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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Sweet tooth? Brain-tinkering study makes sugar taste vile

Have you ever been on a diet and wished that spinach excited your tastebuds? Or that chocolate left you cold? Neuroscientists said Wednesday they have discovered how to manipulate the brain to make sweet things off-putting, and bitter ones nice. But only in mice, for now. Mooting promise for an obesity treatment, researchers in the…

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Supreme Court’s verdict on Bahria Town Karachi: 10 key points to note

The Supreme Court has restrained Bahria Town Karachi from selling or allotting land, declaring the housing project’s exchange of land with Malir Development Authority illegal. Here are 10 key points about today’s judgment: * The court says government land would go back to the government and Bahria Town’s land would go back to the Bahria…

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Attack on Afghan election centre leaves 48 dead

Kabul: Afghan shopkeeper Ali Rasuli was standing at the end of a long queue of people waiting to pick up their national ID certificates on Sunday when a fireball erupted in front of him. The suicide bombing outside a voter and ID registration centre in Kabul killed at least 48 people, injured 112 and briefly…

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Nadal sees off Dimitrov to cruise into 12th Monte Carlo final

World number one Rafael Nadal swept aside Grigor Dimitrov to ease into his 12th Monte Carlo Masters final with a 6-4, 6-1 victory on Saturday. The 31-year-old, who needs to win an 11th Monaco title to retain the number one ranking ahead of Roger Federer, will face either Kei Nishikori or Alexander Zverev in Sunday’s…

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Off-screen antics of Salman Khan – Watch

Accused of killing a homeless man, hunting endangered wildlife and assaulting a former Miss World, Bollywood superstar Salman Khan’s off-screen life is almost as dramatic as the epics he stars in. Watch this report…

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Four staff dead in Turkish university shooting

Istanbul: A university employee killed four fellow staff members in a shooting Thursday at a university in the western Turkish city of Eskisehir, reports said. The attacker was later detained, the Dogan news agency said. Those killed were the deputy dean, faculty secretary and two lecturers at Osmangazi University, the state-run Anadolu news agency added….

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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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Facebook data helped Trump find his voters?

Washington, United States: It was one of hundreds of cute questionnaires that were shared widely on Facebook and other social media, like “Which Pokemon Are You?” and “What Are Your Most Used Words?” This one, an app called “thisismydigitallife”, was a personality quiz, asking questions about how outgoing a person is, how vengeful one can be,…

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Arrangements in full swing for PSL final in Karachi

The Sindh government and Karachi city administration is gearing up for Pakistan Super League three final scheduled on March 25 in Karachi. Chief Minister Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah is overseeing the security issues and construction work around National Stadium. Watch this report…

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KU VC orders inquiry into ‘harassment’ claims

KARACHI: Karachi University Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Mohammad Ajmal Khan has ordered an inquiry into allegations of harassment and blackmailing made by students against a professor of the varsity, a day after Samaa highlighted the issue. “Dr Ajmal Khan has taken notice of the complaints lodged by some students and initiated an inquiry,” said ‘Awaz’…

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Explainer: Nadeem Malik breaks down horse-trading in the Senate

Watch views of Samaa’s senior anchorperson Nadim Malik on sale and purchase of votes in the recent Senate elections in Pakistan…

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Flood-like situation in KP, FATA, Kashmir

PESHAWAR: Rain in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, FATA, Gilgit-Baltistan and Azad Kashmir caused flood like situation in the mountainous regions on Tuesday and Wednesday, as the Met Office predicts more downpour. Westerly wave is affecting upper parts of the country and likely to persist till Thursday, according to Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD). Weather Forecast for night: Rain-thundershower…

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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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