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A house divided

May 18, 2018

As ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif continues his tirade against the ‘invisible forces’, the possibility of a rupture within the Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PMLN) is becoming more realistic. In an interview published in Daily Dawn on last Saturday, Nawaz was quoted as saying, “Militant organisations...

Gaza carnage

May 17, 2018

The barbarity unleased by Israeli forces on innocent, unarmed Palestinian citizens in Gaza should be enough to jolt the international community from its criminal silence on the slaughter of Palestinians. Last December, US President Donald Trump announced the embassy’s move from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, delivering on his election campaign promise. The decision broke...

Chaos in ranks

May 16, 2018

The interview of ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to English Daily Dawn has descended the ruling Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PMLN) into chaos. As some of the party leaders including Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Chief Minister Punjab Shehbaz Sharif in damage control mode, the ousted Prime Minister is not only sticking to his guns but dragging himself and...

The Federal capital has become a hub of numerous problems; however there are two that have become a serious headache for the residents. The first problem is the commercial use of residential properties and the second being the issue of encroachments. Despite strict guidelines and laws of the Capital Development Authority in the last decade hundreds of commercial establishments...

Water management

May 13, 2018

It is saddening to know that nothing much is being done to deal with the ongoing water crisis country is facing. especially now with an impending dry season threatening to linger for two months and severely impacting agricultural and resultant economic output targets. It seems that issues like water management and environment degradation are not on the priority list of...

Honor killings

May 12, 2018

The mysterious murder of Sana Cheema, a 27-year-old Italian woman of Pakistani origin has now been confirmed as a case of ‘honor killing’. The young woman was killed by her father and brother as per police. An Italian newspaper, Giornale di Brescia, had first reported that Sana Cheema was killed for ‘honour’. Sana’s friend claimed that she wanted to marry someone...

President Trump declared on Tuesday that he was withdrawing from the Iran nuclear deal, unraveling the signature foreign policy achievement of his predecessor Barack Obama, isolating the United States from its Western allies. The decision, while long anticipated and widely telegraphed, leaves the 2015 agreement reached by seven countries after more than two years of grueling...

In occupied Kashmir, complete shutdown continues on the second consecutive day on Tuesday against the killing of 10 youth by the Indian troops in Shopian on Sunday. In last week in occupied Kashmir, Indian troops in their fresh acts of state terrorism have martyred at least ten innocent civilians. According to Kashmir Media Service, call for the shutdown has been given...

The Punjab government has formed a four-member Joint Investigation Team (JIT) to probe the assassination attempt on federal Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal in Narowal. Reportedly, during interrogation, the suspect confessed to have targeted the Interior Minister over the issue of amendment in Khatm-e-Nubawwat (Finality of Prophethood) law that emerged last year. It is pertinent...

Talk of Aliens

May 8, 2018

With elections approaching political parties have switched to election mode and are holding rallies and are mobilizing people. Amidst this mobilization and political activity the statements of ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif have generated plenty of discussion as well as controversy. While addressing public gathering at Ahmedpur Lamma, the ousted Prime Minister said...

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