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Obama or Romney?

As in the past, this time too, we, in this part of the world, are hoping against hope that perhaps the change at the...

Petrol or gold?

The aim of this letter is to draw the attention of the authorities who are responsible for the circulation of petrol. These days, the...

Natural or man-made disaster?

We are a strange country, where when it rains, there are floods and when it does not rain, there is a drought. In both...

To Jew or not to Jew?

Apple said on Wednesday that an iPhone application called “Jew or Not Jew” which drew criticism from anti-racism and Jewish groups had been removed...

Mother or father?

More than 57, 287 guardian cases are pending at Lahore’s Guardian courts with more than 90,000 children awaiting a decision on their future, Pakistan...

No Haqqanis or Taliban in North Waziristan: jirga

The members of traditional tribal jirga Sunday told Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Barrister Masud Kausar that the militants associated with Haqqani network and Tehrik Taliban...

Shamsi or not, drone strikes to continue: US

The United States plans to keep using an airstrip inside Pakistan for non-lethal drone flights against militants near the Afghanistan border despite demands from...

NATO or not, dharna hurts local trade

The two-day dharna (sit-in) of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) at MA Jinnah Bridge on Saturday and Sunday, organised to choke off NATO supplies to...

Our way or the highway

On April 13, Pakistan Today carried a special section ‘Bhutto trial in retrospect’ in which it quoted the late Premier Bhutto as saying before...

Police restricted from booking or arresting PML-Q leader

KARACHI - The Sindh High Court restricted the Home Department and police on Tuesday from registering a case against PML-Q leader Malak Changaiz and his five relatives or arresting them without taking permission from the apex court till May 11 and directed the Hyderabad RPO to appear before the court on the next date of the case's hearing. A single bench comprising Justice Aqeel Ammed Abbasi extended the previous court order that is set to expire on April 20.
It was issued by the

IPL reignites country or club debate

NEW DELHI - A Sri Lanka cricket board demand that national players involved in the Indian Premier League (IPL) return to prepare for an England tour has reopened the long-running club versus country debate.
Eleven Sri Lankan cricketers are playing in the money-spinning IPL, including Tillakaratne Dilshan, who is likely to lead Sri Lanka in England with Kumar Sangakkara having resigned the captaincy after the World Cup.
Dilshan plays for the Royal Challengers Bangalore IPL

If you can dance, sing or act, you may find yourself...

KARACHI - A group of different US-based organisations is in Karachi to select Pakistani dance, music and theatre artistes for Center Stage - a pilot programme sponsored by the United States government to select international performing artists from Haiti, Pakistan, and Indonesia.
"Pakistan has lot of talent and majority of the Pakistani artistes are eager to perform, as out of the total 200 applications that we have received for this exchange programme, 65 were from Pakistan

In or out of the coalition: ANP decision on Sunday

KARACHI - Awami National Party (ANP)-Sindh has summoned a meeting of its think-tank on Friday (today) to deliberate the merits of staying part of the coalition government in Sindh, announced party spokesman Qadir Khan on Thursday. A meeting of the provincial party's executive committee has also been convened on Sunday to follow up on the think-tank's deliberations.
Meanwhile, a delegation of PPP-Sindh led by Secretary- General Taj Haider visited Mardan House and held a meeting

Plagiarist or a real genius?

LAHORE - Yet another but interesting case of plagiarism has surfaced in Punjab University much to the surprise of the educational community. A PU professor who has little knowledge of Information Technology (IT) has done his PhD with the help of highly advanced Geographic Information System (GIS) and Remote Sensing (RS) technology. The tragedy is that even PU Vice Chancellor Dr Mujahid Kamran is aware of the fact that alleged plagiarist Safder Ali Sherazi does not have an IT

End strike in 24 hours or you’re gone, Punjab govt told...

LAHORE - The Punjab government has given a 24-hour ultimatum to young doctors to call off their strike or face action under the Compulsory Service Act, a cabinet meeting decided late on Friday.
Terming the services of doctors attached to the Health Department "essential", the government decided further that police be deployed at hospitals to ensure their smooth operation. "It has been decided to ensure that those who want to work should keep working and no one should be allowed

Convert or go to hell: tablighis tell non-Muslim patients at...

KARACHI - Twenty-three-year-old Zain*, a Catholic Christian, was admitted to the emergency ward of the Civil Hospital Karachi after he was shot and wounded as a passer-by in a crossfire. While his worried parents and sister stood around waiting for the doctor's verdict, men in green turbans and high shalwars swooped down on Zain. "Brother, you must denounce your infidel ways. Kalma parhein (recite the Kalma)," they told the young man who was barely conscious and obviously in immense

Shoaib Akhtar: Playboy, serial offender or a champion?

COMMENT - As Pakistan's run in the World Cup ended on Wednesday, the sport's landscape became a slightly grayer place. That's because it marks the retirement of a character as colorful as a paintbox in a tumble dryer: Shoaib Akhtar. The 35-year-old fast-bowler has long represented all that is most glorious-and most ridiculous-about the wonderful world of Pakistani cricket. At times among the most devastating bowlers ever, the so-called Rawalpindi Express was exhilarating to watch; he