.

Yet instead of resolving the political crisis and uniting the country, the embattled prime minister and the Sharif . . . → Read More: Why is PMLN trying to create problems between Army and Police