Talha Afzal

  • TThe Las Vegas shooting that left many dead and many more wounded raises an important question about gun control laws: Will they change? Short answer: No. Long answer: Congress has already done what it thinks it owes to the public. By lowering flags and tweeting prayers for the dead, it thinks it ...

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  • TThe long drawn political deadlock that ended with Nawaz Sharif’s disqualification has plunged the nation into deeper political uncertainty. Tales of grief, horror, and loss continue to make rounds on media. Nawaz Sharif who has had a bumpy road with his political career has served three ...

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  • TBitcoin’s future as an alternative currency has generated a considerable amount of debate in financial parlors. A Bitcoin is merely a transfer of value between addresses. Every time you want to transact, an address is created and transfer of value takes place. When you are on the receiving ...

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  • TThe chemical attack that killed scores of people in Syria has become a matter of concern for world leaders and media alike. It has been rebuked and criticized by several nations. Some go as far as suggesting that the incident amounts to war crime. World leaders have expressed outrage over one of ...

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  • TThe recent surge of interest in Tayyaba’s case is founded upon violations of the most basic tenets of human rights. Ever since the news broke out, the moral affront to human dignity has been strongly rebuked by human right advocates and public. Laboring children have endured abuses for as ...

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  • TWhat's your smartphone made of? While some would argue it is made of electronic circuits and battery, I would say its more than just that. It’s made of sweat of workers in Congo who put their lives at risk every day for mere 2 dollars. Cobalt is a major ingredient that goes into the ...

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  • TWithdrawing from North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) has always been the pillar of Trump’s economic policy. While Canada is open to re-negotiating NAFTA, Trump is talking tough even before he formally takes office. NAFTA has long been the subject of debate and many Americans believe ...

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  • TBy now, you probably already know about the most recent social media sensation: the chaye wala from Islamabad whose picture is making rounds on internet. The picture that went viral after it was uploaded on Instagram has taken internet by storm. According to a Buzzfeed article, the photographer who ...

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  • TDaraprim, a drug that is the de facto standard of care for treating life threatening infections went from $13.75 to $750 overnight. The drug that was initially marketed at $1 a pop in 2009 is also used by transplant and AIDS patients. Although the drug price is down to $375 now after the arrest of ...

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