:::::::::::::::::: To the reverence of Word, which makes sacred the tip of a Pen :::::::::::::::::: :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: لفظ کی حرمت کے نام ، جو نوک ِ قلم پر احرام بندھتا ہے :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

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This Visit To Pakistan – By H. Gardezi

This Visit To Pakistan – By H. Gardezi At the tastefully laid out New Year eve’s dinner table in Ayyub Malik’s London home, it was finally decided that anyone uttering the words “Pakistan” and “Islam” will be fined a fixed amount, the money so collected to be sent to a...

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Kashmir: What Next? – By DJ Phukan

The article evaluates likely scenarios, strategy and future options for Kashmir Solution. India: POK is AOK?  Despite its official position India does not want the areas under Pakistan. In 1948 Nehru went to the United Nations just when the Indian Army had turned back the tide and a cease-fire was...

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Qaum Aur Mulk – By Y. L. Hamdani

It was the general will of the Muslims of South Asia that got us Pakistan. Our founding fathers’ struggle against tyranny of the Majority was an epic struggle. Then Pakistan was hijacked. Pakistan was hijacked by bigots and fanatics who were determined to declare everyone “Kafir” except themselves. Thus muslim...

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Has Higher Education System Failed India? – By A. Behl

The number of Indian students attending higher education institutions in the United States is the highest from a foreign country. Likewise, the number of Indian students going to United Kingdom is increasing and so is the case with Canada, Australia and NewZealand. In monetary terms,Indians are burning millions of dollars...

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Reckitt Benckiser Pakistan – Cost Accounting Report

Reckitt Benckiser Pakistan Ltd. is among the leading consumers and pharmaceutical manufacturers of Pakistan. Its registered and head offices as well as manufacturing facilities are located in Karachi. Reckitts London, together with its nominees own 58.1% stake in the equity of Reckitts Pakistan Ltd. Reckitts Pakistan has a paid-up capital...

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Zindagi o Amal – Poem from Javed Nama [Allama Iqbal]

Zindagi o Amal – Poem from Javed Nama [Allama Iqbal] This Persian poem by Allama Iqbal’s is inspired by German poet Heinrich Heine’s Fragen [Question in German]. It has philosophical nuances around the meaning of life and energy. The vast ocean exclaims that she has spent many years, yet she doesn’t know what...

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Shahnaz Begum and Memories – By R. Siddiqui

Dedicated to the late Allan Fakir for making his colorful Sindhi contribution to the Pakistani Musical Arts. The San Francisco Bay Area Bangladesh Association (BABA) held a very successful musical evening on July 21. Titled “Beyond the Ocean Shores” it featured the vocal talents of Shahnaz Rahmatullah, whom many readers...

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Ahmed Faraz (1931-2008) –  The Romantic Rebel

With the passing of Ahmed Faraz, not only has Urdu literature lost one of its giants but Pakistan has lost a badly needed voice of courage, compassion and humanity. The poetry of araz was a reflection of the man’s integrity; throughout his life he spoke fearlessly against the military establishment...

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My Hajj Sojourn – By S. Moghal

Was it real,the unequalled-equality, the imperfect-perfection, the divine down-to-earthiness, the unreal-reality, or was it a dream !! It all started with some weird, undefined, ambiguous changes in my daily routine. I slept uneasy, dreamed of unidentified, surrealistic places… Woke up with an outlandish burden on my heart, and felt alienated...

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To Be Or Not To Be Home? – By S. Khan

With none other than pretty woman, and pretty successful, Julia Roberts admitting she rather cook dinner for hubby Danny Moder than run between studios, and perhaps make babies in place of movies, the little demons and goblins who have been making intermittent appearances on my mind’s 70MM screen, have begun...

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The Sania Mirza Effect – By B. Singh

There have been many informed and analytical opinions floated in the Indian media about why women’s sport is not given its due importance in our country. Even in otherwise “liberal” households, the thought of a girl-child seeking a career in sports is frowned upon, if not laughed off outright. This...

Novartis Pakistan - A Study

Novartis Pakistan – Company Profile Report

NOVARTIS Novartis is a world leader in the research and development of products to protect and improve health and well-being. Their name, derived from the Latin novae artes, meaning “new skills,” reflects their commitment to focus on research and development to bring innovative new products to the communities they serve....