Sep 262017
 
Kashmir?s plight

Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Maleeha Lodhi gave a perfect reply to the vitriolic remarks of India’s External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj. In her address at the UN General Assembly session in New York, Lodhi said that the hostility that India has towards Pakistan is for all to see. Although India is using terrorism as a state policy especially when it comes to dealing with Kashmir, the world community has turned a blind eye to this. This is such a sad state of affairs, one wonders when will the UN wake up to its responsibility and resolve the dispute of Kashmir? Tasneem Yaseen (Lahore)

Jun 192017
 
Number one and nothing less

That Pakistan defeated its arch rival, India, is good news for everyone in the country. The victory of Pakistan is a matter of pride and joy for the entire nation. Undoubtedly, it is a remarkable achievement for a team which was struggling even to qualify for the final round of the Champions Trophy. The team had a bumpy start in the tournament, but it finished the game in style. Once again the opening partnership by Fakhar Zaman and Azhar Ali did a magic trick which helped the rest of the batsmen to set a formidable total of 338. This time, the middle order batting line-up played beautifully as well and fully supported the team. Then the fiery bowling spell by Pakistani pacers, especially Muhammad Amir, did the real damage. Although India has the strongest batting line-up, it proved to be a wall of sand before Pakistan’s steely and indomitable bowling attack that trounced, stunned and crushed the top-order batsmen, almost in a jiffy. It is hoped that this massive win will help bring international cricket to the country. Ever since the terrorist attack on the Sri Lankan team, many international cricket teams have declined to visit and play in Pakistan. It is also hoped that this win will boost the confidence of new players. Throughout the tournament, the young players of the team kept the spectators spell bound with their marvellous performance and ability. The players must continue to work hard to bring more such titles to home. Muhammad Fayyaz [Read More…]