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Ban the Model United Nations of Pakistan!

Scherzade Agha

What is worse: The so called democracy of our institutions or the stifling attitude practised there where the slightest attempt to gasp for breath results in slicing of neck? Being members of a so called democratic state that practices autocracy under the umbrella of democracy, where freedom of ...

Pakistan's VIP Culture

Karim Jawed

Pakistan's economic condition is severely weak but still the ruling class is living a lavish lifestyle. According to a newspaper report, The expenses of the President House have been increased by 12.88 per cent for the upcoming fiscal year. Despite tall claims by the government that it would ...

Honour Killings

Sobia

The word “Islam” is derived from “Salum” which literally means peace. It is ironical that the religion which conveys peace and mercy for the humankind should be twisted and turned and its messages mutilated to justify a crime as horrendous as murder. Killing of any sort including honour ...

I seriously want to do something

Saeeda Mushtaque

I really and very seriously want to do something for my land, my people, for restoration of peace and justice, for re-building her international image, for her shattered economy, her suffering people, for helping her be what our beloved Quaid envisioned her to be,for eradicating corruption and the parasitic leaders ...

The Bitch Witch Aunties

Mahvish Tahira

I wish I were UGLY BETTY! how fascinating na! Just remove glasses, wear those IN FASHION coloured lenses and remove those braces and here you go! the Stunning AMERICA FERRARA! ;p BTW that was an abrupt start today! I was supposed to tell you that this is part ...

Littering in Karachi

Sanya

Go on my friends, litter away. And you might just, litter your soul one day. Okay, if you're expecting me to apologize for that wonderfully lame piece of poetry, you're going to be waiting for a long time. Let me share with you, an experience ...

A Girls Parade Called Khota Parade

Mahvish Tahira

You guys must be wondering what Khota Parade is! well I bet you know it if you are the female portion of the society... remember what your parents do when they all of a sudden realize that "oh ! our daughter is really grown up now"... they get hysteric! yes ...

Moin Akhtar Lives in the Hearts of Common Pakistanis

Ali Faisal

Moin Akhtar, mention the name and it used to bring an instant smile on millions of faces, it now brings tears first but it doesn’t take the smile very long to win the battle eventually. I knew about his sad demise via SMS and like millions, hoped that this was ...

Beginning to Accept Cricket as a Game

Z Saeed

63 years of cricket and Pakistan nation, an emotional and sensitive relationship. A win makes entire nation delighted and a defeat leaves them annoyed and aggravated. Especially when it comes to India, defeat is not acceptable, match fixing allegations are common, angry protesters storm the team with mouldy ...

Pakistani Blonde Women

Shazii

When in Pakistan I was exposed to the booming television industry. Contrary to the popular western image of Pakistan being a 'third' or what's the politically correct terminology these days, being a 'developing' nation, people in Australia are bombarded with image of poverty and the Taliban ruling the streets. ...

Gandhara Myths and Pakistan Floods

Babar Hussain

This is a story that used to be popular among the people of Gandhara valley. Was it the dragon in 2010 that brought the floods? Once a upon a time during the 9th century AD in Udyana (modern-day Swat, Pakistan) there was a Buddhism tribe that were very ...

Theft and Apology at Islamabad Airport

Saad Hafeez

I am what is known as an "Overseas Pakistani" in our country. This write up is about a visit I made to Pakistan recently, and when I say recently I mean in the summer last year. Over the course of my holiday I experienced a whole range of ...

Pakistanis don't fear chickens

Taqi Abbas

Peter Sandman, a self-described "risk communication consultant" in Princeton, New Jersey in 2004 published his "control principle". He made this point after a single case of mad-cow disease in United States prompted an anti beef panic. "The basic reality is that the risks that scare people and the risks that ...

No Unity Amongst Pakistanis

Saad Hafeez

Why is it that we Pakistanis don't take any notice whatsoever about a certain thing or event unless it concerns us? There are bomb blasts in our country nearly everyday, but does it make any difference to us? We watch the breaking news on TV channels everyday, that ...

Hate Speech, Mullahs and the Pakistani Public

Masood Raja

While we all have responded in different ways to the recent murders of Salman Taseer and Shahbaz Bhatti, we also need to push for the regulation, definition, and prosecution of hate-speech so freely aired by the mullahs. In a recent set of Friday sermons recorded by activists associated ...