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The Siachen Issue

 By Usman Hadi In a country of great distress and problems like power shortage and many political unrest, Pakistan Army is facing many enemies – internal and external – threatening the sovereignty of the country. On one hand, it’s fighting inside the country against the terrorists and insurgents while on the other side, the army is also…

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Rujak – The Indonesian Sweet

By Mirni Sumiyati Rujak is a popular dessert in Indonesia. It is a very healthy dessert because it is like a fruit salad with spicy peanut sauce, and is made from chilies, peanuts and brown sugar. Many other fruits can also be added to it, such as: mango, yam, papaya,…

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Indonesian Football Brawls – Solidarity? Nonsense.

By Maria Listuhayu Prajna Pratita Monday, 4th June 2012, on a silent dawn, another Indonesian football supporter died. The victim came from Surabaya (East Java). His name is Tomi, a 12th grade student. He was founded lying in the stadium stands right after a brawl between supporter and police. Tomi died on…

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The Power of Exchange

By Hasan Talib Chichan

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Story of a Stranger

By Fatima Khan A stranger to me you were, but your eyes unraveled a story, Oh how sweet! Without any malice, they indeed captivated me. What would it be like to disclose the story that you can’t for long hide? Seems like you have a lot to say but you…

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Dialogue and Inclusiveness, Central to Democracy

By Zahid Masood One early morning away from hustle and bustles of the capital, of the county, a group of young minds left for enlightenment and comprehension of democracy in the tranquil hills of Nathiagali in the wake of celebrating International Democracy Day. A three days conference had been arranged…

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My Crumbling Fate

By Tayyeba Irum The Crumbling Fate aims to highlight the thoughts and feelings of a young orphan who is forced into beggary. Image Source: Internet It was pitch black and I could hear the slight rustling of leaves over the grumbling of my stomach. The ice cold wind was making me…

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Professional Jealousy

By Irfan Ansari  Image Source: Internet Mandatory thinking of random people around us call ‘self suffice approach’ as professional jealousy; if in any mean the X person is trying to lead them by initiating a new idea. The birth of it can be of a small attempt or a big…

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The Burning Paradise

By Hanan Asghar The pathway stood silent and composed. The breath of icy meadows was transformed into a sky of black smoke that arose from the demolished houses and nature was witnessing the eminence of dream chasers whose ambitions were ripped off by the mighty bullets, bombs and missiles. The…

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Drones Kill So Malala Can Live?

By Ayesha Bilal At a time when the voice of all civilized and peace-loving Pakistanis has been heard for the condemnation of a cowardly attempt of assassination on a girl asking for her basic right to education, a very unsavoury picture posted by a friend on a social networking site…

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A Letter from Bosnia

By Elma Begic Professor of Bosnian Language and Literature Bosnia and Herzegovina Born in 1989, Elma Begić grew up in Cazin, a small city in Bosnia and Herzegovina. She studied at Pedagogical University „Bihać“ and now has a degree of Professor of Bosnian Language and Literature. When she was a…

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University College of Agriculture, University of Sargodha

By Muhammad Awais Zahid University College of Agriculture University of Sargodha Amidst ‘The City of Eagles’ lies the University of Sargodha. The greenery and the university’s harmony with nature soothes as soon as one takes a step into its fields. Today, I being a student of ‘Agriculture’ have tried to…

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My Life without Me

By Umm-e-Aymen My Life without Me is a 2003 film about a young, hard-working woman living an uneventful life. The title has inspired me a lot. I have observed people busy in a struggle to achieve their dreams and to succeed in every walk of life. People tend to forget…

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Crippled Balochistan

By Hammal Kashani Image by the author Source: Internet The situation in Balochistan proves that the rights, liberty, honour, freedom and independence of people means nothing to the federal government. The province of Balochistan decorates the budget of Pakistan by some mean. It is the laziness of the stakeholders- who…

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Pandora Box

By Rikza Saliha Pakistan I touched the little box in my hand and smiled. In that velvet, gold lined box that lived under my bed were bitter-sweet memories from summers past. I dared not to open it for fear of what I may find, the feelings that might resurface. I opened it…

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