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No ceasefire: No good news for innocents

No ceasefire: No good news for innocents

An hour into the news: “Taliban refuse to extend ceasefire” as Bollywood duet “Ashiqui Main Har Ashiq Ho Jata hai Majboor” plays into my eardrums through a headphone borrowed from a...
Is it Hard to give Peace a Chance?

Is it Hard to give Peace a Chance?

Once again, the systematic cycle of war and peace has war clouds gathering at the forefront. How do we know this for sure? Well, media on both sides of the borders is frothing at the mouth on the...
Peace in Karachi: whose Responsibility?

Peace in Karachi: whose Responsibility?

The Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) during its rule from 2008 to 2013 repeatedly claimed credit for reinstating the judges, sacked by the then president, General (retd) Pervez Musharraf after...
Are We All Terrorists?

Are We All Terrorists?

Recently I had a chance to spend about a month in USA. When I landed there, the first question I had in my mind was if I will be looked at as a terrorist? Will I be stripped searched? Is my baggage...
Peace is Right Here!

Peace is Right Here!

The bone of contention momentarily is that we all are on a wild-goose chase to get our wishes effectuated regardless of contemplating the fact that once it is done and dusted, the consequences could...
What Karachi can Learn from Liberian Women

What Karachi can Learn from Liberian Women

Watching “Pray the Devil Back to Hell”, an hour-long documentary film about how a small band of women came together to bring an end to the bloody civil war in Liberia, it struck me that their...