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Gas crisis: will the blame game ever end ?

Amid ongoing controversy over gas shortages, the federal government has said the shortfall would almost double in the upcoming winter unless infrastructure constraints were phased out through the cooperation of the stakeholders concerned, particularly Sindh province. The ministry of energy

World Tourism Day: Pakistan a paradise for tourists

Pakistan was ranked the top tourist destination for travellers for the year 2020 by the United States-based luxury and lifestyle publication Condé Nast Traveller. The tourism sector is playing a crucial role in the country’s economy. In 2018, the contribution

PM’s speech on Kashmir issue: A diplomatic victory for Pakistan

Since the partition of the Indian subcontinent into India and Pakistan in 1947, the Kashmir dispute has been an intractable one between the two countries. India and Pakistan fought three wars over it in 1948, 1965, and 1999, but have

Birth of digital media: Will newspapers disappear in the future?

In 2019, the All Pakistan Newspaper Society (APNS) has proposed commemorating the National Newspaper Reading Day on September 25th to promote reading habits in the country with particular emphasis on newspaper reading in a bid to support the survival of

Will prolonged loadshedding in Karachi end?

Residents of Karachi are already suffering from an economic crisis and the scorching temperatures. Apart from that, they endure hours of unannounced loadshedding by K-Electric that makes no qualms in worsening the situation. This has reached the top corridors of

Will GB people get rights under the constitution?

The people of Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) unconditionally acceded to Pakistan after liberating their area from the Dogras at the time of partition (1st November 1947). However, since its accession 72 years-ago, its status has remained vague due to the recalcitrance of

Journalist Abbasi’s remarks-Need a change in attitude towards women

Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan once said: “No nation can ever be worthy of its existence that cannot take its women along with the men. No struggle can ever succeed without women participating side by side with

Will Bilawal Bhutto save a political legacy?

Bilawal Bhutto Zardari was born in Karachi on 21 September 1988. He was hardly 19 when he inherited a role in a dynasty whose history is steeped in power and bloodshed. He is the son of former Pakistani President Asif

Is Pakistan safe for women?

Rape is considered an international issue and according to the World Health Organization (WHO), every one in three women suffers from physical or sexual violence at some stage in their life. Pakistan has been witnessing increased incidents of rape cases

What’s the controversy behind Tariq jameel’s remarks on co-education?

Renowned religious scholar, Maulana Tariq Jameel once again came under intense scrutiny on social media after his remarks over the gang-rape of a woman on the Lahore-Sialkot motorway was reported 9th September. Maulana Tariq Jameel has condemned the heinous motorway

Reforms for FATF compliance: Will Pakistan move out of Grey list?

On September 16, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Government has managed to wrap up the legislation needed to get rid of the Financial Action Task Force’s (FATF) grey list, as three crucial bills were passed in a joint session of the

Victims of Baldia tragedy still seeking justice after 8 years

An Anti-Terrorism Court – which was expected to wrap up the hearing into Baldia Factory case – once again adjourned the proceedings until September 22, more than eight years after the incident. Over 260 workers were burnt alive when the

Resurgence of COVID-19: Can we keep students, teachers safe?

More than a six-month interruption, several universities, colleges and schools in Pakistan opened their doors to guardedly welcome a new term. This was in acquiescence with the government’s decision to reopen educational institutions in phases across the country, beginning with

Is democracy in Pakistan still under threat?

In 2007, the United Nations General Assembly announced to observe 15 September as the International Day of Democracy—with the aim of promoting and upholding the principles of democracy—and invited all member states and organizations to celebrate the day in an

Enforced disappearances- A stain on Pakistan’s human rights law

Enforced disappearances have long been a stain on Pakistan’s human rights laws. Regardless of the pledges of successive governments to criminalize the practice, there has been slow movement on legislation while people continue to be forcibly disappeared with impunity. Groups

The Legacy of Allama Syed Zameer Akhtar Naqvi

Allama Syed Zameer Akhtar Naqvi was a prominent and distinguished Pakistani Islamic scholar, a religious leader, public speaker and poet from the ‘Shia’ sect of Islam who holds the prestigious position among other religious scholars. With his unusual powers of

A new era of anti-Muslim and post 9/11 syndrome

Sept 11, 2001, has had a momentous impact on the lives of several living in the 21st century, which extensively gets reflected in identity politics — its construction, perception and reception. Terrorism event-9/11 The terrorism event — now known popularly

The murder of Mureed Abbas – Reasons and Investigations

TV Anchor Mureed Abbas’s murder case has once again grabbed the attention of the nation after Adil Zaman – a suspect in the murder case – fled from the premises of Supreme Court of Pakistan. Today (10th September 10, 2020),

Rising child abuse: Are humans losing humanity?

Multiple Child abuse incidents have shaken the country over the years. Despite FIRs, media reports, arrests and mass outrage child abuse cases continued to erupt throughout the country in 2020. As reports of minor rapes and murder emerged throughout the

World Literacy Day: Quality education still a distant dream for Pakistanis

UNESCO declared the first-ever International Literacy Day in 1966, and since then it has been celebrated annually on September 8, in an effort to highlight the importance of education to communities and individuals across the globe. The aim of World

September 15: Back to school?

The coronavirus pandemic has impacted lives and institutions across the planet. From global disruptions in production to supply chains to a new era of work and study from home, our lives are shifting towards a new unknown. The education sector

Defence Day-Reminder of spirit and valour

Every year we celebrate September 6 as Defence Day to pay tribute to our armed forces, who defended the country selflessly and bravely in 1965 teaching the enemy a lesson they will never forget. The day dawned with 31 gun

PM release order-A journey from prison to home

In light of the Supreme Court’s (SC) orders, Prime Minister Imran Khan on September 2 had directed the relevant authorities to make arrangements for the early release of female prisoners — both under-trial and convicted. The order was issued after

Can we save Pakistan’s declining Wildlife?

Wildlife is disappearing around the globe. Be it land or water, the near extinction of several species is an alarming threat that needs a collective effort. Rising population and poverty woes in various developing countries have pushed theses animals into

Remembering Junaid Junaid – Gone but never forgotten

From the famous ‘Dil Dil Pakistan’ patriotic song to ‘Mera Dil Badalte’ hymn, Junaid Ahmed continues to rule our hearts. Today marks the 56th birthday anniversary of the singer-turned-preacher. Junaid Jamshed gained nationwide prominence and recognition as a rockstar but

Is Islam under threat ?

On August 28, riots broke out in the city of Malmo in Sweden after a member of the ‘Stram Kurs’ group burnt a copy of the Holy Quran. The burning of the Quran was a part of an anti-Islam protest

Will Nawaz Sharif return to Pakistan?

The former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was last year allowed to leave for London for medical reasons after he was diagnosed with an immune system disorder. He was convicted in a corruption reference and is nominated in multiple references filed

Citizens, business community lost billions due to heavy rains in Karachi

Rains continued wreaking havoc in the country during the monsoon season. Sindh being the worst-hit province in the country, lives were paralyzed in Karachi and in various districts of Sindh as well as parts of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan provinces. At

Yaum-e-Ashur- A lesson from blood

Muharram is not only the first month of the Islamic calendar but also one of the most sacred periods for Muslims across the globe. It was during this period that Prophet Muhammad began his journey from Mecca to Medina. And

Karbala: An unforgettable sacrifice for Islam

The Islamic New Year which started this week with the month of Muharram has once again returned Muslims worldwide to remember and relive a deeply agonizing memory. Almost fourteen centuries after the massacre of Imam Hussain (AS), the grandson of

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