Pakistan Observer

Voice of People

Curse of VIP culture

Pakistan got independence, from the discriminatory laws imposed by the British Empire, against the natives and caste system of the Hindu majority. However, the people could not yet fully avail the opportunity to experience ‘equality before the law’ a ... Friday, September 26, 2014 Details

Review your policy to India

We are living today in a global village but lagging miles away in the economic race of the world. There are lot of reasons for this sorry state of our affairs. The military interventions, our weak and fragile democratic set-up and standards, in-effic ... Friday, September 26, 2014 Details

Islam and democracy

Democracy whether compatible with Islam or not has always been a moot point, heatedly debated in every decade, rattling controversial opinion points, notwithstanding. With the different Islamic states, having espoused various models of polities, spec ... Friday, September 26, 2014 Details


Though the column of your esteemed newspaper, I want to draw attention of the readers toward the online selling of animals through Internet. In the modern era where everything has gone digital, we, the people of Pakistan are proud to have electronic ... Friday, September 26, 2014 Details

Believe it, or not!

It were the burial rituals of a VVIP in the public graveyard of the Federal Capital, where a number of VIPs were also present to lay VVIP to rest in his ultimate eternal home – the grave. Moments before placing dead body in the grave, the grave-digge ... Friday, September 26, 2014 Details

Parsimonious lawyers!

When students complete their graduation they hope to get jobs which suffice to feed their families. But this is not the case with law majors in Pakistan. The fresh graduates do apprenticeship from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. like a machine but in return they g ... Friday, September 26, 2014 Details

Country can only progress on merit

Your editorial “Government insists on whimsical appointments” (Sept 22) is timely reminder to government to improve its governance and follow the principle of merit and seniority while appointing various heads. It is a welcome sign that it is Deputy ... Thursday, September 25, 2014 Details

Indian Army’s ‘expansionist’ plan

New Delhi Times’ September 13, 2014 article “Expansion: the call of the hour for Indian Army” must be alarming for neighbouring countries, especially Pakistan, for it further indicates to the expansionist designs of New Delhi. Dr Ankit Srivastava, th ... Thursday, September 25, 2014 Details

Of civic sense and mannerism

Like many other neglected areas, disregard to civic sense amongst our people is one of the major problems. We daily watch lack of civic sense on roads, particularly during peak hours of early mornings from 0800 hours to 0900 hours and later at 1300 h ... Thursday, September 25, 2014 Details

Failure on health

Sindh Province faces major crises in its health service system. The people of Sindh continue to suffer from preventable diseases such as HIV/AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis, and diarrheal diseases. It is estimated that more than half of Province’s popula ... Thursday, September 25, 2014 Details

Believe it or not!

IN was the 12th February 1989, when an angry mob demonstrating against the publication of Salman Rushdi’s book, The Satanic Verses, was fired at by the Islamabad Police and resultantly seven persons lost their lives and several others got serious inj ... Thursday, September 25, 2014 Details


Contamination is a main environmental problem in the most developing as well as developed countries. However in Pakistan the pollution problems have been rising since it got its independence and the cities are expanding much faster than the available ... Monday, September 22, 2014 Details

Jirga’s formula, good option

This refers to your editorial “Jirga’s formula merits due considerations” (Sept 20) certainly a right step in the right direction as it has succeeded in at least breaking the deadlock between the government and PTI and PAT. The dispute on rigging can ... Monday, September 22, 2014 Details

Courageous police officer

Last week, after it seemed that the Government had forgotten its duty to establish its writ and got cold feet in controlling Dharnas, it came as a pleasant surprise to view that the I.G Police Islamabad imposed orderliness on the PTI when they sto ... Monday, September 22, 2014 Details

Protest by PTI

Imran Khan dharna against the rigging in the May 11 elections is perhaps the most disciplined and peaceful protest in our short history. The demonstrators are, lively, enthusiastic, patient and spirited people. They are braving all kinds of difficult ... Monday, September 22, 2014 Details


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