You Are Browsing ‘Editorial’ Category

Political ownership

March 19, 2015

In a targeted operation Rangers forces carried out a raid at Nine-Zero, the headquarters of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement in Karachi, a large cache of illegal weapons were recovered in the “information-based operation” and several “criminals” were arrested. The ruling PML N and other major political...

After the brutal attack on the Army Public School in December last year in which 145 people lost their lives including 132 children, there was a paradigm shift in Pakistan. For the first time in years all the stakeholders in the country were unanimous in their resolve to purge Pakistan from the cancer of terrorism and militancy that has claimed thousands of lives of innocent...

The process of return of the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) of South Waziristan agency kicked off on Monday as over 200 families were sent back on the first day at Kor Qilla Tank. Pledge by the Pakistan Army to begin the return of an estimated 150,000 families displaced by the military operations in the North Waziristan and Khyber agencies is a welcome sign. Affected...

Interfaith harmony

March 16, 2015

Members of the Christian community staged protest demonstrations in different parts of the country to protest against the blasts by suicide bombers at two churches in Lahore on Sunday. Leaders of major political parties termed this attack barbaric and shameful act of terrorism. They showed solidarity with the Christian community. Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif...

As many as fifteen people were killed on Sunday and eighty others sustained injuries in twin blasts near Saint John Catholic Church and Christ Church in Youhanabad area of Lahore. The incident took place when Sunday prayer ceremony was underway in the churches attended by more than 500 people. According to reports, some unknown miscreants opened fire near one church...

Nine Zero raid

March 15, 2015

The recent operation on the headquarters of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) by Rangers has raised more questions than it has answered. The raid resulted in the arrest of a number of convicted criminals, the Rangers forces also claimed to have seized weapons stolen from NATO containers. The raid was vindicated because of the weapons found and the arrest of the wanted criminals. The...

The road to peace

March 13, 2015

Currently Pakistan is facing number of challenges, but lack of peace seems the root cause of all the ills of our society.  There is dire need to develop the positive and visionary attitude towards the issues to bring the eternal peace in the country. Lack of peace and lawlessness are major hurdles in the way of progress of country. It is evident that foreign investment...

The way forward

March 12, 2015

After all the hue and cry of horse-trading prior to the Senate elections on Thursday Raza Rabbani of PPP took oath as Senate Chairman and Maulana Abdul Ghafoor Haideri of JUI-F took oath as Senate Deputy Chairman. Raza Rabbani Senate Chairman while addressing to the Senate thanked various senators for their support. He also thanked the opposition and government leaders...

It is a good omen that Senate chairperson has been finalized with the political consensus of two major political parties along with other allied parties. It was an interesting scenario in which political parties contested Senate polls by accusing each other for horse-trading and they ended up with a mutual candidate ‘Raza Rabani’ for the post of Chairman. Pakistan...

National Day parade

March 11, 2015

A joint military parade of Pakistan’s armed forces will take place on Pakistan Day on March 23 after a gap of seven years. The parade will be organized by joint staff headquarters in Rawalpindi, which oversees the three armed forces of Pakistan. The venue for the parade is yet to be finalized. Chinese President Xi Jinping is expected to attend the Pakistan Day parade...

UA-75911403-1