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Ball-tempering saga

April 1, 2018

The infamous ball-tempering incident during the third Test between Australia and South Africa has sent shockwaves across the cricketing world. During the Cape Town Test match cameraman captured the images when young opener of Australia Cameron Bancroft took a yellow object out of his pocket while fielding...

Malala comes home

March 31, 2018

Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai returned to Pakistan on Thursday for the first time since being shot by Taliban militants. A visibly emotional Malala Yousafzai couldn’t contain her tears as she spoke for the first time after returning to her homeland. Addressing a function at the Prime Minister House in Islamabad, she said, “I am very happy, and I still...

More US pressure

March 29, 2018

Washington under the administration of Trump keeps finding ways to put extra pressure on Pakistan to meet American demand of clamping down on terror suspects and outfits. The Trump administration on Monday added seven Pakistani companies to a list of foreign entities that presumably pose a significant risk to the national security and policy interests of the United States...

After regretful terrorist attack on Sri Lankan team in Lahore in 2009, international teams refused to come to Pakistan to play cricket. In between few international teams came to play brief series of limited over cricket, but all the games were played in Lahore. After almost nine years, Nation stadium Karachi hosted a match where we all witnessed that ground was jam packed....

Awami Muslim League (AML) chief Sheikh Rasheed has urged Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar to impose a 90-day-long ‘judicial martial law’ in the run-up to forthcoming general elections. Addressing a news conference in Islamabad last week, he said appointing the caretaker prime minister is the actual responsibility of the chief justice as the whole nation...

According to a recent conducted study Pakistan is among top 10 countries with the lowest access to clean water. The study “The Water Gap — The State of the World’s Water 2018” by WaterAid was released to mark World Water Day. Pakistan ranks nine in the list of top 10 countries with lowest access to clean water where 21 million of the total population of 207 million...

As Pakistan’s currency loses value against the US dollar, inflation is expected to hit the masses in the coming weeks and months. The expected inflation will hit the unemployed and those working on low wages the most. It is very important to look at both these issues i.e. unemployment and non provision of living wage. Unemployment and non provision of living wage are...

The nation celebrated Pakistan Day across the country on Friday with traditional zeal and fervour. Pakistan Day commemorates the passing of the Lahore Resolution on March 23, 1940, when the All-India Muslim League demanded a separate nation for the Muslims of the British Indian Empire. It is at these very days that we need some introspection and take a look back at the...

Anti-polio drives in Pakistan continue to be a hazardous affair. There have already been several attacks this year on healthcare workers seeking to immunise local communities. The latest one came at the end of last week in Mohmand Agency whereby unidentified men opened-fire on a seven-member polio team; killing two and abducting the remaining five. Thus far no one has...

Women rights

March 22, 2018

In recently released rankings of the Georgetown Institute’s Women, Peace and Security Pakistan is at fourth number in the list of worst countries for women. According to the list, out of 153 countries Pakistan ranks 150, it means just three more countries that are Syria, Afghanistan and Yemen, are ranked higher than Pakistan. This report once again has reflected the...

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