KARACHI: Multan airspace has been shut for all flights, sources said. No flight was allowed to enter the area surrounding Multan for two hours.
Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) when contacted regarding the situation, refused to tell the reason of Multan airspace closure.
Geo news correspondent Tariq Abul Hassan told that two flights were not allowed to enter the area and directed to change their direction while another flight coming from Lahore was sent back. Meanwhile, another flight from Hyderabad landed at Sukkur.
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Countering Extremism in Pakistan: Need of Political Approach
By Jamil Junejo
ESCALATING sectarian and religious violence has made a disquieting situation for religious minorities in particular and other vulnerable sections of society in general in the country. In just less than a year, a number of such cases from murders of Punjab Governor Salman Taseer and Federal Minister for Minorities Shahbaz Bhatti and mishandling of a 10-year-old Christian girl for her alleged misspelling of a word, the Sept 19 massacre of 26 Hazara Shia in Mastung to expulsion of Ahmedi students from a university in Punjab and scores of other such incidents have put the social, religious and sectarian harmony at peril.
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By Jamil Junejo and Muhammad Younis.
Two writers Alastair Smith and Alejandro Quiroz Flores have put forward an interesting theory regarding link between politics and effects of disasters in their article “Disaster politics” published in July of this year by the Foreign Affairs Magazine. They have argued that democratic states are better than autocratic governments at protecting their citizens from the effects of natural disasters. The writers have, moreover, contemplated on the post disasters effects on the political landscape of the countries. They have exemplified their stance with various instances of diverse disasters. However, both aspects of the writup need a critical review to weigh the merits of the arguments and to pinpoint its strong and grey areas.
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Personal accounts of 1971
By Ajmal Kamal
This month brings memories of what happened between December 1970 and December 1971 with us as a nation — or rather with the diverse groups aligned variously along all kinds of fissures trying to imagine themselves as a nation. Much has been written on those events in Pakistan, Bangladesh and elsewhere: from political analyses to cover-ups to attempts at apportioning the blame for one of the gravest man-made tragedies of the century. There are personal accounts too, but in most cases written by West Pakistani bureaucrats or military personnel who are usually more interested in painting themselves in a kind light than honestly recording what they observed. Or, they carry a heavy ideological baggage and are in a hurry to make their description look politically neat as per their bent.
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Veena Malik’s nude picture in Indian magazine causes furore
Pakistani actress Veena Malik, best known for her participation in Indian reality show ‘Bigg Boss’, was at the centre of a fresh controversy today after being featured nude on the cover of ‘FHM India’ magazine, sporting a tattoo with the words ISI on her arm. ….
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Information Officer Andie is in the latest issue of Khabr-o-Nazar magazine talking about Sindhi Culture Day! You can see other pictures and articles in previous issues now- go to http://islamabad.usembassy.gov/pakistan/khabr_o_nazar.html
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Pakistani actress Veena Malik necked on December’s FHM on Twitpic.com
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Veena Malik denies nude photo shoot for FHM
By Web Desk
Veena Malik has stirred controversy in both Pakistan and India — and this time she is not even involved. An alleged photograph of the actress posing nude appeared on the Indian online edition of the international monthly men’s lifestyle magazine FHM on Friday, but her PR manager confirmed to The Express Tribune that the photograph is fake. …
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