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Shoaib’s Controversial Words

By Muhammad Omar Iftikhar When Shoaib Akhtar used to play cricket, his injuries, bowling action and robust nature on the field would put him in trouble. Now that he has retired from International cricket, he is again seen amidst controversy. This time, it’s not the cricket pitch but the literary…

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Jokes Apart

By Ali Suleman Image source: www.thevenkey.blogspot.com Once after a Juma prayer in a mosque, the Imam raised his hands to pray and said “O Allah! Cause destruction on those who are conspiring against the Muslims. Destroy America. May their tanks stop working. May their jets stop flying. May worms eat…

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What If Every Animal Was a Lion?

By Ifra Khaliq Punjab University Lahore You see a beggar at the road side and feel pity for him. Sometimes out of pity you hand over some coins to him and at times a ten-rupee note. Your car is broken down. You have taken it to a workshop where teenagers,…

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The Change I See

By Hina Tabassum Khatri It is not long ago that I went to school myself. I remember that time when I always thought that the course was way too tedious and boring. Not just that, I always sought out ways in which I would not have to do all that…

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Sleep Paralysis

By Zeeshan Ahmed Isra University Image source: www.neurodiagnosis.org “Mom! I had a strange dream last night!” “What was it, son?” “Mom, I suddenly woke up in the night, but I couldn’t move my body, I was like tied to something” “Oh! That was…” What is it? You wake up one…

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What Do We Lack?

By Ifra Khaliq Punjab University Lahore Yesterday I attended the first meeting of My world My choice. It was about sustainability and how to return to your environment. We had some real fun activities there demonstrating the importance of team work and unity through a circle. Then came the role…

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I Can, I Will

By Muhammad Asad Ullah CEME-NUST Image source: www.ajkashmir.com Last year, our beloved Pakistan faced the tragedy of the century when the furious waters ruined 1/5th of it and caused havoc greater than that by Tsunami, 2005 earthquake and the Haiti earthquake put together. Within a period of 1 year we are once…

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Educational Reforms in Pakistan – A Series (Part 2)

Same Education for all By Yawar Mushtaq Ghazi UET Taxila Image source: www.idiotsandgenious.blogspot.com The biggest problem in our society is the division of people in various categories. People are divided in numerous groups on religious, sectarian, linguistic, geographical and ethnic grounds etc. People representing these groups can be seen clearly,…

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Language, Please!

By Tayyaba Iftikhar NUST Business School Since, I’m such a sensitive person attuned to nature’s beckon and call, my ears pricked up like Bambi’s when I picked up the magical, dulcet tones of innocent children in a wrestling match and danced my way towards this ethereal – In actual reality:…

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How I Plan Vacations and How They Really Go

By Sultan Abdul Haseeb   Image source: www.kaboodle.com  So,  I’m used to spending months and days locked up in a prison i.e. my boarding school and I never get to be the one to play football or hockey or cricket or basketball over there because I don’t like them and its…

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Our Doctors – Angels or Demons?

By Awais Kaleem Image source: www.vinothbabu.com “The YDA members have been demanding induction of all doctors in BPS-18, pay increase from Rs. 22,000 to Rs. 70,000 for medical officers, and regularisation of doctors working on contract for the last several years. As a protest, Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (Pims) on…

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Snacks Are Attacking My Tummy

By Hina HR Khan University of Karachi Image source: www.blog.americanfeast.com “Keep your snacks aside, we are about to have our meal” My mama usually says this statement to us; me and my siblings along with my Dad. Is it the same case with you too? No? Lucky you! But what I…

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Are We Independent?

By Wardah Iftikhar  Image source: www.fashioncentral.pk The arrival of August brought with it the zest of independence with each passing day the spirit popped even more and then came the BIG night; like Americans we also have official night celebrations now; and saw the President of Pakistan addressing the nation and…

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An Epiphany

By Nihal Khan Lahore Grammar School  I couldn’t remember the last time I had done such a thing, or visited a place that hostile. That was possibly because a ‘last time’ was absent, or existed only in the distant chambers of my childhood memories, masked by the dull experiences of…

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Don’t Be Indifferent!

America and its cronies say that: “We will bring the values of civilization to people by invading and bombing them.” Dear Readers, It is crystal clear that the peace is a total bliss while the war is an attempt to force a condition. As America and its so-called “Strategic Partners”…

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