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Promise in current political chaos

Masroorul Hassan             Pakistan is being swept by a nasty flood not experienced in Chenab for over three decades. The raging water tides have wreaked havoc in areas they passed and are expected to inflict heavy devastation on property, infrastructure and standing crop further south of the country before unharnessed water flows into the Arabian Sea. The scenes of floods televised live send a cold wave through the spines of the bravest when the fury of unrestrained water tide is assimilated. Buildings are uprooted like a match box would in vicious wind storm with inhabitants and their hard earned belongings are getting tossed around virtually like match sticks. This mammoth disaster unleashed by Mother Nature only proves tha...

October 5, 2014 at 12:15 pm | News Desk


The day I hit the keyboard with an intention to comment on the remonstration staged by Pakistan Tehrik e Insaf (PTI) and Pakistan Awami Tehrik (PAT), Pakistan played cricket series deciding ODI and got comprehensively beaten by Sri Lanka. I doubt if anyone, even a fervent cricketer, followed the match. The entire nation was held hostage to political stage show alongside the parliament telecast live in real time. We may be forgiven for missing out on the cricket match but can we defend ourselves on ignoring catastrophic issue of much greater national implications such as internally displaced persons (IDPs) bearing the inclement weather conditions under open sky besides lacking all the necessities they deserve as the citizens of Pakistan. Ne...

September 18, 2014 at 2:35 am | News Desk

The Underground Economy

Fawad Kaiser 2014 is a key transition year for Afghanistan, with the presidential elections in progress and the withdrawal of international security forces scheduled for the end of the year. In this context, Afghanistan's security situation is likely to remain complex. The number of internally displaced people (IDPs) is currently estimated at some 600,000 and this figure may rise further in 2014. The withdrawal of the international forces is expected to have security implications, and therefore Afghanistan continues to be at the center stage of world’s largest migration operation. The unstable socio-economic and security situation in Pakistan can be further exacerbated by many Afghans migrating to towns and cities in Pakistan thus ...

June 12, 2014 at 6:06 pm | News Desk