November 2014

PAK-AFGHAN STRENTHENING RELATIONS

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ALI SUKHANVER

 

ALI SUKHANVERIn a move intended to mend shattering and tattering ties with the Unites States, the newly-elected Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and US Ambassador James Cunningham, signed the Bilateral Security Agreement known as ‘BSA’ this year on 30th September at the presidential palace in Kabul. The deal allows the US to leave a small contingent of troops in the country beyond this year, when a NATO-led combat mission ends.  As a result of this agreement troops from Germany, Italy and other NATO members will join a force of some 9,800 US soldiers, bringing numbers up to about 12,500. The US authorities had been asking Mr. Hamid Karzai to sign the same type of agreement in the last days of his tenure as the President of Afghanistan but he refused to do so by saying that the US had become a cause of conflict in Afghanistan, rather than a provider of stability.

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Pakistan Furniture Council set to hold Interiors Pakistan Expo 2014

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Pakistan Furniture Council (PFC) is all set to hold exclusively furniture expo from December 5th to December 7th at Expo Centre Johar Town, Lahore. The event named Interiors Pakistan Expo 2014 is aimed at introducing and promoting Pakistani furniture products and accessories locally as well as abroad.

Various known furniture brands and interiors designers will take part in the event to exhibit their products and convey their designs to the incoming visitors. Interiors Pakistan Expo 2014 will provide an opportunity to the Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) of the furniture brands to meet interior designers, architects and other experts of the country under one roof.Read More »Pakistan Furniture Council set to hold Interiors Pakistan Expo 2014

Imran chases Nawaz in newly released ‘Go Nawaz Go’

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go-nawaz-goThe Islamabad dharna-inspired online games continue to amuse in a country where political flavour makes its way into pretty much every avenue of life. A new game titled ‘Go Nawaz Go’ has been released on the Google App Store, featuring a bat-wielding Imran Khan chasing a Nawaz Sharif animation as it jumps over containers and barbed wire.

“Help PM defend himself by running from Imran Khan to save himself and his designation,” reads the synopsis of the newly launched game.Read More »Imran chases Nawaz in newly released ‘Go Nawaz Go’

Kaymu Entrepreneurship Initiative Launched Across Pakistan

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EntrepreneuerLahore: Kaymu.pk, an online marketplace, has launched the Kaymu Entrepreneurship initiative for youth all across Pakistan. Kaymu Entrepreneurship is an initiative intended to empower entrepreneurs by enabling them to create and operate a successful ecommerce store.

Interested candidates can go to the ‘Kaymu Entrepreneurship’ Facebook page to apply for the program. Candidates will be selected through an interview process. Once selected, a dedicated Kaymu team will be providing tutorials, workshops, and mentoring sessions to help young entrepreneurs on the operations, benefits, and even challenges of starting an online business. Based on their performance, these young entrepreneurs can earn up to rupees 20,000 per month.Read More »Kaymu Entrepreneurship Initiative Launched Across Pakistan

STRANGE EXPECTATIONS

ALI SUKHANVER

ALI SUKHANVER‘If you expect the world to be fair with you because you are fair, it is like expecting the lion not to eat you because you don’t eat him’, says Shakespeare. Expectations play a very vital role in making our life hell or heaven. Expectations are in actual our desires and hopes that we wish to be fulfilled by hook or by crook. We pray for their fulfillment, we struggle for their achievement and in this way most of our joys and sorrows directly or indirectly get connected with our expectations. Wise are those whose desires and expectations are logical and rational; but what to do if our very logical and very rational expectations prove a house of cards. A few days back, addressing a consultative trade meeting, the Commerce Minister of Pakistan Khurram Dastagir Khan said that import of electricity from India will greatly help overcome the Pakistan’s current power crisis. He asserted that Pakistan will continue to promote trade with India despite tensions along the border. The honourable Minister was very honest and sincere in his opinion and certainly while making this statement he would be expecting the same positive response from the Indian side but if he had listened to Shakespeare’s advice, his expectation might have been altogether otherwise.Read More »STRANGE EXPECTATIONS