Crime

You can now register complaints via using Rescue 15 app

Lahore police has taken a great step by launching a GPS-aware complaint system for android devices. The application Rescue 15 will help users to lodge their complaints through an app. Supported with an embedded feature of GPS; the concerned department can track the whereabouts of the complainant. Subsequently, it will enable the department to take swift and prompt action against criminals. Following are the 3 services that the app provides: 1-

This is the last straw, or is it?

16th December, 2014 – Truly a black day for Pakistan. A day where even the remotest possibility of these terrorists being humans was eliminated; day where humanity was at its lowest and barbarism was at its height; a day where Pakistan lost some of its most valuable treasures. But if you think about it, it was also a black day when a few years ago there was a huge blast

Nothing else to do? Let’s get Junaid Jamshed!

These are the worst of times. I sometimes think perhaps these are the times which the Prophet (SAW) warned us about. The time where ‘Fitna’ will be common and will be initiated by the Ulema and will end in them as well. All you need to do is look around you to understand how true this is today. There are fatwa’s after fatwa’s that negate each other, people without knowledge

What does 14th August Symbolize Today?

It’s almost that time of year. The day Pakistan gained independence 67 years ago. The 14th of August. The day that reminds us that we are free. The day that we vaguely remember as the day our forefathers sacrificed everything so that we could live freely! Today however, the meaning of freedom is very different than what was envisioned 67 years ago. Today freedom is not synonymous with the right

Pakistan Scam Diaries: Episode 1 – The NICL Scandal

Scams and frauds worth billions of rupees by our leaders have become extremely common now days. Whereever you go, which ever channel you turn to there is mention of one scam or another. From the hudaibiya paper mill to NICL to the Hajj scam to the ephedrine drug scam, we have a whole portfolio of scams that can dwarf any insider trading yields or Ponzi schemes of the west. And

Age of Criminal Responsibility in Pakistan Needs to be Raised to Protect Children from Morally Breaking

Pakistan’s Interior Minister Rehman Malik believes that Pakistani children grow up faster due to the country’s hot climatic conditions and by eating spicy foods. He made such remarks while expressing his views on not raising the age of criminal responsibility. Anyone can vouch for the fact that Rehman Malik is not the right person to evaluate how children grow up. Though spices are an essential component of food ingredients in

How to Prevent (and Deal With) Content Theft

You’ve probably heard the phrase content is king. And that’s truer than ever on the Web with the fast growth in social media. If you want to succeed online, you can increase your chances by providing high quality content. That’s what people keep coming back for. That’s what people share via their favorite social media outlets (like Twitter). And that’s what people naturally link to, which in turn influences search

How Safe Are You in Your House?

Gone are the days when the doors of our homes remained open till late at night and people kept on coming and going to each other’s places without any threat to security. In today’s Pakistan, Crime is rampant. Pick up a newspaper and you’ll see recent happenings of honor killings, rapes, robberies, murders, domestic violence and whatnot. Although not reported so vehemently as the aforementioned crimes, the incidence of burglaries,

Pakistani Police: Good Cop, Bad Cop, or a Little of Both

In 2002, the National Anti-Corruption Strategy Project report (an initiative of the National Accountability Bureau) defined ‘corruption’ as: “… behavior on the part of office holders in the public and private sectors, in which they improperly and unlawfully enrich themselves and/or those close to them, or induce others to do so, by misusing the position in which they are placed.” More simply it comprises “the misuse of entrusted power for