Daylight Savings Time Introduced in Pakistan

Posted on May 31, 2008
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Adil Najam As of the stroke of midnight Saturday-Sunday (May 31-June 1, 2008) Pakistan officially advanced its clocks by one hour. This “daylight savings” move is a bid to conserve energy in an increasingly energy strapped economy in conditions where everyone agrees that the energy situation is going to get worse well before it gets […]

The Poetry of Dilawar Figar

Posted on May 30, 2008
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Shahran Asim As part of my effort to introduce humorous poets of Pakistan on this blog (here and here) I am bringing a post on Dilawar Figar today. My personal recollections of Dilawar Figar was in 1996 when he was invited along with other noted personalities in a Roo-Baroo program. He recited his very interesting […]

Tyranny of Democracy

Posted on May 29, 2008
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Deeda-i-Beena The public pronouncements made thus far by the Chief Justice Iftikhar have emphasised two themes viz. Supremacy of the Constitution and, the Rule of Law. He has left his own restoration and that of the superior judiciary to his minions, Aitzaz and Nawaz to pursue. Together his two themes represent the foundation and the […]