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Joining a Committee

Feroz Khan

While I was in Seattle, WA, early morning around 8:30, my cell phone rang. I was actually up and I looked at the phone and it was a call from a Michigan phone number. I quickly picked it up and the call was from Rubeena, a friend of my wife ...

Maya Khan and the Size of My Bermuda Shorts

Saad Shah

The streets of Pakistan abound with informal, but highly effective moral policing, enforced by a snide comment here, a leery look there. And to those who think it applies only to women (well, it does mostly), think again. The amount of times I was told not to wear shorts! Not ...

Lies and Legacy of Zardari & Gilani

Mani Devaj

It is the general belief amongst the people of Pakistan that Asif Ali Zardari is a corrupt politician whose rise to Presidential power has witnessed the ascent of corruption to new heights. Long after he is swept from power people will remember him as the worst thing that ...

Why I Wanted to Leave Pakistan

Awais Rehman

The main reason why I always wanted to leave Pakistan was that I didn't like the way daily life moved. In Fact, I was trying to find excuses to speak bad things. I was a famous unpatriotic person among my friends. I used to get annoyed by the honking bikes ...

Why is Pakistani Embassy in Malaysia Locked for Pakistanis?

Awais Rehman

It is really disappointing to know that a Malaysian Pakistani Citizen doesn't have right to meet or talk to the officials. I don't understand the idea of having our own embassy and not having access inside. This has been a major issue to consult with governing authorities when ...

Developing reading habits

Faheem Khalid

One of my office colleagues father was a renowned Neuro-surgeon of USA, I asked her to explain the qualities he had, which separated him from the rest, she quickly named one and that was "reading". She told me that her father was from a humble background and he ...

Swat - The Jewel of Pakistan

Madiha Ahmed

All we ever hear about Swat these days is in negative words. In fact, all we ever hear about the country is in the negative. Me? I'm tired of it. But what can I do? I'm sure you'll agree that only thinking positive or writing a blog post ...

We are Motivated to Hate Each Other

S Maz

It's the truth. We often say this phrase to support our comments that what we say is the truth and right. We do not care about the circumstances and situations which may be the after effect of our comments about certain issue. We do not care if some ...

Pakistan's Pseudo Pride

Awaid Abid

Born to a family that migrated on a train's roof top I was brought up in an environment of patriotism and in the echoes of the tales of heroism. I was told it was a matter of great pride to be born on this green holy land. This ...

Let's start tolerating

Kauser

Opinions, opinions, opinions! We all seem to be literally teeming with opinions nowadays, opinions about what to believe, how to act, etc. and oddly enough these opinions seem to be for everyone except ourselves. So it is in that very spirit of interest that I now ...

Remembering Agha Hasan Abedi

Irfan Hussain

Being the death anniversary of Agha Hasan Abedi 5th August will be remembered for many years to come in Pakistan's banking sector, educational institutions and hospitals. Agha Hasan Abedi, the founder of world's seventh largest Bank, Bank of Credit and Commerce International (BCCI) proved himself as an international ...

Pakistan Needs an Anna Hazare Too

Mahvish Tahira

Now this is some thing amazing coming from our neighbour this time. You tune in to news and you don't believe your eyes. I mean Fighting against Corruption and then on this level! Bravo!! Yes they are not as corrupt as us (According to ...

Misuse of language

Jawad Anjum

Language is our very means of thought and expression. Anything that influences it, in turn, influences our perceptions and, ultimately, our beliefs. 'US versus the world' in Dawn by M. Zaidi touched on a crucial point in today's media - and its relation to power. In ...

Doctors or Engineers Only!

Rabia Butt

Not a Doctor or an Engineer? Fine you are a loser! Love, Mom. What's with the desi parents wanting us to give in in only two professions, Doctors or Engineers? So I don't like maths I don't want to become an Engineer and by ...

Stop blaming the US for everything

Omer Khetran

"Violation of Diplomatic Norms" "We Reject US' attempt to spread bad character" "Gay and Lesbian rights are violation of all religions' laws" ... Those were some of the banners I saw on roadsides and well, I tend to disagree with all of them. ...