Nicotine delivered via an e-cigarette can help curb the urge to smoke, says new research.
E-cigarettes are electronic nicotine delivery devices that resemble cigarettes but do not use tobacco. They release a small dose of nicotine with each puff. Read More »E-cigarettes can help kick the butt
By Ikram Hoti
ISLAMABAD: Is Turkey the new poppy Helmand of Europe? Is the question worrying many key diplomats in Islamabad who are aware of the ongoing probe into the seizure of a 13-container load of poppy seeds (called Khaskhash in Urdu), which had been cleared by the Customs and had already been loaded onto a waiting cargo ship? What has set the alarm bells ringing is the realisation that only a highly organised network could have collected almost 224,000 kg of the commodity from small and medium traders, then packed it marked as rice, and bribed its way through Customs to ship the entire lot to Turkey, where a region is said to offer excellent soil and environment for growing poppy, which provides opium and which, in turn, is the raw material for producing heroin.Read More »Poppy love: forget heroin, start worrying about Khaskhash
Benazir Bhutto was brought back to Pakistan from exile as part of an international deal. Then she was killed — and all traces of evidence were immediately swept away. Christina Lamb follows the clues to her killers in London, Karachi and Washington
Read More »Who murdered Benazir Bhutto?
Associated Press of Pakistan
Pakistan, Croatia and Russia have topped a list of countries where people sitting behind shop and office counters have a surly attitude and find it difficult to smile. Quoting a poll conducted by Nextep agency, Moscow News reported that only 34 percent of shop owners and officials in Croatia and Pakistan smile at people, while Russia came second with 65 percent.Read More »Pakistan, Russia top list of ‘non-smiling’ nations
By Haya Fatima Iqbal
KARACHI: The portrayal of religious minorities in textbooks prescribed by state-funded textbook boards is a grave indicator of what the country’s young people are being taught in terms of tolerance and respect for other religions.
Read More »Textbooks from the hate factory
When the organizers of the SAARC conference in Bhutan were anxiously engaged in arrangements for their worthy guests from all over the world, all of a sudden, Madhoori Gupta, the Indian diplomat, became the focus of the ever eager and ever inquisitive world-media. She was arrested on charges of spying for Pakistan’s spy agency ISI during her stay in Pakistan. She was summoned to Delhi on the pretext of consultations regarding the 16th SAARC Summit in Bhutan and was handed over to the investigation agencies. Read More »MADHOORI-THE NEW HEROINE OF THE OLD STORY
The issue though may look from the naked eye, a waste of time but this senior citizen having served abroad for more than 25 years in a paramilitary uniform is of his firm view that the point should long had been taken serious note of.Read More »GHAR KEE MURGHEE-By Muhammad Javed