Rape victims suffer more due to insensitive police attitude

Barbara Bowman first publicly accused Bill Cosby of rape in 2004. But people didn’t start believing her until now, when a male comedian called Cosby a rapist last month.

Bowman’s story puts a personal face on the myriad reasons women are often hesitant to come forward with rape allegations. They often face disbelief, harrassment, or accusations of . . . → Read More: Rape victims suffer more due to insensitive police attitude

Empowering the educated

NOT much of Pakistan operates on merit. Connections procure jobs, recommendations procure promotions, an uncle in this bureaucracy, a brother in that one, all of it together amounts to the favours and facilitators that are needed to get where one wants to be.

It was not a huge surprise, therefore, when the Pakistan Medical Dental . . . → Read More: Empowering the educated

The building blocks of good governance

Most of the countries with parliamentary democracies have a three-tier system of governance, with local governments being a pivot of the whole system. The constitution of Pakistan also envisages a three-layered system of governance in the country, comprising of federal, provincial and local governments. But it is painful to note that while the . . . → Read More: The building blocks of good governance

JUI Chief issues political fatwa on PTI

Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman on Saturday declared it ‘haram’ to vote in favour of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chief Imran Khan and his candidates.

Imran Khan, according to Fazl, is being sponsored by the West and the Jewish lobby.

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Waleed Bashir wins gold at Infomatrix Competition

If you ever wanted a greenhouse that can literally run on remote control, then you need to talk to Waleed Bashir.

Hailing from Khuzdar, this 15 year old Pakistani recently bagged the Grand Winner position, along with a gold medal, at the International Infomatrix Asia Computer Competition, held between April 18 and 21 in Almaty, . . . → Read More: Waleed Bashir wins gold at Infomatrix Competition

ANP activists killed in gun attack

Grenade hurled at NP chief Abdul Malik Baloch’s house Election official’s daughter hurt in Kharan attack BDS foil terror bid in Peshawar

Violence targeting election officials, political leaders and workers continued across the country on Sunday, as two Awami National Party (ANP) workers lost their lives in a gun attack in Pishin district of Balochistan, . . . → Read More: ANP activists killed in gun attack

Paki hacker hits over 400 Chinese websites

A member from a Pakistani hacking group has breached and defaced more than 400 government sites in Xuchang City, China.

According to a report Thursday on IT security news site Hack Read, the hacker who goes by the name “Code Cracker” and is part of hacking group Pakistan Cyber Army, posted his groups’ signature defacement image . . . → Read More: Paki hacker hits over 400 Chinese websites

4 armed men killed in clash with FC in Dera Bugti

At least four armed men have been killed in an exchange of fire with personnel of the law enforcement agencies in Dera Bugti district on Wednesday.Official sources told APP that a convoy of the Frontier Corps Balochistan was passing through the Sangsila area of Dera Bugti district when a group of armed men attacked and . . . → Read More: 4 armed men killed in clash with FC in Dera Bugti

A Poignant tribute to a remarkable lady

By Reem Faruqi

This is it. The moment I’ve been waiting for.

I am standing in front of a petite Pakistani lady, only a little taller than I, yet with triple my spunk. And she is triple my age.

As I greet her, my mind races. She looks at me, and smiles . . . → Read More: A Poignant tribute to a remarkable lady

Apps for Apes

The young orangutan reaches his hand through the cage and rubs his knuckles over an iPad, drawing wide colors across the screen with his favorite app.

A few minutes later, Mahal presses his face up against the mesh, stretches out his long tongue and taps the screen to make it light up and play his . . . → Read More: Apps for Apes