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Why is Bangladesh richer than Pakistan and India?

In 1971, Bangladesh separated from Pakistan after a bitter civil war and years of deprivations. The impoverished nation was over-populated, faced cyclones, and was labelled a ‘basketcase’ by US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger. Bangladesh celebrated its 50th anniversary this

What is the new ‘Nepal variant’ of COVID-19?

The United Kingdom has suspended travel from Portugal by saying the threat of the new Nepal variant of the coronavirus is behind their decision. What is the new variant and should we be concerned? What is the new variant? The

Azam Khan – the right choice or not?

Wicketkeeper-batsman Azam Khan, who has done his reputation of being a power-hitter, has been included in the Pakistan squad for the upcoming T20I series against England and South Africa. Pakistan will play three one-day internationals (ODIs) and as many T20Is

Who is Manzoor Pashteen and what are the PTM’s objectives?

The police on Friday arrested Manzoor Pashteen, the leader of the Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement (PTM), which is known for its strident criticism of the country’s military of human right abuses. Pashteen was on his way to Jani Khel where Malik

Why are Karachi’s citizens being forced to pay unofficial parking fees?

KARACHI: Traffic police in Karachi may take pride in issuing million traffic violation tickets to motorcyclists for not wearing safety helmets and other tiny cases in months, but such a severe action to teach traffic violators a lesson appears to

Do we need a COVID-19 test after vaccination?

Do we need a COVID-19 test after vaccination? No, you can skip routine testing, with some exceptions. There have been quite a few reports lately about people testing COVID-19 positive even after vaccination, including Prime Minister Imran Khan.   However, based

Will India’s GDP decline be Modi’s downfall?

The Indian economy received a battering due to the coronavirus pandemic as it released the latest estimates of economic growth for the last financial year ending March 2021. The provisional figures released by National Statistical Office, India’s Gross Domestic Product

Nearly eight million Covid vaccine doses administered in Pakistan: NCOC

ISLAMABAD: Almost eight million doses of the corona vaccine were administered to citizens in Pakistan since the beginning of the vaccination process, NCOC said on Wednesday. According to statistics shared by the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) stated, as

New records at PSX: What is driving the stock market?

Yet another great development towards a phenomenal economic growth of Pakistan as Pakistan Stock Exchange registered its highest closing in almost four years with KSE100 Index crosses the 48,000 points mark on Tuesday. Economic growth of about 4 percent and reduction

What do we know about Australia’s mouse plague?  

“The only good mouse is a dead mouse,” Australia’s deputy prime minister declared this week, as the country stepped up its war on mice with a plan to poison the plague infesting large parts of the state. Millions of mice

Naya Pakistan’s PM is listening and here is how you can reach him

A day earlier, a woman in Lahore, named Aisha Bibi, called Prime Minister Khan during his live call show on the state TV and told him about her predicament regarding her inability to recover her outstanding dues from the previous

Journalist Hamid Mir taken off air days after anti-establishment remarks

ISLAMABAD: Days after giving anti-establishment remarks, senior journalist Hamid Mir has been taken off air indefinitely. Mir will not be able to host Geo TV’s popular program ‘Capital Talk’. According to details, the anchorperson will remain part of the Jang

‘World No Tobacco Day’ being observed with pledge to quit smoking

‘World No Tobacco Day’ is being observed today (Monday) to highlight the hazards associated with the use of tobacco and receive global pledges from people around the world to quit the menace. This year the theme for the day is

Street crimes on the rise in Karachi as police fail to deal with robbers

Street crimes on the rise across the metropolis as the police seems to fail an effective response to the criminals. Street crime is an extremely grave and yet a very common issue the citizens of Karachi are denounced to face

Everyone should plant one tree to resolve Karachi’s heat problem

Sindh government spokesperson and Adviser on Law, Environment & Coastal Development Murtaza Wahab inaugurated botanical garden and tree plantation drive at Karachi University He regretted the lack of tree planting in Karachi and said we need to plant trees to

Farzana Shar – a true embodiment of women empowerment in Sindh

A brave young girl, Faraza Shar, has become an embodiment of women empowerment after she also took responsibilities while riding a motorcycle in rural Sindh. 15-year-old Farzana Shar hails from Ibrahim Shar village in Daharki Tesil, Ghotki in Upper Sindh.

Five reasons why PSL is better than IPL

There is no doubt about the fact that Indian Premier League (IPL) which started way back in 2008 and is already done with 10 editions is the most merchandisable league in the world right now. IPL is the favourite league

Has Hamid Mir presented a grim scenario of press freedom in Pakistan?

Senior journalist Hamid Mir, while reacting to a statement by Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry, apparently lashed out at the establishment and armed forces for their influence in country’s political affairs. The story begins when Pakistani journalist and vlogger Asad Ali

Are you also spreading misinformation?

Misleading or false information poses to society has been grimly demonstrated during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. There have been significant surges in the use of platforms like Twitter, WhatsApp, Zoom and Facebook. Despite the deadly threat from the virus, many

Expectations from the Budget 2021-22

Keeping the third wave of coronavirus in view, Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs along with National Assembly secretariat has started preparation for the upcoming federal budget 2021-22 which is scheduled to be presented by the second week of June. It will

‘Raqeeb Se’ proves dramas with strong storyline need no glamorous ending

Starring Nauman Ejaz ‘Raqeeb Se’ is a thought-provoking drama with a roller coaster of emotions and a progressive storyline. Little did we know the drama would be indifferent, something else from its very first episode. The masterpiece of art surrounds

T20 vs Test cricket: The choice that changed the game

Recently, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has been criticized for its decision to make way for more Twenty20 International (T20I) matches, during West Indies tour, by reducing Test matches. The PCB, said in a statement that, in consultation with the Cricket

All you need to know about the Ehsaas Initiative

Recently, the World Bank has recognized Ehsaas Cash Emergency programme among the top four social protection interventions globally in terms of the number of people covered. Pakistan ranks 4th globally in terms of the number of people covered and 3rd

Govt’s decision to hold exams: What will be the future of students?

The federal government has decided to hold examinations of classes 10 and 12 after June 20 under the anti-COVID Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). An inter-provincial meeting of education ministers was held under the chairmanship of Education Minister Shafqat Mahmood in

Fact Check: No country has banned the use of China’s Sinopharm vaccine

As the country is battling the third wave of the novel coronavirus, a misinformation anti-vaccine campaign on mythical hazards has been doing the rounds on social media. There is nothing new in Pakistanis, including medical practitioners, entertaining doubts about vaccinations

7 interesting facts about Masjid Al-Aqsa

Al-Aqsa Mosque, located in the Old City of Jerusalem, is the third holiest site in Islam. Its significance is only followed by Masjid-ul-Haram (Grand Mosque) in Makkah and the Majid-ul-Nabvi (Prophet’s Mosque) in Madinah. It was the first Qibla for

Media ethics, lies and deception

In 1995, Princess Diana gave an explosive interview to BBC in which exposed Prince Charles’ infidelities and the reason for their unhappy marriage. Two years late in August 1997, the Princess of Wales was killed in a car crash in

Iran-Saudi Arabia talks: A positive step for ‘Intersect harmony’

Recently, Saudi Arabia and Iran confirmed that they are engaging in direct negotiations to lower tensions and eventually normalize diplomatic relations. Officials from both sides are sounding cautiously optimistic about the endeavor. “We are seeking to have good relations with

Israel’s discriminative policies against Palestinians

Israel continued to discriminate against Palestinians living under its rule in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT). According to the Adalah-The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel, Israel maintains over 65 laws that discriminate against Palestinians. Israel

What is Anti-Semitism?

In a recent appearance on CNN, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has been accused of using an anti-Semitic slur by an anchor for his remarks against Israel. However, the accusation has received a divided response, with pro-Israeli social media users