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Did Obama Kill the Bogeyman?

In what seems, to many, to be a rather suspicious operation, Osama Bin Laden was shot in the head by US Navy Seals in the early hours of May 2nd 2011 (Pakistan standard time) in Pakistan’s city of Abbotabad. Bin Laden has been reported as having been in hiding in the house for a number of months if not years. (The exact duration has yet…

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Dissecting the Raymond Davis Case: Mistakes and Implications

The US has been Pakistan’s oldest ally, when and as it has seen fit, and the Pakistanis, in return, have been the Americans’ sincerest of friends when and as it has suited the US – profiting only immensely from whenever such bonds have borne fruits. Unfortunately, of late this relationship seems to have come under threat. Both the Americans – in honor of the fair…

Education Outreach as a Weapon Against Terrorism in Pakistan

Education is often considered the yardstick of a country’s progress and is one of several indicators used to gauge a developing country’s measure of progress. However, for Pakistan, a key regional player, this is unfortunately not the case. Where industry, GDP and per capita income are often cited as indicators of growth, education is given the cold shoulder. This is an issue that Pakistan, and…

Islamabad- The Mother of all Spoiled Children

Every city has a crown, a jewel that shines amongst the gems of the city, and for the capital it is true even more so. Rome has its cathedral and in the days of yore, it had its Coliseum, a structure and a tradition towering above others in stature; a civic symbol and a political symbol of the Empire’s strength; of the strength and faith…

Facebook Ban in Pakistan

So finally Pakistan decided to ban Facebook, the popular networking site, until the 31 of May 2010 in the land of the pure. The decision came after a petition in the Lahore High Court by the Islamic Lawyers Movement. Ch. Zulfiqar, their advocate for the petition, put forward a plea in front of the LHC to ban Facebook due to the “blasphemous” Draw Muhammad (SAW)…