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Pandora Papers: Is setting up an offshore company illegal?

Finally, the wait across the globe is over as the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) has unveiled “Pandora Papers” — major international research into the financial secrets held by high-profile individuals around the world. The investigation, involving some 600

Why ‘Hum Kahan Ke Sachay Thay’ needs to raise its game?

The drama serial ‘Hum Kahan Ke Sachay Thay’ has become one of the much-anticipated dramas of the year. It is not only based on a novel written by Umera Ahmed but also includes an A-list cast starring Mahira Khan, Kubra

Why United Kingdom is experiencing a fuel crisis?

Drivers in Britain have been rushing to gas stations to fill up, amid a fuel shortage that has lasted days. Long lines at gas stations and rising fuel prices are the latest challenges that the country faces as it emerges

What is Blue Economy and how can Pakistan benefit from it?

World Maritime Day 2021 is being observed today (Thursday) with the theme ‘Seafarers at the core of Shipping’s Future’. World Maritime Day focuses on various themes related to maritime and ocean-related affairs. The global communities recognise the importance of oceans

Who is the mysterious woman in Zubair Umar’s leaked video?

Since the video of PML-N leader Muhammad Zubair Umar has gone viral on social media, it has created quite a buzz among netizens that who is women in this leaked video? The former Sindh governor was purportedly seen in a

What is Cyclone Gulab and how will it impact Pakistan?

The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has predicted a cyclonic storm called ‘Gulab’ starting from today. Gulab will be the third cyclone of 2021 after Tauktae and Yaas that had formed in May this year and the first in the month

Unemployment, increasing inflation: Why is PTI failing to address basic issues?

The people in Pakistan are facing double jeopardy as the unemployment is increasing with every passing day and on the other hand sky-rocketing inflation has plunged many below the poverty line. Though the employment and inflation situation was not ideal

Will court be able to complete trial of Noor Mukadam case within two months?

The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has dismissed the bail petitions filed by the parent of Zahir Jaffer, the prime suspect in Noor Mukadam’s murder case. IHC while rejecting the plea ruled that the parents of Zahir Jaffer would remain in

Has Shehbaz Sharif been acquitted in UK money laundering case?

In a money laundering case against PML-N president and opposition leader Shehbaz Sharif and his son Suleiman Shehbaz, a British court has quashed orders to freeze their accounts, but the government believes there is no money laundering case against Shehbaz

Is Muhammad Zubair Umar’s leaked video real of fake?

Former Governor Sindh and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Muhammad Zubair’s leaked video, where he is allegedly seen in compromising acts with women, went viral on social media. The video, which seemingly emerged on Sunday night, allegedly showed Zubair getting

Was Mashal committing suicide in ‘Hum Kahan Ke Sachay Thay’ only solution?

It’s 2021 and Pakistani dramas are still advocating suicide as a sole solution to every problem. As we all witnessed how Mashal took her own life in order to teach Mehreen a lesson. She pinned it on Mehreen and surprisingly

Why are Indian Muslims being forcefully evicted in Assam?

Indian authorities have forcefully evicted 5,000 people, including women, children and elderly, in Assam state in a crackdown against Muslims residents in the area. In 2019, Assam published a list of people considered to be citizens, rendering some 1.9 million

Nawaz Sharif’s fake corona certificate issued, is NADRA’s reputation being tarnished?

The Pakistani government on one hand is trying to ensure the implementation of various restrictions and vaccinations to protect citizens from coronavirus, on the other hand, the issue of fake corona vaccination certificates is becoming an alarming issue in the

CJP’s remarks: Who is responsible for Karachi’s destruction?

Shame on Sindh govt’ – These were the remarks on Chief Justice Gulzar Ahmed on the performance of the provincial government whom he blamed on the destructions of Karachi. The remarks were headlines by all leading news channels, raising questions

Are Pakistani dramas provoking domestic violence?

Well, the phrase ‘better late than never’ has rightly reflected Sharmila Faruqi’s recent remarks in which she has criticized the currently running drama ‘Khuda Aur Mohabbat’ for showing violence and physical abuse against women. Miss Faruqi’s statement has raised many

Saad Rizvi’s birthday: When will the TLP chief be released from jail?

The son of late religious scholar Syed Khadim Hussain Rizvi, Saad Rizvi is celebrating his 27th birthday today. The incumbent chairman of the banned proscribed Tehreek-i-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) was showered with birthday wishes by his followers on Twitter. Saad Rizvi

Pakistan is safe for Prince William and Kate but not England’s cricket team?

Cricket fans are devastated after the England cricket teams also announced to withdraw from their upcoming tour of Pakistan over security concerns. The arrival of the high-ranking teams had raised hopes over the complete revival of cricket in Pakistan. However,

Arnab Goswami’s false claims: Is Indian media plagued by sensationalism?

Indian journalist Arnab Goswami is no stranger to controversies and is known for his hyper-sensationalist reporting and lack of concerns for media ethics. Arnab’s recent fake statement probably reflects India’s nefarious propaganda against Pakistan. Arnab Goswami was left red-faced when

Who is Pervez Hoodbhoy and what did he say about hijab-clad women?

One of the renowned nuclear physicists has changed the perception of a woman in Pakistan who chooses to cover herself with a veil.  The issue blew up last week when renowned nuclear physicist Dr. Pervez Hoodbhoy made anti-remarks about women

What are the reasons behind cancellation of NZ vs Pak series?

In a shocking development, the New Zealand cricket team backed out of its tour of Pakistan over security concerns minutes before the first match was scheduled to start at the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium. The New Zealand cricket team had arrived

PM Imran’s interview: Is Haqqani a Pashtun tribe in Afghanistan?

KARACHI: Prime Minister Imran Khan’s recent interview with American broadcaster CNN set off debate on the origins of Haqqani network. The Prime Minister, in a wide-ranging interview with CNN, said that the Americans never understood what the Haqqani Network was.

CM Sindh or Education Minister: Who is responsible for school desks scandal?

The Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) is infamous for corruption scandals during its tenure. When in power, the PPP government faced several allegations of corruption, embezzlement, misuse of power and authority. The PPP-led Sindh government is now embroiled in another scandal

What are the reasons for the sudden hike in US dollar price?

The Pakistani currency has been losing ground for two consecutive days, as it fell to Rs168.9 in intra-day trading. The depreciation of the local currency has raised concerns over the state of the economy and could deliver a huge blow

Did drama ‘Juda Huway Kuch Iss Tarah’ just show siblings getting married?

Pakistani dramas, which have a tremendous reputation among neighbouring countries, have become quite unpredictable nowadays. Sometimes our dramas show spouses getting married off as toddlers with a considerable age difference, an older man falling for his friend’s estranged young daughter,

What is Expo 2020 Dubai?

Expo 2020 Dubai has been more than just a buzzword in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for years now – eight years, in fact, ever since Dubai’s bid won over the World Expo appointment panel in Paris in 2013. However,

How will repeatedly closing schools impact Pakistan’s students?

Former Chief Minister of Balochistan Muhammad Aslam Khan Raisani once stunned the nation when he said he believed that a ‘degree is a degree, whether genuine or fake. He made the remarks while answering a question here on Tuesday about the verification of

Who is Allama Shehenshah Naqvi?

A day earlier, hundreds of Shia protesters gathered at Islamabad’s D-Chowk after prominent cleric Allama Shehenshah Naqvi was banned from delivering speech in the federal capital. Several hashtags, in support and against, of Allama Shehenshah Naqvi were trending on Twitter

What is PMDA and why are journalists protesting against it?

Ever since Fawad Chaudhry reassumed charge as information minister, the Ministry for Information and Broadcasting has once again started working to establish a new media regulatory authority. The proposal to establish the Pakistan Media Development Authority (PMDA) has met with

Who are the surprising inclusions in Pakistan’s squad for T20 World Cup?

A number of experienced campaigners were left out from the national squad for next month’s T20 World Cup as well as the home series against New Zealand and England. Former captain Sarfaraz Ahmed, left-arm pacer Wahab Riaz, veteran all-rounder Shoaib

Objections on electronic voting machine, how will rigging be stopped?

Whether it is a local body election or a general election in Pakistan, the losing party never concedes defeat but instead justifies its defeat by accusing the winners of rigging. Thus, the use of the electronic voting machines has been