Monthly Archives: 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 […]


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 […]

From democracy to a hybrid party dictatorship

By Farrukh Saleem ISLAMABAD: Article 1 of our Constitution states, “Pakistan shall be a Federal Republic to be known as the Islamic Republic of Pakistan…” A Federal Republic, by definition, is a “federation of states with a republican form of government.” And, a republic is a “type of government where […]

Pakistan-US: A new deal?

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 […]


ALI SUKHANVER  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 […]


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 […]