In pictures: Rolf Harris’s entertainment career

Australian-born entertainer Rolf Harris has been found guilty of 12 counts of indecent assault. His career as a singer, painter and TV presenter spanned decades, but during his seven-week trial, prosecutors portrayed Harris as a “Jekyll and Hyde” character who had a darker side to his personality. Rolf Harris’s career has spanned decades. In the 1950s, he could be seen…

A tribute to less heard media assests of Pakistan

KARACHI: Pakistan’s silent yet pioneering media figures were paid glowing tributes by students, faculty and media guests at the Institute of Business Management (IoBM) at a Seminar, a brain child of Mr. Parvez Jamil, Faculty Advisor, Media Management Program and organized by PR and Media students. Gracing the occasion was Shahida Kazi, quietly yet vitally, the first English language reporter…

Indian leader arrested for raising pro-Pakistan slogans

NEW DELHI- Samajwadi Party (SP) leader was booked in Uttar Pradesh’s Shamli district for raising slogans in favor of Pakistan, police said today. Samajwadi Party leader Mehmood Alam, resident of Jhinjhana town, was arrested on the Meerut-Karnal highway when he was extorting money from the passers-by. Alam was drunk when he was arrested, police said. He raised objections and resisted…

Zarb-e-Azb & the issue of strategic depth

The writer is a retired Lieutenant Colonel of the Pakistan Army and is currently pursuing PhD in civil-military relations from Karachi University “Pakistan’s concept of strategic depth is dead”, said the former US secretary of state, Hillary Clinton. Speaking to an Indian channel, NDTV, she added that, “Pakistan’s policy of seeking strategic depth in Afghanistan has been proven wrong and the…

Pakistan trade exhibition to be organised in Dubai

ISLAMABAD  – Pakistan Trade exhibition will be organized in Dubai under the patronage of Ambassador Javed Malik’s office in coordination with Islamabad Chamber of commerce and Trade Development Authority of Pakistan, in addition to establishing of Pakistan-UAE business Forum.A delegation of businessmen led by vice President Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FPCCI), Munnawar Mughal called on Prime…

The battle for the soul of Pakistan

  Sophie Shevardnadze: I’m just going to start from the current events. There are threats to the Pakistani government from hardline extremists, but also, from what I understand, the military takeover – is an army coup likely? Husain Haqqani: I’m not sure whether the army would like to take over directly – the army wields tremendous influence, and I think it would…

Pakistan-Idea to State and Reality

Pakistan-Idea to State and Reality By Dr. Minhaj Qidwai Stephen Philip Cohen, in The Idea of Pakistan, cites Al-Biruni as a source of ideas for Jinnah and Ayub Khan. Al-Biruni’s India is admittedly one of the most penetrative accounts of Indian society, but a society of the 11th century, not the 20th. He also observed that the “Hindus are totally…

India-Pakistan series could help PCB earn USD 450 million

India and Pakistan have agreed to play six bilateral series © Getty Images Karachi: Jul 1, 2014  The Chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), Najam Sethi foresees a financial bonanza of around USD 450 million if a planned bilateral series agreement with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) goes smoothly. Sethi told the media that if Pakistan was able to host four…

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