A meeting with the Friends of Humanity

Thursday, 14 December 2017

The title of this article is the name of a nonprofit charity society founded by Ahmed Karim Jangda and a group of philanthropists in Illinois in the United States. The purpose of this society is to render voluntary services to the stranded Pakistanis or the so-called Biharis who have been stranded since the secession of Bangladesh from Pakistan in 1971. They migrated from the Indian state of Bihar to East Pakistan at the time of the partition of the Indian subcontinent into India and Pakistan in ...

Dr. Ali Al-Ghamdi

The death of political process in Pakistan

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

A modern democracy is characterized by its political process. Without process and rules, there can be no public democratic discourse, and therefore no democracy. Even countries which fail on the democracy metric largely understand the value of process and rules, and only typically break away from them only when the political needs of the governing regime requires it. But Pakistan is now in a much worse position than even that.Pakistan was bought to a standstill by a mass rally last week by a ...

Dr. Azeem Ibrahim

Cricket: Pakistan bans Jamshed for one year in corruption probe

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Former Pakistan batsman Nasir Jamshed has been banned for a year for failing to co-operate with the Pakistan Cricket Board's (PCB) Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) regarding an investigation into corruption, the governing body said on Monday. Jamshed, who has played 48 one-day internationals for Pakistan, was suspended from all forms of cricket in February for violating the PCB's anti-corruption code. "Anti Corruption Tribunal has imposed one year ban on cricketer Nasir ...

Pakistan says over 300 Baloch separatist militants surrender

Monday, 11 December 2017

More than 300 Baloch separatist militants have surrendered over the past few months, Pakistani government officials said, after a ceremony to mark the downing of guns and militants’ return to civilian life. The surrenders are part of government efforts to end a decade-long insurgency in the southwestern Baluchistan province by offering amnesties and financial rewards to soldiers and commanders to help them re-integrate into the society. In a high-profile ceremony on the lawn of the ...

Meet Zia Chishti, the US-born Pakistani who founded two billion-dollar companies

Friday, 8 December 2017

Zia Chishti was born to American-Pakistani parents and returned to his mother’s native land after the death of his father. He is now known as the founder of two billion-dollar companies.According a profile published by The Tribune, Zia may not have been born in the country but he was certainly raised by it.Today Zia is CEO and chairman of the board at Afiniti, the company that recently closed its Series-D fundraising round earlier this year at a $1.6-billion private valuation and is now up ...

Pakistan town pays homage to Bollywood actor who died in India

Thursday, 7 December 2017

Shashi Kapoor, the iconic Bollywood star who passed away in Mumbai, India, recently has been remembered in Peshawar, a town in Pakistan where his family is originally from. Pictures circulating in social media show people gathered to honor Kapoor as the “Pride of Peshawar” adding that the city will never forget him. The Kapoor dynasty has a house in Peshawar, Pakistan, which was constructed between 1918 and 1922 by Dewan Basheswarnath Kapoor, the father of Prithviraj Kapoor, the ...

With message of peace, London Mayor Khan crosses border from India to Pakistan

Thursday, 7 December 2017

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan arrived in Lahore on Wednesday via the Wagah border with the message that many Indians wanted good relations with Pakistan, a news report has revealed. According to a Dawn news report, this is the first time a mayor of London has visited Lahore. Khan is on a six-day mission to strengthen cultural and economic ties with the British capital. He had earlier stayed in India for three days where he met politicians and other prominent personalities in Mumbai, Delhi and ...

Pakistan to become first South Asian nation to introduce 5G internet services

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Pakistan is set to emerge as the first nation in South Asia to introduce 5G internet services, the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has said in its annual report.According to a Tribune report, the fast growing digital nation would even beat India on this front as the neighboring country is also in the run for introducing the most advanced internet service.Pakistan plans to launch 5G technology by 2020 and preparations have begun to test 5G cellular connectivity, the first of its kind ...

Progress and history in zigzag down the ages

Sunday, 3 December 2017

One of the key ideas promoted by the European Enlightenment or the Age of Reason of the 18th century is that of progress according to which human history develops across a curve from a low point to higher and higher points. One may debate and dispute the exact nature of “higher” and “lower” points in that context. But most students of the Enlightenment agree that “progress” has two facets: material and cultural. Material progress could be measured by such ...

Amir Taheri

Taliban, disguised in burqas, attack agriculture college in Pakistan

Friday, 1 December 2017

Pakistani Taliban gunmen disguised in all-enveloping burqas stormed the campus of an agriculture university in Pakistan on Friday, wounding at least five people, police said.Police and army troops summoned to the scene killed all of the attackers at the Directorate of Agriculture Institute in the northwestern city of Peshawar about two hours into the attack, the military’s press wing said.The Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack, saying in message from spokesman Mohammad ...

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