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First Meeting with a Jew

Waqas A Khan

It was Friday at Islamic Centre - a day of prayer for us, the Muslims. My parents back in Pakistan have always stressed the need of prayer which I mainly missed until this Friday when I requested the editor Frank Denton of The Florida Times Union to help me find ...

Azadi March Protestors Worth Appreciating

Mona Aeysha

Pakistan, a country where emotions are manipulated in the name of favour, status, honour and rights. People agree on selling their stuff for the lowest price ever due to their unfulfilled emotional needs, tragedies and traumas in life. Our poor class cannot think of beyond that. They need to live, ...

Our Disastrous Blind Following of Political Leaders

Rabbia

In the recent wave of protests, we can observe the crossfire between different political figures which has often crossed the red line. Tahir-ul-Qadri's led PAT and Imran Khan's PTI are staging protests in the capital and have put forward their demands with a time ultimatum to current federal government. ...

The Suicidal Azadi March

Junaid Ahmed

Let us first understand why Imran Khan is doing what he is doing. Who is Imran Khan and what he believes? Imran Khan the shy conqueror who won for the Cricket World Cup in 92 and the man who changed the history of Pakistan Cricket, who ...

My Days in the United States

Waqas A Khan

In July 2013, when I applied for the US-Pakistan professional partnership program for journalists, I was very much excited. It was like applying for a journey to a most discussed, anticipated and disliked country (above 80% of Pakistanis dislike United States a survey by Wall Street in 2013 revealed) in ...

Jashn-e-Azadi - Inqilab comes first!

Amber Batool

Mum's been frantic since last weekend, 'we're next', she'd remark, listening to commentary about no supplies, barred roads, fuel shortage etc in Lahore. All she did then was shopping like crazy for our larder. 'just in case', she'd mumble as we'd ask if we were preparing for an ...

Pyarey Afzal - Nationwide Feminine Grievance

Amber Batool

And Afzal died tonight, running a wave of nationwide feminine grievance. I did not know 'Pyarey Afzal' was this popular until I saw my news-feed swamping with mourning statuses tonight after the speech by prime-minister. No one however, I daresay, needed anything to do with Mian Sahab tonight ...

Tahir-ul-Qadri Inqilab Drama

Amber Batool

After getting deflated pretty bad in a series of events happening over past couple of years, most of them scandalous- the Inqalab drama at airport and in the plane (Man! do i miss those comics!!), PAT activists-turned-terrorists, an enthusiastic long march a year ago ending at a sudden whim by ...

Educated mothers raise better children

Mona Aeysha

Being a Muslim and a good human being we always give respect and favour to our mothers for their love, belongingness, care and sacrifice. Mothers are no doubt embracing the medal of nourishment and development of their kids. They are fully responsible for their kids moral and ethical education. Especially ...

The Plight of Palestinians

Syed Arsalan Riyasat

While the entire Pakistani nation is busy in Israel bashing against the recent flare up in tensions in Gaza, I am just stunned at the hypocrisy of our nation and its amazing ability to view international affairs in an irrational manner. We remain unmoved at the atrocities committed ...

Why Pakistan Ranks Top in Forced Marriages?

Sehrish Butt

Why Pakistan is taking top ranks in such issues? Forced Marriages are very common within the country the same approach they used in other countries without thinking that every country is not exploited by the laws. Every country is not practising Vanni and Karo-kari crimes which are heinous ...

No More Blood!

Fatimah Saleem

No more blood! No more talks, no more time, no more hypocrisy, exploitation, politics and point scoring for all these approaches are devaluing blood, a continuous drift from lower to the lowest. Musharraf's submissiveness to US allies about war on terror could not make him too much dear ...

All Pakistani Resources Diverted to Punjab

Syed Arsalan Riyasat

All the intellectuals are agreed on the point that one of the main reasons behind the rise of a nation or a country, is its ability to learn from history. It implies that all the developed nations of today have made use of the history to understand the mistakes which ...

Harassment of Women

Rabbia

Women have always been regarded as weak and vulnerable. In a male dominant society it is difficult for a woman to survive at her own and lead a respectful living. Whenever she tries to find a breathing space, she is beleaguered and harassed. The irony in our society ...

Freedom is an Illusion

Rabbia

The ideals of freedom you are taught in your childhood based upon which you plan your future in your teen age are your assets to equip yourself to fly high and aim the sky as limit. Many may disagree but every human being rich or poor, religious or atheist, fundamentalist ...