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…

be positive! for a change..

Pak-Sino ink 11 MoUs .. BEIJING (Oct 16, 2008): Pakistan & China on Wednesday signed eleven agreements, MoUs and protocols to enhance bilateral co-operation on sound footing in diverse sectors including infrastructure, energy, telecommunication, agriculture, industry, minerals, trade, disaster relief and space technology. China will also cooperate us in Bhasha and Kohala dams,” said Qureshi,…

6 Sept. – a big day?

– Moderate quake hits Pakistan as voting in presidential election begins.. Mild tremors of 5.6 on the richter scale were felt in some parts of Pakistan, including Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Peshawar and the adjourning areas. – Pakistani lawmakers elected Mr. Ten percent as the new president of Pakistan who is marked by corruption and tragedy. People…