Monthly Archives: December 2013

‘Apologies’ in public life ARIF AZAD

RECENTLY, retired Gen Pervez Musharraf ‘apologised’ for his misdeeds in office. Such an apology is a rarity in Pakistan. Yet, it did not go far enough. In fact, it was an expression of mild regret.
However, as far as he was concerned, he had done no wrong. Whatever he did, he said, was ove… http://pakedu.net/articles/apologies-in-public-life-arif-azad/ Continue reading

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Ownership of oil & gas AHMER BILAL SOOFI

A MOST fundamental change ushered in by the 18th Amendment is making the province an equal owner of oil and gas found on its territory. Earlier, only the federal government had ownership of oil and gas. The changes in Article 172 make both the provincial and federal government equal owners.
The… http://pakedu.net/articles/ownership-of-oil-gas-ahmer-bilal-soofi/ Continue reading

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Unlikely twins JAWED NAQVI

THE way Indians assiduously imitate Pakistan, I get nightmares of Indian pilots blowing the conch shell in a religious ritual for the take-off. I have no idea who hijacked the plane’s loudhailers in Pakistan to offer recitation of religious verses on its commercial flights and why. Has that d… http://pakedu.net/articles/unlikely-twins-jawed-naqvi/ Continue reading

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Counterterrorism confusion TARIQ KHOSA

ALTHOUGH more than six months have elapsed since the new government came to power, neither the federal nor provincial policymakers have been able to formulate a clear strategy on combating terrorism and organised crime.
At the federal level, there’s no internal security policy. Two, the peace t… http://pakedu.net/articles/counterterrorism-confusion-tariq-khosa/ Continue reading

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ARENA young listeners can’t stop clapping and dancing at Gul Panrha’s upbeat songs, Her new album ‘Zama Ghazal’

The young listeners can’t stop clapping and dancing at Gul Panrha’s upbeat songs, she has sung for Pashto films and CD dramas. She says her music caters to the liking of all. Her new album ‘Zama Ghazal’ is for those, who like soft music and ghazals. Gul Panrha, a young Pashto singer, who shot to … http://pakedu.net/lifestyle-news/arena-young-listeners-cant-stop-clapping-and-dancing-at-gul-panrhas-upbeat-songs-her-new-album-zama-ghazal/ Continue reading

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public talk launch of a book ‘The Thistle and the drone: how America’s war on terror became a global war on Tribal Islam’

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The Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad will organise the launch of a book ‘The Thistle and the drone: how America’s war on terror became a global war on Tribal Islam’ on its premises in Sector F-5/2 on Wednesday, January 8 at 3pm. The book launch will be followed by a public tal… http://pakedu.net/karachi-expo-center-exhibitions-events/public-talk-launch-of-a-book-the-thistle-and-the-drone-how-americas-war-on-terror-became-a-global-war-on-tribal-islam/ Continue reading

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Missing Hindu female schoolteacher remains untraced

PESHAWAR: A missing female schoolteacher belonging to Hindu faith could not be recovered despite passage of around 10 days creating fear among the community members that she might fall prey to forced conversion to any other religion.
“The family of the teacher, Sapna Rani, and the community m… http://pakedu.net/pakistani-education-news/missing-hindu-female-schoolteacher-remains-untraced/ missing female schoolteacher Continue reading

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