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The Prime Minister’s Air conditioner

The Prime Minister’s Air conditioner

That’s ‘Hello’ in air conditioner language. I have the honor to be the only air-conditioner in the Prime Minister’s bedroom. I have been here since the last few years now but the fear of...
Welcome to ‘Dangerous’ Pakistan

Welcome to ‘Dangerous’ Pakistan

Call the musicians, distribute the sweets for ‘Roshan Pakistan’ and ‘Naya Pakistan’ i.e. the PMLN and PTI have been voted the 1st and 2nd choice of this country. Apart from all the...
Are We All Terrorists?

Are We All Terrorists?

Recently I had a chance to spend about a month in USA. When I landed there, the first question I had in my mind was if I will be looked at as a terrorist? Will I be stripped searched? Is my baggage...
Let’s Blackmail Bangladesh

Let’s Blackmail Bangladesh

They want us to apologize for 1971, us? What do they think of them selves? They may perhaps be the ones to cook up schemes to divide the biggest Muslim country of the world. Since 1947 we never ever...
How to Report on Shahid Afridi?

How to Report on Shahid Afridi?

Whenever a sports reporter, be it from the electronic or the print media, starts reporting on a player or a match, he/she normally has an arsenal of statistics to use for his/her report. They love to...
When Media Got It Wrong – Twice

When Media Got It Wrong – Twice

In the past seven days there were two stories which have compelled me to write this blog. When I saw these two stories I had to accept the fact that the media industry is really in its infancy in...
I am a Pakistani

I am a Pakistani

Hi, I am a Pakistani. I am a Muslim first (because I have been told this since the day I was born and my teachers also told me that this is the reason I got this country) and then I am a Pakistani....
Gaza vs Pakistan

Gaza vs Pakistan

In recent times I have observed a new kind of mindless debate and accusation growing in the social media where many have accused the media of not giving enough space or preferential treatment to Gaza...
A Country that Stopped Playing Hockey

A Country that Stopped Playing Hockey

5,  4, 3, 2, 1 HONK!! Sometimes it feels as the match ends that a diesel run, coughing Pakistani truck is parked near the hockey field. I heard this dreadful sound again that day when Pakistan lost...
Anum Banday – Honor or Failure?

Anum Banday – Honor or Failure?

Before I start writing this blog, just a little intro on my background. I have been a National swimmer and have also been the manager of the Pakistan swimming team. I have also been an administrator...
As the PM gets Convicted…

As the PM gets Convicted…

Minus the excitement quotient, the breaking that blazed the screens that the Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has been convicted and charged for the contempt of court, was  but painful. In about an...
Don’t Blame Bangladesh Team

Don’t Blame Bangladesh Team

We did so much for you, we helped you get the test status. We were the first test team that you were able to beat in an ODI. We even sent our players to your premier league. We told you time and...
Bangladesh, Dooya Kooray Pakistan Na Ashlay

Bangladesh, Dooya Kooray Pakistan Na Ashlay

9.45 am March 3, 2009, I had just woken up half an hour back when I received a call from the Pakistan team’s assistant manager, Mohammad Ahmed to inquire about certain important details. He was on...
SMS from Quetta

SMS from Quetta

“Important, I can provide you information about latest attack on Brewery Road, Quetta but I demand full secrecy.” This is the message I received on my cell phone today when I reached...
Siachen – What a Newscaster Thinks..

Siachen – What a Newscaster Thinks..

Being a newscaster, one has to read all sorts of news every day. From bomb blasts to Sports victories and losses, from celebrity gossips to political scandals we read every thing. Some times people...