By Bisma Tirmizi Published: August 25, 2018 0 SHARES Share Tweet Email Imran referred to all the ills ailing my beautiful country, and said he’ll try to find a fix, he acknowledged all the menaces, and asked for my help. PHOTO: SCREENSHOT Some years ago, summer of 2012 to be precise, I hosted an informal morning tea for Maleeha Lodhi, and while discussing the upcoming 2013 elections, she said to me, “It is not the Pakistan that this diaspora may have left 20 years ago, it’s a different Pakistan. The public is more desperate, the crises are much more and the conscious awareness that every vote counts is on everyone’s mind.” Hence, to me, her statement implied that Imran Khan was going to be elected prime minister in the 2013 elections, but history tells us a different tale. Imran fell, and with him fell all our hopes.But come this July 26, 2018, our fervour is back in business. Our zeal is all the more profound after listening to Prime … [Read more...] about The diaspora of Naya Pakistan: The time is ripe for us to pay back to the motherland what is due
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July 2018 was a real treat for both amateurs as well as professional astronomers. Planets made their closest approaches to Earth in decades and were visible to the naked eye. Then, there was a brilliant blood Moon, the longest this century. Along with this theme, the European Space Agency (ESA) just released an image that perfectly encapsulates the future of space exploration for not only the ESA but also NASA and the rest of the world. The image has a great view of the Moon in mid-eclipse, Mars being the second brightest object in the sky as well as the fast-moving International Space Station (ISS) streaking by. This image with all three destinations seen together in this image was taken near Mount Remarkable National Park about 250 km north of Adelaide, Australia, according to ESA. It might seem like the Moon is not much of a target for human exploration, considering how space agencies everywhere are seriously considering either landing on Mars or even going beyond it. Truth is that … [Read more...] about All three of humanity’s space exploration targets in one image from Earth
By Ibrahim Mahmood Published: July 12, 2018 0 SHARES Share Tweet Email Employers today are not willing to invest into students – they do not want to play their role in the hope of improving the pool for the future. PHOTO: SHUTTERSTOCK “Mind the gap.” This is a warning familiar to anyone who has ever taken the tube in London. It refers to the gap that exists between the platform and the train itself. It is also a warning delivered to all of us at university before we step into “the real world” – the platform being college and the bullet train being the corporate sector. What is this ‘real world’ we hear so much about? And why does every working professional refer to it as a world that every student is completely oblivious to and unprepared for? Did we not just spend four years preparing to step into this ‘real world’?Although there are a few professions where students learn some key critical skills before entering … [Read more...] about Are internships a waste of time in Pakistan?
Like the many controversial Supreme Court decisions for which he provided the decisive fifth vote, the resignation of Anthony Kennedy on the final day of the court’s term has sparked a fierce debate over his legal legacy and the possibility it will be overshadowed by a bitter partisan fight over his successor. Kennedy, the 81-year-old jurist known as “the sphinx of Sacramento,” authored landmark decisions that enshrined gay rights and redefined campaign donations as free speech, enraging and thrilling both ends of the political spectrum. But it was his tendency over a 30-year career on the Supreme Court to operate in the fraught territory between ideological poles that earned him a reputation as the court’s most consequential swing vote. Now, it’s the timing of his departure, which has handed the president an opportunity to replace him only months before highly consequential midterm elections, that some observers suggest might be the decision of … [Read more...] about Did Anthony Kennedy Just Destroy His Own Legacy?
Read more transcripts from Face the Nation here. MARGARET BRENNAN, CBS NEWS: Today on FACE THE NATION: a week of hits and misses for the Trump administration, as the North Koreans vow complete denuclearization following their summit with the South Koreans. At a rally last night in Michigan, the president had a hard time trying to downplay expectations of his upcoming meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. (BEGIN VIDEO CLIP) DONALD TRUMP, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: I'm not going to give you what's going to actually happen, because we don't really know. AUDIENCE: Nobel! Nobel! TRUMP: That's very nice. Thank you. That's very nice. Nobel. (LAUGHTER) TRUMP: I just want to get the job done. (END VIDEO CLIP) BRENNAN: Despite that optimism, there's chaos in the Cabinet, as the nominee for VA secretary, Ronny Jackson, withdrew after shocking allegations of mismanagement as the White House physician. Plus, Scott Pruitt took fire from Congress for possible spending … [Read more...] about Full transcript: Face the Nation on April 29, 2018