Noreen Haider

  • TAfter a lot of water has passed under the bridge, it is still unclear as to why Mian Nawaz Sharif and his close confidants did such somersaults regarding the so called ‘Dawn Leaks’. Even at the peak of the leaks it was hard to see the reason behind totally denying the published story ...

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  • TOn the night of 12th April 2018 Sana Cheema a twenty six year old Italian national girl was brought to hospital in Gujrat. She was feeling acute weakness, low blood pressure and nausea. She told the doctor on duty that she has not eaten well for several days and the food did not agree with her. She ...

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  • TThe fact remains, however that PTI still does not have enough winning candidates in major constituencies in Punjab and also the presence of multiple candidates in any one constituency can cause a friction within the party. PTI is of the view that the party candidate is of less importance in urban ...

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  • TAs the summer temperatures soar high and test the patience of this land of the pure, so does the political temperatures as the general election loom closer. The Prime Minister of Pakistan has stated that the elections would be held before the 27th of July and that is also what the time frame should ...

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  • TThe French revolution of 1789-99 was a period of great social upheaval and it had far fetching effects all over the world. In fact it set the course of the global history and effected all the future movements against absolute monarchy. But in the early years after the revolution and the dethroning ...

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  • TThe verdict of the Panama Papers case is strategic and the only relief that the PM has got is a period of sixty days given by Supreme Court for an investigation by a Joint Investigation Team comprised of intelligence officials, State Bank representatives, FIA and other agencies. The PTI and PPP and ...

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  • T “The first observation that I would like to make is this, you will no doubt agree with me that the first duty of a government is to maintain law and order, so that the life, property and religious beliefs of its subjects are fully protected by the state” “If you change your past ...

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  • TI remember as a young child, sometimes I used to sit with my head at my grandmother's knee at night when she told me stories about her ancestral home in Srinagar and described the beauty of Dal Lake and how the houseboats glided elegantly on its turquoise waters how the valley was filled with ...

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  • TFor me travelling offers the ultimate thrill. Just the thought of the getting out of my home town and on to a new destination fills me with excitement and joy. Leaving the routine work and having the prospects of experiencing new sights and sounds adds years to my life and rejuvenates me. From ...

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  • T“I have been travelling to and from Italy for ten years now and working in Milan and Sardinia but this year on 3rd May I was stopped at the Lahore airport by immigration authority and not allowed to board” , said Muhammad Asif teary eyed. “My whole year’s income and my ...

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  • TIn 2009, I wrote an article on violence against women, titled, Time to stand up and say No and it carried the report of the cases of crimes against women in just forty eight hours in Punjab. In a span of two days there were twenty three reported cases of women murdered, maimed, injured, raped, ...

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  • TAlthough there is a huge population of Pakistani diaspora living in various parts of the world, yet it is a fact that most of them have not been able to sever their relations with their ‘home’ and that they have an emotional relationship with Pakistan. Although the diaspora in ...

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  • TI always like a bowl of spaghetti and sauce – or meat ball spaghetti – which is not only convenient to prepare but looks good also. The only thing that is a bit of an inconvenience is getting it from the plate to your mouth with grace. There would be this struggle to get the right ...

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  • T3,400 terrorists killed, 837 hideouts destroyed, 13,200 intelligence based operations carried out, 183 hard core terrorists killed and 21,193 arrested, 488 army personal lost lives and 1914 injured in the one and a half years of the operation Zarb-e-Azb. These are the official figures released by ...

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  • TOn a cold and fateful evening of March 23 1999, 11-year-old Mustafa Rehman was going to his friend’s house when his car was hit by a drunk driver. He did not survive the accident. For his parents, Saeed Rahman and his wife Tasneem, his demise was like an explosion which could obliterate ...

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  • THow ironic that in the name of democracy, the Constitution of Pakistan has been effectively reduced to wastepaper by the present sitting honourable parliamentarians. Everyone in Pakistan, including the media, judiciary and the establishment is helplessly watching its wretched end.  The ...

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  • TWhenever I have had the chance to visit Gilgit Baltistan, I always feel immensely fortunate and blessed to be able to come and see the beautiful piece of heaven on Earth. Gilgit Baltistan is not only rich in natural beauty but also a land of great opportunity. It is indeed one of the most naturally ...

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