All flights cancelled as PIA strike enters second day

All domestic and international flights of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) were cancelled on Wednesday as the national airline’s employees’ strike against privatization entered a second day.

“All PIA flights have been suspended indefinitely,” an airport official toldThe Express Tribune. PIA representatives at Karachi’s Jinnah International Airport, Islamabad’s Benazir Bhutto International Airport, Lahore’s Allama Iqbal International . . . → Read More: All flights cancelled as PIA strike enters second day

Trump hate speech against Muslims challenged by a Sikh

Arish Singh knew what he was in store for when he decided to attend a Trump rally in Iowa. But he’s glad he did it—and he’d do it again.

“If you don’t get out of here, I’m going to hit you!” barked the 40-something-year-old angry white man at Arish Singh. What did Singh do that . . . → Read More: Trump hate speech against Muslims challenged by a Sikh

As the Kashmiris in Indian Occupied Kashmir suffer, world looks the other way

(By Abdul Majid Zargar) More than two months have passed since three young men from Kupwara went missing .Lured by Army into employment through an intermediary, the trio left their homes 17th November only to remain untraced till date.

. . . → Read More: As the Kashmiris in Indian Occupied Kashmir suffer, world looks the other way

Unsatisfactory security in educational institutions, over 230 sealed

More than 230 educational institutions in Rawalpindi division, including 138 government-run schools and colleges, were sealed – not because of freezing temperatures, but due to inadequate security – police and security officials said on Thursday.

In addition, as many as 53 educational institutions in the Rawalpindi division, including Rawalpindi Medical College, on Thursday received final . . . → Read More: Unsatisfactory security in educational institutions, over 230 sealed

Sindh Govt failure in Thar, 127 dead in less than a month

The toll of children’s deaths widely being attributed to a food shortage or lack of proper health facilities in Tharparkar rose to 127 since Jan 1 with six more fatalities reported from different areas on Thursday.

Sources at various hospitals and other healthcare facilities say that most of the deaths were reported by parents or . . . → Read More: Sindh Govt failure in Thar, 127 dead in less than a month

Azad Kashmir PM speaks against India for sending more troops to Indian Occupied Kashmir

Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) Prime Minister Chaudhry Abdul Majeed strongly condemned on Thursday India’s decision of sending more military and paramilitary troops to Indian-administered Kashmir, Radio Pakistan reported.

“Such continued coercive and hostile tactics could not quell the high spirit of the people of Jammu and Kashmir for freedom of the motherland from long . . . → Read More: Azad Kashmir PM speaks against India for sending more troops to Indian Occupied Kashmir

Even today America’s blacks face racism

White and black Floridians wear their seat belts at roughly the same rates. One would think, then, that black drivers are about as likely to get ticketed by police officers for not wearing a seatbelt as white drivers.

Nope. According to a new report by the American Civil Liberties Union, police in Florida were nearly . . . → Read More: Even today America’s blacks face racism

Indian occupied Kashmir mourns

Dr. Ghulam Nabi Fai Secretary General World Kashmir Awareness

N.N. Vohra, Governor of Jammu and Kashmir and apparent ventriloquist dummy for some folks a little further south, according to Kashmir Today, “observed that it is the duty of all citizens to protect and preserve the unity and integrity of the nation, adding that towards the . . . → Read More: Indian occupied Kashmir mourns

Peace for Karachi; COAS to go all in

Chief of the Army Staff Gen Raheel Sharif on Wednesday “vowed to go to any length” for peace in Karachi, sending out a message that there would be no let-up in the Rangers-led operation in the city. The statement came only two days after he announced that he would retire on the due date.

The . . . → Read More: Peace for Karachi; COAS to go all in

Genetics research shows over 1500 years of caste based oppression in India

(By MOHIT M. RAO) The twisting strands of DNA tell tales, not just of the strengths and weaknesses that make us human, but of the consolidation of the caste system.

A study by researchers from the National Institute of BioMedical Genomics (NIBMG) in West Bengal has looked at the genes of various communities . . . → Read More: Genetics research shows over 1500 years of caste based oppression in India