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After wheat, a sugar crisis is now looming

There is an acute wheat flour crisis in Sindh, Punjab and other parts of the country. The crisis has stemmed not due to the shortage of the basic commodity but rather the mismanagement and inefficiency of policymakers. Now a sugar

Will Pakistan be blacklisted by FATF?

Currently, Pakistan is present on the grey list of Financial Action Task Force (FATF), but some experts have warned that the threat of being blacklisted is still looming. Before we explain what grey and blacklists are and what are the

The inflation bomb of Flour and Wheat

While the middle classes are struggling to maintain their standards of living among extraordinary inflation, the poor are finding it even harder to feed themselves. Due to the mismanagement, corruption and illegal stocking of wheat, price of flour has skyrocketed.

Why the propaganda against Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor?

After a major reshuffle in Pakistan Military, a negative propaganda has been created on the appointment of Director General Inter Services Public Relation (ISPR). Earlier on Thursday, Major General Asif Ghafoor was transferred from the post of DG ISPR and

Situation in IoK and 3 UNSC meetings: The latest updates

The Indian occupied Kashmir (IoK) has been under lockdown for 165 days now. Due to the strict curfew imposed, Kashmiris are continually facing oppression and cruelty. In this regard, the United Nations Security Council has summoned the meeting thrice. Even

Meet Pakistan’s first female taxi driver

She is fearless. That was my first thought when Zahida Kazmi started telling me her story about how she became Pakistan’s first female taxi driver. Zahida Kazmi, a 64 years old widow and a mother of seven children, drives a

Remembering child prodigy Arfa Karim

The eighth death anniversary of the youngest Pakistani computer prodigy Arfa Karim Randhawa is being observed today. Arfa Karim earned laurels at the ripe young age of nine when she become the youngest Microsoft Certified Profession. She was invited by

MQM-P separation: new games old tactics

Political parties have been engaged in a heated war of words and blame game over the administration’s general failure in dealing with the catastrophic conditions. In last year’s general polls, Muttahida Qaumi Movement Pakistan (MQM-P) suffered its worst seat count

In a world of ‘Alif’, we choose ‘Mere Pass Tum Ho’

Drama ‘Meray Paas Tum Ho’ is currently one of the best leading serials in Pakistan that has not only continuously dominated the Saturday slot every week with the highest ratings, but also kept the audience engaged with an intriguing yet

A transgender who refuses to beg and dance

“I was gang-raped by 12 men when I was ten-years-old but my family did not take any action against the culprits,” her tone changed while recalling those moments. Hina Gul is a transgender. “They did wrong, they should have taken

In Pictures: What war really means

The effects of war are devastating and cut across all spheres of life be it social, economic or environmental. In the wake of US-Iran tensions, we bring you pictures from 10 wars as a reminder of its horrific reality.  10-

Iqra Aziz’s Jhooti: a clever game of TRP

Newlywed actress Iqra Aziz’s latest drama “Jhooti” just aired its trailer and it has caught public attention for all the wrong reasons.  The one minute trailer shows an injured Iqra Aziz convincing unknown figures of how her husband beat her

Top 10 quotes from Zulfikar Ali Bhutto

Pakistan is observing the 92nd birth anniversary of former prime minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto. He was born on January 5, 1928 in Ratodero near Larkana. The founder of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) was hanged by the military regime on

Will Kashmir ever receive the right to self-determination?

Kashmiris on both sides of the Line of Control and the world over observed the Right to Self-Determination Day with the pledge to continue the struggle for settlement of the Kashmir dispute through a free and fair plebiscite under the

Tharparkar: hungry and thirsty

An elderly woman dressed in a maroon ghagra choli stood before me. She was lean, her hair grey, and face full of fatigue. “I am unable to conceive, am I normal? My in-laws think I am barren, what should I

The end of a powerful Iranian General or start of new war?

Iranian Major-General Qassem Soleimani, who was the head of the elite Quds Force, was killed today in an airstrike launched by the United States at Baghdad’s international airport.  Along with Major-General Qassem Soleimani, Iraqi army commander Abu Mahdi Al-Muhandis was

Health cards and shelter facilities are helping people across Pakistan

KARACHI: The two steps Health card and shelter facilities to homeless people across Pakistan of the ruling party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) have proved to be a great source of the console to the deprived people of the country. Appreciating the

Wax and wane in economy of Pakistan in 2019

The economy is the backbone of any country. The year 2019 proved to be a difficult one for the Pakistani economy as well as the value of the Pakistani rupee. The rupee continued to decrease in the first six months

Rise and fall of Pakistan sports during 2019

KARACHI: The year 2019 has brought a lot of joy to Pakistan regarding sports; however, the national sports hockey situation has seen poor improvement. Let us tell you how Pakistan’s overall performance has been in the field of sports. In

Even In 2020, These Top Ten 2019 Trends Will Inspire You

This year comes to an end; so does time to bid farewell to the amazing fashion trends we enjoyed. Some of the fashion trends remain popular in our snaps, insta stories, on fashion show runways and in weddings too. Other

Top 19 incidents of 2019 in Pakistan

KARACHI: 2019 was an important year for Pakistan, Pakistan faced very intricate challenges and steadfast. At the binging of 2019,  Pakistan witnessed a tragic incident in which officials of the  Punjab Police’s Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) allegedly sprayed a  car with

The fuss about NAB Ordinance 2019

The incumbent government has recently approved changes in the country’s accountability law; the National Accountability Ordinance 1999. It was approved by President Arif Alvi on Friday, but the latest amendments taken by the incumbent government have hit the core of

Who was Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah?

Muhammad Ali Jinnah was born in Karachi on 25th December 1876 in Poonjha Jinnah house. Nobody knew this child would make history in the subcontinent by making Pakistan. He was the eldest of his parents’ seven children. At the age

Uighurs community: millions of detained Muslims allegedly tortured in China

China is facing condemnation over its illegal persecution of Muslim marginal groups in the country, large Uighurs numbers allegedly being held in imprisonment camps. The Uighurs community is  Muslims, and number about 11 million in western China’s Xinjiang region. The

15 Mind-Blowing Facts About The Human Body

About 50,000 cells in your body just died and were replaced by new ones while you were reading this sentence. Yes, this article is all about mind-blowing facts a human being possesses. A human body is a wonderland. The more

Malala appears on Teen Vogue’s final cover of decade

NEW YORK: The Nobel Peace laureate Malala Yousafzai has reached another milestone as Teen Vogue chosen her for their final cover of the decade. The Magazine, which targets teenagers announced on Tuesday that they have decided to “reflect” tha last

APS tragedy: Nations pays homage to the martyrs

PESHAWAR: The whole nation is observing the fifth anniversary of Army Public School Peshawar tragedy today, to pay tribute to the martyrs of the sad incident of the country. Five years back on this day in 2014, terrorists entered the

Overview of the PTI Govt’s 1.6-year achievements

ISLAMABAD: Let us tell you what successes the Pakistan Tehreek -e-Insaf government have achieved during the one-and-a-half-year rule in the country. Economic Development:   The PTI government took control in 2018 when Pakistan’s imports and exports were both on the

Mehwish being slapped becomes latest gossip in town

Shehwar’s wife, Maham, who had just returned from the US to learn about her husband’s marriage plans with Mehwish entered the bride’s room and slapped her as soon as she saw her all dolled up in a wedding dress. The

An HIV positive bride

The first thing that I noticed was Rubina’s bright yellow scarf. Very few people can pull off a canary yellow with such grace. Her smile and warm manner gave no hint of her grave illness- Rubina was HIV positive. A