On the weekend, one major English-language daily carried a front-page picture of the dead bodies, still on the noose, of two militants that were executed in Faisalabad on Friday evening.
Another English-language daily’s front-page photograph was of a ‘national solidarity’ rally held in Karachi on Friday, called by the MQM to condemn the events in . . . → Read More: Death penalty – ‘Even one miscarriage of justice would undermine Pakistan’s position’
The police on a tip-off conducted a raid on a house in the Liaquatabad area and recovered 33 minor girls. All the girls, aged between 8 and 10, were brought to Karachi from the Bajaur Agency. The girls can only speak Pashtu and cannot speak Urdu, reported private news channels. The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) governor . . . → Read More: Police recovers 33 minor girls from a house in Karachi
“The idea that some lives matter less is the root of all that is wrong with the world.”
The situation in drought-hit Tharparkar is critical; the death toll reached 55 in just 44 days as another child died of malnutrition on Thursday. In the past three years, more than 500 lives have been lost . . . → Read More: Tharparkar: a case of negligence
Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Sunday faced the ire of a section of protesters who hurled water bottles, shoes and cans, when he came to address the supporters of Million March in London.
The event was held by Pakistani expatriates to demand a peaceful resolution of the Kashmir issue . . . → Read More: Expats pelt Bilawal with shoes during speech in London
Karachi confuses people – sometimes even those who live in it.
The capital of Pakistan’s Sindh province, it is the country’s largest city – a colossal, ever-expanding metropolis with a population of about 20 million (and growing).
It is also the country’s most ethnically diverse city. But over the last three decades . . . → Read More: The decline of Karachi
By Ahsan Waheed
MQM’s self exiled (and who later acquired British citizenship) Chief, Altaf Hussain was arrested on the morning of 3rd June 2014. This arrest may not have been much of a surprise for either the MQM leader or the senior party workers. In fact, the entire top leadership must have been aware of this imminent arrest . . . → Read More: MQM after Altaf Bhai
We are constantly worried about the security of our country. Media (national and international) has made us paranoid. Based on the information fed to us through various sources (and partially based on complete lack of knowledge regarding the issue), we convince ourselves of who are our enemies and who are our friends. We form opinions . . . → Read More: Who threatens Pakistan
The upper house of parliament on Monday directed government to submit today (Tuesday) a detailed report identifying lapses on part of the authorities that enabled terrorists to carry out the attack in a district court complex in the capital city. . . . → Read More: Senate seeks report on Monday court attack, Islamabad
Monday, February 10, 2014 – Karachi—Muttahidda Qaumi Movement (MQM) founder leader Altaf Hussain while addressing the Chief of the Army Staff General Rahil Shareef said that he was utterly compelled to appeal to him to take notice of violations of human rights by the Pakistan Rangers Sindh so as to free the Mohajirs from the atrocities being . . . → Read More: Altaf Bhai addresses COAS
Co-ordination Committee of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) on Thursday rejected the latest documentary film broadcast by British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), insisting the report had distorted facts. Addressing a news conference at party headquarters Nine Zero, Convenor MQM Co-ordination Committee Dr Khalid Maqbool Siddiqi said BBC had levelled allegations against MQM but did not broadcast . . . → Read More: BBC’s MQM documentary panics Altaf Bhai