Zamir Hussain Laghari

The blogger is an online journalist; likes research and writing on social issues, culture, tourism and international affairs.

Pakistani politicians who have gone to jail

On arrival in Pakistan, former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam are facing arrest in a case relating to the purchase of high-end properties in London. We thought it would be interesting to look back at all the major political figures in Pakistan who have spent time behind bars. Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan…

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39th death anniversary: When Bhutto called the Opposition potatoes and onions

The man who gave Pakistanis their first taste of democracy would have been 90 years old today. Zulfikar Ali Bhutto left us 39 years ago. His  death anniversary is being observed countrywide and the main gatherings will take place at Garhi Khuda Bux Bhutto. His grandson, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, and son-in-law, former President Asif Ali Zardari…

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Saudi tax axe forcing thousands of Pakistanis to return home

By: Zamir Hussain Laghari Since July 1st, Saudi Arabia has been collecting a new levy from expatriates and their dependents in a move seen to augment state revenues. The new monthly fee will apply to foreigners and their families in Saudi Arabia and will be collected on top of the existing monthly tax that some…

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PSL final: The game-changer

  By: Zamir Hussain Laghari Sentiments are high and fever has gripped the cricket lovers nationwide as country is meeting security challenge for the Pakistan Super League final. We are a cricket-crazy nation but this event is more than mere a cricket game for us. For the Pakistan Cricket Board, the government and the security…

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Gorakh Hill – The Magical Peak in Pictures

Photos & text by: Zamir Hussain Laghari   Sindh has been the cradle of many civilizations. Its Indus Valley civilization is one of the oldest in the world. Besides the mighty Indus, a long coastline, a beautiful desert and scenic lacks, this ancient land also has several mountain ranges. The Khirthar Range is one of…

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Pakistani celebrities who died in 2016

By: Zamir Hussain Laghari Human life is mortal. People come and go from our lives. In 2016, we have lost many famous celebrities. Here is a round-up of Pakistani celebrities who passed away this year. Abdul Sattar Edhi Pakistan’s legendary philanthropist Abdul Sattar Edhi, who devoted his life to the poor and the destitute, died…

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Houbara Bustard, a bird falling prey to politics and soft diplomacy

By: Zamir Hussain Laghari Although Chakor is Pakistan’s national bird, the politics and diplomacy moves around Houbara Bustard, giving it the status of country’s ‘political bird’ that ‘helps’ our ruling elite maintain friendship with key regional allies and win favours from the nations having considerable wealth. This innocent and endangered bird is in the news…

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The sun-kissed Clifton beach in pictures

Text & photos by: Zamir Hussain Laghari Karachi is one of the biggest deep sea harbors in the world, having its centuries old history. This port city has several beautiful beaches in its vast cradle. Clifton or Seaview is a famous beach of Karachi where on holidays thousands of visitors can be seen enjoying view…

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Bullet train promise: PML-N’s political gimmick

By: Zamir Hussain Laghari The people of Pakistan should stop thinking about luxury travel in bullet train as this project was used just as an election gimmick by the ruling PML-N in 2013 to woo voters – an now it’s official. “Pakistan cannot have bullet trains, even though this was one of the ruling party’s…

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Change of Command and Fears Surrounding Karachi Operation

By: Zamir Hussain Laghari With the change of command in Pakistan’s military, fears loom over the ongoing Karachi operation about consistency in its pace and reversal of results. Outgoing Chief of the Army Staff General Raheel Sharif, who embarked on a round of farewell visits to military formations last week, met officers and soldiers of…

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Quetta carnage: Who is to blame?

By: Zamir Hussain Laghari Tuesday’s sun dawned with the news of loss of 60 lives in Quetta in yet another national tragedy, as the country bore brunt of year’s deadliest militant attack on security forces in Balochistan where wounds of Aug 8 suicide blast were still fresh. It was 19th attack on any security installation…

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Camel Milk Is Packed With Punch of Health Benefits

  “Do they not look at the camels, how they are created?” The Holy Quran in Surat al-Ghashiyah (verse 17) mentions the camel, the ship of the desert, as a creation that should be carefully examined and thought about. Its excellence is appreciated as a creation. An animal with superior physical traits, adaptable to the…

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Tips To Protect You From ATM Fraud

  Although the use of technology in banking and commerce sector has advanced in modern era, so has sophistication of thieves, hackers and criminals in the 21st century version of fraud. In world’s biggest ATM fraud in 2013, a worldwide gang of criminals stole a total of $45 million in a matter of hours by…

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How to stay safe from Brain-Eating Amoeba?

  At the time when masses are already haunted by increasing deaths of Congo and dengue fevers, Sindh health ministry has issued Naegleria warning, directing concerned authorities to expedite their efforts to thwart possible dangers of the ‘brain-eating’ amoeba. This dangerous amoeba kills humans by entering their brains through nasal cavity and eating up brain…

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Beware! It’s the season of Congo virus attack

  As sacrificial animals have started pouring into cattle markets of urban areas ahead of Eid-ul-Azha, recent deaths from the Crimean-Congo Haemorrhagic Fever (CCHF), have set alarm bells ringing for buyers, sellers as well as health authorities. In cities like Karachi and Lahore, thousands of animals have already arrived, while many more are on their…

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Some Weird Laws of Asian Countries

From chewing gums to flushing a public toilet, from having children to committing suicide, you are not out of the bounds of laws which are for everything under the sky. These are man-made laws legislated by human beings, but interpretation of some weird and strange laws on the globe make you think that are people obligated to follow these laws?…

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How to prevent abduction of our children

Alarming news from Punjab that children are being kidnapped with increasing frequency sent a chill down my spine. As a father, I can realize that whenever a child or teen is kidnapped anywhere, heavens fall on parents. The terrifying prospect of abduction fills hearts and minds of affected family everywhere.   The Supreme Court’s two-judge…

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Strange laws of US and Europe still in effect

    Whether you’re heading away to spend vacations in Europe or planning to fly US for higher education, you need to know about some crazy and weird laws before you enter the host country. There are ‘dumb laws’ everywhere on the globe. Various countries, including the developed nations, have done strange lawmaking about pretty…

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The Decease Of Humble Humanitarian – Abdul Sattar Edhi

By: Zamir Hussain Laghari I’m at loss of words over sad news of Abdul Sattar Edhi’s death, a tireless leader of the country’s largest network of social assistance. Can’t understand what title of respect I present him to honor his services to humanity. If words accompany my bereavement, I will proudly call him the ‘King…

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How to stay safe in floods

By: Zamir Hussain Laghari A report by UK-based relief and development agency, Christian Aid, warns that by 2060 more than a billion people worldwide will live in cities at risk of catastrophic flooding as a result of climate change. It says the US, China and India are among the countries most threatened. In Asia, we…

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Karachi: The City of Sewage, and beyond

By: Zamir Hussain Laghari This is deplorable that our conscienceless rulers, who claim to be elected representatives, have drastically changed the face of Karachi that once used to be the ‘City of Lights’. It seems now that the metropolis has turned into the ‘City of Sewage’. On the port city’s main thoroughfares, the small seas…

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