Category Archive: Debate Desk

Prevention of Anti Women Practices Bill: Bills and Misogyny

Prevention of Anti Women Practices Bill: Bills and Misogyny

Diligent and passionate people have been fighting to pass a bill of enormous proportions designed specifically for the safety of women in Pakistan. The “Prevention of Anti Women Practices...
PIA: All is [NOT] Well

PIA: All is [NOT] Well

Post Hajj; PIA has started bringing home the Haji’s. With delay’s ranging anywhere between 2 and 10+ hours, it is only understandable why the pilgrims are most unhappy with the not...
Will We Ever Break Away from the Feudal System?

Will We Ever Break Away from the Feudal System?

In 1953 India enacted a law called the Abolition of Zamindari Act. Nearly all land from the zamindars and the jagirdars was resumed by the Government. The positive impact this move had on the...
Is the silent majority awake now?

Is the silent majority awake now?

Fifteen years of ‘slow but steady’ struggle, which sometimes looked like a ‘one-man’ show and labeled as ‘just a fan club’ by critics has surely turned the tables in one big show of...
In the Wake of an Emergency…

In the Wake of an Emergency…

Four years ago, on November 3, 2007 then President of Pakistan General Pervez Musharraf imposed a state of emergency in the wake of deteriorating political conditions in the country. As a result of...
Is Imran Khan a Benefactor to PPP?

Is Imran Khan a Benefactor to PPP?

The concept of scapegoats is not alien to either people or politicians in Pakistan (don’t bother my separating politicians from people; they sadly do represent the people of Pakistan). The...
Can ISI really help US in Haqqani Issue?

Can ISI really help US in Haqqani Issue?

Among one of ISI’s most prized possessions is a piece of the defunct Berlin Wall. This craggy concrete piece, no larger than a stone that boys hurl against occupation forces in Kashmir and...
An Exceptional Woman-Nusrat Bhutto

An Exceptional Woman-Nusrat Bhutto

Nusrat Bhutto’s death has brought back a bibliography of blurry memories and events perhaps forgotten by most of the people in Pakistan today. Popularly known as the widow of Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto...
Steve Jobs: An Influence That Spread as Far as Pakistan

Steve Jobs: An Influence That Spread as Far as Pakistan

Why do I feel like I have lost someone really close to me? That’s the question that kept popping in my head when I heard of Steve Jobs’ death. I didn’t know the guy, didn’t have...