Archives: March 2017

Fri Mar 31, 2017

“HINDUS & BEEF-EATING” - BY: syed mohd pasha
The assertion of the Sangh Parivar that Hinduism and members of the Hindu majority community in the country are AGAINST BEEF EATING is CENT PER CENT false.
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Book Review: "Walking With Nanak", by Haroon Khalid
Islamabad-based academic and journalist Haroon Khalid has one particular passion
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Only one subject…the rest all irrelevant - BY: Ayaz Amir
Ayaz AmirEverything else is secondary. The only important thing at the moment is the verdict in the Panama case. It’s not going to end corruption.
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Thu Mar 30, 2017


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Wed Mar 29, 2017


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Tue Mar 28, 2017

PRESS RELEASE: MORE THAN HINDU LEADERS, IT IS THE MUSLIM LEADERS
“MORE THAN HINDU LEADERS, IT IS THE MUSLIM LEADERS, WHO ARE MORE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE SUCCESSFUL DESTRUCTION OF THE HISTORIC BABRI MAJID BY THE KAR SEWAKS”
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Is the ‘fix’ in? - BY: Khawaja Daud Mazhar
Having endured all the barbs of the last two months or more, the PML-N ‘darbaris’ are again out in full swing daily, claiming how their erstwhile, thoroughly corrupt and in any other...
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Mon Mar 27, 2017


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RANDOM THOUGHTS: Pakistan – From Promise to Delivery - BY: Dr. A.Q. Khan
May 28th not only symbolizes our national determination to protect every inch of the territorial and ideological integrity of our beloved country, but it also speaks volumes...
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Pak Army Good Operations . Ptv News Analyst Nadeem Shahzad With Anchor Nazia Malik Producer Gulzar - BY: Nadeem Shahzad
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Pakistani American Day at the California State Capitol - By: Ras H. Siddiqui
A select group of high-profile Pakistani-Americans, some locally from the Sacramento region, were joined by attendees from the San Francisco Bay Area...
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Sun Mar 26, 2017


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Press Release : International Poetry Day observed with zeal at RAC
Rawalpindi - A colorful ceremony was arranged with full spirit under the auspices of renowned literary society Sabaat Foundation keeping its tradition alive in collaboration
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Altaf Hussain Wani while denouncing in strong terms the illegal detention
Islamabad, Mar 25: The vice chairman of Jammu Kashmir National Front Altaf Hussain Wani while denouncing in strong terms the illegal detention of party chairman Nayeem Ahmed Khan...
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Universal Development Agenda & Our Priorities - by: Dr. Ghulam-Nabi Fai
The issue of ‘universal development agenda’ is the issue of the twenty-first century. Never before have so many suffered amidst liberty and luxury for the few.
Posted on Mar 26, 17 | 7:24 am

ECO Gamechanger - By: Ikram Sehgal | Via ViewsWeek
Ikram ul-Majeed SehgalWith both China and Russia having vital stakes in the region, ECO has the potential of developing into a powerful political alliance.
Posted on Mar 26, 17 | 7:10 am

Fri Mar 24, 2017

PM appoints Saeed Ahmad as President NBP - BY: Nizami Khaled
There is a case pending in the IHC wherein Saeed Ahmad was allegedly involved in money laundering for Nawaz Sharif.
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Seminar on Islam and the West: Emerging Challenges and Way Forward - Organized by: MUSLIM Institute
MUSLIM Institute organized a seminar at a very topic, ‘Islam and the West: Emerging challenges and way forward’ on March 9, 2017 at National Library of Pakistan, Islamabad.
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Cybersecurity Workshop Organized at KSU - BY: Munir Mohammad Hasan
Center of Excellence in Information Assurance (CoEIA) at King Saud University and King Abdullah University of Science & Technology (KAUST) co-organized a workshop...
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Thu Mar 23, 2017

Press Release - Polio awareness hockey tournament begins
The sixth annual Fatima-Shah Muhammad Memorial Hockey Tournament started today at Chak 73/RB Karianwala, Faisalabad. Theme of the tournament is “End Polio Now / Make Pakistan Polio Free.”
Posted on Mar 23, 17 | 4:51 am

Wed Mar 22, 2017

Jinnah Iqbal Correspondence & Lahore Resolution - By: Rana Abdul Baqi
imageStanley Wolpert, the famous British writer and biographer has rightly appreciated the vision of Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, “Few individuals significantly alter the course of history.
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Victims of Narratives - By Imtiaz Gul | Via ViewsWeek
Pakistan-Afghanistan border has been frequently closed in recent months amidst heightening tensions between the two countries.
Can Pakistan and Afghanistan anchor their relations in the international covenants guiding inter-state ties such as the requirement of visa regime as an unavoidable requirement?

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Press Release : Thirty bloggers from 29 countries go on two-week road trip exploring ‘God’s Own Country’
Tourism Minister Kadakampally Surendran flags off Fourth Kerala Blog Express
Posted on Mar 22, 17 | 7:32 am

Merit For Admission in Educational Institutions in Pakistan - BY: Prof. Dr. Munir M. Hasan
A couple of days ago, a news item appeared in the media proposing to award some marks to the female candidates who wore Hijab, to determine merit of the candidates...
Posted on Mar 22, 17 | 7:30 am

Countering resurrection of terrorism - BY: Asif Haroon Raja
Terrorism was stoked in Afghanistan in October 2001 under a well-thought out plan chalked out by Indo-US-Israel-UK alliance.
Posted on Mar 22, 17 | 7:26 am

On US-Pakistan relations as they stand today - By: Syed Haider Raza Mehdi
1. Donald Trump as I said in one of the earlier articles, is a deal maker. He will do what he thinks is in the best interests of America. He generally reads things in black and white binaries
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Strengthening Our Political Revolution - BY: BALBIR SINGH SOOCH-SIKH VICHAR MANCH
Strengthening Our-Indians Political Revolution By Indians Themselves, By Supporting Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in India
Posted on Mar 22, 17 | 7:17 am

Towards a Rational World of Peace and Humanity: America, Europe and Russia - BY: Mahboob A Khawaja, PhD.
The 21st century global politics is fraught with conflicts, deaths and destruction of human lives, indifference to the vital problem of global warming and climate change...
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Asia's quiet superpower: Pakistan Army’s teetering balance between Saudi and Iran - BY: Kamal Alam
Iran-Saudi Relations, Pakistan, Pakistan Army, Raheel Sharif, Muslim NATO
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Tue Mar 21, 2017


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Geneva : my intervention on Human Rights Situation of occupied territories of Palestine
The question of Palestine is a blatant example of failure by the international community. Despite binding international law and an uncountable number of resolutions, Israel is upholding a system of oppression towards the Palestinian people until this day.
Posted on Mar 21, 17 | 8:40 am

President Trump in the Midst of Crises - By: Saeed Qureshi
President Donlad Trump’s advent in the political arena from an entirely non-political and business background and winning the presidency of the United States is a unique phenomenon.
Posted on Mar 21, 17 | 8:39 am

Anti-Muslim Rhetoric Only Weakens the U.S. - By Sam Fulwood III | Via ViewsWeek
Sam Fulwood IIIThe White House's new Muslim ban does nothing to protect us. Rather than pursuing a global, anti-immigrant, anti-Muslim agenda policy that harms the United States’ reputation at home...
Posted on Mar 21, 17 | 8:34 am

PWC Ladies Celebrate International Women’s Day - By: Aymen Zaheer and Asma Tariq
International Women's Day (aka: IWD) is a global day celebrating each year on 08 March as the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.
Posted on Mar 21, 17 | 8:28 am

RANDOM THOUGHTS : Our Education System - BY: Dr. A.Q. Khan
Our educational system is in bad shape, or rather, in very bad shape. In world rankings, none of our universities or institutions are even within the first 500! As a matter of fact...
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Mon Mar 20, 2017


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Press release: General Debate on agenda item 6
Taking part in General Debate on agenda item 6, Altaf Hussain Wani leader A P H C speaking on behalf of World Muslim Congress said that the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) was...
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Sun Mar 19, 2017

Journalists and rights activist walk on razor's edge in Kashmir: Wani
India's blatant refusal to recognize peoples' basic rights cause of serious concern
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Thu Mar 16, 2017

Bangladesh: An African Path to Prosperity? - By Greg Mills | Via viewsweek
Whether Bangladesh succeeds in meeting its challenges will depend on its ability to improve its infrastructure and tax collection, its willingness to deal with governance and corruption, and to deepen economic inclusion. Few would, on the record of the last 20 years, bet against it.
Posted on Mar 16, 17 | 4:36 pm

CHINA PAKISTAN ECONOMIC CORRIDOR (CPEC) - BY: Mr. Kashif Mateen Ansari
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Tue Mar 14, 2017


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Press Release: An evening with the Pakistan origin and the US resident poetess, Beena Goindi
Rawalpindi: An evening with the Pakistan origin and the US resident poetess, Beena Goindi held at the Rawalpindi Arts Council (RAC) in which she was paid rich tributes for her poetic...
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Mon Mar 13, 2017


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RANDOM THOUGHTS: Books, books - BY: Dr. A.Q. Khan
imageNothing about Panama Leaks or cricket from me; four books containing valuable information will be discussed instead. However, first something about the successful Economic Cooperation Organization...
Posted on Mar 13, 17 | 11:26 am

Sun Mar 12, 2017

Electronic Voting Machines Tamper-Proof:Elections Will Soon Lose Their Credibility and The Demise-End, Finish of Democracy Will Be Near - with thanks to BALBIR SINGH SOOCH
No, argues the author, because each step in the life cycle of a voting machine involves different people gaining access to the machines, often installing new software.
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Sat Mar 11, 2017

PUBLIC RESULTS ANNOUNCEMENT - Annual Mapping Competition 2016
Congratulations to all the winners. Thank you everyone for your participation. Results are attached.
Deadline for submitting final organizational approval and HDX upload is March 17, 2017 5pm.

Posted on Mar 11, 17 | 9:37 am

The Citizens Foundation Celebrates One Year in Sacramento - By: Ras H. Siddiqui
The Citizens Foundation (TCF) Sacramento Chapter celebrated one year of its existence in California’s Capital region with a lunch gathering at the Alvi Residence in the Sierra foothills on Sunday, February 26th.
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PRESS RELEASE : Gadget-crazy youngsters at high risk of hearing loss: IMA
Medical experts to deliberate on noise as No. 1 reason for deafness at National Conference on Safe Sound Initiative in Delhi on March 12
Posted on Mar 11, 17 | 4:36 am

Fri Mar 10, 2017

The Muslims’ Downfall: A Review(Part-5) - BY: Dr. Firoz Mahboob Kamal
The Muslims as an ummah is now non-existent. They exist only as some national, racial or linguistic identities, not as ummah.
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International Women’s Day – Tribute By A Woman For All Women - By: Qundeel Aymen
It is the principle of universe that nature braces who really wants to move forward, who longs for the sky, which yearns for novelty and betterment.
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Thu Mar 09, 2017

Riyadh Cricket team in Behrain - BY: Shah Jehan Sherazi
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Rejoinder to Dr. SubhashKapila - BY: Asif Haroon Raja
imageDr. SubhashKapila has written an article in Eurasia Review the theme of which is, “Afghanistan cannot be abandoned to China-Pakistan-Russia Troika”.
Posted on Mar 09, 17 | 6:54 am

Wed Mar 08, 2017


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Mon Mar 06, 2017

GLITTERING PRIZE DISTRIBUTION CEREMONY JCA- CIT SAUDI PREMIER LEAGUE T20 - BY: Syed Mussarat Khalil
GLITTERING PRIZE DISTRIBUTION CEREMONY JCA- CIT SAUDI PREMIER LEAGUE T20
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Michael Flynn followed by Jeff Sessions - By: Saeed Qureshi
imageIt is a soothing news that the U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has decided to “step aside from any existing or future investigations of any matters related in any way...
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RANDOM THOUGHTS: Is this Democracy? - BY: Dr. A.Q. Khan
There is a saying that if rulers ignore the problems, pains and needs of the people, they are doomed sooner rather than later.
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PWC Bids Farewell to Outgoing Pakistani Ambassador - By: Aymen Zaheer

Pakistan Writers Club (aka: PWC) and its Ladies Chapter (aka: PWC-LC) hosted a luncheon reception to bid farewell to the outgoing Pakistani Ambassador Excellency Manzoor Ul Haq

Posted on Mar 05, 17 | 8:29 am

Musharraf’s Four-point Formula: The Devil in the Details - BY: Dr. Ghulam Nabi Fai
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Fri Mar 03, 2017


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NO ROOM FOR INTOLERANT INDIAN??? - BY: Balbir Singh Sooch-Sikh Vichar Manch
President Pranab Mukherjee seems trying to remind, “No room for intolerant Indian” but unsuccessfully??? Balbir Singh Sooch-Sikh Vichar Manch said
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Press Release : Book "Kharaje-e-Tahseen Abdus Satar Edhi" launched
Rawalpindi Arts Council (RAC), in collaboration with Indus Cottage Libraries Network arranged a Launching Ceremony of the Book ........
Posted on Mar 03, 17 | 3:50 am

AN OPEN LETTER TO THE CHAIRMAN, ELECTION COMMISSION OF INDIA REGARDING THE RIGHT TO RECALL by S.M.PASHA
Since your esteemed Commission deals with the holding of Elections to State Legislative Assemblies and the Parliament,...
Posted on Mar 03, 17 | 3:48 am

FBR agrees to stop raiding taxpayers: President FPCCI Apex chamber asks business community to pay taxes or face legal action
The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has agreed to stop raiding businesses and industries which are in the tax net on the behest of the Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI).
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Thu Mar 02, 2017


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Opinion Piece - Remembering Khojaly Genocide - By: Rafaqat Hussain
Khojaly massacre is among the most barbaric killing of masses in twentieth century. In Nagorno-Karabakh, the disputed territory between Azerbaijan and Armenia, Khojaly is ...
Posted on Mar 02, 17 | 4:04 am

Govt asked to control widening current account deficit Annual deficit can hit mark of nine billion dollar- by : Mian Zahid Hussain
President Pakistan Businessmen and Intellectuals Forum (PBIF), President AKIA, Senior Vice Chairman of the Businessmen Panel of FPCCI and...
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Wed Mar 01, 2017


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The debate around the ghazal, 'Na kisi ki aankh ka noor hoon...' WHO WROTE IT? - Zauq, Bahadur Shah Zafar, Muztar Khairabadi or Ghalib
The camera zooms out of an empty throne and music begins to play in the background. Four names appear on the screen - Zauq, Bahadur Shah Zafar, Muztar Khairabadi and...
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Existential Threat to our Security - BY: General Mirza Aslam Beg
imageWhile talking to PM Nawaz Sharif, President Trump complemented him with the words “He is a terrific guy” and now uses the same words for the Egyptian Dictator, General Abul Fateh Al-Sisi.”
Posted on Mar 01, 17 | 3:50 am