No survivors in Margalla plane crash

Fact box of ABQ-202 : Contact no. of Crisis Management Cell 051-9211223-4. At least 152 people were on board the ABQ-202 No survivors from the crash sight. It is believed that the plane had its landing gear out before it crashed. Bad weather most likely to be the cause of the crash. 6 members of…

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…

Another act of Israeli barbarism

Israeli attack on Freedom Flotilla has very well proved that Israel does not value human lives let alone international laws but the well-wishers of Israel are silent on this issue as Israel undertakes another act of barbarism and continues to show its real face to the world. Israel Navy troops opened fire on pro-Palestinian activists…

MillatFacebook, Pakistan’s Answer to Facebook

Frustrated with Facebook’s lack of privacy and biased policies, few techies have launched Pakistan’s first social network, MillatFacebook. A group of six young IT professionals from Lahore, the cultural and entertainment capital of Pakistan, Launched http://www.millatfacebook.com/on Tuesday for Muslims to interact online and protest against blasphemy. The private venture came after a Pakistani court ordered…

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…

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…

Aey watan Pak watan

With my eyes closed I find myself slowly humming to the song ‘Aey merey piyare watan’ by Ustaad Amanat Ali Khan, being played on television in the next room. I heard my mother praising the voice and claiming it a timeless song in the history of Pakistan.No doubt, the song has an unusual effect every…

Not just a Cup – its more than that!

21st June 09 is undoubtedly one of the happiest and biggest days of my life! And not only mine in fact the 17crore Pakistanis nation plus the Pakistanis living all over the globe.. Yesss! We did it! Pakistani cricket team won the T20 World Cup final against Sri Lanka last night, making us all so…

Time to turn back your clocks!

They say.. ‘We cannot stop time but we can atleast turn it back when DST ends.’ Finally daylight saving time(DST) ends in Pakistan after long period of 5 months.Initially it was intriduced for aperiod of 3 months but later on exceded for 2 more months It is said ‘Saving time = saving energy’ but this…