Category Archive: Insight

Is Our Government Ready To Tackle The Future Food Crisis?

Is Our Government Ready To Tackle The Future Food Crisis?

One of the challenges our country will face in the coming two to three decades will be a severe food crisis.
Bill for Protection of Women’s Rights

Bill for Protection of Women’s Rights

It is estimated that a woman is raped every two hours, a gang rape occurs every eight hours, and about 1,000 women die...
Salala Attack Was a Result Of American Frustration

Salala Attack Was a Result Of American Frustration

America’s current situation is miserable. While she controls Kabul and the government of Hamid Karzai, she doesn’t know what to do next;
Hypocrisy, Thy Name is Pakistan

Hypocrisy, Thy Name is Pakistan

When we go down in history, this is exactly how we shall be remembered; a hypocrite ensemble
Corporal Punishment: Studying in Fear

Corporal Punishment: Studying in Fear

Beatings, child abuse, strange, extreme punishments and physical assault have become culturally accepted practices in Pakistan
Child Trafficking in Pakistan

Child Trafficking in Pakistan

“A woman wailed in disbelief as the lifeless, bruised body of her 12 year daughter- Shazia Masih was handed to her on January 21, 2010.”     Shazia Masih like many other children in...
Why Are People So Disgruntled With Democracy?

Why Are People So Disgruntled With Democracy?

Democracy is not the, be all end all, but the closest form to that.
Help Secure the Future of Pakistan

Help Secure the Future of Pakistan

Security is the degree of protection against danger, damage, loss, and crime.     In our country security is a luxury only reserved for some, and it is a blessing if you are a part of the...
We Make it the ‘Mighty’ Dollar

We Make it the ‘Mighty’ Dollar

Money only holds value because there are goods and services available to buy with that money. Coconut water would be more valuable than a kilo of gold on an island. It is therefore, not the value of...
What has happened to the muslims’ thirst for knowledge?

What has happened to the muslims’ thirst for knowledge?

There was a time when a burning hunger for knowledge and new ideas consumed the Muslim lands.Governments actively encouraged...
Martyrdom of Imam Hussain

Martyrdom of Imam Hussain

Tragedies are a highly effective means of humanity’s elevation.But if they occur in connection with a human cause and in...
Friendship By Way of Deception!

Friendship By Way of Deception!

Despite losing over two dozen troops to trigger-happy Americans, the Pakistanis are truly in a festive mood. United and relieved, to say the least!     The burden of a forced marriage is...
Save our Heritage: Cave Temples in Shah Allah Ditta

Save our Heritage: Cave Temples in Shah Allah Ditta

When a community voluntarily lets go of its culture it is known as committing cultural suicide. Similarly, when a government or an external power aggressively enforces foreign culture on its people...
Resignations Matter

Resignations Matter

The whim of media in calling this recent fiasco over information spill ‘memogate’ was simply prophetic. The resignation of Husain Haqqani as the Pakistani Ambassador to the US, uncannily...
Murder in the Name of Honor

Murder in the Name of Honor

Honor and respect are common rhetoric employed to justify barbarity against women especially in this part of the world. Born a woman here is surely a bane. Denied every right including the right to...
Trading Goods Not Bullets (Indo pak Trade)

Trading Goods Not Bullets (Indo pak Trade)

Someone intelligent once said, “People who begin trading goods, stop trading bullets.” Pakistan and India traded bullets in 1965 and then again in 1971. As a consequence of trading bullets there...
No Single Way of Celebrating Eid-ul-Adha

No Single Way of Celebrating Eid-ul-Adha

Thinking of ways to recreate some of the Eid-ul-Adha atmosphere in a chilly corner of the US in my student-bubble is a challenging task. I am flooded with vivid memories of the festive atmosphere,...
Iqbal; Jinnah’s Inspiration

Iqbal; Jinnah’s Inspiration

Many a self proclaimed “liberals” have made the case that Pakistan’s establishment has created a history that blends Islam and Nationalism to serve its interests. These people go on to claim...