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06 February 2016

Articles

  • The constitutional status of Gilgit-Baltistan has become a hot topic in the media at the start of 2016. National media has been discussing the topic in their talk shows for the last few weeks. Some media outlets even invited panel members from India too.

    All of sudden, why...

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    It was a dark gray evening, when I heard firing from a nearby place. I enquired my mother over the unusual happening; however, she consoled me as mothers usually do. In jiffy, I got the news of murder of a woman, a mother when she was busy with her kids and was killed by none other than...

  • I came across this article ”the unholy trinity” by Zaighum  Abbas. The writer aptly describes the psychic  behavior of our society which has become more of a social norm. Anyone opting out of the so-called standard professions is considered unsuccessful.  For this sole...

  • In retrospection, I have a vague but hazardous memory of my childhood. I was coming back from school in a frosty winter morning when I heard uninterrupted firing for several hours. The dismal state of affairs was indicating something serious but I was unaware of what was going on until our car...

  • The Kasur Scandal is by all means a heart aching incident. Anyone with a conscience condemns such incidents, but this particular incident has left a number of questions and lessons to all of us to ponder upon.

    This incident has on one hand decorated the flaws in the responsibilities of...

  • The terrain was inclusive of barren and snow-capped mountains, forests, lakes, streams and narrow stone ridges. PHOTO: MARYAM ZAIDI

    It has been a month since my university life ended, and to be honest, the alumnus status on my...

  • The PML-N won, the PTI lost, the PPP got routed out and the MQM disintegrated. It has been an epic electoral battle for a symbolic province that produced an equally powerful symbolic election result. 

    The PTI pulled crowds, but PML-N polled votes. The PML-N raised hopes and gained,...

  • By Afzal Shigri

    GILGIT-Baltistan (GB) is that forgotten corner of Pakistan which only catches the media’s attention when there is a natural disaster or an incident of terrorism. There is general confusion about the region’s status. Some consider it part of KP, while others place it in Kashmir, although the...

  • GILGIT-BALTISTAN has spoken loud and clear. It has given an unambiguous mandate to the party ruling at the centre. This is no surprise as in the previous elections too the then-ruling PPP had mustered similar numbers.

    The PPP had taken all three major legal initiatives (in 1974, 1994 and...

  • We have all come across the odd disgruntled real estate agent who is trying to strike a deal or the harassed-looking property owner who needs to find someone to sell her property to, and that too at a reasonable rate. We may have previously seen agents going door to door in high-potential areas...