Ban on Plastic Bags in Karachi

City District Government of Karachi has banned Plastic shopping bags. During last few days the CDGK took strict action against the manufacturers of these Plastic bags, resellers and distributors. CDGK’s action has resulted into an acute shortage of paper bags, rubber bands and other packing materials that are widely used by local grocery stores and … Continue reading →

Bob Woolmer

Pakistan Cricket Team’s coach Bob Woolmer has passed away. To me, an average Pakistani, this is one of the many sad news that the nation is getting from everywhere. The Cheif Justice Case Police agression against lawyers protesting on the situation. Police attack on the private television network’s premises in Islamabad. Pakistani cricket team’s shameful … Continue reading →

Queries Made by Pakistanis

The Google Zeitgeist now shows popular queries from Pakistan. In January 2007, the most popular query made by Pakistanis is Pakistan itself. Yes, the country we live in is just as mysterious and unknown to us as it is for any European or African. We don’t really have any stars and celebrities of our own … Continue reading →

Historic Browsing

Did you know that PIA flew its first service with the Super Constellation on 07 June 1954 on the route linking Karachi and Dacca (now Dhaka), which were the main cities of the country’s western and eastern halves? History of PIA is a website dedicated to the history of Pakistan International Airline. It has some … Continue reading →

Shaving Terror in Northern Pakistan

Barbers get threat in Pakistan, Suspected Islamic radicals have issued a warning to barbers in a Pakistani border town not to shave off or cut their customers’ beards, saying it offends Islam. Pakistani newspaper, The Daily times has more on this issue. Residents of Khar said that local barbers decided not to shave their customers … Continue reading →

Run Lahore Run

The slogan inspired from the movie Forest Gump was modified to be used for the third international Lahore marathon. In the movie, Forest is a 10 or 12 year old boy wearing braces on his legs. One day he gets troubled by local bullies while returning home with his friend Jennie. Forest starts running to … Continue reading →

Asides 12 Jan 2007

Devolution empowered 20 feudal families. Even though the basic purpose of devolving power to the grassroots level was to empower the masses, the local government system has actually made Sindhi feudal lords more powerful. Their families dominate the local bodies, local government provincial minister Muhammad Hussain said Thursday. N.W.F.P’s CM Akram Durrani laid down foundation … Continue reading →

Fencing Durand Line

Most Pakistanis are angry on Afghan President Hamid Karzai’s blame the Pakistan game. Me too, I felt personally hurt when he said that Pakistan wants to enslave Afghan people. May be there was some truth in his accusations about Taliban incursions but his anger irritates average Pakistani who thinks that we have always supported Afghanistan … Continue reading →