Pakistan Observer

Voice of People

Sense of security

For the residents of Karachi, sense of security has become an unknown phenomenon. As the street crimes are increasing the threats to the Karachites are also multiplying. The fear of being mugged, i.e. snatching of mobile phones, cash and car, has tak ... Wednesday, December 17, 2014 Details

PM&DC fee, medical retirees

Pakistan Medical and Dental Council is an essential regulatory authority to maintain the standard of medical education and practice in the country. However, its registration renewal policy for senior citizens/retired doctors is most unjust and cruel. ... Wednesday, December 17, 2014 Details

Escalated cost Islamabad Airport

This refers to your editorial “Mind blogging escalated cost of delayed projects”(Dec 13) has touched most important subject of interest to the public who contribute billions of rupees in taxes only to see how ruthlessly their money is wasted. A very ... Wednesday, December 17, 2014 Details

Balochistan myth & reality

Violence has many forms and has been given multiple names throughout the history of conflicts and conflict prevention. It can be viewed from different perspectives either with the purpose to resolve it or to further escalate it. Violence has continue ... Wednesday, December 17, 2014 Details

Economic crisis in Pakistan

In 1947, Pakistan had 30 million people with per capita income of 100$. Agriculture accounted for almost 50% of economic output with hardly any manufacturing, as all industries were located in India. Therefore, it was unable to feed 30 million people ... Wednesday, December 17, 2014 Details

Pir Jo Goth’s open sky School

Village Pir Muhammad Ujan, one of the suburb places of Pir jo Goth District Khairpur where a selfless dedicated teacher Rahib Ujan voluntarily taught over one hundred children of the village without getting any penny from these students. While the sc ... Wednesday, December 17, 2014 Details

Sub-standard fake medicines

I wish to draw the attention of the concerned authorities and people towards the problem of flawed and inadequate quality control in medicines. As medicines provide cure to the sick, they can also become poison to kill anyone if they are not made car ... Sunday, December 14, 2014 Details

Shantinagar or the land of child labour

I was shocked as I entered Shanty Nagar, because all I could see was a bitter truth about the place. I had heard that it is quite common there that children work day and night for their living but witnessing such a situation was not easy at all. Ther ... Sunday, December 14, 2014 Details

Corruption everywhere

Eradication of corruption is need of the hour. Wrong state decisions, increasing lawlessness, inefficient criminal justice system and serious erosion of legitimacy of authority are the order of the day. It is believed that the root cause behind all t ... Sunday, December 14, 2014 Details

Imperialistic way of governing

Robert Clive’s employer East India Company was a perfect example of how to capture foreign lands and their resources through pure guile. The British Parliament had given it a charter of monopoly and power to use military force to advance its ‘busines ... Sunday, December 14, 2014 Details

Traffic jams near universities

Korangi road is one of the busiest roads of Karachi. Near Korangi crossing, there are a number of colleges and universities. In the morning when everyone takes that route to reach the destination on time, what actually happens is that we all get late ... Sunday, December 14, 2014 Details

A plea to NUML authorities

After completion of course work every student of MS/M.Phil or PhD has to submit Thesis as per HEC requirements. To complete their Thesis, the students have to work under the supervision of teachers who are dually qualified, eligible and meet certain ... Sunday, December 14, 2014 Details

Police reforms

Last month, more than 30 people died using homemade liquor. Where was the SHO of the area and his intelligence? There are a few policemen who are a black spot on their department. Now people in power must ponder seriously about eliminating corruption ... Sunday, December 14, 2014 Details

Malala Nobel Laureate

Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi were awarded Nobel Peace Prize on December 10, 2014. Out of 270 nominees Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi were the winners of the Prize award of 1.1 million US dollars. Young girl from Mingora, Swat Pakist ... Sunday, December 14, 2014 Details

Battle of billboards

Long gone are the days when lawn was considered to be a light and airy fabric worn casually to kill the summer heat. Time has transformed lawn to luxury pręt with prices soaring to ridiculous heights and actresses from across the border flashing desi ... Thursday, December 11, 2014 Details