Efforts to uplift Environment on Political Agenda

Sana Jamal Islamabad – To break the silence of political parties on environmental issues, an interesting dialogue was held in Islamabad that concluded on a hopeful note. The discourse, bringing together top environmental experts and politicians and media representatives, was termed as the beginning of a new era, as all the participants, despite of their…

Pakistan’s manner of compensating its Terrorism Victims commended

Sana Jamal Islamabad – Pakistan’s positive side came to light surprisingly at a report launch on Wednesday, when speakers noted that the terror-hit country is ahead of many states in delivering compensation to the victims of terrorism and conflict at a massive scale. This point of concern was highlighted at the launch of research report…

General Kayani to stay on till 2013

Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani announced on Thursday that General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani will be military chief till 2013. PM made the announcement in a three-minute televised address to the nation in which he showered praise on Kayani and termed him a respected person both nationally and internationally. Gilani said that Kayani’s extension was necessary…

From NWFP to Pakhtoonkhwa

After years of demands and complains of the Pakhtoons, Pakistan’s Northwest Frontier Province is officially renamed as Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa, when the Parliamentary Committee on Constitutional Reforms (PCCR) signed the draft of the 18th Amendment in the first week of April 2010. The British rulers named NWFP- North Western Frontier Province, commonly as Sarhad in Urdu,…

Is the party over?

News of the day: – MQM to oppose NRO, advises President to step down Chief Mutahidda Quomi Movement (MQM) Altaf Hussain while talking to Private TV Channel has said that he has directed his party members’ national assembly to oppose NRO in the Parliament.MQM Rabta Committee Member Mohammad Anwar while talking to Private TV Channel…

First US official resigns over Afghanistan war

A senior diplomat has become the first US official to resign in protest at the war in Afghanistan, in a move that has shaken the White House, according to reports. Matthew Hoh, 36, a former captain in the Marine Corps who fought in Iraq before joining the US State department, resigned from his post as…

K-L bill – yes or no?

‘Do you know why these suicide attacks are suddenly one the rise again?’ asked my friend. ‘No, but I guess you have a reason to justify them’ I replied in a cold manner, wondering when did the attacks actually slowed down. ‘Yes I know it is because of the Kerry Lugar bill. You know, these…