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Zakaria Virk is a writer, translator, author and historian of Islamic science. He has compiled 17 books in Urdu and English, written scores of article published in newspapers, magazines of India, Pakistan, UK, USA and Canada. He is a retired civil servant. He has two sons both living in the US, one Adnan is ESPN sports TV anchor in Bristol, Connecticut. He has traveled to more than 15 countries. He has published 5 books on the life and achievements of Muslim world's first Nobel laureate Dr Abdus Salam. (1926-1996).
He has donated blood 50 times in Canada. He is a card carrying member of Liberal Party of Canada.

What India owes to its first PM Nehru

Parvez Hoodbhoy, Lahore PANDIT Jawaharlal Nehru would never have won a popularity contest in Pakistan quite simply because he did his best to oppose our country’s creation. But nowhere is he reviled more than in India’s current ruling circles and among those whose loyalty they command. The accusations against Nehru […]

USA: 2 year old accidentally shot dead by mom

By Mary Papenfuss  Huffingtonpost.com “She’s gone. My baby’s gone.” OHIO> A gun being handled by a young mother in a town outside Cleveland accidentally discharged, sending a bullet into her two-year-old daughter’s chest and killing her, police said Saturday. The mother, who investigators did not identify, owned the weapon legally and had a […]

Pakistani rights movement Army wants no one to see

A new civil rights movement in Pakistan is galvanizing a rapidly growing following among the country’s ethnic Pashtun minority by doing the nearly unthinkable: openly accusing the powerful and popular Pakistani military establishment of being “oppressors” who kill or whisk away Pashtuns by the thousands. Counting hundreds of thousands of […]

First Cinema to open in Arabia April 18.

Tequila on The Rock, as Mohammed bin Salman parties in Hollywood #SaudiStruggle A-lister The Rock uses Instagram to hail ‘historic night’ of boozy debates on reform with Saudi crown prince, before editing post The Rock and bin Salman met at Rupert Murdoch’s flash Hollywood mansion (AFP/composite) Thursday 5 April 2018 […]

How Indian media fuel hate and bigotry

Aijaz Zaka Syed THAT much of Indian media has turned rotten is an open secret. Everyone who regularly watches television news or reads newspaper is sick and tired of all the hate, bigotry and intolerance openly peddled by the leading players in the name of journalism, investigative reporting and debate. […]

Pakistan: Story of French commandos becoming Muslim to rid rebels from Mecca

Mustansar Hussain Tarar Lahore Pakistanis are copying Arabian customs, while Arabia is changing fast like Abays is not a must for women قصہ مختصر سعودی عرب میں جو نظام رائج ہے، ظاہر ہے اس کا بنیادی مقصد سعودی خاندان کی بادشاہت کو مستحکم کرنا ہے۔ جس کے لیے وہاں کے […]

S. Arabia: Four eminent Female Scientists

The Amazing Saudi Women Scientists You Need To Know About   By Tamara Abueish March 25, 2018 When I first registered for a Women, Science, and Technology class last semester, the prospect of learning about women’s contributions to the STEM fields excited me. As a Saudi woman, I didn’t know […]