Tribesmen’s dreams for a better future in Islamabad smeared

Having moved to Islamabad from other parts of the country with dreams of a better life, the victims of Wednesday’s terror attack in a vegetable market had no idea theirs would be cut short so abruptly. . . . → Read More: Tribesmen’s dreams for a better future in Islamabad smeared

TTP’s latest ruse: “we will not impose Sharia by force”

By Corrupt Keeray PAKISTANPAL’S BLOG

As expected the Taliban have shown their true colors and intentions. By refusing to free Shahbaz Taseer and Gilani they have tacitly admitted that they kidnap Pakistan citizens or have them kidnapped through their proxies. This implies that they are fully involved in the extortion and armed . . . → Read More: TTP’s latest ruse: “we will not impose Sharia by force”

Online entrepreneur women of Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: As many as 6,000 women entrepreneurs in urban and rural areas of Pakistan are now successfully marketing their homemade products online.

This was made possible after they got digital marketing training under the “Women Entrepreneurship Development Programme” offered by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), which started in 2011.

. . . → Read More: Online entrepreneur women of Pakistan

TTP is making nuclear Pakistan a joke

(by Dr Mohammad Taqi) Mr Sharif has started an open-ended process without defining the brief he has given his committee, and what it means for those already affected by terrorism. Neither Mr Sharif nor his team apparently knows what their bottom line is

The history of talks between the Pakistani state and the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), and . . . → Read More: TTP is making nuclear Pakistan a joke

No closer to eradicating polio: KP’s first polio case confirmed

PESHAWAR: Fears expressed by health officials over the past few days came true on Wednesday when Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa’s first polio case of the year was confirmed in Bannu, pushing the country’s total to 11.

The National Institute of Health (NIH) confirmed the presence of the virus in 39-month-old Zeeshan, son of Noor Niyaz Khan and a resident . . . → Read More: No closer to eradicating polio: KP’s first polio case confirmed

Ministry officials accused of extorting bribes

ISLAMABAD: A Senate committee has accused officers of housing ministry, especially its estate office, of extorting huge amounts of money from government employees for allotment of official residences to them.

“The estate office receives bribes of between Rs500,000 and Rs800,000 from poor government employees and only then does it allot official houses to them,” disclosed . . . → Read More: Ministry officials accused of extorting bribes

A moment of silence? No, realization

On the morning of January 6th, Aitzaz Hasan lost his life while preventing a suicide bomber from entering his school. The only thing standing between the 2000 children enrolled in the local Government High School Ibrahimzai in Hangu and a suicide bomber sent to kill them was the courage of this teenager.

The Lashkar-e-Jhangvi has . . . → Read More: A moment of silence? No, realization

Sartaj Aziz: Writ of state to be established in tribal areas

The federal government expects to restore control in all regions of Pakistan’s tribal belt soon, said Sartaj Aziz, Adviser to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on National Security and Foreign Affairs.

“We have restored the writ of the state in six out of seven agencies of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata),” Aziz said. “For . . . → Read More: Sartaj Aziz: Writ of state to be established in tribal areas

Quick formulation of anti terrorism laws needed

By Hunain Naseer

At a meeting held on Monday at the Prime Minister House. PM Nawaz Sharif directed attendees to expedite the formulation of anti-terror laws in the country.

The attendees including Ch. Nisar, Minister for Interior, Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif, Chief of General Staff Lt. General Ashfaq Nadeem, Director General ISI . . . → Read More: Quick formulation of anti terrorism laws needed

Not all are against the use of drones

By Owen Bennett-Jones

Most Pakistanis have concluded that drones are illegal, cruel and counterproductive. And many in the west agree, seeing drones as Orwellian weapons that enable the US, UK and Israel (and presumably others will follow) to kill individuals at will, at no physical risk to drone operators and, crucially, . . . → Read More: Not all are against the use of drones