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April 2010

Lahoris join hands and brooms to Tidy Lahore

LAHORE: Hundreds of people from across the city will take to the streets for the next four weeks in the largest ever campaign, ‘Tidy Lahore’, to clean up the streets and neighbourhoods of the metropolis. The campaign which is part of the Azm-e-Alishan movement was launched to coincide with the Earth Day, the annual day of action that seeks to raise awareness about environmental concerns.Read More »Lahoris join hands and brooms to Tidy Lahore


By Muhammad Javed

Irfan Sidduqi in his column entitled “new peaks of Pak Saudi relations”  18/03/2010  tried to leave no stone unturned to prove that the recent selection by the Saudi visiting team of about 1500 highly skilled experienced Pakistani Surgeons, doctors, nurses and other trained paramedical staff from Pakistan was a barometer how the Saudi Government “specially” loves and cares Pakistan a Muslim brother.  Read More »FRIENDSHIP BAROMETER

Last 2 years Increase in car prices highest ever in Pakistan’s history

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By Moonis Ahmed

KARACHI: The local car manufacturers are exceeding the limits of increasing their car prices in parity with the local rising inflation to earn hefty profits, Daily Times learnt on Tuesday.

While compiling the data of nearly two years (January 2008 to March 2010) this scribe found out that the local car manufacturing companies have raised the prices of their products almost 10-15 times. During the said period the three leading automakers including Honda, Suzuki and Indus Motors have raised the prices by 15 times up to 68 percent. Read More »Last 2 years Increase in car prices highest ever in Pakistan’s history

Pakistan-US: A new deal?

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By Nasim Zehra

At the April 12-13 Nuclear Security Summit (NSS) organised in Washington DC on the personal initiative of US President Barack Hussain Obama, the “P” word was missing from the entire formal proceedings of the conference. The objective was to globally underscore the great risk and the grave dangers of nuclear terrorism. The bottom line was that the conference participants must deny terrorists, through strict and stringent security systems, the opportunity to make “dirty bombs”. All nuclear materials must be prevented from getting into the hands of terrorists.Read More »Pakistan-US: A new deal?



 We were in a state of war. All around blazing particles of sand and pinching dust, unkind gushes of fire-like wind, no water, no trees; with a group of journalists I was in Khairpur Tamewali , the part of the Cholistan  desert , about 70 kilometers  from Bahawalpur , the great historical city of Pakistan. We were invited there by the Directorate of Inter Services Public Relations; a department of the Pakistan Army.Read More »PAKISTAN ARMY-DETRMINATION AGAINST TERRORISM

‘Rats ate your exams,’ Nepalese students told

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KATHMANDU: Nepalese university students awaiting results of end-of-year exams may be kept in suspense for a while longer after it emerged that many of their papers had been eaten by rats. Hundreds of unmarked exam papers from Kathmandu’s Tribhuvan University were handed to a local police station to be kept under lock and key, but were inadvertently placed in a store room infested with rats, a police official told AFP. Read More »‘Rats ate your exams,’ Nepalese students told


By Muhammad Javed
Some of our Talqeen Shahs very innocently “Allhamadolliah” do not let any chance gone by from disbursing their pearls of wisdom in rendering their free advice. One such Mr. Qudrat Ullah from Lahore often blesses the letters to editor pages and has the other day appreciated how just on advice of Raja Muhammad Anwar, Chairman Chief Minister Taskforce on Elementary Education Punjab, the students of Government High School Sadohwalla collected themselves Rs. 35,000 for their class furniture.Read More »GIVE THIS TIN CUP TO…