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23rd March and PTI Jalsa

23rd March and PTI Jalsa

With passing of every hour my excitement and enthusiasm is increasing. Unity and love is all I can see in Lahore. Like him or hate him I feel only Imran khan can make this happen. Jalsa, Lahore and...
Goodbye or Good-Riddance?

Goodbye or Good-Riddance?

Crimson are the streets of Punjab. The blights of sectarianism, fundamentalism, extremism (and every other “ism” that is hideous and horrendous) are soaring and my land is bleeding. As the...
Are we Conscientious as a Nuclear Power?

Are we Conscientious as a Nuclear Power?

No matter what potential insecurities Americans might have with our nuclear safety, Pakistan accords the highest priority ensuring a foolproof nuclear security mechanism. And it’s no wonder that...
Higher Education or Lower Education?

Higher Education or Lower Education?

It’’s generally believed that as a student progresses from school to college and university, eventually enrolling in some masters program possibly leading to a PhD, the quality of instruction...
Karachi – The City of Lights?

Karachi – The City of Lights?

Mujhey koi achee khabar sona, meray khush nazar, meray khush bayan, Meree kashtian hain bhanwar bhanwar, meree bastian hain dhuan dhuan….. (Amjad Islam Amjad)     Karachi is no more...
Politics of Blood

Politics of Blood

In less than two months Hazara community has buried more than 200 bodies. Sadly, Quetta is not the only place where Shiites have been targeted. In last two weeks more than ten Shiite doctors and...
Into the Vile

Into the Vile

From extra-long curly toe nails to phantom arms that originate from nowhere, everything that could possibly be disturbing manages to find a way in your newsfeed. You scroll down your Facebook page...
The Dharna was Not Shia!

The Dharna was Not Shia!

   I spent 12 hours at the Dharna at Teen Talwar, Clifton, against the Shia genocide. When I joined it at Bilawal House last month, I had arrived 10 hours after the proceedings had started....
Protest or Hijacking?

Protest or Hijacking?

For some it meant holidays and resting time, for others it meant wage-less hours where even few pennies for the next meal are too much to imagine. Two full days, the entire country illustrated a...
A Literary Look at 2012

A Literary Look at 2012

In spite of the worst law and order situation in the country, the organization of a lot of cultural events, literary functions in the metropolis and, publication of a large number of books on...
The Good, Bad and Ugly of Lahore Metro

The Good, Bad and Ugly of Lahore Metro

What is with Sharif family’s indefatigable obsession with transport, more elaborately, means of transport? First, they pioneered the yellow cab taxi scheme in early 90’s that called for rounds of...
Why One Should Not Wear Hijab?

Why One Should Not Wear Hijab?

It is yet alarming – the increasing popularity of Hijab in Pakistani society. For the valentine day supporters, head-cocking western rebels, why this sudden change? Do we have a mix of socio,...
A Ride Through Twin Cities

A Ride Through Twin Cities

Not surprising is the fact that there is stint facility of public transport available for the dwellers of the twin cities. The situation has become more critical with the marginal supply of fuels....
‘D’ for Democracy or Dictatorship

‘D’ for Democracy or Dictatorship

It is not unusual to see a raised bar of expectations now that the elections are closed. One can witness and hope for hot political landscape to metamorphosize; with politicians switching parties...
Crescent Moon of Rabi-ul-Awwal

Crescent Moon of Rabi-ul-Awwal

According to Islamic lunar calendar, every month starts with sighting of crescent moon and ends with the next fresh crescent, seen glowing in sky. Hands are raised and Prayers of blessings are...
Our Shackling Education: A Tale of Woe

Our Shackling Education: A Tale of Woe

The decision between right and wrong requires reasons and for establishing the reasons we need to have knowledge, which in turn demands education.   In Pakistan, it is an established fact that...
The Recipe for Revolution

The Recipe for Revolution

If I’ll ask have you ever heard the word “Revolution” then definitely you will think what am I asking? This word will be echoing in your mind from the time you have opened your eyes in...
They Boy who Cried Establishment

They Boy who Cried Establishment

There was once a boy who had inherited a job of leading a flock of sheep’s in a village far away.   This was no ordinary village. It was a blessed piece of land with lush pastures and...
True Revolution in Pakistan?

True Revolution in Pakistan?

Amidst all controversies, the much-awaited long march has assembled large numbers in the capital city across the country including women and children. The masses poured on the streets in support of...
14 ‘Shoulds’ for a Better Pakistan

14 ‘Shoulds’ for a Better Pakistan

Pakistan has been in turmoil for a long time now. Embroiled in political, ideological, social and economic chaos, I hope that the year 2013 will be the beginning of peace, enlightenment and...
Why Cash on Controversies?

Why Cash on Controversies?

The political speech of MQM leader Altaf Hussain came as a surprise with a dash of hilarity especially as the mention of Quiad-e-Azam became annoyingly unnecessary. People across the country lashed...
Imran Khan – A Man with No Plan

Imran Khan – A Man with No Plan

Imran Khan contended for 16 years and finally made a grand political entry after 30 October public gathering in Lahore. He certainly became a galvanized crowd puller. From an obscure player, he is...