Category Archive: Featured, Tech Track

Understanding the 3G and 4G Spectrum

Understanding the 3G and 4G Spectrum

With the recent hype about the 3G auction in Pakistan, the use of technical jargon could well leave the average consumer lost about what it all means except for better speeds.   Let’s start...
No ceasefire: No good news for innocents

No ceasefire: No good news for innocents

An hour into the news: “Taliban refuse to extend ceasefire” as Bollywood duet “Ashiqui Main Har Ashiq Ho Jata hai Majboor” plays into my eardrums through a headphone borrowed from a...
Being: Liverpool

Being: Liverpool

How can the script change? According to critics & analysts, Liverpool were not even supposed to finish in top four this term, then how come they are sitting on top of the table – with just...
When protectors become persecutors

When protectors become persecutors

In September 2013 the federal cabinet approved amendments to the anti-terrorism bill giving more powers to the Rangers in order to restore law and order in Karachi. The amendments allowed Rangers...
Merry-go-round: La Liga Title Race 13/14

Merry-go-round: La Liga Title Race 13/14

For the first time since 2006/2007 season, La Liga has turned into a three horse race. That season is remembered for Junade Ramos’s Seville side throwing direct punches to Spanish powerhouses Real...
The Changing Face of English Premier League

The Changing Face of English Premier League

The course of English football was all set to evolve when Sir Alex Ferguson announced his retirement, after spending 27 years at United’s helm. Winds of change were breezing all over England....
My Khan on Haqqani Network

My Khan on Haqqani Network

A deadly attack on Monday exposed an unsettling reality for the whole world to see. A reality that shows us even the capital city of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan is not safe.   Ironically,...
You will be missed, Mustafa Kamal

You will be missed, Mustafa Kamal

It was the summers of 2006. Karachi had faced one of the worst rainfalls. Teen Talwar, where I then resided, was already flooded and with relentless rains. I didn’t have an iota of hope that the...
A Baloch’s Walk for Survival

A Baloch’s Walk for Survival

With the new government in place in Baluchistan it was expected that there would be some salvation to the Baloch cause. Abdul Maalik a CM from a non feudal background is definitely a break through...
Dr Abdus Salam Off-Scientific Front

Dr Abdus Salam Off-Scientific Front

Eighteen years ago on November the 21st with the death of Dr Abdus Salam, though we physically lost Pakistan’s only Nobel laureate, a physicist and a mathematician par excellance. His mertits were...
Pakistan Needs to Tell the Story Right

Pakistan Needs to Tell the Story Right

It is a battle for ideas, narratives and tales.     Get your story straight. Get your story right. Even if halfway through you realize that you have chosen the wrong side or perhaps the...
Roger Federer: The King of Tennis

Roger Federer: The King of Tennis

When the king gets old, the game of thrones is bound to take ugly turns. The once loyal subjects start tethering and doubting the decisions made by the king. What is the incentive to obey anyways...
Drones:Making War in the Name of Peace

Drones:Making War in the Name of Peace

Let us be clear: there can be no justifiable condemnation of a strike that takes out a terrorist who does not appear to be very flexible in his demands and is responsible for inflicting violence,...
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...
From Glasgow to Pakistan

From Glasgow to Pakistan

I left Pakistan in early 1953, to come to Britain and settled in Glasgow, Scotland. As a university student and as a member of the All India Muslim Students Federation, from 1944 to 1947, I played an...
Thank you, Afridi!

Thank you, Afridi!

Seventeen years ago, on this very day, Shahid Afridi scored the fastest ever ODI century, in just 37 balls, against Sri Lanka. It is a record that is still intact. Afridi, who was batting for the...
Taliban: FAQs

Taliban: FAQs

Q. Who are Taliban?   The story started with the Russian invasion of Afghanistan. Fearing Russian expansionism, CIA married ISIand gave birth to the Jihadis euphemistically called Taliban....
Main Hoon Shahid Afridi: Zamana bolay Boom Boom

Main Hoon Shahid Afridi: Zamana bolay Boom Boom

Pakistani cinema has recently struck a loud deal! With the release of ‘Main Hoon Shahid Afridi’ and the overpowering response it has received, it wouldn’t be an exaggeration to say that...
Ameer Sahib, Please Wait

Ameer Sahib, Please Wait

Let’s call another APC. We should not give a damn to that Islamabad journalist, who criticizes our political leadership for being fond of the All Parties Conferences to keep the things sweeping...
We are Martyred due to our Love for Pakistan

We are Martyred due to our Love for Pakistan

After every persecution and oppression we habitually hear sympathetic and supportive words by social, political and religious leadership but they very often remain words as not much is always done...
Studying not-so-hard, yet Partying harder

Studying not-so-hard, yet Partying harder

Today, we had a senior doctor specially invited to lecture us on the Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation. Holding our hearts, we sat on our chairs in the creepy lecture-hall in anticipation of learning new...
Drone Strikes: Isn’t this Terrorism?

Drone Strikes: Isn’t this Terrorism?

At last, Pakistan has raised the issue of drone strikes within its territory at the United Nations security Council during discussion on the situation in Afghanistan, as there was no clandestine...