Zia Ur Rahman

Zia Ur Rehman is a Broadcast journalist and the professional fellow of East West Center Hawaii, USA. He tweets as @zeeea
 

Arif Alvi elected Pakistan’s 13th president

The PTI has nominated Dr Arif Alvi while the opposition has put forward two candidates – Maulana Fazlur Rehman of the MMA and Aitizaz Ahsan of the PPP

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PTI names Usman Buzdar for Punjab chief minister

The PTI has nominated Usman Khan Buzdar as its candidate for the slot of Punjab chief minister. Buzdar belonged to Dera Ghazi Khan and was elected an MPA from PP-286. Imran Khan said that Usman Buzdar knows how poor people live their lives. “He is the only MPA who doesn’t have electricity at his home.”…

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Shehbaz Sharif to lead brother’s homecoming rally

The leaders and workers of the PML-N will gather at Lahore’s Lohari Gate at 3pm and leave for the airport to welcome Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz. Shehbaz Sharif, the PML-N president, has instructed party supporters to reach the airport directly, if they are not allowed to organize a rally. Maryam and her…

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PM defending Nawaz more than the state: Fawad Chaudhry

Fawad Chaudhry, the PTI’s spokesperson, said on Tuesday that Prime Minister Abbasi was defending Nawaz Sharif more than the state on the Mumbai attacks statement.  “Nawaz Sharif has proven his enmity towards the state by stirring up the Mumbai attacks controversy,” said Chaudhry. “Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, being the prime minister, has forgotten about Article 5…

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Imran threatens to expose MPAs of other parties involved in horse-trading

LAHORE: Will expose MPAs from other parties who sold their votes in the recent Senate elections, says PTI chief Imran Khan.  “We have a list of MPAs from other parties who sold their votes,” said Imran Khan during a press conference. “If these parties do not take action against their MPAs, we will expose their…

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Sikh yatrees arrive in Pakistan for Besakhi

As many as 1500 Sikh yatrees have arrived in Pakistan via Wagah border to observe Besakhi festival Gurdwara Panja Sahib Hassanabdal. Around 3000 yatrees will arrive in Pakistan to mark their religious festival on April 14 in Hassanabdal. Sikh yatree arrived in Pakistan through Wagah border on board special trains. Representatives of Evacuee Trust Property…

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Where will we go…..???

Five days, eight suicide blasts and more than one twenty people perished and more than four hundred people injured due to current wave of terrorism in Pakistan. When I write these lines I feel the agony of effected families. Pakistan has lost its brave and intelligent officer a couple of days ago. The whole atmosphere…

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New Year without Resolutions

  Written by: Zia Ur Rahman I heard someone saying, ‘let’s make some new resolutions for the next year’. ‘New Year’ with new resolutions I murmured. What does it mean by having a new year in your pocket? (I raised a question in my mind) Around the world, 1st January is usually welcomed by a…

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The Gloomy December

By: Zia Ur Rehman December is gradually becoming a month of curse for Pakistan. I have no intentions of starting a debate on whether it is ethically right to call any month a ‘cursed month’’ or not. Rather I just want to share my feelings at the moment. December 7th, 2016 proved to be another…

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APS Massacre: 9/11 of Pakistan

  If you ask an American about the biggest tragedy in the U.S history; he will tell you that 9/11 was the worst moment in the history of America when hundreds of innocent people became a victim of furious terrorist attacks. Let us talk about Pakistan now. Do you know Pakistan has its 9/11 too? Last year’s terrorist attack on Peshawar Army Public…

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Difference between Theory and Practice

      To be anti-American or to have negative feelings about America is something the people of Pakistan are most familiar with. To show hatred for America has gradually become the hobby of our people. I can easily prove the accuracy of my statement. Let’s go to any public park and have a chat…

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A Gentle Way To Kill Generations

    Have you ever thought of taking washing soda, urea or penicillin as your food supplement? I am sure that you must be under the impression that this man has gone nuts or perhaps trying to tickle the funny bone. Indeed, my question is not sensible but do you know that more than one million residents of Lahore…

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