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    Pakistan and its Image Problem by Eric Schmidt (Google)

    Pakistan, a Muslim country, has spent about half of its independent life under military governments. Today, Pakistani leadership celebrates the ruling coalitions success in almost finishing the first five year term in history (previous leaders indicted by the courts, assassinated by extremists...
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    Google Maps: ‘Faisalabad mapped almost like any American city’

    Commending the contribution of citizens of Faisalabad in mapping the city, Vice President of Google Maps, Brian McClendon, during a press briefing this week declared the map of the city “almost more detailed than any American city.” He said, “It is one of the best examples I have ever seen...
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    The Social Media Bubble has Popped

    It happened. It’s over. The bubble was popped by Facebook’s IPO belly flop. Some saw it coming, but before May 18, plenty of smart people saw only blue skies. Chris Sacca predicted we’d see a $56 price on opening day. But within 2 weeks, the price had dropped 29% to a low of $26.83. According...
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    The Karachi that was — and will never be

    After entering retirement, the scrap heap of life, one can’t help thinking about the time when Karachi was a great place to bring up one’s children. Girls used to cycle to school and people loved the old trams that trundled along from Empress Market to Kemari from where they would then hop into...
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    Eid in times gone by

    During the last 64 years in Karachi, the most peaceful, joyful and memorable Eids were the ones which were celebrated during the period from the 1950s (when people had chosen to put behind them the horrors of the partition killings) to 1969 (when the sturdy rose that Ayub Khan had grafted onto...
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    'No Pakistani official had knowledge of Osama': Grenier

    WASHINGTON: Former station chief of the CIA in Islamabad, Robert Grenier has said that the US must realise immediate threats being faced by Pakistan and try to be on the same page with Islamabad. He also said that he did not believe any one in the Pakistani leadership knew bin Laden was hiding...
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    Al Qaeda No2 Atiyah Abd al-Rahman killed in Pakistan

    A senior US official said that al Qaeda deputy chief, Atiyah Abd al-Rahman had been killed in a drone strike on August 22. The official, who wished to remain anonymous said al-Rahman was killed in Pakistani tribal region of Waziristan. There was a US drone strike in the area corresponding...
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    4Man Show: Dr Zakir Khalnayak & Meera.

    Classic, :lol:.
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    5 arrested for stealing 5,600 passports for mystery man in Iran

    KARACHI: In the recent past, Salman made a pact with a suspicious agent in Iran and stole over 5,600 passports. Today he is facing up to seven years in prison for the crime. He told the police as much after they arrested him for swiping the passports from the Travel Agents Association of...
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    If Karachi’s ethnic groups got along it could be a city like New York

    KARACHI: A Pakistan expert comments on a city’s weakest point. Karachi is like 25% of all of Pakistan’s economy, and it just simply not functioning. This was the opinion of Stephen P. Cohen, a senior fellow on foreign policy at the Brookings Institution, expressed recently on a radio show...
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    Lal Masjid siege — four years on

    The Lal Masjid siege began four years ago on this day. Here are a few facts about the mosque, which perhaps might not be in the public realm. In 1964, the Capital Development Authority (CDA) earmarked a plot for the construction of a jamia masjid, in Sector G-6, Islamabad. The CDA constructed...
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    TTP threatens more husband-and-wife bombings

    MIRANSHAH: The Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) claimed on Monday that a married Uzbek couple carried out a suicide attack on the police station in Dera Ismail Khan at the weekend and threatened further husband-and-wife bombings. It was the first claim of its kind and only the second time that...
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    Who killed Saleem Shahzad? (Saleem Shahzad, Al Qaeda and ISI)

    President of All Pakistan Newspaper Society (APNS) Hameed Haroon says Saleem Shahzad had told him that he was receiving threats from the ISI. He thus endorsed a similar claim made by Ali Dayan of Human Rights Watch, which the ISI had condemned as false. Another victim of the agency hoods...
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    Former Olympian Abrar Hussain gunned down in Quetta

    QUETTA: Former boxing Olympian and director of Pakistan Sports Board (PSB), Syed Abrar Hussain Shah was killed in Quetta on Thursday. Hussain was leaving Ayub Stadium and was shot when he was getting into the car. He died as a result of a bullet wound to the head. Express 24/7 correspondent...
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    Voices of Pakistan

    Voices of Pakistan Voices of Pakistan is a media campaign for the western audience to provide a glimpse of life and opinions in Pakistan. It is a great campaign to counter the negative perception that has been built up over the years due to religious extremism and militancy. This campaign...
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    Mansha's millions

    As the richest man in a country with the seventh-largest population in the world, Mian Mohammed Mansha wields a heady mixture of both power and responsibility. Money counts for a lot in Pakistan, and Mansha’s billions — all five of them — go a long way in one of the...
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    The evil in our midst

    “The Taliban are trying to purify our culture, they are trying to re-establish a purist Islamic culture and tradition,” a young middle class IT professional explained to me in Toronto in 1996. What worried me then was that this person was not a Taliban madrasah graduate living in...
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    Time to review our national security policy

    The writer was chief of naval staff from 1997-99 fasih.bokhari@tribune.com.pk It is time to begin a debate to evolve a new national security policy (NSP) to lead our people to a better future. Did we ever have a consensual NSP? Most of us don’t even know what an NSP is. Since the 1950s we...
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    Wikileaks and known secrets of our rotten Politicians

    WikiLeaks: ISI asked Saudis to stop funding Nawaz’s campaign – The Express Tribune New WikiLeaks cables have revealed that the ISI had asked Saudi Arabia to stop funding Nawaz Sharif’s campaign in the last elections. Former ISI chief Nadeem Taj told the Saudi Ambassador in a...
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    Time to come down to earth

    The writer is a retired army officer who served in Fata and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa khalid.munir@tribune.com.pk This eventful May has left the nation bewildered, demoralised and confused. First, the Abbottabad incident left serious doubts about the capabilities of our armed forces to defend the...

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