What legacy did Junaid Jamshed leave for Pakistan with his untimely and tragic death in PIA PK661 Air Crash in Havelian, KP? What did Junaid Jamshed's life as a celebrity signify for his fans? How did his life parallel Pakistan's shift to the right from 1980s to 2000s? What contribution did Junaid Jamshed make to Pakistani music scene? Will Pakistan remember him for his contribution to Pakistani pop music? Or for his transformation into a preacher? Or for his success as an entrepreneur? Or all of the above?
Did Indian Prime Minster Modi and Afghan President Ghani succeed in isolating Pakistan at the Heart of Asia conference in Amritsar, India? Did diplomats from other nations buy what Indian and Afghan said about Pakistan? Why did the Russian diplomat Mr. Zamir Kabulov reject the Indian attempt to hijack the multilateral conference on Afghanistan to use it to attack Pakistan? What have the American commanders, particularly serving General Nicholson and retired General Petraeus, said about external interference in Afghanistan? Who do they blame for the deteriorating security situation in Afghanistan? Do they single out Pakistan?
Viewpoint From Overseas host Faraz Darvesh discusses these questions with panelists Ali H. Cemendtaur and Riaz Haq (www.riazhaq.com)
Dr. Saba Mahmood, professor of anthropology at theUniversity of California at Berkeley, passed away on March 10, 2018. She was only 56 years old when her life was cut short by pancreatic cancer. She is survived by her husband Professor Charles Hirschkind and son Nameer Hirschkind. Born in Lahore, Pakistan in 1962, she came to the United States in 1981. She received her PhD in anthropology…
Pakistanis are happier than all of their neighbors, according to the World Happiness Report 2018. Pakistan rose from80th place in 2017to 75th place this year while all of its neighbors slid from last year's happiness rankings.
Comparison With Neighbors:
Bangladesh dropped 5 spots to 115 while India slid 11 places to 133 among 156 nations…