After 64 years of independence, the majority of Pakistanis are still living under the weight of oppression and inequality. A traffic violation, robbery or even a murder case is hardly different in the eyes of the law. In Pakistan, the discerning factor is the status of the plaintiff or the defense, not the severity of . . . → Read More: Spoilt rotten: Sayeen tau Sayeen, Sayeen ki beti bhe Sayeen
By Yaqoob Khan Bangash
I have been back and teaching in Pakistan for a year now and one thing which I have noticed repeatedly is that Pakistanis have become increasingly devoid of logic. And logic not just in the sense of the Greek fathers, but even simple common sense — which, of course, . . . → Read More: Lacking logic
The state of affairs in Pakistan does not permit its residents to remain aloof from politics. Insecurity and job instability in a country with double digit inflation is a rising concern for many middle class families and even upper class families have begun to fear for their future. Energy shortages and red tape has shut . . . → Read More: One vote: one step closer
KARACHI: Few Pakistanis know what the Higgs boson is and even fewer realise that some of the earliest theoretical groundwork that led to this discovery was laid by Pakistan’s only Nobel laureate, Dr Abdus Salam.
The Higgs boson is a subatomic particle whose existence was confirmed by the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (known by . . . → Read More: Pakistan’s two cents to the Higgs Boson Particle
As of 2010, there are 380 out of every 1000 Pakistanis age 15 and above who have never had any formal schooling. Of the remaining 620 who enrolled in school, 22 dropped out before finishing primary school, and the remaining 598 completed it. There are 401 out of every 1000 Pakistanis who made it to . . . → Read More: Comparing educational achievements of India and Pakistan
With the story going through so many changes so quickly, the truth about Dr Afridi’s case is cloudier than ever. One thing is clear, though – Dr Afridi did engage in one indefensible act: Using a critical healthcare programme as cover for his activities. Unfortunately, in expressing concern about Afridi’s willingness to risk the credibility . . . → Read More: Dr. Afridi delivers another blow to polio eradication in Pakistan
By Yusra Askari
The MV Albedo and its crew ; 7 Pakistanis, 7 Bangladeshis, 6 Sri Lankans, 2 Indians and 1 Iranian national have been held hostage by pirates off the coast of Somalia, for now over 17 months. With the final deadline, fast approaching, last ditch efforts are underway in Pakistan to ensure the . . . → Read More: We have been in the pirates’ custody for 17 months now
Pakistanis have always been wary of the army and its cohorts. Recently they have become the brunt of all misfortunes and conspiracies. Our intelligence agency has been accused of a long list of criminal activities including the memogate scandal, abduction of “missing persons” , extra judicial killings, links with militants like the Taliban and paying . . . → Read More: Cornered
The elected President of Pakistan had a cardiac episode and decided to go to Dubai for treatment. Perhaps he knew a doctor there or maybe he felt more secure or maybe he thought that if required he could go to London from there. His last cardiac check up was in London in September. Whatever the . . . → Read More: STORM IN A TEA CUP?
Targeted killing of Hazara has continued for last 12 years. It has not only been ignored by successive governments and security officials but by the very ‘Ghairatmand’ and patriotic people of Pakistan who take to the streets in millions to protest against the killings of their fellow countrymen by a foreign citizen but never . . . → Read More: Getting Facts Straight