Category Archive: Featured, Insight

The Pakistan I Want

The Pakistan I Want

I have to confess. My admission at FC College was an accident. I did not want to go to FC but I had no idea where to go. The only reason I chose FC was the swimming pool.   I still remember...
Parachinar: A Paradise Lost to Terrorism

Parachinar: A Paradise Lost to Terrorism

Wood grew scarce as the pile of coffins grew. I sent my oldest son out for more, but there was no passage on the bombed-out roads. And if trucks could make it through they would bring food for the...
Out of Context

Out of Context

The Dilemma of ‘Free Speech’, ‘Hate Speech’, and ‘Threatening Speech’   MQM seems to be in the limelight of national and international media, recently. Over the past few months, the...
Politics as usual: PTI vs. MQM

Politics as usual: PTI vs. MQM

Imran Khan has turned out to be the biggest disappointment in Pakistani politics. He is playing the same old politics that we expect from PPP and PMLN. “If you can’t perform then create...
A Minute and a Half

A Minute and a Half

I started off with a silent prayer during what seemed like a longest learning journey from defence to North Nazimabad, to my grandfather’s place. On my way, I looked outside the window and observed...
26/11 Mumbai:It’s Time for New Delhi to Roll

26/11 Mumbai:It’s Time for New Delhi to Roll

Before I move ahead with a word over this issue, it needs to be set straight that 26/11 was not exclusively for India, but for the entire region one of the darkest day. Terrorism in any form and...
The Marriage Manifesto

The Marriage Manifesto

Like a broken record on repeat, this is the continual chant and mantra of many people within our South Asian society. From a very young age when you first express your desires and ambitions as to...
Ramadan Spirit: Delectable Iftaris

Ramadan Spirit: Delectable Iftaris

Admittedly, the Holy month of Ramadan brings with it a new wave of religious and social enthusiasm unlike we ever witness round the year. And so, where many argue that despite its holy spirit, it...
Smart Policies for Militant Dealing

Smart Policies for Militant Dealing

While formulating a national policy towards the militant groups that have ravaged Pakistan’s landscape, it will make the task easier if we present the facts before our people and establish...
A Rat Race for Admission Tests

A Rat Race for Admission Tests

In a couple months from now, our country is going to witness a magnificent feat where the participants are nation’s young breed who are to be sieved through. The successful, rather lucky ones,...
PTI’s Afterthoughts Galore

PTI’s Afterthoughts Galore

Pakistan’s political landscape is richer, more promising and more colorful with the addition of a new combination of red and green stripes. That PTI is a political reality in Pakistan’s...
Tutoring: Education or Short-term Gain?

Tutoring: Education or Short-term Gain?

Somewhere amidst the rat race we cross the boundaries of healthy competition. This is when things get nasty and about time we call it ‘quit’. Until sometime ago I had been chanting ‘B-E...
Consider CNG Gone?

Consider CNG Gone?

Though the sanctity of CNG has not truly affected the affluent who can afford petrol, the whole nation screams out each alternate day when there is CNG strike. While some recently claimed on TV that...
Why only Musharraf and Why Now?

Why only Musharraf and Why Now?

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is bent on trying the former military Chief Pervez Musharraf for high treason for subverting the Constitution twice. But Shahbaz Sharif has made it clear that he will only...
Lifting Curtains for Champions’ Trophy

Lifting Curtains for Champions’ Trophy

The final edition of Champions’ Trophy cricket wrapped up in England with “Men in Blue” lifting the trophy under the leadership of Mahendra Singh Dhoni after beating the hosts England in...
Any Optimism about US-Taliban Dialogues?

Any Optimism about US-Taliban Dialogues?

It’s surprising to know Taliban has set operations for its office in Doha, Qatar akin to Afghan embassy. Seems like, Taliban are official now, allowed to operate without any disguise or fear of...
World’s Refugee Day

World’s Refugee Day

Every year on 20 June, the United Nations Refugee Agency “United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees” (UNHCR) and other social groups across the world celebrate Refugee Day with an aim to draw...
Well, This is Pakistan!

Well, This is Pakistan!

It’s hard to put it but we live in a strange country where minors are killed when they take small piece of ice from an ice vendor, an air hostess is slapped when she fails to deliver water on...
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...
Pakistan Cricket: Where is the Talent?

Pakistan Cricket: Where is the Talent?

  The poor show of Pakistani batsmen in Champions Trophy has raised some serious questions about the so-called talent, as we always claim to have, in Pakistan. Besides Nasir Jamshed and skipper...
How to Ensure Naya Pakistan?

How to Ensure Naya Pakistan?

Just take a glimpse back to draw some lessons from the Malay civilization that woke up to a golden age in Dr, Mahatir’s reign after its independence.Dr Mahathir took over in 1981 to continue the...
Justice Served- Shahzeb Murder Case

Justice Served- Shahzeb Murder Case

Today’s decision in Shahzeb murder case is a relief to all those who had lost hope that justice will ever be served in this country. A couple of days back, Shahzeb’s lawyer despondently revealed...

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