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Advent of Buddhism

Buddhism and Jainism are two religions which evolved during the post Vedic Age. There were many reasons why the birth of these religions became imminent during a phase where friction between different sections of the society took center stage. The article lists the major factors and the influencing elements that ... Read More »

Benazir murder case: Court adjourns Musharraf’s indictment to Aug 20

Ex-military ruler Pervez Musharraf on Tuesday failed to appear in court to be indicted over the murder of former premier Benazir Bhutto due to what police said were security concerns. Musharraf, who ruled the country from 1999-2008, had been summoned to face charges of criminal conspiracy and the murder of ... Read More »

Tariff increased by up to 74pc: Power shock for business and industry

The government notified on Monday an unprecedented 74 per cent increase in electricity tariff for industrial, commercial and bulk consumers of all distribution companies, including Karachi Electric Supply Company (KESC) with immediate effect. The increase will boost the kitty by Rs169 billion. Of this amount, Rs136.8 billion pertained to ex-Wapda ... Read More »

Advent of Jainism

Jainism is an ancient religion, which originates from Eastern India. Its advent in the 6th century BC was expected as many people were beginning to oppose the hierarchical organization and formalized rituals of Hinduism, the dominant religion in India. Jainism is one of the world’s oldest religions. Much of its ... Read More »

Imran urges introspection over D.I. Khan jailbreak

Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan raised serious questions on Sunday over last week’s jailbreak in Dera Ismail Khan and called for introspection by all institutions of the state. He said it was high time to determine why in the presence of an army division in and around D.I. Khan, ... Read More »

Musharraf to be released soon, claims APML

Former interior minister and a leader of the All Pakistan Muslim League Mian Zahid Sarfaraz has claimed Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has assured the United States that retired Gen Pervez Musharraf will soon be released and allowed to go abroad. Addressing a news conference on Sunday, Mr Sarfaraz said that ... Read More »

Gandhara Civilization

Gandhara is the name of an ancient kingdom (Mahajanapada), located in modern day northern Pakistan and parts of eastern Afghanistan. Gandhara was located mainly in the vale of Peshawar, the Potohar plateau and on the Kabul River. Its main cities were Purushapura  (modern Peshawar), literally meaning “City of Man”, Varmayana (modern Bamyan) and Takshashila (modernTaxila). The Kingdom of Gandhara lasted from the early ... Read More »

President accepts Fakhru Bhai’s resignation

President Asif Ali Zardari on Saturday accepted the resignation tendered by Chief Election Commissioner retired Justice Fakhruddin G. Ebrahim before embarking on a visit to Iran. In pursuance of article 217 of the constitution, the chief justice of Pakistan will now nominate a judge of the apex court as acting ... Read More »

Change in gas sharing formula opposed

The PPP warned the government on Saturday against any move to deprive the smaller provinces of their rights on the use of natural resources in accordance with the constitution, saying such a step would be strongly resisted. Reacting sharply to remarks of Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources Shahid Khaqan ... Read More »

Alexander’s Invasion

India is no new-discovered land. At a time when our little island was still unknown, still lost in the cold grey mists of the ocean, ships sailed from India’s sunny shores, and caravans wound through the sandy deserts laden with silks and muslins, with gold and jewels and spices. For ... Read More »

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