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Bombing of great intensity blew away an imambargah in Shikarpur, Sindh, during Friday prayers when the faithful had gathered in high numbers, killed more than 60 people and left dozens in critical conditions. Jundullah, a sub-group of the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan claimed responsibility of the attack, this...

Relief but no relief

February 1, 2015

Government on Saturday approved reduction in the price of petroleum products but on the other hand raised the General Sales Tax (GST) on it from 22 per cent to 27 per cent. Federal Minister for Finance Ishaq Dar announced a five percent increase in GST on petroleum products. Dar said that the increment would enable a recovery of 12 billion rupees. The minister, however,...

Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar stepped down from his position as Governor Punjab on Thursday, citing inability to deal with broader challenges. While addressing a press conference he said that he wants to witness a democracy in this country where son of a common man can get the same opportunities and rights as the elite’s son. He also said that he rendered the resignation...

When it comes to cricket, there should be no doubt that Pakistani nation is passionate about it. In fact, cricket unites us. We celebrate every Pakistani victory in major tournaments by coming on the streets. We all become Pakistanis by brushing aside all our regional, ethnic, linguistic differences. Pakistanis, across the globe, follow national team. Although our national...

Miseries of common man

January 27, 2015

Courtesy to the flaws in our political system, usually elites become successful to reach into the corridors of parliament. Due to their rich background, politicians keep focusing on the issues that suit them most and problems faced by the common people are considered not worthy to discuss. Not only the lawmakers but also the media talk shows are hesitant to put light in...

Look China policy

January 26, 2015

Once again our media has given extraordinary coverage to the visit of US President to India and less to the very vital strategic visit of our COAS to China. Media was more concerned to tell the masses that what dishes were served to Obama, who made tea for him and what sort of traditional wear ‘sarries’ to be presented to his wife Michelle. In reality, if Obama goes...

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama on Sunday announced they had reached an agreement to break the deadlock that has been stalling a bilateral civilian nuclear power agreement. US had agreed to withdraw its ‘highly intrusive’ demand for tracking of nuclear material as Obama used his executive powers to waive off this condition imposed...

Confusion all around

January 25, 2015

Foreign office spokesperson Tasnim Aslam stated that Pakistan has taken the immediate action to ban the UN proscribed outfits including Jamat-ud Dawah (JuD) that resulted in freezing its assets and bank accounts. Foreign travel restrictions were also imposed on the leaders of the banned outfit. This was given extraordinary importance in the international media and particularly...

Death toll in Thaparkar escalated to 325 in 113 days as five more children died of famine. The inefficient supply of aid wheat, medicines and blankets has added to the problems of the affected people. Local administration is not paying the heed to the deteriorating situation of region whereas government’s tall claims remained unfulfilled. Tharparkar is spread over 22,000...

Mission World Cup

January 22, 2015

Pakistan cricket team has reached New Zealand to start their World Cup 2015 campaign. Before the mega event Pakistan would play two one day matches against Zew Zeeland. 15-man squad of Pakistan includes two specialist openers, five fast bowlers, and three all-rounders and five specialist batsmen. After the setback of hamstring injury of fast bowler Junaid Khan, all-rounder...

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