Things we can’t deny about electoral rigging

The PTI and the PML-N are unable to resolve their political differences. Therefore on August 14, Islamabad is bracing for a clash, which will test Pakistan’s democracy. Imran Khan, who will lead the Azadi march from Lahore to Islamabad, calls it a “decisive battle”. The tempo for the long march has been built on . . . → Read More: Things we can’t deny about electoral rigging

A (political) failure in making

By Dr. Haider Mehdi

A dear friend of mine who is closely related to a family of the highest echelons of political and economic power in the Punjab told me a couple of weeks ago that the present Punjab Chief Minister personally came to see the “elder” in his family and told him . . . → Read More: A (political) failure in making

Greed behind the private schools

As I read a story to my year 1 pupils, I felt a whack on my arm. I knew immediately that it was Sara, a girl in my class with autism. But I couldn’t say that because if I did she might leave, and the private school l worked for was worried about losing out . . . → Read More: Greed behind the private schools

Is PML-N Government digging it’s own grave?

Ayaz Amir

Islamabad diary

Calling on the army to protect Islamabad, from dangers yet to be adequately defined, is no one-off affair. It is the latest addition to a pattern we have seen growing rather dramatically over the last three months: the army’s influence on the rise, its profile getting bigger, even as civilian . . . → Read More: Is PML-N Government digging it’s own grave?

Slipping down slippery tongue slips

Pakistan might lack a million sensible things but the one thing it has never run out of is political drama. As a nation we sure love our dramas – whether they be Turkish or home-grown, the murkier the better.

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Over burdened PIA needs a “hard reset”

By Muhammad Yasir

18 directors, 40-45 general managers, 200 managers and their deputies are running an airline operating international and domestic flights with merely 15-17 aircraft

In light of one year extension to government by International Monetary Fund (IMF) for privatisation of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA), a last-ditch effort to revive national flag carrier was . . . → Read More: Over burdened PIA needs a “hard reset”

Two Pakistani share their horror story of Dubai sex trade

Shumaila* once dreamed of becoming a computer engineer. Instead, aged 16, the bright-eyed Pakistani girl was tricked into prostitution in UAE, beginning a four-year nightmare of cruelty, violence and rape.

Pakistan has long been an important source of cheap labour for the Gulf state, particularly its booming construction sector.

But campaigners and officials say hundreds . . . → Read More: Two Pakistani share their horror story of Dubai sex trade

Johns Hopkins $190M pay out over secret video

A gynecologist who secretly used a pen-like camera to record hundreds of videos and photos of his patients’ sex organs during pelvic exams will cost one of the world’s most prestigious medical centres $190 million US in a settlement with more than 8,000 women.

Nikita Levy was fired in February 2013, days after a co-worker . . . → Read More: Johns Hopkins $190M pay out over secret video

Why PML-N can’t get things right

It is very traumatic to lose trust in something you have believed in for a long time; to admit to one’s self that everything is in fact, not right. But for the past few weeks, this is exactly what I’ve had to go through.

And, all that mental agony has led to this article.

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The Gullu Butt video that tv channels did not show

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Post by Saqib Chaudhary.