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    Religious Cults In Pakistan Sick

  • SMOKERS’ CORNER: DEATH CULTS

    Last year on these pages I wrote about an ageing man in Karachi who had travelled to Egypt to fight against the Israeli military during the 1967 Egypt-Israel war...

     After the war (which had lasted just six days and saw the Israelis wiping out the Soviet-backed Egyptian forces), the man had travelled to Jordan where he joined Yasir Arafat’s Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO)
  • Danger of cults

    THE phenomenon of cults exists in most religions and has been the focus of much academic research; however, its classification is negligible in our society...

    When we hear stories of religious exploitation of the vulnerable then what we are mostly likely witnessing is cult phenomenon
  • Kamikaze cults

    SURVIVAL is the most fundamental directive hard-wired into the DNA of every species...

    So what makes young men — and, increasingly, young women — become suicide bombers?Clearly, it takes very powerful conditioning to overcome this Darwinian imperative that is reinforced by all major religions as well as by human laws
  • Dynasties and cults

    IN developed states, policies largely attract votes...

    In developing ones, electables gain vote banks by promising patronage goodies directly to local clans
  • Dynasties and cults

    IN developed states, policies largely attract votes...

    In developing ones, electables gain vote banks by promising patronage goodies directly to local clans
  • Obama orders govt contractors to offer paid sick leave to workers

    BOSTON: President Barack Obama on Monday ordered government contractors to offer their workers seven days of paid sick leave a year and, without naming them, knocked Republican presidential candidates for advocating what he said were anti-union policies...

    Obama signed an executive order on sick leave during a flight on Air Force One to Boston, where he spoke at a union event
  • Sick PIA to get Rs13 billion bailout package

    ISLAMABAD: The government is set to allow another bailout package worth Rs13 billion to the embattled national flag carrier, and will allocate around Rs230bn for the procurement of more than seven million tonnes of wheat during the current season...

    Sources told Dawn that a meeting of the Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) of the cabinet being called this week will also approve special honoraria for officers working on Sustainable...
  • Taxing the sick at Taxila hospital

    TAXILA: Parking fee charged at the Tehsil Headquarters Hospital in Taxila has put an additional financial burden on patients and their families...

    This fee has been imposed in contradiction with the orders of the chief minister who abolished parking fee for patients at government hospitals across the province
  • Sick of congested roads, German man swims to work

    MUNICH: Fed-up with the grind of taking a bus or bike to work every day on congested streets in Munich, Benjamin David started swimming there instead...

    The burly beer garden worker now packs his laptop and clothes into a waterproof bag which he puts on his back, dons his wetsuit and slides into the River Isar for his journey
  • Alamgir: sick but vibrant

    IN the mid-70s the song Dekha na tha, kabhi hum ne ye saman became an all-time hit on the Pakistan Television...

    The viewers saw a thin but energetic Alamgir singing this song with full vigour and enthusiasm and with him a woman dancer reciprocating with the same zeal
  • Body to decide fate of four sick lions at Zoo Safari

    LAHORE: The Lahore Zoo Safari, Raiwind Road, management committee has formed a four member panel to look into the possibility of destroying four partially paralysed lions at the park, officials told Dawn...

    The officials said owing to unavailability of any pedigree details of these sick lions the experts could not determine any particular reason for their condition
  • NA committee calls for revival of sick textile units

    ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly’s Standing Committee on Finance on Wednesday supported the proposal by the textile sector to restructure bank loans of sick units to help their revival...

    Members of the textile sector informed the committee that the revival of sick units will earn $1 billion in foreign exchange and create five million jobs
  • Rainwater makes Shangla villagers sick

    SHANGLA: The residents of Gumrash area of Chakesar tehsil say that they are vulnerable to water-borne diseases as they use rainwater from a pond for drinking purpose...

    “Provision of potable water to every denizen is responsibility of the government, but over 6,000 people of Gumrash and adjoining localities still consume water of an unhygienic pond,” they said
  • Sick of scandals, pope prescribes cure for Vatican ills

    VATICAN CITY: Pope Francis vowed on Monday to power ahead with the reform of the Curia, the Church's “diseased” governing body, throwing down the gauntlet to those fostering a climate of intrigue, greed and double-crossing in the Vatican...

    His annual address to cardinals, bishops and priests running the Holy See echoed his speech at this time last year, when he suggested the Vatican's administrative hierarchy was beset by a “spiritual...
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