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The H20 Crises!

The H20 Crises!

Per capita water availability shrank to around 11,000 cubic meters in 2006, down from some 5,000 cubic meters in 1950s,
Pakistan Hockey: Are We Really Improving?

Pakistan Hockey: Are We Really Improving?

While we are still trying to digest the shameful seventh position at the Champions Trophy, our team manager, Khawaja Junaid cracks the mother of all jokes while saying he is satisfied with the...
Bill for Protection of Women’s Rights

Bill for Protection of Women’s Rights

It is estimated that a woman is raped every two hours, a gang rape occurs every eight hours, and about 1,000 women die...
Madrassa Education: What’s the Reality Behind It?

Madrassa Education: What’s the Reality Behind It?

Yesterday’s incident of 50 students found chained in a Madrassa is a shocking reminder of the extent to which..
Are The Politicians Playing Safe Enough?

Are The Politicians Playing Safe Enough?

Some people have left no stone unturned to put maximum blame on the government, but there still is one question
Child Trafficking in Pakistan

Child Trafficking in Pakistan

“A woman wailed in disbelief as the lifeless, bruised body of her 12 year daughter- Shazia Masih was handed to her on January 21, 2010.”     Shazia Masih like many other children in...
Why Are People So Disgruntled With Democracy?

Why Are People So Disgruntled With Democracy?

Democracy is not the, be all end all, but the closest form to that.
The Massacre at Salala and its Implications

The Massacre at Salala and its Implications

To be honest this is not the first time that Pakistan- US relationship has hit rock bottom.
Friendship By Way of Deception!

Friendship By Way of Deception!

Despite losing over two dozen troops to trigger-happy Americans, the Pakistanis are truly in a festive mood. United and relieved, to say the least!     The burden of a forced marriage is...
World Aids Day

World Aids Day

“It is bad enough that people are dying of AIDS, but no one should die of ignorance”- Elizabeth Taylor.     AIDS is an absolutely devastating and tragic plague that is taking its toll...
Is this the country my father laid his life for?

Is this the country my father laid his life for?

Watching news on Pakistani television is never a treat. It is always filled with disasters which have almost seized to affect us, as we all have become immune to the circumstances. However, even...
Go on Team, Take a Bow

Go on Team, Take a Bow

In a nation where the political scene is no less than a dramatic soap opera, we need something that can distract us from it all. We need something that can make our lives a little easier to get...
Is This The Best Pakistan Side Ever?

Is This The Best Pakistan Side Ever?

The way Pakistan played in the United Arab Emirates to defeat Sri Lanka was the best way to answer critics. People wrote the greenshirts off because they have had their share of controversies, but...
Save our Heritage: Cave Temples in Shah Allah Ditta

Save our Heritage: Cave Temples in Shah Allah Ditta

When a community voluntarily lets go of its culture it is known as committing cultural suicide. Similarly, when a government or an external power aggressively enforces foreign culture on its people...
Resignations Matter

Resignations Matter

The whim of media in calling this recent fiasco over information spill ‘memogate’ was simply prophetic. The resignation of Husain Haqqani as the Pakistani Ambassador to the US, uncannily...
Is Sherry’s Appointment a Victory for Democracy?

Is Sherry’s Appointment a Victory for Democracy?

The curtain has dropped on the first act of the so-called Memogate scandal, but the drama is far from over. With Husain Haqqani’s resignation (or sacking, depending on whom you believe) as the...
From Freedom to Unfreedom: A Journey of 1500 Words

From Freedom to Unfreedom: A Journey of 1500 Words

PTA has finally decided to give their decision a second thought. Not only have they deferred the implementation of the ban on 1500 ‘indecent’words but they have also promised to come up with a...
The Dengue Dread

The Dengue Dread

Dengue is an important mosquito born viral infection that brings 250 million people, mostly living in the urban areas of countries like Pakistan, India, Pacific tropical and sub-tropical countries,...
Murder in the Name of Honor

Murder in the Name of Honor

Honor and respect are common rhetoric employed to justify barbarity against women especially in this part of the world. Born a woman here is surely a bane. Denied every right including the right to...
What Pakistan Must Do To Win!

What Pakistan Must Do To Win!

Pakistan lost the plot and the second one dayer against Sri Lanka during the ongoing series in United Arab Emirates. It was an eye-opening defeat for those who thought Sri Lanka was never ‘in it to...
Can ISI really help US in Haqqani Issue?

Can ISI really help US in Haqqani Issue?

Among one of ISI’s most prized possessions is a piece of the defunct Berlin Wall. This craggy concrete piece, no larger than a stone that boys hurl against occupation forces in Kashmir and...