Archive for October 31st, 2010
LAHORE: On the request of Indian Border Security Force, the Pakistan Rangers Punjab has decided to end their aggressive approach during the flag half-mast ceremony at Wagah border.
Punjab Rangers DG Major General Muhammad Yaqoob and Director General BSF Raman Shrivastav made the announcement at the Rangers Headquarters in Lahore on Saturday. Both border forces’ heads also decided to exchange prisoner information and take steps for their release.
DG BSF said that he came to Pakistan with a motive of friendship and has received positive feedback from the Pakistani side.
The Indian military had earlier accused Pakistan of a “major ceasefire violation, alleging that Pakistani troops opened fire across the de facto border dividing Kashmir killing one Indian soldier. While Pakistan had responded by blaming India for starting unprovoked border firing fueling tensions between the border security forces of both countries.
In Lahore, 194 new cases have been detected today as it seems the dengue virus is on the rise.
Meanwhile, in Hyderabad, 19 more dengue cases have been confirmed of which three are doctors whle in Chakwal, the death toll has risen to 80 with 168 people including six doctors being diagnosed.
Moreover, several new dengue cases have also been reported from Sialkot, Sargodha, Rawalpindi, Raheem Yar Khan, Multan and Faisalabad.
One day after the formation of the Muttahida Muslim League alliance, a group from within voiced its concerns over the nomination for the head of the steering committee.
The group complained that it was not taken into confidence over the nomination of the committee members.
Meanwhile, Pir Pagara extended the size of the Steering Committee to 19, from nine earlier, to alleviate the concerns of the group.
He also summoned the first session of the United Muslim League on November 4, 2010.
Ata ul Haq Qasmi is one of the leading and most popular columnist of Pakistan who has been writing Urdu columns for more than last 45 years in the leading newspapers with the name of “Rozan-e-Dewar Sey”. The most distinguished character of Qasmi’s column is his satire on social inequalities of the society and his anti dictatorship stance which he boldly takes in his columns. He has a unique style of writing incomparable to any other columnist because of his humorous way which holds the reader till the last line of his column which is his punch line. Qasmi was also elevated to the position of Ambassador of Pakistan in Norway and Thailand during 1997 to 1999. He is also a very famous drama writer and poet. His books of columns include “Column Tamam”, “Shar Goshiyan”, “Hansna Rona Mana Hay”, “Mazeed Ganjey Farishtey” and many more while his TV Drama Serials include the most popular “Khwaja and Son”, “Shab Daig”, “Sheeda Talli” etc. His travelogues are also very popular and one of the best is “Shoq-e-Awargi”. Qasmi has also received the Pride of Performance and Sitara-e-Imtiaz (highest civil awards) from President of Pakistan in addition to many other awards over his literary contributions. Mushtaq Ahmad Yousfi has termed Qasmi as the best columnist of Pakistan while Altaf Gohar has termed him as the most wittiest columnist of Pakistan.
Saleem Safi is an anchor/analyst with the largest Urdu news channel, Geo..He also hosts a Pashto language current affairs programm on AVT Khyber. He was the host of “Saleem Safi Kay Saath”, a daily current affairs talk show on Pakistan Television (PTV). This program aired from April 2006 to August 2008. He remained, the Bureau Chief of News Network International ,from 1997 to 2008. His Articles appears in pakistan’s largest urdu newspaper “Daily Jang”and English language newspaper “The News” (with the title of “Jirga”.He is host of Geo TV’s popular current afffair program “Jirga”.
He is frequently invited to comment on BBC and Voice of America’s Pashto services as an expert on Afghanistan and N.W.F.P.
Nazeer Naji (urdu:نذیر ناجی) is a senior columnist in Pakistan’s Urdu press. He frequently writes in the country’s largest newspaper, Daily Jang, published from Karachi. with Nazeer Naji regarding Mr Naji’s plot allotment in Islamabad. The verified audio recordings of these phone calls were published on the internet on 19 April 2009 by popular Pakistani blog PkPolitics . Contents of this conversation are inappropriate because Naji have used a very abusive and slang language and threatened Ahmed Noorani and Ansar Abbasi (also an investigative journalist), which shows a new face of his personality.
Haroon Rasheed:Is one of the Leading Columnist of pakistan.he wrote column in Jang newspaper and works with Geo group of network.He also Consider as one of the leading analyst of politics.his vision is broad and his most of the prediction about the coming days of Future politics is true.he belongs to the middle class family.In start of his carrier he spend his life in misery but later in because of his constant struggle he got the major post in Literature.
The discussion involves all the topics that would have occurred in the last week and may include political issues, social issues, inflation, economy, international issues, showbiz and even religion. Their discussion deals with big and serious issues albeit through simple questions and by employing a layman’s everyday conversation. Mr. Hassan Nisar’s witty and intellectual insights on the current political and social scenario are the highlight of the show.The idea of this program originated from Mr. Hassan Nisar’s column “Choraha”. This program is a representation of Lahori culture where men of a mohalla get together in the evening, sit on a Choraha and discuss issues which are prevalent to their interests. In true spirit of Lahori mohalla culture, the men indulge in jugatbazi, an integral part of even their most serious conversations. Program includes actual Choraha where Mr. Hassan Nisar sits with 3 characters and chit chat on all issues making it interesting with a tinge of wit.
Rahimullah Yusufzai (Yousafzai) is a Pakistani journalist. He is the Resident/Executive Editor of the Jang group’s The NEWS international” at Peshawar bureau and is a op-ed writer for the monthly Newsline. He is especially noted for holding the last interview with Osama bin Laden. He also served as Time Magazine’s Pakistan correspondent. He is also a correspondent of BBC’s Pushto and Urdu services in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan.
Yousafzai was born to Haji Adam Khan in Shamozai village of Mardan District in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. He received early education at his village primary school and then in public schools in Peshawar and Jhelum. He also studied at the D J Sindh Science College and University of Karachi. He was among the first journalists to report on the Taliban and visited Kandahar in 1995. He is one of the few bona fide experts on Afghanistan, having reported on the country since the 1980s.
Yousafzai is considered a commanding authority on Afghan affairs and on the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) of Pakistan. Acknowledging his achievements in Journalism, the government of Pakistan awarded him with Tamgha-e-Imtiaz in August 2004 and Sitara-e- Imtiaz in August 2009. He got Sitara-e-Imtiaz for his achievement in the field of journalism for another time on 23rd March 2010.