Category Archive: Featured, Insight

Islamic Banking-Pros and Pros

Islamic Banking-Pros and Pros

Who is Islamic finance for?   Contrary to popular belief, Islamic finance or banking is not just for Muslims but for a ethical & fair financial structure that consequently affects the...
A Nobel Peace Prize and a Massacre

A Nobel Peace Prize and a Massacre

On 16 July 2012, Aung Sang Suu Kyi, the Myanmar Opposition leader stood in front of a huge audience at the Oslo City hall in Norway. The wait was over for her and, it seemed, for Burma for she was to...
An Eid Without my Daughter

An Eid Without my Daughter

Mine is a story of many other women, who alone struggle to keep their marriages from falling apart for less sentimental reasons than a secure social life and a fear of losing kids to the father....
Who Earns Most in Ramadan-Beggers!

Who Earns Most in Ramadan-Beggers!

Though, we find beggars around us throughout the year, however, the holy month of Ramadan is the most profitable season for these business people. No one is out of their reach, they are everywhere,...
Of Nostalgia and Living Abroad-1

Of Nostalgia and Living Abroad-1

Sending an eighteen year old girl to study abroad, fresh out of A levels, is a really big deal for most families in Pakistan. So when my parents decided to send me to Canada for my university...
Chain the Devil Within!

Chain the Devil Within!

When I was young, one of the most frequently heard Hadith, at home, school, and on religious shows on TV was the one that explains how Satan is chained within the doors of hell during Ramadan....
Sab Se Pehle Pakistan

Sab Se Pehle Pakistan

The month of august seems to be one of the most favorite months for many. As soon as calendar marks the 8th month, a lot of people on Fb and twitter updated their statuses expressing their love for...
Living Without God

Living Without God

My parents took separation owing to a host of inevitable factors, when I had learnt to utter a few syllables only. One of these factors was the sheer difference in their moral and social schools of...
Keep Welfare Institutions Out of Politics!

Keep Welfare Institutions Out of Politics!

There is a lot to play for in Pakistani politics since the signing of the memorandum of understanding (MoU) between the Pakistani and US officials. This has opened gates for the transfer of approx...
Sorry,But We Have No Civic Sense

Sorry,But We Have No Civic Sense

The fact that Pakistanis are very patriotic cannot be denied. Be it time to support change at political rallies, an India-Pakistan cricket match or just 14th August when hoards of us dance to Dil Dil...
Roadside Iftar

Roadside Iftar

Pakistani people always stand at the front row when it comes to helping others. They have always stood together with the affectees of natural calamities in Pakistan in their most trying times and...
Karachi, the Sleepless City Part 2

Karachi, the Sleepless City Part 2

  The graffiti images outside Airport don’t give very good image of the city but the life inside the city changes it easily.     There is no comparison of Karachi’s food from any...
Dear Chairman CDA- Don’t We Need Water?

Dear Chairman CDA- Don’t We Need Water?

Dear Sir,   I feel obliged to add to your knowledge that We, the middle class, are only humans and not some extra terrestrial beings from Jupiter. if you agree with my statement then kindly...
Practicing Muslims- Only in Ramadan

Practicing Muslims- Only in Ramadan

Just a month ago these hosts carried an entirely different persona and bold glimpses of modernism. And their abrupt arbitrary transformation is something I still find hard to digest.
Karachi, the Sleepless City

Karachi, the Sleepless City

If you are born in Karachi and speak Urdu without any accent, you own each and every corner of Karachi. This is what I felt when I visit Karachi this summer. The way I was moving on the roads and...
Of Regrets and Apologies

Of Regrets and Apologies

 “We are sorry for the losses suffered by the Pakistani military. We are committed to working closely with Pakistan and Afghanistan to prevent this from ever happening again”, said Hillary...
We ‘Can’ Handle Disasters

We ‘Can’ Handle Disasters

Pakistan is a disaster-prone country. The very diverse Terrain & Climatic conditions make it susceptible to various forms of disasters. The Northern Area & parts of Baluchistan are Seismic...
Pakistan is Mine!

Pakistan is Mine!

I’m the one who leaves his home early in the morning, when the birds are humming, to earn the bread for his children. No matter how cold or how hot, I give in my heart and soul to eke the...
A Rare Charm- The Wagah-Attari Border

A Rare Charm- The Wagah-Attari Border

Clamorous slogans, electrifying atmosphere, the absolutely thrilled spectators, the cacophonous commotion, emotions breaching all boundaries and the patriotism wafting through the air, cries of...
Don’t Walk without Veil

Don’t Walk without Veil

Today one ran across a gentleman on the street who called out to a young girl on the street. He said “…. what’s your name…? ” She walked away and he called out after...
Religious Freedom is not Just a Muslim’s Right

Religious Freedom is not Just a Muslim’s Right

Sir Zafarullah Khan in “Islam and Human Rights” proved that all the rights incorporated in the UN Declaration of Human Rights that were actually granted by Islam to its followers 1400 years ago....
Is Punjab Assembly a Jungle?

Is Punjab Assembly a Jungle?

  Several sociologists have made research on animals for their close association with human traits and so would prove to be a source of inspiration for human animals. Isn’t it surprising why...