Serious implications of Sharia law in Brunei

(By Bill Ozanick) The introduction of sharia law may well derail the Sultan’s vision for his country’s future.

Last year, the Sultan of Brunei, Hassanal Bolikah, made headlines when he announced that he wouldimpose sharia law (in three phases) in his Southeast Asian sultanate. The proclamation drew criticism from countless human rights advocates, who labeled . . . → Read More: Serious implications of Sharia law in Brunei

Galapagos Islands: beautiful view as volcano erupts

The Wolf volcano in the Galapagos Islands has erupted in spectacular fashion for the first time in 33 years.

Ecuador’s Galapagos National Park administration said on its Facebook page that the 1.7km-high volcano began erupting at about 1:30am local time on Monday.

Images and video of the eruption show fire and smoke soaring into the . . . → Read More: Galapagos Islands: beautiful view as volcano erupts

Incompetence and ineptitude hallmarks of Pakistan’s civilian leadership

By Dr Salman Shah

The present government has completed its two years. The democratic era has now completed seven years. Both major political parties have run the country, along with the smaller parties. Through their performance both parties have clearly demonstrated that they neither have the aptitude nor the competence or governance skills to effectively . . . → Read More: Incompetence and ineptitude hallmarks of Pakistan’s civilian leadership

Time to rewrite history

“Long years ago we made a tryst with destiny, and now the time comes when we shall redeem our pledge, not wholly or in full measure, but very substantially.”

50 Shia Ismaili Muslims were murdered in cold blood in Karachi—shot in the head, from point-blank range for their religious affiliation. What should have . . . → Read More: Time to rewrite history

Pakistan’s Dilemma

(By Mumtaz Piracha)Can any Pakistani honestly imagine Pakistan holding together without its army? I do not know of any who answers this question in the affirmative, and the implications of this are devastating i.e that every major institution of the country is non-functional, and but for the discipline and cohesion in our army, we would . . . → Read More: Pakistan’s Dilemma

Japan’s cruelty against dolphins

(By Elahe Izadi) One day after Japan’s zoos and aquariums announced that they will no longer buy dolphins captured during an annual hunt that gained international infamy through an Oscar-winning documentary, the mayor of Taiji declared that the traditional fishing village will not stop the annual hunts.

“We are hunting under the permission of the . . . → Read More: Japan’s cruelty against dolphins

Indian Minister: Beef eaters go to Pakistan

In comments set to embarrass the Narendra Modi government days before it completes a year in office, Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Thursday said “those who cannot survive without eating beef, should go to Pakistan.”

Naqvi, who is the Union Minister of State for Minority Affairs, was responding to India Today Group consulting editor . . . → Read More: Indian Minister: Beef eaters go to Pakistan

Fake degree has nothing to do with Pakistan’s strong technology industry

Amidst all the chaos nowadays, let’s forget everything for a moment and tell the world that Pakistan’s IT industry is flourishing and a great deal of impressive work is going on in our country. Let’s take a look at some facts and achievements of the Pakistan’s technology industry in the recent years.

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Public hearing to be held on new cyber crime law

The National Assembly Standing Committee on Information Technology (IT) has granted one last hearing to the critics of Prevention of Electronic Crimes Bill (PECB), 2015, to come and share their concerns and suggestions.

Six members representing industry stakeholders, consisting of IT industry experts, will have roughly an hour to ninety minutes on Friday morning to . . . → Read More: Public hearing to be held on new cyber crime law

Sea stranded rohingya to be rescued by Malaysia

A day after migrants recounted being turned away from Malaysian waters at gunpoint, Malaysia’s Prime Minister says he has ordered the navy to conduct urgent search and rescue operations to save others stuck on boats in the Strait of Malacca.

In a tweet on Thursday, Prime Minister Najib Razak said: “I have further ordered [the . . . → Read More: Sea stranded rohingya to be rescued by Malaysia