Social Issues

‘Provincialism’ in the Light of Quaid’s Will

By Syed Hassaan Tahir  Institute of Communication Studies University of the Punjab, Lahore  Image Source:  www.topnews.in Before the partition of the subcontinent, Muslims were living under the influence of British rule. Muslims were depressed and were in search of a leader which they could follow. In the state of isolation,…

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An Apology to My Homeland ‘The Forgotten Motto’

By Raja Nosherwan Khan  University of the Punjab  Image source: http://wasiddiqui.files.wordpress.com Hello everyone, this poem as its title shows is not exactly what you would call a patriotic poem, its more of an apology or closer to a lament but still that being said, it may hold certain aspects of patriotism…

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The Living Corpse

By Munazza Farooq  Military College of Signals NUST Rawalpindi Image source: criticalapp.com/archives/5926 The agony, the pain, the grief, the choking sensation… the state of mind when a person wants nothing in the world except death… death, the end of this savage pain… the pain, rooted so deeply in one’s heart,…

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Educational Reforms in Pakistan – A Series (Part 1)

By Yawar Mushtaq Ghazi UET Taxila Image by the author The fact always bothered me that we need some massive educational reforms and I that can’t do anything about it. Then I thought that I may not be able to do anything practically in this regard but I can propose…

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I Am Disturbed

By Yawar Mushtaq Ghazi UET Taxila Edited by Samreen Akhlaque English Intern the Voice of Youth

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Ambiance of my Jolted Land

By Fakiha Hassan Rizvi Punjab University Lahore Image source: www.blogs.state.gov Thick clouds of fear and terror are around Least bothered are those who have been crowned Sighs of grief and pain still remain unheard Deprived of peace is this unfortunate world Emaciated stomachs and parched tongues long for food People…

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We Killed Bhatti

By Ali Suleman COMSATS Institute of Information Technology Islamabad Image source: archbishop-cranmer.blogspot.com On 2nd March 2011, when Federal Minister for Minorities, Shahbaz Bhatti, was headed for his office-cum-residence in I-8/4 Islamabad, his car was intercepted by a white Mehran, out of which two bearded gunmen disembarked and opened fire on…

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Make the Right Real

Photos by Seemal Mushtaq Institute of Environmental Sciences and Engineering NUST H-12 Campus Islamabad حق کو حقیقت بناؤ The representatives of disabled people’s organizations (DPOs), domestic and international non-governmental organizations (NGOs), the Government of Pakistan and United Nations agencies, in total 160 persons, participated in the Stakeholders’ Meeting on Reviewing…

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Hypersensitivities – The Salman Taseer Issue

By Aaishah Abu Bakr Kinnaird College for Women Lahore Image source: steynian.wordpress.com   I was genuinely touched by Salmaan Taseer’s murder. Wait a minute before issuing a fatwa. I didn’t say I liked him as a politician or person or that I supported his view on the Blasphemy Law. I…

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Hanging on the Edge of Calamity

By Zeeshan Ahmed Isra University Hyderabad The picture above reflects a man on the edge of his mortality as he is does his job. While some might find this picture quite horrific, and some others interesting; the fact remains that this man might be breathing for the last time, and…

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In response to The Murder of Rationality: THINK AGAIN!

By Asma Zia I agree with every dot and dash of the article written by Ali Suleman. Especially with the lines that stated this action was a murder of justice, tolerance, sanity and rationality. But what followed it, i.e. the thing about changing ourselves first… well that’s a point! Let’s…

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The Murder of Rationality

By Ali Suleman COMSATS Institute of Information Technology Islamabad

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Counter-Opinion: Mirror, Mirror, on the Wall! Who’s to Blame in This All?

By Muhammad Awais Kaleem Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute Of Engineering and Technology Topi

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