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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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The Tipping Point of Patience- Nepotism and the VIP Culture in Pakistan

By Ahsan Qazi Aahmad.qazi@gmail.com In a recent video of MPA, Majeed Achakzai that I came across on Facebook, I sat remorseful, disturbed, and frustrated. Majeed Achakzai ran over a traffic police officer without any mercy and any regard for the traffic laws. Such a tragedy was the news of the day on many Pakistani news channels. Achakzai is one of …

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Trump’s Muslim Ban- An Awakening Moment for All Muslim Nations

By: Ahsan Qazi Aahmad.qazi@gmail.com Malcolm X once brilliantly stated in his Oxford University Debate in 1964 that “The young generation of whites, Blacks, browns, whatever else there is, you are living at a time of extremism, a time of revolution, a time where there’s got to be a change. People in power have misused it…and I for one will join …

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Response of Canadians to Quebec Mosque Attack

Muhammad Zeeshan Adhi There are certain events which bring the best out of a nation. On 29th January, an armed individual entered a mosque in Quebec City and indiscriminately opened fire on those offering evening prayers. It was a sad day in Canada and across the globe. What followed in the next few days was an overwhelming response by Canadians …

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Tragic Events of KARBALA

lessons of Karbala are meant for all humanity. By: Ramzan A. Sabir The events of Karbala that occurred 14 centuries ago, reflect a collision of good versus evil, the virtuous versus the wicked, the collision of Imam Husain (the head of virtue) versus Yazid (the head of impiety). Al-Husain was a righteous man, the religious authority, the Imam of Muslim …

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Scientists create metallic hydrogen; superconductor could revolutionise technology and spaceflight

CHICAGO: US scientists have succeeded in squeezing hydrogen so intensely that it has turned into a metal, creating an entirely new material that might be used as a highly efficient electricity conductor at room temperatures. The discovery, published in the journal Science on Thursday, provides the first confirmation of a theory proposed in 1935 by physicists Hillard Bell Huntington and …

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