Imtiaz Rafi Butt

  • THalf a century ago, life was far simpler. Modern and affluent household barely had either a Murphy or Philips Gramophone for playing records from “His Masters Voice” (HMV) with a logo of a dog listening to a phonograph. Steam engine run trains were the usual means of transport. ...

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  • TOn 28th November, 2017, the mayor London, Sadiq Khan, unveiled a bronze statue of Quaid-e-Azam in the British Museum. The statue was unveiled to commemorate the 70th Independence year of Pakistan and the tremendous personality that was Muhammad Ali Jinnah on the occasion of 25th of December, his ...

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  • TIn today’s world, the accumulation of vested power in the hands of the individual has paved the way for popular movements that can mature into active revolutions. History stands testimony to the fact that revolutions occur when frustration and repression of the masses crosses a certain ...

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  • TOn May 12, 2017, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif along with heads of 27 states reached Beijing to attend the World Forum on One Belt One Road Initiative. China is implementing its vision of leading global trade and the underlying argument is prosperity through connectivity and cooperation. The OBOR ...

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  • TIt was 28th June, 1914 when the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, the heir to the Austria-Hungary throne, triggered the first global war. What followed was nothing short of a species-level catastrophe. 70 million soldiers took part in the war and by the end 1918; almost 6 million people ...

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  • TDonald John Trump, the 45th President of the United States is the wealthiest and oldest president to walk the Oval office. He was born in Queens, New York to Fredrick Christ Trump and Marry Anne Trump in June 1946. His paternal grandparent immigrated from Kallstadt, Germany while his mother came ...

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  • TGary Locke, the United States ambassador to China once said, “China’s history is marked by thousands of years of world-changing innovations: from the compass and gunpowder to acupuncture and the printing press. No one should be surprised that China has re-emerged as an economic ...

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  • THigher than the mountains, deeper than the oceans, stronger than steel, dearer than eyesight and sweeter than honey”. These are the words that have been spoken time and again commemorating the prestigious alliance between the Islamic Republic of Pakistan and the Peoples Republic of China. As ...

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  • TWe celebrate the birth of Quaid-e-Azam on 25th December every year. We commemorate the untiring, steadfast and relentless efforts of the father of the nation that led to the creation of Pakistan; an independent homeland for the Muslims of the subcontinent. lbn Khuldoon and Arnold Joseph Toynbee are ...

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  • TOn 10th April 2016, talking to the Washington Post, Zhang Baozhong, chairman of China Overseas Port Holding Company said that his company could spend a total of $4.5 billion on roads, power, hotels and other infrastructure for the industrial zone, which he said would be open to non-Chinese ...

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  • TPakistan today is in search of its identity, its national character. Torn between ideological ends throughout history with State policy radically flipping as quickly as the government, there needs to be an answer to the questions: What does it mean to be a Pakistani? What do we as a nation stand ...

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  • TTHESE are trying times for Pakistan. This nation has been through so much turbulence and turmoil that one does not even know where to start. Besides the chaotic socio-political issues that plague Pakistan, the citizens of this state suffer a depressing destabilised environment and a broken economy ...

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  • TFrom the start of October, the world financial crisis has dominated international news and attention overshadowing the US presidential election along with ongoing military or political conflict and even local event in most countries. The financial crisis has created a volatile economic situation ...

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