Ever since Imran Khan gave his political quest the name “Tsunami” I have pleaded with the PTI to please change the name to,say,“clean sweep” or “landslide victory” or whatever,for tsunamis are hugely destructive storms that can devastate whole towns and cities,even countries,and kill hundreds of thousands of people,animals,trees:whichever and . . . →Read More:The tsunami needs taming
HE’S LOST 819 OF HIS PARTY COLLEAGUES TO TERRORISM,AND SURVIVED AN ASSASSINATION ATTEMPT IN 2008. WE RECENTLY SPOKE WITH ASFANDYAR WALI KHAN,CHIEF OF THE TALIBAN-THREATENED AWAMI NATIONAL PARTY,WHICH GOVERNED KHYBER-PAKHTUNKHWA PROVINCE UNTIL MARCH,ABOUT SATURDAY’S ELECTIONS AND MORE. EXCERPTS:
The ANP has been mercilessly attacked by the Taliban in the run-up to . . . →Read More:ASFANDYAR WALI KHAN –till the last man standing
The folk festival ‘Lok Mela’organised by Lok Virsa (National Institute of Folk &Traditional Heritage) is now becoming the talk of the town,as more and more people are keep pouring in to witness the event with all its festivities.
Enthusiasts,who seem to have been exhausted from the hot summer days and of . . . →Read More:Lok Virsa holds folk festival in Islamabad
The commission formed to probe the missing persons case has submitted its report in the Supreme Court of Pakistan (SC) Wednesday,Geo News reported.
According to the statistics in the report,24 cases were completed in Sindh while 100 are still pending.
. . . →Read More:SC receives missing persons report
Thirty-six people were killed and 87 injured in 16 incidents of political violence between March 16 and 22 across the country,compared with the preceding week when 43 were killed and 63 injured in 17 incidents,says the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN).
During the week under review,three political party workers were also . . . →Read More:FAFEN report says political violence claimed 36 lives
By Faisal Bari
Over the last decade and a bit,Pakistan,according to oft-quoted figures,has lost 40,000 people to the ‘war on terror’ directly and indirectly. This includes security personnel. The brunt though has been borne by the civilian population of the country. The numbers of those who have been injured are much higher. . . . →Read More:Bracing for terrorist attacks
By-elections are often ignored as nothing more than parties reclaiming a seat they had lost to some unfortunate incident or disqualification. In the last five years multiple by-elections have taken place and in most cases they have produced nothing exciting or out of the ordinary.
. . . →Read More:Sharifs sweep by-elections in Punjab
The UK Department for International Development (DFID) would provide 40 million pounds to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to support its initiative of extending monthly stipends to girl students,officials told Dawn on Tuesday.
The provincial government would distribute Rs1 billion stipends among girl students of Grade-VI to Grade-X,studying at public sector schools,in all the 25 . . . →Read More:DFID to provide £ 40 million for stipends for female students in KPK