Javeria Siddiqui


What Separates Us?

Are you willing to be a Pakistani? Is this a right question to ask form a whole community whose ancestors left their homes and literally everything to come and live here? Or the right question is are you a Sindhi? Which province do you belong to? Should we be asking these questions even after 70 […]

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Zardari’s Acquittal Plea; Judgment Reserved

Accountability court has reserved judgment on the application seeking the acquittal of former President and co-chairman of PPP Asif Ali Zardari. The refence is against his alleged illegal assets. The court has conducted day-to-day proceedings on the application filed by Mr Zardari seeking his acquittal under section 265-K of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) in […]

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NAB Requires Sharif’s Bank Account Details From SBP

Sharif’s family’s bank accounts details has been sought from the State Bank of Pakistan by National Accountability Bureau (NAB). The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has sought the complete details of bank accounts of the Sharif family from the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP). The top graft buster wrote a letter to the SBP on Thursday […]

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ISI Has Reservations On NADRA Practices

Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), is not happy over the non-existent internal system of accountability within NADRA. ISI believes that the prevailing practice could lead to the issuance of fake national identity documents which in turn can create security threat. A recent correspondence between the sensitive agency’s C-Wing and the Ministry of Interior, suggests that the intelligence […]

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Low Investment On Human Development; Aziz

New Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Sartaj Aziz declared the need to strike a balance between social and economic development. According to Aziz country remains low on human development despite growth. Pakistan’s development paradigm remained lopsided due to low investment in human development, said Aziz, while speaking at an event organised to mark the 70th Independence […]

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DIGIMARK2017; An Opportunity For Digital Marketers

International Digital Conference DIGIMARK, the annual event which seeks to uplift Pakistan’s digital industry is all set to host its 6th edition DIGIMARK2017. TEC (Training, Events and Consultancy) is the collaborative partner of the conference. Conference will be held at Emporium Mall, Lahore on 17th and 18th August 2017. Experts and gurus of digital industry […]

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FINCA And CallCourier Digitalizing Cash Collection

A Lahore based courier service CallCourier and FINCA, micro finance bank has collaborated to enable collection of cash on delivery using SimSim digital wallet. This partnership will help hassle free and secure courier service across Pakistan and will also boost financial inclusion and digitalization of economy. SimSim wallet enables customers to keep track about transaction […]

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India To Provide Medical Visas To Pakistanis

Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj announced medical visas for Pakistani patients whose requests were pending. The announcement comes as a relief for Pakistani patients, said an NDTV report. Over three months ago, Swaraj had introduced a condition that medical visas would be issued to Pakistani patients on the recommendation of Sartaj Aziz (former adviser to […]

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Eidul Azha Will Be Celebrated On Sep 1: Met

Zilhaj moon is likely to be sighted on Tuesday August 22. According to Pakistan Meteorological Department has predicted that Eidul Azha will be celebrated on Friday, September 1st. A Met Office official told The Express Tribune that weather was expected to be clear in most parts of the country on August 22, making visibility clear. […]

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PML-N Determined To Eliminate Threat Of Disqualification

PML-N is planning to bring seveal amendments in the constitution as indicated by Khawaja Saad Rafique. Federal Minister for Railways has said that PML-N would bring some constitutional amendments in parliament through which party seeks to empower the elected governments. PML-N wants to eliminate the threat of disqualification dangling over the Premiers head. “Governments cannot […]

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Jeremy Savagely Burnt An Indian Troll

Jeremy McLellan is in Pakistan and he’s definitely loving our home land. Recently he posted a picture in which he looks all happy to be here. Apparently an Indian troll was unable to resist and jumped in to comment. He asked Jeremy how much have he been paid from ISI and Jeremy’s epic reply looted […]

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India’s Independence; Kashmir’s Black Day

Kashmiris are observing Balck Day today as India celebrates its 70th Independence Day. The purpose is to convey a message to the global community that India has expropriated Kashmiris’ inalienable right to self-determination through use of force. August 15 will be marked by a complete strike in Indian held Kashmir, call for which has been […]

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Disability Is Not Inability

Paxi, the first taxi service with women drivers has done something remarkable yet again by collaborating with NOWPDP, a disability inclusion initiative. Both organizations have collectively employed 6 riders with lower limb impairments. They will provide bike taxi service. Responsibilities of these riders will include picking passengers from their declared place to the desired destination. […]

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Ouster Added To Nawaz’s Popularity

Senior politician Javed Hashmi believes that the ouster of Nawaz Sharif has played a beneficial role in his popularity and now Nawaz will be consider a victim of judiciary. Speaking to the journalists during an Independence Day programme at SP Chowk, he said “I have predicted this a long time ago.”Hashmi said that he never […]

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Khawaja Asif Is Invited To Washington

Pakistan’s foreign minister Khawaja Asif has been invited by Us Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to Washington. It is the first high level contact since Asif was given the charge. The invitation was extended by the secretary of state during a telephone conversation with Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif on Monday, said an official handout issued […]

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Happy Independence Day To Dudes

How can we feel free on this Independence Day when we will be listening same repeatedly told sentences once again on August 14th? A girl dressed in a green kurta pajama with matching green bangles, smiling broadly came out of her room to go out with friends as they intend to celebrate AZADI. Her mom […]

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Nawaz Rally Is A Save Corruption Rally: Imran Khan

Pakistan Tehrre-e-Insaf’s chief Imran Khan called Nawaz rally a “save corruption rally” and thrashed him for being brought up by a military dictator. Expressing concern over the content of speeches delivered by Nawaz on his way back to Lahore, Imran said: “The speeches tantamount to insulting the Constitution and national institutions.” On Thursday, the PTI […]

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Women Who Did Wonders

Let us remind you the superwomen of Pakistan this Independence season. Malala Yosufzai She in a very young age told everyone that Pakistani girls are not to be underestimated. She was shot in head but survived. Not just survived she held her head high and rose. She was awarded with a Noble Prize. She is […]

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Pakistan Suspect India To Alter Kashmir’s Demography

Pakistan has once again accused India of trying to alter the demography of Occupied Jammu and Kashmir in an effort to prove that Muslims are in minority in the region. The strongly-worded statement from the Foreign Office came in response to reports that the BJP government has been seeking to amend the Indian constitution, abolishing […]

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Unaiza Sets New World Record For Pakistan

Unaiza Ali Barlas set a new record for Pakistan, she has been officially named in the Guinness Book of World Records for creating the world’s longest strip. She is a 20 year old Lahore based artist, cartoonist and animator. The comic was completed at Gillani Park Lahore on March 12, 2017 and measured 267.38 metres […]

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Promises For The Betterment

Four little promises to make this Independence Day. Be Clean Lets make sure that from now on we will try to dump our garbage properly. We won’t throw trash out of car windows or on the sides of roads. We will actively take part in educating others about keeping our homeland clean. Be Patient We […]

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Whatever Is Done Dil Se Is Done Right

Haroon just nailed this remix of his own song “Dil se” and we are loving it. Vocals to music to video everything is perfect and seems Pakistani in a unique way. Haroon has two more vocalists with him and it added to the beauty of the song. Muniba Mazari is very talented and her addition […]

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ECP Discards Imran’s Complaints

Election Commission of Pakistan announced that it was within its dominion to initiate contempt of court proceedings against PTI’s chief Imran Khan. A five-member tribunal of the ECP hearing the petition filed by Akbar S Babar, that seeks Khan’s disqualification, rejected the PTI chief’s objections regarding its jurisdiction to initiate contempt of court proceedings. On […]

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Dr Ruth Pfau Finally Left Pakistan For Once And For All

Pakistan’s own mother Teresa, lepers’ messiah Dr Ruth Pfau left Pakistan with her demise. She was 87 year old and was in Karachi. The founder of the National Leprosy Control Programme in Pakistan, Dr Pfau passed away around 4am today. The funeral mass will be held on Saturday, August 19, at 11am at St Patrick’s […]

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Nation Rejected Disqualification: Nawaz

Ousted Premier Nawaz Sharif believes that the people of Pakistan have rejected his disqualification by coming out of their homes for his rally. A five-judge bench of the Supreme Court unanimously ruled last month that Sharif was not Sadiq (truthful) and Ameen (trustworthy) and therefore not qualified to become a member of parliament. Speaking from […]

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The Twin Twist

These Pakistani beauties have their twins in Hollywood. Don’t trust us? Here is a proof. Osman Khalid Butt and Orlando Bloom The smile, the subtle facial hair and those oh so deep sexy eyes Syra Shahroz and Pixie Lott Both have well define jaw line and smile that can kill. Also their slit like eyes. […]

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Let Us Have This Inane Celebration

Green…green is the color that gives us identity, green is the color we all collectively love and green for us represents harmony and unity. As the Independence Day draw near, corners of the roads and streets are painted in green color. Set up stalls having flags and decorative stuff in green and white colors can […]

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Tourism In Pakistan Lack Publicity

Ukrainian Ambassador Volodymyr Lakomov and Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation (PTDC) Managing Director Chaudhry Abdul Ghafoor Khan agreed to strengthen bilateral relations and step up tourism cooperation between the two countries. In a meeting on Tuesday, Lakomov informed the PTDC MD that he had visited numerous places in Pakistan and found that there was a huge […]

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JI Seeks Death Penalty For Honour Killing

Jamaat-e-Islami announced launch of countrywide movement for women’s rights. The movement will start from August 10th. Jamaat-e-Islami has demanded a death penalty for honour killing. “Honour killing is cruelty and injustice against women,” said Mushtaq Ahmad Khan, the JI’s Punjab Amir, while announcing the three-month-long campaign at the provincial headquarters on Tuesday. “Death penalty should […]

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Maryam Is Not Accompanying Nawaz On GT Road

Maryam Nawaz would not be accompanying her father as ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is all set to kick start his Lahore journey via GT Road. Willing to accompany her father to Lahore during his ‘homegoing’ rally, Maryam was forced to leave Islamabad for Lahore a day earlier given security concerns. However, before leaving, Maryam […]

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Overthrown PM Gets Two SPs As Security Officers

Ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has two senior police officials as security officers which is in a deviation from the standard practice. They were appointed by the federal government. According to the standard operating procedure mentioned in the ‘Blue Book’, only the sitting prime minister and the president are entitled to the services of a […]

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Flavors From Pakistani Cuisine

Pakistanis are foodies, we just love our food and spices. Pakistani food is full flavors and it can make you crave for it. Range of kebabs Delightful range of kebabs is enough to make you drool over them. Seekh kebab or gola kebab, fry kebab or our shami kebab they all are yummylicious. Tikka Chiken […]

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Jinnah The Swagger

Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah was a man of his kind. Here are his ten quotes which proves he had his own swag back then. When he supported feminism No nation can rise to the height of glory unless your women are side by side with you This though Failure is a word unknown to me […]

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Eclipse Today

Pakistan will witness a partial eclipse of moon today. According to a senior official of Met office Ghulam Murtaza, eclipse of moon will be visible from the western Pacific Ocean, Australia, Asia, Antarctica, Africa and most of Europe. It will also be visible in Pakistan, he said adding, the timing of the lunar eclipse visibility […]

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Hamza Shahbaz To Face Another Setback

Sharif family is facing their fears these days. After denied the seat of Punjba Chief Minister, seven year old case of Ayesha Ahad, who claims to be the wife of Hamza Shahbaz is haunting him again. Since Pakistan Tahreek-i-Insaf (PTI) is fully backing Ms Ahad to get her ‘justice’, Hamza seems to be in hot […]

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Confused Rehman Malik!!

Senator Rehman Malik mistaken a parody account to be the official account of US President Donald Trump and tweeted to it. Malik tweeted at the “US President” saying, “Mr President, here are the ground realities for your kind consideration.” Mr President, here are the ground realities for ur kind consideration @RealPresidentDT https://t.co/0a0XLcSA25 — Senator Rehman […]

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NA’s Special Committee To Enquire Gulalai’s Allegations

Newly appointed Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi called for the formation of a special committee which will investigate the accusations of harassment against PTI’s Chairman Imran Khan by sitting MNA Ayesha Gulalai. The premier was addressing the National Assembly shortly after his cabinet took oath at a ceremony at the Presidency. Following the ceremony, Abbasi […]

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Daniyal Aziz Is Not Happy To Be A State Minister

Daniyal Aziz of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz is despondent over his leadership for choosing him a minister of state. Reports are that he was seeking a better slot. Therefore, Aziz did not turn up at the oath-taking ceremony on Friday to be sworn in to his office, Express News reported. Aziz was aspiring to be inducted […]

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Naeemul Haque’s Twitter Hacked And Confirmed Marriage Proposal To Gulalai

Naeemul Haque’s twitter account admitted that he proposed Ayesha Gualai for marriage but PTI claims that the account has been hacked. The tweet which was deleted hours later said, “Should I apologise for discussing marriage with Ayesha Gulalai? No I don’t think so. Nothing wrong with that.” The tweet came shortly after Ayesha Gulalai during […]

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Asma Jahangir Denunciates SC

Lawyer and right activist Asma Jahangir have her doubts. She has questioned Pakistan Supreme Court in the Panama Case as what role it had played. Speaking at a meet the press programme on Thursday, the former president of the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) censured the apex court’s judgment in the case. “I do not […]

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Obsession Begins…

This is the time of year when our mandi obsession is on its highest. Karachiites take enormous proud that they have a largest cattle market set up before Eid-ul-Azha. Every street will soon be full of sacrificial animals and everywhere kids will be seen shouting “GAYE AGAI, GAYE AGAI” (Cow has arrived). It is not […]

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IK’s Tweet Proved Misogyny Women Faces

After Ayesha Gulalai’s allegations on Imran Khan and party there is so much to talk about but then came the savior. Imran Khan’s official account tweeted something very low and he got all the praise he never deserved for that particular post. Imran Khan in his post urged his followers to stop targeting Ayesha’s Gulalai […]

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Civilians Derailed Country: Musharraf

Pervez Musharraf believes that military is the key to bring country on the right path when it came into power whereas civilians derailed it. “Whenever martial law was imposed in the country, it was the need of the hour,” Musharraf told BBC Urdu, defending the military rules in the country. “Whether it is a dictatorship, […]

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Where Do We Stand As A Nation?

Red light red light what do you say… I say, I say ignore me please… it is the one of the most popular unwritten rule in Pakistan. We Pakistani utterly believe that rules are meant to be broken. We Pakistanis are not cheaters we don’t cheat anybody. What we do is a liability we have […]

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PTI’s Questionable Choice; Jirga Before Court

Ayesha Gulalai would be dealt with in a Jirga before being tried in a court, said Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s female lawmakers from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. “As Ayesha Gulalai is from South Waziristan, she will be tried in line line with tribal customs,” MPA Zareen Zia, accompanied by other female lawmakers of the party, said at a press […]

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Sharifs To File A Review Petition

It has almost been decided by the Sharif family that a review petition against the Supreme Court’s decision of disqualifying Nawaz Sharif would be filed. A member of the Sharif family’s legal team confirmed to The Express Tribune that the family has almost decided to file a review petition against the SC’s July 28 verdict, […]

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Nation’s Twisted Sense Of Electing

Have we ever asked a question about voting for the particular political party that we vote for? No! Why? Probably because our family has always been voting for the same political party. This trend however is changed a very little with the emergence of PTI as a party for youngsters. Like it or not we […]

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A Jihadi Pull; TTP Launched Women’s Magzine

Pakistani Taliban launched their first women magazine edition. Its aim is to convince its targeted readership to join the militant group and take up jihad. The first edition of Sunnat-i-Khaula — which translates as ‘The Way of Khaula’, referring to an early female follower of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) — published by the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan […]

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What Do We Know About Shahid Khaqan Abbasi

After the disqualification of Nawaz Sharif, Pakistani parliament chose Shahid Khaqan Abbasi as their new leader of the house. Here is what you need to know about Pakistan’s new leader. A Staunch Loyalist A steadfast ally of three-time Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Mr. Abbasi, 58, was named interim prime minister last week after the Supreme […]

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Imran Khan Avoided Taxes: Foreign Investigative Journalist

A German investigative journalist Frederick Obermaier alleged Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s chairman Imran Khan of avoiding paying taxes using an offshore firm. Obermaier is one of the reporters who unearthed the Panama Papers. The tweet comes in the wake of the Supreme Court deposing Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif following a probe into his family’s offshore assets that […]

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