Maulana Inc.

By Enum Naseer

Sir Lancelot blushes at the valor with which Maulana Inc. has made a statement, at the expense of coming in the line of fire. The passion captivates the fairer sex, the courage inspires aspiring warriors and the hearts defy the king. The world of fiction has felt the shockwaves, even Mel Gibson . . . → Read More: Maulana Inc.

Malala or Nabila?

By Zoon Ahmed Khan

The Malala versus Nabila debate, given the complexity of Pakistan’s volatile security concerns, is an inevitable one. People ask: Why so many Malala haters? Even more have labeled her a spy, a conspirator, planted by the United States to make the Taliban look bad?? Wait, we already know they are as . . . → Read More: Malala or Nabila?

Time to look inwards

By Tariq Osman Hyder

Independence Day for Pakistanis is a time for introspection and hope for a better future. The promise of earlier years has not been realised, the country falling far short of its full potential. The responsibility is collective. The rulers, be they elected or military, have disappointed. The social contract between the . . . → Read More: Time to look inwards

Arrest warrants issued for Aziz and Musharraf in Akbar Bugti case

An Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) issued non-bailable arrest warrants against former dictator Pervez Musharraf and former prime minister Shaukat Aziz in connection with the Akbar Bugti murder case on Monday, reported Express News.

The arrest warrants were issued due to repeated absence from the court. The former governor of Balochistan, Owais Ghani and former deputy commissioner . . . → Read More: Arrest warrants issued for Aziz and Musharraf in Akbar Bugti case

India, a future ally?

MUCH has already been made of Nawaz Sharif’s overtures to India during his election campaign. The Indian high commissioner last week called on Sharif at Raiwind to discuss ways in which to boost bilateral ties.

For the international community, the prospect of improved Indo-Pak relations as an outcome of our recent elections is even more . . . → Read More: India, a future ally?

Bangladesh factory inferno leaves 800 dead

The death toll from a garment-factory building collapse last month surpassed 800 Wednesday, as the government forced 18 factories to shut down temporarily for safety improvements.

Two weeks after the collapse of the eight-story Rana Plaza building, the disaster is turning out to be one of the worst industrial accidents ever, putting enormous pressure on . . . → Read More: Bangladesh factory inferno leaves 800 dead

Jail violence in India: Pay-back time?

A Pakistani prisoner was badly beaten in an Indian jail on Friday in apparent revenge for a fatal attack on an Indian spy Sarabjit Singh.

Sanaullah Haq was being treated for severe head injuries in hospital in Jammu.

“He was rushed to Jammu Medical College Hospital in critical condition as he had suffered severe head . . . → Read More: Jail violence in India: Pay-back time?

Obesity on the rise

The obesity rate is 27.5 percent higher in New York City neighborhoods where the greatest proportion of people “like” television on Facebook.

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SC dismisses expat voting petition

The Supreme Court disposed of two petitions seeking voting rights for millions of Pakistani expatriates, observing that the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) should facilitate Pakistani Diaspora to vote on May 11.

In its short order, a three-judge bench, headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, observed that the commission should make all efforts to . . . → Read More: SC dismisses expat voting petition

Interior Minister reviews security arrangements for candidates

Interior Minister Malik Habib on Tuesday reviewed measures taken for the security of elections candidates as well as the public in Sindh and expressed satisfaction over coordination among the law-enforcing agencies in this regard.

The interior minister, who arrived here on Monday from Islamabad, presided over a high-level meeting at the Chief Minister’s House and . . . → Read More: Interior Minister reviews security arrangements for candidates