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Terrorism

Sheeban Azhar September 11, 2001, marks the day when the United States was shaken from its core due to a terrorist attack on the World Trade Center and Pentagon. Since then, the word “terrorist” has invaded the lives; from television screens to social media, the word and its impersonator has been seen frequently. According to Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr, “The …

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The heroes who shaped Pakistan’s film industry

The Pakistan film industry was at par with Bollywood during the 60s and very early 70s, thanks to a brilliant late 50s when an industry that was shaped from nothing, was churning out hits.  After gaining Independence from British Raj in 1947, the entire government machinery was in disarray, and the movie industry was no different. No equipment, shortage of …

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What is Nawaz Sharif thinking?

For 32 years, at least, Nawaz Sharif was one of the leading gladiators of Pakistan’s political arena. He had been ruling Punjab, for a very long time. Then, in 2013, he set a new benchmark by becoming the prime minister for the unprecedented third time. But since his removal from office, in July, also for the third time, he has …

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The engineering fiasco in Karachi

Last week’s drama between Farooq Sattar’s MQM-Pakistan and the PSP’s Mustafa Kamal has demonstrated that both the conflicts of Karachi and the orchestrated performances to fix them continue unabated. Many across the nation have feigned disgust at the malleability of post-Altaf Hussain residual actors like Farooq Sattar, in the tragicomedy of Karachi’s Mohajir-dominated politics. Some were sickened that he would …

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Role of Pakistan, Saudi Arabia in rebuilding Yemen

Major infrastructure of Yemen stands destroyed in the war. People are forced to live in growing misery without basic necessities of life. They are looking to the international community, especially the Muslim, for support. I am writing this to draw the attention of Muslim world including, my government, to help the suffering Muslim brothers and sisters in Yemen. The Yemanis …

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Americans in town

The visit of the interagency delegation from the US to Pakistan following the meeting between Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and US Vice President Mike Pence in New York last month, and Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif’s official visit, can qualify as a headway of sorts. The visit looks particularly promising considering the superbly fortuitous culmination of the Canadian-American family’s five-year-old …

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No end in sight

Life in Quetta is so hard for the Hazara Shia community, which is targeted for its beliefs. The systematic and sustained killing of this community has been termed ‘ethnic cleansing’ by many. The BBC had, in a report back in 2013, called Quetta “hell on earth”. The nearly half a million Hazara are Quetta’s most vibrant community – educated, hardworking …

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And now Multangate

Ayaz Amir How the seasons change. The woes of the Sharifs, already considerable, instead of lessening are on the rise, with the National Accountability Bureau on the verge of filing references against them as ordered by the Supreme Court. As if this was not enough a new scandal has emerged relating to the Multan Metro Bus. That this project was …

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Rehan Siddiqi Breaks all Record’s

Ten Day’s After Hurricane Harvey, Capacity Full Crowd at Smart Financial Center with Shreya Ghoshal!! I am not sure if it was Hurricane Harvey or just me, but deep down I knew it was different this time. The feeling that came with this concert was not regular, it was not the same as previous years, normality would have been frantic …

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