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PDM’s protest against ECP: An attempt to cover up its failure?

The demonstration staged by the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM), the 10-party alliance, in front of the Election Commission of Pakistan offices today is not unusual as the other political parties; including Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) had done the same in the past.

Arnab Goswami’s Whatsapp chat: An eye-opening call to the world

The ugly face of the Modi government was once again exposed as a Whatsapp chat between the controversial anchor Arnab Goswami the head of the Broadcast Audience Research Council of India and several of his colleagues uncovered the conspiracy, while

Foreign funding case: Is a watershed moment approaching for PTI?

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has summoned the two main position parties, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) on Monday in connection with the foreign funding case. The ECP has instructed both parties to appear before

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

What is the ‘Broadsheet saga’?  

The Broadsheet saga is continuing to make headlines in the country as the head of the asset recovery firm has now claimed that former prime minister Nawaz Sharif offered them a bribe to abandon the probe against his foreign assets.

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.

All you need to know about PSL 6 draft

The massively anticipated Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2021 is just around the corner, and hence the preparations and arrangements of the tournament are taking shape rapidly. The draft for the 2021 edition will be held tomorrow (January 10) and will

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

India’s sponsored terrorism and killings of Hazara people

The Hazara community, residing in and around Quetta City, has been easy prey for terrorists. The Hazaras, hailing from the Shia sect, had been living in Afghanistan since 1880s, but almost all had to migrate to Pakistan after they were

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

Is Pakistan’s economy heading in the right direction?

COVID-19 shook the world economy at its very foundation. It played the ruthless might of nature and mocked the limits of much-celebrated human advancements.  Beyond fear and tears, Covid-19–induced disruptions changed the world in more basic ways than we may

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.

Will Pakistan progress in 2021?

Prime Minister Imran Khan has vowed that the new year will be a year of economic growth for Pakistan, adding that the country was already moving in the right direction with essential industries increasing output. In 2020, the global economy

2020: Notable events in Pakistan and across the world

From terrorist attacks to the outbreak of a deadly pandemic, the year 2020 could easily be marked as one of the most tumultuous years in the history of the world. 2020 has been a standout year for all the wrong

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

Remembering Benazir Bhutto – An enduring icon

2020 marks 13 years since former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto died in an untimely and unnatural manner. Benazir Bhutto was the first democratically elected female leader of a Muslim country during a tumultuous life that ended with her assassination. Historically,

EU safety ban – Will PIA regain its lost glory?

Aviation Minister Ghulam Sarwar has expressed hope that the ban on the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) to operate flights to and from the European countries would be lifted soon. The ban on flight operations have not only tarnished Pakistani’s image

The legacy of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah

The nation is celebrating the 145 birth anniversary of the founder of Pakistan Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah today with traditional zeal and fervour. It was Quaid-i-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah, who steered the Muslims of the Indian sub-continent during the most

What is Christmas all about?

Christmas is celebrated on December 25 and is both a sacred religious holiday and a worldwide cultural and commercial phenomenon. For two millennia, people around the world have been observing it with religious traditions and practices.   Christians celebrate Christmas

Karima Baloch – a courageous human right activist from Balochistan

A dissident human rights activist living in exile in Canada, who campaigned for the rights of missing persons and enforced disappearances, has been found dead in Toronto after going missing. Karima Baloch, aged 37, was granted asylum in Canada in

New COVID-19 strain found in UK: Is it more deadly?

A new strain of coronavirus is sweeping across southern England, spurring heightened restrictions in the region and flight bans within Europe and globally. British premier Johnson said that the fast-moving new variant of the virus is 70 percent more transmissible

Mahira Khan’s journey to stardom

The stunning and gorgeous Pakistani superstar Mahira Khan turns 36 today. She’s one of the most popular faces in the Pakistani entertainment industry. She gave Bollywood one of its biggest hits, in 2017. The actor has had a rather busy