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2018

Global Economic Wars

Global Economic Wars

President Trump is notorious for taking decisions that ruffle more than a few feathers. He is often at odds with his own conservative values, and traditional Republicans, by going the protectionist route. Recently, in fulfilling one of his campaign promises to “bring jobs back to Americans,” he announced tariffs on imported steel (25%) and aluminum (10%) – a decision that …

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Erosion of US Soft Power

Erosion of US Soft Power

By: Hira Batool As the world’s only superpower, the US is internationally acknowledged to play a leadership role in four main fields: technology, military, finance and soft power. Yet a controversial change is taking place as US establishment forces worry about the country’s soft power. They think the presidency of Donald Trump has eroded US soft power. Harvard Professor Joseph …

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End Plastic Pollution

End Plastic Pollution

Earth Day 2018 Every year on 22nd April, the world celebrates the Earth Day in order to raise awareness on the importance of our earth and the issues and problems it is faced with. The idea of celebrating the Day was propounded by 3 key people: former US Senator Gaylord Nelson, peace activist John McConnell, and Denis Hayes. Earth Day …

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THE ALARMING RISE OF PAEDOPHILIA IN OUR SOCIETY

THE ALARMING RISE OF PAEDOPHILIA IN OUR SOCIETY

By: Abdul Rasool Syed  And, how to root out the menace Following the horrific killing of six-year-old, flower-like kid Zainab who was abducted, deflowered and brutally strangled to death; many other similar incidents have been reported in the media almost every day. The frequency of reporting of these events suggests that the menace of paedophilia is growing at an exponential …

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Pakistan and the World

Pakistan and the World

By: Engr Najib Wazir A huge fortune always requires greater vigilance, will and power to own it. This exactly is the case with Pakistan that has a stunning geo-strategic position and is also a nuclear weapons state but due to its flawed foreign policy, it has witnessed the dwindling of its leverage in the arena of international affairs and regretfully, …

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The Killer Disease CANCER

The Killer Disease CANCER

On this World Health Day, let’s resolve to eliminate it A few days ago, one of my colleagues sought permission to leave early as she wanted to visit a friend of her who was diagnosed with breast cancer. The next day, I asked her about the visit and the condition of her friend. What she told depicts the level of …

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Rome was not built in a day

Rome was not built in a day

A mother caresses her child; mollycoddles him every day. A father tackles his child’s mood swings daily; moves heaven and earth to fulfil his demands. Years after years, they make him sentient of his very role as an individual in this world. One day, he becomes cognizant of his duty as a responsible and learned member of the society. You …

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Trump’s Shenanigans and the World

Trump's Shenanigans & the World

Fair is foul, and foul is fair First performed in 1606, the Shakespearean tragedy Macbeth opens up with the scene of Three Witches discussing toils and troubles in these words: “Fair is foul and foul is fair,” meaning thereby, the witches take the positive things negatively and vice versa. Today, shenanigans employed by the US President Donald Trump remind one …

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ADMINISTRATION OF THE HOLY PROPHET (PBUH)

Hazrat Abu Bakr Siddiq (RA)

AN EXCELLENT MODEL OF GOOD GOVERNANCE Administration is mainly concerned with management of public affairs. For efficaciously administering the affairs, the head of the administration i.e. an administrator, must have exemplary character and faculty for the said purpose. He must also possess administrative skills. Being cognizant of these requirements, the Holy Prophet (PBUH) set high standards of administration and became …

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