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Is IDEAS Arms for Peace Really Worth It?

Akbar Ali Khaliqdina

Ideas 2012 - Arms for Peace became the news for people around the city to talk about along with some 50 people killed in the city during the 5 days of the exhibition. Many would remember the event as a great experience and other who could not get in, would ...

Pakistan's Stupid Media

Kamran Afzal

Stupidity is a lack of intelligence, understanding, reason, wit, or sense. It may be innate, assumed, or reactive - "being 'stupid with grief' as a defence against psychological trauma", a state marked with "grief and despair... making even simple daily tasks a hardship." One of the ...

The Taliban are Cowards

Edward Emmel

Taliban shooting a 14 yr old girl. What kind of cowards are they. I salute this brave girl. The Taliban is afraid to fight a man hand to hand. They use weapons and hurt children and woman. They are afraid of real men. Allah would spit ...

Girls will be Girls

Muhammad Awaid

If you are a guy who is just starting a career and you are reading this article, then I assure you that your life is about to change my friend. I will try my best to align you with a path which will lead you to a successful career. So ...

Spending little on health

Irfan Nawaz

People will only go to the doctor when they have tried all the self medications and a few tricks from their Hakeem and the disease is at its final stage. Then they expect miracles from their doctors. "My God that's too much" was the response of my patient ...

Pharmacy Price Scams

Irfan Nawaz

Usually I try to prescribe locally made cheaper drugs to my poor patients so that instead of no medicine at all, they at least get some kind of treatment. One such patient of mine called me yesterday from a local pharmacy saying that his medicine was not available ...

Cannibalism - Our Future!

Sanwal Malik

For last forty-eight hours, I lived my life in presence of no human being. It might result in two ways either short term mental disorder or engage me into certain new ideas. Well generally I am quite a lazy person and having no physical activity during that time ...

Unncessary Lab Tests Ordered by Doctors

Irfan Nawaz

I have recently started practising medicine in Pakistan and I was surprised at a comment made by one of my patients. He asked me why did I not order a bunch of lab tests and x-rays for his neck pain. I explained to him that he did not ...

Abusing healthcare for the poor

Irfan Nawaz

I have recently returned from abroad and noticed the shocking state of health care in Pakistan. During my recent visit to PIMS Islamabad to see a doctor friend, I noticed people from all walks of life trying to get free health care supposedly reserved by the government for ...

Say No to Internet Censorship in Pakistan

Opptogirl

Pakistan's Ministry of Information Technology is attempting to further restrict freedom of expression, creativity and peaceful thought on the Internet. The Ministry's bigoted, self-righteous reasoning is the usual smokescreen issues like blasphemy, pornography, etc. These are misguided and idiotic efforts of some holier-than-thou, self-appointed guardians who ...

Pakistani Mangoes in America

Feroz Khan

Mangoes are one of the well-kept secrets of the India/Pakistan region. You can also buy mangoes here but they are of poor quality compared to those back home. If there is one thing that makes hot summers bearable in Pakistan, it is mangoes. The mango season starts in ...

True colours of a fashion designer

Ayesha M

In today's fast moving economy, all individuals seem to be subjugated to an overzealous game theory. When the end result is only the bank balance, clearly the rules of the game do not matter and it becomes the purest display of "survival of the fittest". For many, this ...

Equality for Pakistani Wives?

Noor Ahmed

Having studied for five years abroad, one of my male friend was eager to put right to the 'social injustices' done to women in Pakistan. He married out of his family, a crime in itself, as his family did not marry outside their cast. He saw this tradition ...

Sacha Cohen's Dictator & Our Dear Leaders

Mohammad Jawad

Sacha Baron Cohen (better known as Borat) is at it again. This time the comic genius promises to enlighten us about the subtle workings of our many Sheikhdoms, Kingdoms, "Jamahiriyas" and Jamhuuriyas - some Islamic and some not so Islamic. The film is called "The Dictator" and the rumour has ...

NGOs Mistreating Their Employees

Dev Guru

NGOs or Civil society organizations in Pakistan are considered symbol of progressive attitudes, liberalism and a resisting factor to capitalist business approaches. In terms of employment, people in these organizations are considered high salaried, enjoy better working environment with lots of rights and benefits but the true picture seldom appears ...