Category Archive: Featured, Insight

Does Drugging Feel Great?

Does Drugging Feel Great?

A line of ragged men curled up on the footpath piercing needle in their skins with trembling and feeble hands, their semblance seems perfectly blended in their muddy and filthy surrounds, is one of...
A Pakistani? Say What?

A Pakistani? Say What?

Picture this: An early morning class. A bunch of sleepyheads sitting all around. And a teacher – a teacher talking about national identity. No it had nothing to do with identifying the...
Choose between Load shedding and Exams

Choose between Load shedding and Exams

These days everybody is seen protesting against Load Shedding. The Government has completely failed to grapple with this problem and it is escalating with every passing day. Every sector of life...
Can’t Women have Maternity Leaves?

Can’t Women have Maternity Leaves?

Can she forget her motherhood? Her organization doesn’t have a day-care facility to accommodate children.
Media Militancy

Media Militancy

Media’s hegemony is something under rigrous dicussion these days. With a few recent episodes along with a plethora of accusations of being biased, the role of media is heavily under question....
The Invisible Workers

The Invisible Workers

Despite their contribution to the economic growth, HBWs are not defined as ‘workers’ and lack any social and legal protection
Elections 2013: Myths and Realities

Elections 2013: Myths and Realities

The 2013 elections are around the corner, and this is the time when all the political parties start their struggles to gain popular support. However, the voting behavior of the people depends on...
The Looming Currency Crisis

The Looming Currency Crisis

In my previous article, I had stated that Rupee will see a 15% depreciation before or by summer. Summer’s here! But the 15% depreciation isn’t. Congratulations Pakistan! You have dodged the forex...
The Fiscal Horror and its Victims

The Fiscal Horror and its Victims

With election sirens wailing and nerve-wrecking challenges, Pakistan is in a tight grip of political and socio-economic upheavals right ahead of its federal budget… blame it on history that keeps...
Behind Every Successful Women Is…

Behind Every Successful Women Is…

They say, “Behind every successful man there’s a woman”. It may be very true indeed, but what about successful women? Trust me, there can surely be men behind them too! This might appear to...
Abusing Children is OK Here!

Abusing Children is OK Here!

The chilling news about a grade 6 student Muhammad Umar of a government school in Faisalabad (aged 11) immolating himself on being humiliated by his teacher highlights how oppressive our schools and...
The Root of All Evil

The Root of All Evil

I have seldom seen or heard a worthy discussion where the intellectuals do not mourn about ‘What has gone wrong with Karachi (or the entire Sindh for that matter)?   It hurts me to note...
Banking- a Cursed Job!

Banking- a Cursed Job!

There was a time when banking was a highly respectable profession and as has been the case which has been quoted on infinite occasions, respectable families used to, willingly, accept the proposal of...
The B Conflict

The B Conflict

Balochistan is the crux of global politics these days mostly because of its marvelous geo political location and tremendous inherent wealth. Geographically situated at the Arabian Sea, it finds...
Can My Nation Save My Father?

Can My Nation Save My Father?

‘I haven’t seen my father for one year eight months now. They have given us the deadline of 15th May. If we can’t arrange for the money, I’ll never get to see him again.’ Mishal, daughter...
Why is Lyari Burning?

Why is Lyari Burning?

Day 6 of the Lyari operation raged on, with fierce exchanges of bullets between the police force and the ‘gangsters’. Probably fed up of the situation, some of the residents tried to pretend...
Save H20 or Else…

Save H20 or Else…

Recent findings of the Pakistan Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (PCSIR) that water of the Keenjhar Lake, situated in Thatta district in southern Sindh, have been highly contaminated...
Politics of Concerns

Politics of Concerns

Politics is a legal mafia, as quoted by the schizophrenic Nana Patekar in one of his movies. I didn’t believe that in the start and instead always associated politics to the service of mankind but...
The Other Side of Karachi City Alliance

The Other Side of Karachi City Alliance

Lyari-based PPP leader Habib Jan Baloch has recently announced forming of a new platform called “Karachi City alliance”, which according to him, is being launched to restore the peace of the...
127 Stories & 1 Plane Crash

127 Stories & 1 Plane Crash

He was 19. Only 19. Not even third of the way through average life expectancy. On his way to Islamabad to give his visa interview at the Canadian Embassy. Just two weeks ago he got into that college...
Masjid for ‘Sahabs’

Masjid for ‘Sahabs’

I was flabbergasted to know that my driver was not allowed to enter the Mosque by the guards, claiming that the Mosque is for the “sahabs” only!
Who’s Responsible for this Chaos?

Who’s Responsible for this Chaos?

It would be perfectly safe to say that the parliament can be considered a white elephant. If 342 MNA’s and 100 senators are paid close to rupees 3750 as daily allowances (on the table) , and the...