Daily Archives: August 18, 2011

Have mercy on Karachi

It’s not a party playground On Wednesday, a former PPP MNA from Lyari was shot dead while 13 others belonging to Lyari also died in acts of targeted killing. Two police officials

Snap polls

A bad idea, usually Patience was never a national virtue. Our countrymen want everything and they want it now. Hence, the demands of snap polls from the political system and demands of


Poor planning by the environment wing of the Capital Development Authority (CDA) and the fast increasing number of vehicles is expected to result in the aggravation of global warming effects in Islamabad

Ejaz Haider

The Sig Sauer approach

I chanced upon From Paris with Love. Ah, no! Not the Paris Hilton sex tape. This one’s a February 2010 Hollywood crap-thriller starring a fat, bald, goateed, foul-mouthed John Travolta as special

Bangladesh war crimes court adjourned

A Bangladeshi court set up to try people accused of war crimes during the 1971 battle for independence from Pakistan was adjourned on Thursday, delaying the outlining of the first charges. The

‘Shukr’ (Gratitude) – A Liked Trait

‘It is He who has given you sense of hearing, sight and understanding but little SHUKR you render’ [23:78] Every morning at the ring of the alarm we huddle in our beds,

Imran Khan

Exposing real faces

On this 14th of August, most Pakistanis did two things on facebook; first they wished everyone a happy independence day, and after that, they shared a video titled: “The real face of

Agha Akbar

City at the stake

Karachi’s great terror and the agony of its poor inhabitants continue unabated, actually mounting in frequency and intensity over the last few days – with the worst coming in the last two.

Aamir Sohail joins PML-N

Former cricketer Aamir Sohail on Thursday joined the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N). Reportedly, former Pakistan skipper and left-handed opener Aamir Sohail called on PML-N President Nawaz Sharif in Raiwind and reposed confidence

Imran Husain


Big cricketing battles have filled the scene for as long as the game has been played. For many like me, while there is no denying the shorter form of the game is

Honour awards

On August 14, 2011, some civilians of dubious character have been awarded national honour awards. These awards have been given to the ruling party’s workers, ministers and bureaucrats. Some of these people

Murderous day

17 August was the darkest day in Karachi when 18 people were slain including a great social worker and former MNA Waja Dad and became victim of two rival gangs operating in