Pakistan Airways registered as PIA selloff becomes imminent

PIA splits into Pakistan Airways

According to recent news, government of Pakistan has registered a new organization Pakistan Airways as a ‘premium service subsidiary’ of the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA). Secretary Privatisation Commission Ahmed Nawaz Sukhera last week confirmed the government’s intent to move ahead with privatisation of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA), Dawn reports. “Currently, … Read more

Ishtiaq Ahmed, author of 800 books of children fiction, passed away in Karachi

Ishtiaq Ahmed at KIBF 2015

Ishtiaq Ahmed, author of more than 800 books for children, passed away in Karachi. He was 74 years old. Ishtiaq Ahmed was in Karachi to attend Karachi International Book Fair (#Kibf). He was at Karachi airport waiting for flight to Lahore when he experienced heart attack, which proved to be … Read more

Pakistan Earthquake 26 October 2015: Relief and Support

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Earthquake in Pakistan: October 26, 2015 A powerful earthquake struck Pakistan and Afghanistan at 2.09pm on Monday afternoon. The quake was 213 km (132 miles) deep and centered 254 km (158 miles) northeast of Kabul in Badakhshan province. The U.S. Geological Survey initially measured the magnitude at 7.7, then revised … Read more

Thoughts on the Independence Day of Pakistan

Google Doodle Pakistan Independence Day

14th August 2015, another independence day of Pakistan. We are all Pakistani today. Although the fun fare and excitement has more to do with consumerism and commercialism than patriotism. رمضان میں ہم مسلمان ہوتے ہیں، چودہ اگست کو پاکستانی. — Kashif Aziz (@kashaziz) August 13, 2015 The Independence Day is … Read more

Karachi Heatwave Relief: List of resources and how you can support the victims

mass graves of karachi heatwave victims

Reportedly, more than 500 900 1200 people have died in the on-going heatwave in Karachi (unofficial sources claim the numbers are higher than 3,000). With city wide electricity crisis, water shortage and lack of support from the government, citizens of Karachi are largely on their own – supporting each other … Read more

#CricketComesHome: International cricket returns to Pakistan after six years

Pakistan vs Zimbabwe cricket tickets

Have you ever imagined that there’ll be a day when Pakistan will be celebrating a cricket series vs Zimbabwe with so much enthusiasm, passion and anxiety? At least, I have never imagined this. But then, it wasn’t in my wildest dreams either that our cricket grounds have to be deserted … Read more

CIE papers leaked in Pakistan?

CIE O A level exams in Pakistan

Social media is exploding with reports, and screenshots, of CIE O/A levels papers allegedly leaked at various examination centers across Pakistan. It is not for the first time that integrity of IGSCE, O/A level exams in Pakistan has been questioned. In 2013, Pakistan Studies and Islamiat papers were allegedly leaked … Read more