Blue Whale Challenge

The Blue Whale Challenge has been headlining news in recent weeks because of the reports that a number of teens have committed suicide after following 50 tasks suggested by the game. This sinister internet game, named after a habit displayed by certain blue whales in which they beach themselves on purpose to commit suicide, emerged in 2013. A man was …

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Letters to the Editor (October 2017)

Letters to the Editor (February 2018)

Say No to Tobacco About six million people around the world are killed due to the direct excessive use of tobacco and one million die as a result of indirect exposure to smoking. More shockingly, 80pc of these smokers live in low-income countries. The tobacco market gets larger with each passing day. The adults and teenagers especially seem to get …

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World in Focus (July-August 2017 )

  NATIONAL July 16: Pakistan Army launched Operation Khyber-IV in Khyber Agency’s Rajgal Valley to ‘forestall entry’ of the IS group from Afghanistan. July 16: JUI-F candidate Usman Badini won the NA-260 Quetta-cum-Chagai-cum-Noshki by-poll. July 18: Lahore High Court Chief Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah struck down the PEMRA’s notification regarding a ban on broadcasting of Indian dramas on private …

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Dr. Ruth Katherina Martha Pfau, The Mother Teresa of Pakistan!

“Dr Pfau’s services to end leprosy in Pakistan cannot be forgotten. She left her homeland and made Pakistan her home to serve humanity. Pakistani nation salutes Dr Pfau and her great tradition to serve humanity will be continued.” — Mamnoon Hussain President of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan Dr Ruth Pfau, a German-born medical missionary who was hailed as the …

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Philosophical Approach to Juvenile Justice

When minors commit a crime, should they be punished like adults? Should minors be punished lightly or not at all for children under the age of 10, regardless of the severity of the crimes committed? John Stuart Mill extended the applicability of his doctrine only to humans with mature faculties. Expecting the same maturity and behaviour standards from children as …

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Recently, there was a huge commotion in Pakistani media caused by the book entitled ‘The Contractor’ written by Raymond Allen Davis, who killed two men in Lahore, for which he remained incarcerated in 2011 for 49 days. This book is full of anti-Pakistan material and contains mudslinging on former Director General Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), Lieutenant General Ahmad Shuja Pasha. General …

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