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Why do Azadari in Muharram?

Why do Azadari in Muharram?

Contrary to the popular belief by some who assert that holding Majlis is a rather contemporary tradition, the first Majlis-e-Hussain (AS) was organized by his sister Syeda Zainab (AS) whose veil was...
A New City of Lights next to Karachi

A New City of Lights next to Karachi

Each year when I visit Karachi, I notice changes either it’s about the culture or infrastructure. This year I noticed the same difference in Hyderabad. My week long trip to Hyderabad gave me the...
Don’t Blame MQM for Rigging by-elections 2013

Don’t Blame MQM for Rigging by-elections 2013

From Karachi to Peshawar, we witnessed by elections being held for the year 2013 just a few days back. And not that I wouldn’t have loved to take the hassle otherwise, I decided to visit the...
Good Politics is always Gray

Good Politics is always Gray

The one positive attitude we can see in Pakistani politics is that there is no black or white in the politics. The recent PMLN and MQM meeting proved that there should always be a gray in the...
Politics as usual: PTI vs. MQM

Politics as usual: PTI vs. MQM

Imran Khan has turned out to be the biggest disappointment in Pakistani politics. He is playing the same old politics that we expect from PPP and PMLN. “If you can’t perform then create...
The Facts, the Fictions, and the BBC

The Facts, the Fictions, and the BBC

All Parties Conference (APC) to counter the terrorism situation in Pakistan was postponed due to Imran Khan’s visit to UK.  The terrorism situation has destroyed the economy and taken thousands...
Why only Musharraf and Why Now?

Why only Musharraf and Why Now?

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is bent on trying the former military Chief Pervez Musharraf for high treason for subverting the Constitution twice. But Shahbaz Sharif has made it clear that he will only...
We Provide Votes in Lyari

We Provide Votes in Lyari

  Recently, MQM Coordination Committee members Slammed CM Sind for his meeting with gangsters of Lyari (PAC) right after taking his oath as newly elected CM. MQM after elections Repeated Stem...
The Facts and Myths of Tsunami

The Facts and Myths of Tsunami

11th May  came and passed but has left nightmares for people in the form of sit-ins in different cities of Pakistan. Most of the complaints are heard from PTI. According to them, they have lost...
Our Politics: Rural and Urban

Our Politics: Rural and Urban

Unsurprisingly, the people of Pakistan are looking for change through ballets, the kind of change which can bring peace and prosperity in their lives; which can provide an equal system of education...
Nation’s Dream is Hung Parliament

Nation’s Dream is Hung Parliament

Election in Pakistan is around the corner and the cities like Karachi, Peshawar and Quetta are showing no fineries of election with different flags and slogans. The terrorism which has engulfed...
Is Ziaul Haq Haunting Election 2013?

Is Ziaul Haq Haunting Election 2013?

Who doesn’t think that upcoming elections in Pakistan would be of any less importance than is speculated? The recent news related to the candidates of the election is entertaining yet...
Politics of Blood: Is MQM the Target?

Politics of Blood: Is MQM the Target?

How did Karachi lose more than 50 people in Abbas Town with hundreds of apartments and shops reduced to rubble? One bomb-packed car rampaging around the neighborhood rummaged it all? Government...
Politics of Blood

Politics of Blood

In less than two months Hazara community has buried more than 200 bodies. Sadly, Quetta is not the only place where Shiites have been targeted. In last two weeks more than ten Shiite doctors and...
Where are Fair Elections Needed?

Where are Fair Elections Needed?

The ongoing voter verification process in Karachi was supposed to end by Feb.11th 2013, but by the given date 0.7 million voters in all the districts have not been verified yet. The process started...
Will Qadri Bring the Promised Change?

Will Qadri Bring the Promised Change?

 The recent Revolution slogan in Pakistan has been given by Dr. Tahir Qadri. He is a very educated, world renowned Islamic Scholar who has authored more than 450 books on different subjects related...
Gun Politics in Pakistan and Future?

Gun Politics in Pakistan and Future?

In Punjab and Sind the by-elections returned with the expected result but with shocking realities. Weapons were used openly for the celebration, which was against election commission’s newly...
Both Sides of Fence are Green for Nawaz Sharif

Both Sides of Fence are Green for Nawaz Sharif

Pakistani politicians are beyond common people’s imaginations; their words never match with their acts.  Most of the time they shift blame on opponents and rest of the time blame; of Pakistani...
Malala: Symbolic of Education

Malala: Symbolic of Education

Malalai Yousufzai, a 14 year old girl, was attacked by terrorists called Tehreek-Taliban-Pakistan in Swat. In 2010, she received National Peace Prize for her struggle to get schools restarted in her...
Those Lives Could be Saved!

Those Lives Could be Saved!

The garment factory in Karachi has claimed more than 280 lives by now and death toll is constantly rising.  According to Pakistani media, it was their salary day and the five story building was...
Karachi, the Sleepless City Part 2

Karachi, the Sleepless City Part 2

  The graffiti images outside Airport don’t give very good image of the city but the life inside the city changes it easily.     There is no comparison of Karachi’s food from any...
Karachi, the Sleepless City

Karachi, the Sleepless City

If you are born in Karachi and speak Urdu without any accent, you own each and every corner of Karachi. This is what I felt when I visit Karachi this summer. The way I was moving on the roads and...