Category Archive: Debate Desk, Featured

Karachi Under Siege

Karachi Under Siege

Killings in Karachi is being carried out since the period of the first Martial Law of Ayub Khan. It intensified gradually from one period to the other. Now, it is the time to evaluate and to be...
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...
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...
Marketing: The Shariah Way

Marketing: The Shariah Way

Marketing professionals, throughout their careers, face ethical dilemmas. It becomes tough when one has to market a product whose consumption is unhealthy and unsafe like cigarettes. Advertising...
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....
Our Einstein and Anti Terrorism Strategies

Our Einstein and Anti Terrorism Strategies

I would like you people to be introduced to the Einstein of Pakistan. He has discovered some astonishing facts and therefore has established some amazing handy theories. He is not only his rival in...
Is Kasaab Still Alive?

Is Kasaab Still Alive?

The jail officials hanged him and the medical officers declared him dead but the fact is that Kasaab is not dead. He is alive and with full spirit, he is busy working on his agenda somewhere near us....
Gaza & the Hypocrisy of the Muslim World

Gaza & the Hypocrisy of the Muslim World

As I jumped from one social media to another, I was shocked at what I found circulating through my news feed. People were busy talking about new Bollywood releases. Some amazing soccer goal by Zlatan...
No Service=No Terrorism?

No Service=No Terrorism?

Shutting down the cellular network in Pakistan is now considered a remedy to combat terrorism, thanks to the authorities. The initiative is the only one of its kind and reflects the failure of state...
Karachi Violence: A Call for Immediate Action

Karachi Violence: A Call for Immediate Action

Continuous killing and looting in Karachi is enough to understand that PPP Government tends not to solve crisis, only to rearrange them.   In last four years PPP Government does not solve...
From 2D to 3D- The Battle for Lahore

From 2D to 3D- The Battle for Lahore

With the next general elections due shortly, we will witness the most lethal and sanguinary of all political battles in Lahore. Lahore- A bastion of PML-N, challenged by PTI, has now become the...
Who Gets to Rank News?

Who Gets to Rank News?

Anusha, 15, was found to have burns over 60% of her body. The teenager was brutally murdered by her parents for eyeing a boy. The news about this gruesome incident quickly started swarming the...
The Importance of being a Baloch

The Importance of being a Baloch

Baluchistan was never given importance by the adjacent fertile and powerful kingdoms of India, Persia and Afghanistan in the past. They were happy to give this unproductive and nomadic land the...
Let’s Address Baloch Grievances

Let’s Address Baloch Grievances

Balochistan issue has been in the highlights for the past couple of months now. Why is Balochistan being given so much importance? Why is it so important for us to find a solution to this problem...
Religious Extremism is Not Allowed

Religious Extremism is Not Allowed

The sacrilegious film ridiculing our beloved Holy Prophet (PBUH) sent a wave of anger throughout the Muslim world. Protests were held to condemn the highly disparaging film but unfortunately the...
Did You Know You had a ‘Right’ to Know?

Did You Know You had a ‘Right’ to Know?

Being a young journalist in Pakistan, I was surprised pleasantly by the revelation that I legally had a right to know. At first I thought it was just the still-many-things-to-learn-me that didn’t...
Our Love With Conspiracy Theories

Our Love With Conspiracy Theories

Roger Cohen once said, “Conspiracy theory is the ultimate refuge of the powerless. If you cannot change your own life, it must be that some greater force controls the world.” We Pakistanis have...
Is Malala a Conspiracy?

Is Malala a Conspiracy?

With the recent buzz made by certain newspapers and social media platforms, the questions that has popped up with a bang is, what is the story behind Gul Makai’s Swat Diary on BBC blogs?   The...
A Girl who Could Speak Her Mind

A Girl who Could Speak Her Mind

Malala is a strong person. Very few will appreciate her strength in speaking out for her rights. I know because as a woman, albeit from the privileged class, i lacked the freedom to speak my mind....
Peace March, Political Stunt and Killer Drones

Peace March, Political Stunt and Killer Drones

You don’t have to be a PTI worker to see what Imran Khan’s peace march to Waziristan has achieved. Nor can you be so blind, unable to read and recognise the hypocrisy written all over...
Malala didn’t have to Suffer

Malala didn’t have to Suffer

Any group can be a barbarian; it requires a terrible effort to remain a civilized. A 14-year-old girl who was awarded Pakistan’s first National Peace Prize for her online diary reporting on...
Mr. Khan – A Better Politician than a Player

Mr. Khan – A Better Politician than a Player

“Thou art not a writer? Pick up a pen, flay Imran and so shalt thou become a writer”.   It is really lamentable that our lettered people lack the stalwart common sense and the...