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A Million Dollars a Day, Keep All the Worries Away

A Million Dollars a Day, Keep All the Worries Away

Recently, a news item caught my attention that by opening NATO supply routes, Pakistan will earn $365 million annually. By the time you will be reading these lines, re-opening of supply routes might...
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...
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...
Old Demons, New Fears

Old Demons, New Fears

Disclaimer: What you are going to read in the next five minutes is not a work of fiction inspired by Dan Brown, although the title of the article suggests otherwise. In this article, I have tried to...
Why Forget Hockey?

Why Forget Hockey?

We all talk, drink, sleep, eat only about cricket. We worship cricketers as Demi Gods on moment, bring them down to dust, the next. Cricket, in Pakistan, is not just a game but a passion. Cricketers...
A Tribute to the Sons of the Soil

A Tribute to the Sons of the Soil

I ask for nothing more Than to die in my country To dissolve and merge with the grass, To give life to a flower That a child of my country will pick, All I ask Is to remain in the bosom of my country...
As the PM gets Convicted…

As the PM gets Convicted…

Minus the excitement quotient, the breaking that blazed the screens that the Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has been convicted and charged for the contempt of court, was  but painful. In about an...
Shopping List of an ATM card Thief

Shopping List of an ATM card Thief

A close friend lost his ATM Credit card a few days back and when he realized that it is missing, a good chunk of his money had already been spent. I felt really sorry looking at his frenzied face and...
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...
Pakistan Vote!

Pakistan Vote!

Being a Pakistani, having had the opportunity to study abroad since the age of 16, the world was and continues to be my oyster. I’ve been brought up and groomed in a fashion that allows me to...
Siachen – What a Newscaster Thinks..

Siachen – What a Newscaster Thinks..

Being a newscaster, one has to read all sorts of news every day. From bomb blasts to Sports victories and losses, from celebrity gossips to political scandals we read every thing. Some times people...
Unforgivable Siachen

Unforgivable Siachen

Waiting for a loved one is an awful feeling. But if you have to wait for them, knowing that they are in a very dangerous place, is a feeling that cannot be explained in words. You live and die every...
Last ‘Salam’ – Beneath the Ice

Last ‘Salam’ – Beneath the Ice

It’s been few days, already. No sign of survivors, No indication of life, not a single body, not a single voice. Hundreds of soldier’s frantically search for their lost fighters buried deep down...
Dr Khalil Chishty – Bail at Last, Freedom Still Awaited

Dr Khalil Chishty – Bail at Last, Freedom Still Awaited

After Dr Chishty’s conviction, his daughter Amna Chishty contacted Aman ki Asha in April 2011 for help, requesting that he be brought home alive. Shortly after, Aman ki Asha  – a joint peace...
Are we Encountering India or Global Warming?

Are we Encountering India or Global Warming?

Based near the Siachen Glacier, a Pakistan army base camp located at Gayari sector met misfortune when a deathly avalanche struck the camp and buried over 100 soldiers. The Pakistan army has started...
What Happens Next?

What Happens Next?

Sending in the interior minister to do the job hasn’t worked in the past, and it isn’t going to work in the future.
Time to Save Face?

Time to Save Face?

Ironic. While Pakistan stands proud securing its first Oscars on Chinoy’s ‘Saving Face’, acid victim and soul-scarred Fakhra Younus loses her hopes of ever being redeemed of the brute...
Misbah Blundered, India Plundered

Misbah Blundered, India Plundered

There is no doubt that Indian cricket team emerged as the better side against Pakistan in Mirpur this week, but Pakistani captain Misbah ul Haq is also to blame for the loss. The top 5 mistakes made...
Feudalism and Agriculture

Feudalism and Agriculture

Agriculture, land reforms and development experts have termed feudalism, absence of land reforms, denial of peasants’ rights and corporate farming as serious threats to the sustainability of...
Where Dreams Meet Reality

Where Dreams Meet Reality

Given the commendable role the electronic media as well as the emerging social media are playing to bring about mass awareness in the country, a more well-informed and better educated nation,...
‘Early Recovery framework’ for Pakistan’s Flood Victims

‘Early Recovery framework’ for Pakistan’s Flood Victims

While the relief phase, stretched over six months, launched in areas ruined by 2011 floods has concluded, the Pakistani government in support with the United Nations has launched the $440 million...
England vs Pakistan: Placing All Bets On Pakistan

England vs Pakistan: Placing All Bets On Pakistan

England and Pakistan are two top teams. Try comparing them in any aspect and the equilibrium will hit the middle mark each time