Thankfully, Pakistani Politician Imran Khan Is Not Seriously Injured But His Campaigning Has Taken A Serious Turn!
PTI leader, Imran Khan fell during a rally in Karachi and got pretty injured. Within minutes not only the news but the reaction from his followers to his opponents and friends was all over the internet.
Pakistani business tycoon and real estate developer Malik Riaz and US investment group headed by Thomas Kramer signed a memorandum of understanding to invest fifteen to twenty billion dollars in the Safe City Project aka Bodha Island City, 3.5 kilometers off the Karachi shore.
Residents in Pakistan‘s Karachicall for the government to take action a day after a bomb blast kills at least 45 people. The residents sift through the debris of their burned-out neighborhood, the morning after a bomb killed at least 45 people in Pakistan’s commercial capital.
Returning from the United States early morning, Chinoy held a press conference in her hometown of Karachi, Pakistan. She described the feeling of representing Pakistan at the Academy Awards as one of her proudest moments. Talking about her Oscar journey, Sharmeen thanked all the crew and members of her team, as well as her friends and family who’d made her journey to the Oscars possible. Describing the moment the win was announced, Sharmeen said that it was an ‘incredible feeling’ when the name of her film was announced. She also said that most questions asked were about Pakistan and Pakistanis.
Food is almost a religion in Pakistan. Saying that would be kind of blasphemous, but we Pakistanis love our food – and we love eating out. While on one end of the spectrum you’ll see big chains of fast foods like KFC, McDonalds, Nando’s, and Hardees – on the other end are delicious delicacies of Pakistani origin – known as desi foods.
The term ‘desi’, refers to someone who belongs to the land, in this case, Pakistan. Food items here reflect the general culture and are usually imported from the Mughal era. You see the ostentatious Mughal culture reflect in the biryani and nihari – the former being a concoction of rice and curry while the latter is a heavy, gravy based dish, which is almost indescribable. But these are not all, there are countless items of food that are reflective of the Indo-Pak culture and the depth of flavors speak for themselves.
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To say that the PTI – Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf is going from strength to strength would not be wrong. In a little less than a year the PTI have managed to galvanize support from people from all walks of life. More importantly, they have managed to spur the youth of the country. More than half the population of Pakistan, nearly 63%, falls under 25 years of age.
That isn’t the only thing that the PTI and Imran Khan have managed. They have also managed to bring forward an entirely new way of organizing rallies and getting together people. Relying on social media – the power of internet and just ‘marketing’ their gig to get the word out to enough people has proved to be the winning formula for the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf. The strategy is clearly working out as the number of people attending their rallies has increased. Not just that there are a also a lot of old school politicians who have started abandoning their sinking ships to join Imran Khan’s PTI. Their methods have indeed been revolutionary and are sure to change the way things are done in the future as far as Pakistani politics is concerned.
A bomb blast took place in Karachi, Pakistan last night in Karachi’s posh neighborhood D.H.A. (Defense Housing Authority). The blast took place in Sea View beach front near Village Restaurant at around 10:30PM (Local time). The unusual nature and destination of the blast still has investigators wondering.
The Pakistani police are claiming that the heroics of their two constables Maula Bakhsh and Mamraiz Iqbal avoided a major terrorist attack in the city. It is still unclear as to why the heavily armed terrorists decided to blow themselves up. The terrorists not only outnumbered the policemen, but they also outgunned them by a large margin. A suicide jacket, grenades and Kalashnikov rifles all believed to be with the terrorists were also recovered from the crime scene. The two police constables carried just two standard AK-47s with them.
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In this episode of the Truth Serum: After the popular rally of support in Lahore will Imran Khan defy the odds again and hold a similar rally in Karachi, the largest city of Pakistan?
There a buzz of change in the air with regards to Pakistani politics especially amongst the disenfranchised youth of Pakistan. This is especially true after the stellar showing of support for Imran Khan at the Lahore rally. A true acid test of his popularity would come in the form of holding a similar rally in the biggest and the most economically influential city of Karachi. MQM has an almost Mafioso type grip on the city. Past incidents point to the city erupting in violence if MQM demands are not met. Why is Karachi so important? For multiple reasons.
First if he succeeds here as he did in Lahore it will be a true indicator to the people of Pakistan and the outside world that he is a genuine contender with a broad base of support and that a sea change is coming to Pakistan in election of 2013.
Secondly his visit will be a true test for law enforcement authorities, the paramilitary forces and the army to show that this major metropolis is actually in their control as opposed to that of political organizations and their armed wings doing as they please.
Lastly it will also be a test for the people of this city to show without fear or intimidation that they can congregate, support and eventually vote according to their free will without being coerced.
Pakistani public interest litigation firm, Muhammad & Ahmad, has decided to knock on the doors of the Lahore High Court with a petition to ban Facebook for spreading religious hatred – banning the page, while deplorable is probably not the way to go. MORE
While the East Coast was battling with Hurricane Irene, the coastal city of Karachi was battling with its own version of the hurricane, brought on by none other than Zulfiqar Mirza, a senior minister from Sindh hailing from PPP. In an almost 2-hour long live tell-all conference PPP’s Mirza lifted the lid on what has turned out to be one of the most sensational days in news from the violence ridden city of Karachi. MORE
Ah! The fresh wafting aroma of roasted coffee! You know that feeling, right? Makes you want to close your eyes and just sigh with contentment. Few edibles have that effect on the likes of someone like me. And boy, do I love food!
Monday morning blues (or morning blues for that matter) may not really be an issue for me, or for countless others that I know. The first thing that we look forward to is that rich taste tantalizing our taste buds. And voila! I’m ready for the day. MORE
Unlike the vision portrayed by the International Media Pakistan is not only about terrorism and violence. It is sprawled with historic heritage and talismanic wonders. There are many heritage sites in Pakistan that have not been given their due importance and have been left to decay. MORE
A representative for Human Rights Watch, Ali Dayan Hasan, told a newspaper in Pakistan on Monday that “credible sources” claimed Shahzad had been apprehended by the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI).
Shahzad had on several occasions been warned by officials of the ISI over articles they deemed to be detrimental to Pakistan’s national interests or image. MORE
In this week’s episode of the Truth Serum: The Naval base security breach. Rehman Malik vs. Comical Ali. Conspiracy theories. Does the future of Pakistan depend on fighting the enemy within? VIEW