FIA launches probe into alleged fake degrees scam

A day after the publication of a New York Times report against a Pakistani software company, the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) launched on Tuesday a probe into the alleged fake degrees scam, ‘raided’ its offices in Islamabad and Karachi and asked its top management to appear before investigators on Wednesday.

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Altaf Hussain – Driving a militant agenda

By Owen Bennett-Jones

Guardian article from 2013, reports on links between the MQM and foreign intelligence agencies:

“police raids in the investigation have produced rich material. Shortly after the 2010 murder the police found a significant number of papers stashed in Farooq’s home. Some of the documents gave credence . . . → Read More: Altaf Hussain – Driving a militant agenda

Cyber-will, cyber-intent, cyber-heroes

Trying to figure out whether the terrorist attack on the Ismaili community was more horrifying, or the response of our ‘awakened’ generation, makes for a sorry state of mind that one is left to struggle with. Our condolences and condemnations have being reduced toputting up display pictures and status updates on social media showing our . . . → Read More: Cyber-will, cyber-intent, cyber-heroes

Till we bleed out courage…

What do you do when courage bleeds to death?

There is something sickeningly wrong when slaughter is revenged by the deafening sounds of, ‘bleat, bleat’, while armchair warriors beat their chests and retire for the night. There is something nauseatingly wrong when 45 executed bodies cannot make the leader do the right thing.

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Christine Fair lost in propaganda

Christine Fair’s most recent article (tirade) — ‘America’s Pakistan Policy is Sheer Madness’ is a true masterpiece of distortion and opinionated utterances. She calls members of the US Congress, White House, Departments of Defense and State pusillanimous besides faulting them for not just a flawed policy but a policy that harms US interests. . . . → Read More: Christine Fair lost in propaganda

Fight against the multi-billion dollar terrorism

(By Syed Moazzam Hai) On April 17 the UN appealed for $275 million in humanitarian aid to Yemen. What a poor country, we would naturally reflect somberly. And we would overlook that a UN probe disclosed earlier in February that Yemen’s former President Ali Abdullah Saleh amassed up to $60 billions. That’s 59,725 million dollars . . . → Read More: Fight against the multi-billion dollar terrorism

Dealing with MQM in UK

As the recent arrest of Mohammed Anwar in relation to money laundering shows, there is little sign of the pressure on the MQM letting up. And money laundering is just one of the issues the party has to worry about. The Pakistani authorities are more interested in the question of whether Altaf Hussain is using . . . → Read More: Dealing with MQM in UK

Saad Rafique disqualified after rigging proved

The election tribunal has declared null and void the election of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz MNA Khawaja Saad Rafique on NA-125, Capital TV reported.

Election tribunal today declared election of NA-153 null and void and directed Election Commission of Pakistan to hold fresh elections in the constituency within next sixty days.

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Right to be killed

(By Jon Donnison) Australians Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran have eaten their last meals. Kissed their families for the last time. Inhaled their last breaths.

They have been shot in front of an Indonesian firing squad.

Australia has waged a protracted diplomatic battle to keep the two men alive but that battle has failed.

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Accountability court annuls Rehman Malik’s sentence in two corruption cases

An accountability court in Rawalpindi annulled on Wednesday the sentence of former interior minister Senator Rehman Malik in two corruption references.

The former interior minister faced two corruption references and he was convicted in absentia by an accountability court in 2004 while he was abroad.

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