Gitex 2011 review

Gitex 2011 Dubai

Gulf Information Technology Exhibition (GITEX) is the largest IT exhibition of the GCC and MENA. Every year thousands of exhibitors and visitors attend Gitex to network, do business, and learn about the latest IT trends and cutting age hardware and software solutions. Gitex has two parts, the Technology section, more … Read more

ITCN Asia 2011 Review

Huawei Open Forum

ITCN (for some odd reason called ITCN Asia by the organizers) is an annual IT exhibition in Karachi. This year the exhibition was organized on September 20-22 at Karachi Expo Center in Gulshan-e-Iqbal. I am regularly visiting ITCN since its inception and I have noticed the standard go down by … Read more

Donation links and relief resources for Pakistan Flood 2011

Pakistan is once again hit by severe floods, this time caused by torrential rains in Sindh. Already, some 5.3 million people have been affected, 1.2 million homes swept away, over 1.5 million acres of crops destroyed and over 250,000 people are now reported by the Sindh government to be displaced, … Read more

Karachi Rain Photos

After a long while, Karachi had a real downpour today. And as usual, the roads turned into rivers, drains overflowed and electricity feeders started to trip over. Following are some of the photos of the rain in Karachi, and its aftermath. From: Zohaib Akhtar From: Ummat From: Ummat If you … Read more

MQM and the Muhajir Myths

MQM Flag

MQM, founded as Muhajir Qaumi Movement, is now known as Muttahida Qaumi Movement. The change in name came after its decision to join national level politics as a main stream party. When MQM went through this shift it was assumed, and appreciated by many circles, that MQM has stripped out … Read more

Death of Osama Bin Laden and way forward for Pakistan

With Osama Bin Laden reportedly dead, it does not really matter whether or not United States took Government of Pakistan or its institutions into confidence before the alleged operation. However, the question of moment is that whether those on ground were aware of Bin Laden’s presence before a team of … Read more

Osama Bin Laden killed near Islamabad, Pakistan?

Osama Bin Laden killed in Pakistan

Osama Bin Laden, the chief of al-Qaeda and alleged mastermind of 9/11, has been reportedly killed near Islamabad, Pakistan. US President Barrack Obama confirmed the news in his address to American nation. Last night (around 1:30am) there were reports of a helicopter crashing in Abbotabad near PMA Kakol but no … Read more

Bihari Qaumi Movement (BQM) – another split in MQM?

Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) was originally formed as Muhajir Qaumi Movement in early 1980s, claiming to protect the rights of Muhajirs, the immigrants who left their homes in India to come to Pakistan in and after 1947. These Muhajirs mainly belonged to Bihar and Uttar Pradesh states of India. Arriving … Read more