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Is Our Judiciary Independent?

Is Our Judiciary Independent?

Historically, Pakistani nation has been deceived and trapped into emotional delusions. The nation has to take the blame for its apolitical, gullible, treacherous, and ignorant nature which paved the...
Our Day, One Day

Our Day, One Day

To begin with,   Dear Quaid-e-Azam -although you fought the Independence lawsuit more than half-a-century ago, your courage, your sacrifice and your patriotism reaches through the decades to...
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...
A Country that Stopped Playing Hockey

A Country that Stopped Playing Hockey

5,  4, 3, 2, 1 HONK!! Sometimes it feels as the match ends that a diesel run, coughing Pakistani truck is parked near the hockey field. I heard this dreadful sound again that day when Pakistan lost...
Pakistan’s Worst Defeat in Olympics

Pakistan’s Worst Defeat in Olympics

This is no news that Pakistan on Tuesday conceded a humiliating 7-0 defeat from Australia, who shattered the hopes for a semifinal berth for the green-shirts.   All the experts have condemned...
The Long Road to School

The Long Road to School

Just over six decades from Independence, Pakistan must reconcile itself to the fact that it has not yet made good on the intention of its founders to guarantee basic education to each of this...
Pakistani Passport Scam and London Olympics 2012

Pakistani Passport Scam and London Olympics 2012

A few days ago London Police arrested some people including two women who were allegedly planning to attack London Olympics venue and storing explosives. An even more glaring fact was that these...
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...
Article 25-A: Right to Education

Article 25-A: Right to Education

Pakistan faces many challenges in education; these include huge disparities in opportunities, particularly for the rural poor and girls, poor quality education, low enrollment and completion rates,...
Dowry is Not a Curse

Dowry is Not a Curse

According to Islamic scholars, the practice of dowry is not endorsed by Islam and gifts to the bride are only to be given voluntarily.
India & Pakistan- It’s Time to Move On!

India & Pakistan- It’s Time to Move On!

The stability in South and South Western Asia is mostly associated with the relationship between Pakistan and India. This entire region can breathe the air of peace only on the condition of mutual...
Institutions versus Personalities

Institutions versus Personalities

Devon Street in Chicago has secondary name on the names of Golda Mire , Mahatma Gandhi and Quiad-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, which shows that we are the nations who worship personalities. Most of us...
PhotoBlog: What a Country is this?

PhotoBlog: What a Country is this?

The picture below depicts a sanguine sketch of the state of affairs of the country presently. All that we keep seeing are blazing headlines of CNG strikes, electricity crises, the sorry case of...
Paradoxes of a Non-Resident Pakistani

Paradoxes of a Non-Resident Pakistani

He talks about Pakistan as if it’s a distant country with way too many problems and corrupt politicians. Pakistani politics, of which he knows nothing, is the favorite topic on which he can rant...
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 Good, the Bad and the Ugly!

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly!

We, the Pakistanis love cricket, more than we love anything else. Even when we know that the team is likely to lose, or that they have committed errors that are stupid, costly and unbelievable. The...
Playing The Number Game- Yet Again!

Playing The Number Game- Yet Again!

A country where two-thirds of its population is below the poverty-line, the federal budget decides these core future outcomes…Will there be more jobs or more suicides? How cheap is one meal a day...
Can the New-look Pakistan Side-Defeat Sri Lanka?

Can the New-look Pakistan Side-Defeat Sri Lanka?

New captain, new kit and new T20 venue … Pakistan cricket team will take the field against Sri Lanka tonight with everything new. But does that mean that Sri Lanka will have the upper hand...
Suicide of a Seventh Grader

Suicide of a Seventh Grader

  Muneeb was hardly a 13 year old student of class seven committed suicide on a very small reason. According to media reports he hung himself from the ceiling fan on a teacher’s punishment of...
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...
“Clubbing”- a Modern Version of “Dogs and Indians Not Allowed”?

“Clubbing”- a Modern Version of “Dogs and Indians Not Allowed”?

Clubs, as they are called, are for the elite. For those who can afford to be members. They should either be able to buy the memberships worth hundreds of thousands of rupees. Or, they should be...
Support for Artists

Support for Artists

In this poor country where ordinary folk die waiting for beds in government hospitals, it is too distressing when one reads about government giving cheques of hundreds of thousands to actors and...