By Ghalib Sultan
‘Siapa’ is a wonderfully expressive Punjabi word almost impossible to accurately translate into English. It means a development or situation full of interconnected problems,difficulties,contradictions and intrigues — not easy to resolve and not easy to live with. Why should the elections that catapulted the Sharifs to power be a ‘siapa’?
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Over the past few months an ongoing debate about opening the borders to our next door neighbor has engulfed drawing room discussions,economics and politics lectures,the industrialist,the Mazdoor (wage laborer),and of course the talk shows. Those in favor of this upgrade in India’s status have brought to notice a need for better . . . →Read More:Lip Service to Goodwill
By Kalbe Ali
ISLAMABAD:Army Chief Gen Ashfaq Parvez Kayani said on Saturday that since Islam is the basis of Pakistan’s creation,it can never be taken out from the body politic.
“Let me remind you that Pakistan was created in the name of Islam and Islam can never be taken out of . . . →Read More:Islam can and will unite Pakistanis,says Kayani
ISLAMABAD – Faced with mounting casualties among security forces from roadside bomb attacks in its Tribal Areas,Pakistan is set to reveal an indigenous mine-resistant vehicle.
A spokesperson for Pakistan’s state-owned vehicle manufacturer,Heavy Industries Taxila (HIT),has confirmed that its Burraq mine-resistant,ambush-protected (MRAP) vehicle is nearing the end of its prototype phase and . . . →Read More:Pakistan Army set to reveal MRAP vehicle
Exhibition displays photographs celebrating more than 50 years of Pakistan’s participation in UN peacekeeping operations
NEW YORK:United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday paid high tributes to Pakistani peacekeepers for their service under the UN flag in hot spots around the world,saying they had made ‘remarkable contribution’ in maintaining peace coupled with helping . . . →Read More:UN Sec-Gen appreciates efforts of Pakistani peacekeepers
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
I am Gunner Fazal Mehmood,currently serving in a medium regiment artillery located at a peaceful location. It is 0400 hours,the first day of Eidul Azha and while lying on my charpoy I am thinking about the last night – it is the third consecutive Eid that I will be spending away from my family.
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Shakil Afridi once again makes headlines with even more controversial statements. The doctor who headed a fake polio vaccination program was responsible for disclosing the hiding location of OBL to the US forces. The entire incident was a great source of embarrassment for the Pakistani government and especially the army. Rumors about ISI’s involvement with . . . →Read More:Afridi:whistleblower or traitor?
By Zoon Ahmad Khan
Punjab’s problems are not only escalating (vertically),but also very visibly expanding (horizontally). The unscheduled load shedding,Energy Crisis,and the Doctor’s strike. The perceived culprits in Punjab’s suffering vary from the federal government,the provincial,or corruption and the jealous peripheries,influenced for the most part by prior political . . . →Read More:ZoneAsia-Pk:Why aren’t the Army Doctors complaining?