Category Archive: Featured, Insight

Budget Drones

Budget Drones

Do you think common man could ever be benefited from the so-called intelligent budget revisions each time? A comonner on the cross-fires of the ever-rising inflation and taxes usually doesn’t...
Law of Proportionality

Law of Proportionality

Ever since a child, I would tinker with styrofoam to make model planes. Once the design issues were kinked out, I would try to expand its size. But every time I would expand the size, something or...
The Game is On in Balochistan

The Game is On in Balochistan

Many post election meetups with friends usually turnout to be thoroughly enlightening. One such meet up with a close friend from Balochistan opened several avenues of thought. Upon asking how...
I Dreamt of Khan’s Win

I Dreamt of Khan’s Win

I had this sincere wish and gut feel that Imran Khan might pull off a major upset against all odds in the recent elections and I believe the same sentiment was shared by a lot of people across...
New Pakistan? Where?

New Pakistan? Where?

I can’t rant enough – the audacity of it all – Naya Pakistan!  From which dark, god-forsaken recess of the mind did we conjure such a travesty? Surely Jinnah & Co. had it so much...
Why are Government bodies such Pain?

Why are Government bodies such Pain?

More than 10 years back I went to NADRA office for my CNIC, it was my first ever visit and experience of NADRA and even at that time too (before going there) I heard lots of complaints how...
Fighting for Democracy or Against Democracy?

Fighting for Democracy or Against Democracy?

“Armed men with guns entered the polling station as soon as Jamaat-e-Islami announced their boycott and ordered us to announce the results within one hour. A couple of men began casting bogus votes...
Naya Pakistan or the Same Old?

Naya Pakistan or the Same Old?

The election fever is fading away as the whole country is getting geared up for a new Pakistan. But is it the one people were expecting or the one which we had lived before, during the 90s, before...
Of Hopes and Disappointments

Of Hopes and Disappointments

The day started like one important festival in the country, 18 crore people have never been seen such excited and delighted. This is the first time country and its people showed such enthusiasm for...
May 11 – Time for Pakistan to decide

May 11 – Time for Pakistan to decide

I am writing these lines immediately after casting my ballot in favor of a corruption-free and educated Pakistan where rule of law prevails and dreams come true. Unlike my daily routine, I woke up...
Why Vote for JI and Naimatullah Khan?

Why Vote for JI and Naimatullah Khan?

  Former mayor- a safe contestant for the best one in the history of Karachi  and a very senior member of Jamat-e-Islami, Naimatullah Khan, has perhaps a quite categorical claim for the sector...
Our Politics: Rural and Urban

Our Politics: Rural and Urban

Unsurprisingly, the people of Pakistan are looking for change through ballets, the kind of change which can bring peace and prosperity in their lives; which can provide an equal system of education...
What Goes Around Comes Around

What Goes Around Comes Around

MQM (the biggest stakeholder of Karachi), PPP (the biggest stakeholder of Sindh), and ANP (the smallest stakeholder in Karachi) have been facing a string of deadly attacks following explicit threats...
The Curse of being Liberal

The Curse of being Liberal

Coming home late one night after a stressful day at work, I switched on the TV to shed a bit of tension out of my system. I switched on to one of the news channels only to have it switched off within...
Isn’t Everyone Accountable?

Isn’t Everyone Accountable?

I am privileged to live in the part of Karachi where there are a lot of government officers, judges and even senior security personnel live. Those familiar with the city would know. Every time I come...
E-Voting for Overseas Pakistanis

E-Voting for Overseas Pakistanis

The debate over implementation of voting has been going on for a while between SC and ECP. A petition was filed by PTI in SC of Pakistan to grant overseas Pakistanis a right to vote. Lets take a...
7 Reasons for Pakistani Women to Vote This Time

7 Reasons for Pakistani Women to Vote This Time

Elections in Pakistan are due by next month. Although casting of vote is every citizen’s responsibility and there should be no gender discrimination whatsoever in this regard. However following are...
The Great Divide

The Great Divide

Karachi is a true metropolis. We have the absolute ‘Desi Angrez’ living in the ‘posh’ part of town and the desi version of the burger, ‘Bun-Kebab’, living in various areas all over the...
Khan’s Loyal Women Power

Khan’s Loyal Women Power

Tehrik-i-Insaaf has galvanized educated young adults in urban areas in the elections of 2013 like PPP had galvanized young men in the 1988 elections. Hope, change, out with the corrupt. The frenzied...
Where Degrees are Sold

Where Degrees are Sold

With the dramatic near-election revelations about the authenticity of our ‘contestants’ degrees, we have once again come to a sorry reminder that even degrees in our country are sold.   To...
The Mystery about our National Anthem

The Mystery about our National Anthem

Among a few things that are truly the identity of any nation, national anthem holds a significant position. Along with the national flag, it represents the country throughout the world and adds to...
3rd Innings of Mr. Musharraf

3rd Innings of Mr. Musharraf

Former army general and president of Pakistan, Pervez Musharraf has returned to Pakistan to play his third innings as a politician. A lot has been said and discussed about the timing of Mr. Musharraf...