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

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

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

The piling electronic waste and its environmental cost

Zakir Hussain is on the boil. “Yeh log sabko c*****e banate hai (These people make fools of everyone),” seethes the Govandi-based scrap dealer. “They buy the junk and do the same thing we do. Recycle, my foot!”

The people referred to are licensed electronic waste (e-waste) recyclers who constitute the formal sector. Scrap dealers or . . . → Read More: The piling electronic waste and its environmental cost

Pakistan needs to refocus on its terror management

(By Dr Hasan Askari Rizvi) Karachi became the target of the latest terrible terrorist attack on May 13. It created a sense of helplessness throughout Pakistan and shattered the confidence of Pakistanis in the capacity of the state institutions and the leadership for securing their lives against violent groups. In the immediate aftermath of the . . . → Read More: Pakistan needs to refocus on its terror management

Christine Fair’s tilted discourse

It seems that propaganda against Pakistan has become pastime activity with so called intellectuals of the US who know very little about actual conditions in Pakistan and are bent upon making Pak-US engagement impossible. C. Christine Fair, well known for her Pakistan bashing, came up with yet another anti-Pakistan write-up titled “Groundhog Day in US-Pakistan . . . → Read More: Christine Fair’s tilted discourse

Whats to celebrate about Vietnam War

We’ll soon experience a new outpouring of angst and controversy about the Vietnam War as the official, authorized 50th anniversary ceremonies begin in earnest. But I have an objection: Why has our government decided to set the anniversary for this year, with commemorative events due to break out in a big way as Memorial Day . . . → Read More: Whats to celebrate about Vietnam War

The innocent target

By Ahsan Waheed

There is very little doubt that the very talented Sabeen Mahmud became the unwitting pawn in a bigger game. Her brutal murder on a Karachi street right after she organized a seminar on ‘Unsilencing Baluchistan’ is a grim reminder that in the high stakes game of destabilizing Pakistan and maligning . . . → Read More: The innocent target

Husain Haqqani’s failed anti “China’s Pakistan Push”

Mr Husain Haqqani has once again targeted Pakistan. This time it was an extremely failed attempt at highlighting some “facts” why Pakistan – China alliance and Chinese investment in Pakistan is doomed to fail!

The U.S. has shown little apprehension over China taking the lead in helping Pakistan build critical infrastructure.

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A befitting response to UAE minister

His Excellency Mr. Zarooni,

Thank you very much for taking the trouble to write about us. Let me start with a friendly advice to kindly read the letter again that you think I have written. At the top of it, I have put the disclaimer in big, bold, underlined letters that . . . → Read More: A befitting response to UAE minister