Younis guides Pakistan closer to historic victory

Shan Masood fell for 125 but Younis Khan continued from where he left off on Monday as Pakistan reached lunch on 321 for three, needing 56 more runs on the final day to clinch the final Test and the three-match series on Tuesday.

Off-spinner Tharindu Kaushal drew Masood out of his crease with flight and . . . → Read More: Younis guides Pakistan closer to historic victory

Pakistan can be the next China – Morgan Stanley

Pakistan is located in a region that will bring major changes in the world economy in coming decades primarily due to its demographics.

With over 100 million people below the age of 30 aspiring to change their lives, the rise of Pakistan is just a matter of time, Morgan Stanley Chief Investment Strategist David . . . → Read More: Pakistan can be the next China – Morgan Stanley

The role of the energy crisis

PAKISTAN’S energy crisis may upstage terrorism as a major security threat faced by the country. Long duration of load-shedding in the blistering heat has triggered a spate of protests in KP, Sindh and Punjab, resulting in damage to government property and infrastructure.

While these protests have yet to gain sufficient momentum to become an organised . . . → Read More: The role of the energy crisis

Our National Sport

If Pakistanis want to excel in their national sport it should be formally changed from hockey to blame-game. As the death toll in Karachi crosses over 1000, there are not enough beds in the hospitals and no space left in morgues and graveyards. To state the obvious, there is a lack of emergency . . . → Read More: Our National Sport

Pakistan beat Sri Lanka in Galle test

Leg-spinner Yasir Shah grabbed a career-best seven for 76 as Pakistan on Sunday won the first Test match against Sri Lanka by 10 wickets in Galle.

Pakistan surpassed the 90-run target without the loss of any wicket after skittling the hosts out for 206 on the final day of the rain-hit Test match.

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Cornered and desperate – End of a party

By Azmaish Ka Waqt

Much is being read into the recent so called ‘macho’ speech of the Co Chairman of the PPP. Some analysts are calling it some kind of a gauntlet thrown at the ‘establishment’ which they think and hope will be picked up so that fireworks can start. The . . . → Read More: Cornered and desperate – End of a party

The core issues in Karachi

No matter how anyone tries to describe Karachi, from the ethnic areas to the communities, and to the landmarks that spot the landscape, the economic hub of Pakistan is a city without peace. For many, Karachi is mini-Pakistan, where everyone can earn higher wages than they can earn in their villages and other urban . . . → Read More: The core issues in Karachi

The crumbling education system

NEARLY a decade and a half has elapsed since the Higher Education Commission was set up in 2002. There were great hopes that the body, well-funded and comprised of professionals, would manage to turn the sector around.

With its budget seeing a steady increase over the past several years, the HEC now tends to count . . . → Read More: The crumbling education system

Electronic Media Paradox

Media wars have resurfaced with a vengeance in Pakistan after the New York Times’ investigative report on Axact-a Karachi based software company created ripples across IT and media industry. While the central allegations on the IT company calling itself Pakistan’s largest software exporter are under investigation, this report has proved to be a . . . → Read More: Electronic Media Paradox

RAW activities in Pakistan

In an article titled ‘Why Does Pakistan Accuse Indian Spies of Terrorism’ Mr Michael Kugelman of the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington DC comes out strongly in support of India’s intelligence agency RAW and blames Pakistan’s military for the whole business of blaming a fresh smelling rose like RAW for foul and rotten . . . → Read More: RAW activities in Pakistan