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Not Unoccupied, Just Chilling

Amber Khan

So, I officially completed my education (for the time being), and got my beautiful degree in my hands. But I had not been able to make any real progress in getting a job. As a result, for the past few months, every time someone asked me "what are ...

Education in Pakistan: Privilege Not a Right

Zufah Ansari

So where do we draw the line? How do we set the better apart from the average when it comes to educational excellence? Well a cliche'd method of doing so is judging a student by his academic achievements based on GPA's and grades. Of course this is not really a ...

Research in Health Sector

Syed Ajaz Ahmed

I am pleased to learn that Pakistani Doctors had used stem cells obtained from bone marrow for treatment of a heart patient in Karachi. We are very much lagging behind in health research. In other countries stem cells have been used for cure of many chronic diseases like ...

Pakistan Flood Relief Activities

Zaka Khan

It all started on Thursday the 29th of July when horrific scenes of flood devastation flashed across our television screens. Swat was the first casualty. Soon district Shangla and Dir faced the catastrophic waters. The situation worsened on Friday and through the weekend in the settled districts of ...

F--- You, Mr President

Shoaib

Fuck you, Mr. President. By Pakistan. Seriously, fuck you. Let us start with the basics. You are an asshole. A thief. An alleged murderer. And a scoundrel. And mind-blowingly incompetent to boot. The only reason you matter is because your equally incompetent, currently delusional, then dysfunctional, ...

Army's Influence in Politics

Shamyl

While the army's stints at the helm of political power have been the subject of vigorous debate in Pakistan, the army still remains the most widely respected institution in the country. The army in turn views itself as the guarantor of Pakistan's internal and external stability. Pakistan's political ...

A Letter to President Zardari

Eraj Khan

Mr. President of Pakistan, London, UK Dear Mr. President, I hope that you are in perfect health and enjoying the time of your life in London. And expect you to be enjoying the drizzle there, unlike the rest of us. You went away for just ...

Frustration and pessimism

Eraj Khan

"I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed..." The words of Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK Jr.) echoed in my ears like a restless soul wandering in the wilderness. And it pierced my heart akin to a ...

Assessing Pakistan Flood Damage

Liz Scarff

For the past two days, Save the Children teams have been working around the clock to provide immediate relief to the flood-affected communities of the Swat Valley. As the water has begun to recede, the sheer scale of this disaster is coming to light. Every time we receive ...

David Cameron Allegations

Dr Khalid

Daily Times should read "PPP Bulletin" after printing a hilarious piece by Shahnawaz Khan in support of the PPP policy on UK trip of Zardari in the wake of David Cameron's adventurous remarks on Pakistan. Read the following excerpts from an op-ed (carefully entitled: 'Itís time to unite ...

Pakistan: Good Product, Bad Brand

Usman Gulzari

Pakistanis are a wonderful product, but we are a flop brand worldwide. For me the most important thing is realization & care. We are promoted very negatively on media & everywhere. The problem with human nature is (also its a rule of Marketing) that when a ...

Hamid Karzai's Dreams of Attacking Pakistan

Rana Usman

It clicked in a strange way to my mind when I read the recent saying of great Afghan Leader Hamid Karzai. It came as a big headline in different national and international newspapers/channels. Some proclaimed the red line news with 'Karzai issues warning to Pakistan' and some with ...

Education Mafia

Humayun Iftikhar Gondal

It is the dilemma of our education system that quality education has assumed a state of prestige, not a right. Public sector schools have badly failed in providing a broad based, rigorous and liberal education. Students enrolled in these educational centres are vulnerable to private coaching schools or tuition centres ...

Friends in Pakistan

Y. R. Palia

If you think friendship between two people is possible, join the group of Dr. Chamanlal. I think there are many cultured, educated, friendly people on the other side of our divide. I am sure that they would like to communicate with the educated, cultured and friendly people in ...

Police or Gangsters?

Arshad Sharif

The police complicity, Administrator's findings and family version in following links. Brutal killing of two students in Sialkot by a mob - Ep 25 - Part 1 //www.youtube.com/watch?v=LnmisclIpwE Brutal killing of two students in Sialkot by a mob - Ep 25 - Part 2 ...