THE WRONG CHOICE

From the venom pouring out in the newspapers and electronic channels of one media group it seems that a choice has been made.

The policy given or adopted by all who are associated with this group is to use all and every means to defame and run down an intelligence agency. The journalist whose shooting . . . → Read More: THE WRONG CHOICE

Lahore hosts the Baisakhi Festival

Sikh Pilgrims performing religious rituals during the Baisakhi celebrations at Gurdwara punja sahib in Hasanabdal on April 14, 2014

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Bilawal’s PPP will have to be better than Zardari’s

By Moeed Yusuf

BILAWAL Bhutto’s political career has been launched in earnest courtesy of the Sindh cultural festival. Some seem impressed by his performance. He’s got what it takes to follow his grandfather and mother’s footsteps, they say.

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500 deaths of Indian workers since 2012 are in normal range

Remarks by chief of government-linked rights body follow news report that 478 Indian workers died in last two years.

A Qatar human rights body has said the reported deaths of 478 Indian workers in Qatar during the last two years was “normal”, a figure that another human rights group has called “horrendous”.

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American students to be punished if they boycott Israel

Two congressmen, Peter Roskam and Dan Lipinski – a Republican and Democrat respectively, both from the state of Illinois – have introduced a bill that would strip American academic institutions of federal funding if they choose to boycott Israel.

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Climate is a real issue

There is so much wrong in this country that climate and the environment are issues that almost sound like fashionable imports to most Pakistanis. But we ignore this very real problem at our own peril.

Take the fact that the last 12 years from 2000-2012 have been among the 14 warmest years since 1879. Or . . . → Read More: Climate is a real issue

Who owns Karachi?

Karachi, the city as we know it today, has grown from a small village to a burgeoning metropolis in the span of a few decades. And who better to speak about the mushroom growth of the city than the man who has observed it so closely. Arif Hasan, architect, urban planner and author, knows what . . . → Read More: Who owns Karachi?

Angela Kelly captures frozen bubbles on film

After being inspired by winter weather, photographer Angela Kelly took a homemade bubble solution and her camera to show that bubbles can freeze. “Sometimes in our quest to appreciate beauty, we take for granted even the simplest treasures that can be found in our own back yard,” she said.

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Pakistan’s Failing Space Program

The field of space and planetary astrophysics remains relatively obscure amongst academic disciplines taught in Pakistan, but with India recently having launched its Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM), the onus is now on the second-largest country in South Asia to make similar steps.

Unfortunately, the history of Pakistan’s space program has been chequered at best. Nobel . . . → Read More: Pakistan’s Failing Space Program

Former US drone operator plagued by conscience: “We always wonder if we killed the right people”

By Russell Brandom

As the debate over military drone use rages on, The Guardian has published an unexpected voice on the topic, that of a former US drone operator who openly questions the program. An imagery analyst for the Air Force from 2009 to 2012, Heather Linebaugh says the people making decisions about the drone program are . . . → Read More: Former US drone operator plagued by conscience: “We always wonder if we killed the right people”