Tahir Yousuf

Tahir Yousuf

Hike in fuel prices: Is govt losing the battle against inflation?

Beyond politics, sadly despite a remarkable income tax collection by the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR), tall claims regarding economic improvement by the government the masses still under the grip of inflation as the authorities failed to control the prices

Reopening of schools: Will the govt succeed in implementing SOPs?

Education Minister Shafqat Mahmood has announced a revised timetable of the reopening of educational institutions, according to which classes from 9th to 12th will start from 18 January 2021 as planned previously, while classes 1-8 will begin from 1st February

E-Sports in Pakistan: A billion-dollar industry lies in waiting

Even though having effectively established itself as a multibillion-dollar industry on the international level, E-sports is still finding its feet in Pakistan. Sadly, E-sports is largely an ignored industry in Pakistan. There are inadequate tournaments for players to showcase their

Momina Larik rape, murder case: Will children ever be safe in Riyasat-e-Madina?

Child rape cases are rampant across the country, yet numerous news of child abuse still manages to shock readers to their core due to the steep violence and brutality of the reported incident. Violence against minors has reached an ordinary

Is WhatsApp’s new update risky for users?

A new announcement has been popping up on everyone’s WhatsApp telling them that its policies and conditions are being updated. Users have until February 9, to accept these new conditions, and WhatsApp has pointed to those users may not be

Massive power breakdown: Mismanagement or technical failure?

Electric supply was restored fully or partially on Sunday in various cities, including Lahore Islamabad and Karachi, hours after several areas in the country plunged into darkness following a massive blackout due to a defect in the power distribution system.

Shamim Naqvi’s resignation: Senate election preparations or party differences?

Political parties have started preparations for the Senate elections in the country and the parties are pushing hard for full competition inside and outside of the assemblies. In this regard today an important development came to light when Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf

Echoes of horse-trading in Senate election: A matter of grave concern

Under articles 218 (3) and 224 (3) of the Constitution and Section 107 of the Election Act 2017, organizing the Senate election is the constitutional and legal duty of the Election Commission of Pakistan. The ECP is the sole authority

93rd birth anniversary: History will never forget Bhutto

The 93rd birth anniversary of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, former prime minister of Pakistan and founder of the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), was observed today across the country. Zulfikar Ali Bhutto was born on 5 January 1928. He was a Pakistani

Killing of 11 coal miners: Another wake up call for authorities

The Hazara community, including women, children and civil society continued their sit-in in different parts of the country for the second straight day against the killing of 11 miners in the Mach area of Balochistan on Sunday. It is extremely

Temple attack: Religious harmony need of the hour

Muslims in the subcontinent and the separate lifestyle from the Hindus strengthened the Two-Nation theory. Due to the tireless struggle of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, Pakistan emerged on the world map on 14 August 1947, as an independent ‘Islamic’ state.

Death of 3,000 children in Thar: Sindh govt must wake up from the deep slumber

Due to the negligence of authorities, the people of Thar used to face severe health hazard issues such as waterborne diseases, inadequate health facilities, food crisis and lack of basic infrastructure. Apart from it, poverty, population growth, lack of clean

Worsening gas shortage: Country needs multi-pronged plans

With the onset of severe cold in the country, the problem of gas shortage has intensified and resultant power outages are continuing countrywide as of December 29. Reports indicate electricity load shedding, compressed natural gas (CNG) station closures, as well

Census issue of Karachi: An impending existential threat

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government has so far failed to reach a consensus with all coalition parties since the formation of the government at the Center, while the federal government has now created a new controversy by approving the results of

World Banking Day: Ambitious reforms a need of the hour

On December 19, United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) adopted a resolution to select 4th December as the International Day of Banks to be observed every year in recognition of the crucial role of the banking sector in contributing to the

Ishaq Dar’s controversial interview: Nation demands swift action

Pakistan’s former finance minister, Ishaq Dar and a close aide of ex-prime minister Nawaz Sharif, who currently lives in self-imposed exile in London, said on Tuesday that corruption allegations were frequently used as a pretext for political persecution in Pakistan,

Shahid Afridi returns from LPL due to personal emergency

LAHORE: Pakistan’s all-rounder Shahid Afridi has decided to return back to Pakistan from Sri Lanka, where he was leading Galle Gladiators in the inaugural edition of Lanka Premier League (LPL), in order to attend to a personal emergency. On a

World AIDS Day: A call for collective responsibility

Like other parts of the globe, Pakistan observed World AIDS Day on 1st December every year to recognize the role of societies in controlling the spread of the noxious disease. Since 1987, organizations and individuals across the sphere bring attention

TikTok linked to several deaths in Pakistan: Should it be banned again?

In yet another shocking incident, a private company’s security guard in Karachi’s Gulshan-e-Maymar area, lost his life while making a video for the highly popular video-sharing social networking platform TikTok on Sunday. The TikTok craze has overtaken youth as well

World Day of Solidarity with Palestinians: Will the oppressed ever be free?

In 1977, UN General Assembly called for the annual observance of 29 November as the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People. The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is one of the world’s longest-running and most controversial conflicts. It is a conflict

Does privatization of PSM serve public interest?

Pakistan Steel Mills (PSM) suffered a loss of Rs.10 billion due to corrupt practices, mismanagement and negligence caused further damages of Rs 12 billion, and business losses stood at Rs five billion since it was inaugurated on January 15, 1985.

Chemical castration of sex offenders: Can it prevent rape?

Sexual violence against women and children is on the rise in the country with several cases reported on a daily basis. Pakistan is considered an Islamic country yet all sorts of crimes and malpractices from murders, robbery, sexual crimes and

International Day of Violence against Women: A call for collective strategy

In 1979, the UN General Assembly (UNGA) in a convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women was adopted to pave the way for a world free of gender-based violence.  This was followed by the Unite to

Allegations of rigging in GB election: A fading shadow for losers

Activists of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) held a demonstration outside the office of the Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) chief election commissioner to protest against alleged rigging in the election for the GBLA-2 (Gilgit) constituency and the issuance of its official result

School closures in COVID-19 second wave: A wake-up call for the nation

A meeting of inter-provincial education ministers chaired by Federal Minister for Education Shafqat Mahmood has said that all educational institutions, including schools, colleges and tuition centers, will close down from November 26 due to the surge of coronavirus cases and

Will Rs 600 billion development package solve Baloch problems?

Balochistan is being measured as a blessed province for Pakistan with the availability of plenty of natural resources in the shape of natural gas, coal, etc. It is the place where copious businesses are going to get to a great

Dr Abdus Salam: A Nobel Prize winner victim of narrow-mindedness

Dr Abdus Salam was a Pakistani theoretical physicist. He shared the 1979 Nobel Prize in Physics with Sheldon Glashow and Steven Weinberg for his contribution to the electroweak unification theory. Hailed as one of the world’s top theoretical physicists of

A glimpse at the life of Khadim Hussain Rizvi   

Khadim Hussain Rizvi was a Pakistani far-right radical preacher who was the founder of Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP), a hardline religious political organization founded in 2015 which is known to protest against any change to Pakistan’s blasphemy law. Fluent in Urdu,

PSL 2020 final KRK vs LHQ: Who will win the match?

 The PSL 2020 final between Karachi Kings (KRK) and Lahore Qalandars (LHQ) will be played at the National Stadium in Karachi today starting from 8 pm local time, 3 pm GMT. Toss will take place at 7.30 pm local time,