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Make Money Online With Information Products

Do you want to make money online without having to rely on advertising revenue? Are you tired of promoting other people’s products and do you wish you could sell your own instead? Then why not go ahead and do it? Selling your own information products is one of the best ways to make money online. Let’s take a look at why selling information products can be a better option for

List of Prime Ministers of Pakistan Since 1947 (With Photos)

Prime Minister’s post was created at the time of Pakistan’s independence. Since the post of Governor-General had not been abolished permanently at the beginning, Prime Minister initially did not have all executive powers. After the assassination of Pakistan’s first Prime Minister, Liaquat Ali Khan in 1951, there came seven different Prime Ministers within a period of six years and all of them were from Muslims League except Sir Feroz Khan

Is Islamic Banking Really Islamic?

The essence of Islamic banking lies in the rejection of interest for loaning of money and in only making investments in businesses that provide goods or services that are consistent with Islamic principles.  It is a relatively new field in modern banking.  The first Islamic banks appeared in the late 20th century with the help and guidance of world renowned Islamic scholars and financial experts to apply Sharia-compliant banking principles

Pakistan Fast Bowlers – Second Fiddle

It was bright sunny day in Sharjah, I was about 10 years old (if memory serves me right) and my family and I had gone to see an India-Pakistan encounter at the Sharjah Stadium. I still remember that day vividly; Wasim and Waqar beginning the Pakistani attack, cheers all around backing their every ball. It was beautiful! Those were the days when our fast bowlers were the envy of all

Liberal Extremism

Long beard, shalwar kameez (shalwar above ankles), black abaya, an ‘astaghfar!’ here, a ‘tauba tauba!’ there. What comes to your mind? EXTREMIST TALIBANI people, who disrespect women, keep them locked up like cattle, explode at opportune moments and are so conservative that they’ll soon categorize the iPhone as haram! Right? Well I’m not going into that debate today. Instead, let me throw some more words at you and see what

10 Great Books on Pakistan’s History

This is not a list of ‘top 10’ or ‘must read’ books about Pakistan in the traditional sense.  Rather, it’s a collection of titles that present a wide range of perspectives about a country that has a complex past and, to put it mildly, a confusing present.  It covers topics that include everything from the history behind the creation of Pakistan, to the man who led the movement, to a

Tuk Tuk vs. Boom Boom

We’ve all known about Boom Boom for some time now, but the new sound coming out of the Pakistani camp and Pakistan is Tuk Tuk! I’m sure you get where I’m coming from. For those readers who just got back from Mars, Tuk Tuk and Boom Boom are expressions that tell you about the batting style of a person (umm… in a sport called cricket!). Usually used by Pakistani’s for describing

Baloch, Punjabi, Sindhi, Pathan, Mohajir definitely! Pakistani…Maybe

The curious case of ethnicity in Pakistan has been touched upon many times before. Initially, I believe it was about identifying each other (for ease of stereotyping) but now it has gotten completely out of control. People identify themselves more with their ethnicity than with Pakistan. When Ethnicity is Taken to Extremes Ethnicity was the main culprit that led to the division of Pakistan in 1971 and today everyone’s talking

What More? What More? Dav Whatmore!

On the 4th of March, 2012 the PCB selected Dav Whatmore to replace Mohsin Khan as the head coach of the Pakistan Cricket team. Yup, he’s the same guy that coached the Lankan Lions to victory in the 1996 world cup. Although a lot of people are aware that Dav is Australian and has represented Australian cricket in the international arena, what some people might not know is that he’s

Empowering the Overseas Pakistanis – A Longstanding Demand

The decision of empowering the overseas Pakistanis to be part of the electoral process is widely hailed not only by the Pakistanis spread all over the globe but also by the people back home who wanted to see the country progress and prosper. Though belated the decision has established the broken link or strengthened the weakening link of all those who are living in Europe, America or any other country