Stories

No Woman No Cry

By Aya Chebbi    “No Woman, No Cry” is the famous reggae song of Bob Marley and The Wailers. The original title of the song  is “No Woman, Nuh Cry”. In Jamaica tongue “nuh” is the shorter vowel sound for “no”, and corresponds to the short form “don’t”. The song…

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The Last Edge

By Tayyeba Irum The Last Edge: The story aims to highlight the effects of unemployment in our society. “Good morning mom!” I said as I embraced my mother. “How’s my darling son?” she replied as she kissed my forehead. “All set and ready to go for the interview” I chuckled…

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The Amethyst

By Muhammad Shahrukh Khan The typical misty evening as per routine – as usual the burning fire at the corner was letting off a dozen of flickers of fumes, that fell cold afterwards. Loud voices and cheers of limitless ardon besieged an open ‘dhaba’ in the way. Some talks were…

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Iqbal Masih – A Great Hero against Child Labor

By Mariam Asif Child Labor is very common in our country. Here is a story of a child who worked to eliminate child labor from all around the world.  Iqbal was born in 1983 in a small village near Lahore, Pakistan. He was just four years old when his father…

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A Dancer’s Tale

By Ghalia Zainab This story highlights the plight and aspirations of a young Pakistani girl who is forced to adopt dancing as a profession out of poverty and illiteracy. Dancing is considered dishonourable in this part of the world due to a number of societal and religious reasons. She hid…

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The Greed of a Man

By Tayyeba Irum Like every story this one also starts from a “Once upon a time”, so once upon a time there used to be a witless, attractive and stubborn creature; which in our world is also known as a “man”. This man was a successful business man. He was…

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In Bewilderment

By Aaminah Javed And then it all started to happen once again, in a totally different tendency, it was a completely distinct consuetude this time. The sense, gait, nature and feel was all cryptic. A requisite to unveil this appearance still exists. It requires an aberrant effort this time, an…

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Assassination – The Extreme Form of Censorship

By Aya Chebbi, Tunisia I was once asked by the American freshmen students during the Arabic Cultural Hour: “Do people in Tunisia live peacefully with each other”. My answer was: “We do because we have been raised on a culture of tolerance and solidarity.” I even gave examples of how…

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Soul Searcher

By Yamna Baig My morals, my aspirations my assimilation towards my culture is all but material. And with all that, I found my soul crying and dying. But, for once in life I would not mourn a death. For I am a mere shadow of wisdom cast over the world of hallucinations….

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Voice of African Women – 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence Campaign

By Aya Chebbi I made this video to contribute to 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence, a worldwide campaign against gender-based violence that runs from 25th of November to 10th of December. This video is a message from inspiring young African women that I had the chance and honor…

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Tele-Doctor – Mobile Medical Care

By Summaya Mushtaq Pakistan is full of talent, but our media has always focused on negative news, and ordinary young people with extraordinary stories are rarely brought to the limelight. One such example is of Hassan Parvez, a biomedical engineer and Noor-ul-Ain, a software engineer, who have proposed an app…

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A Safer World After Him

By Fakiha Hassan Rizvi It wasn’t a usual day, since she stepped out of her home. In one hand she clenched her sandwich as mayonnaise hastily poured out of it. Alizah was struggling to pile her books neatly with her arm serving as a pliant shelf. Her notebook was nestled…

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Talha Saleem: A True Inspiration for All

When the everyday newspaper headlines say nothing apart from the increasing mortality rates of the country. When everyday you switch on to a news channel, you find yourself going through the never-ending news flashes and breaking news alerts talking about the latest catastrophe that hit the lands of Pakistan, it…

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Volunteerism – The Rising Good

By Quratulaim Zamir Hustle bustle, raging fires, bomb shells, flying pellets, the roaring guns, spattering blood, mourning and crying, crashing planes, wrathful storms, natural catastrophes, furious floods and tsunami’s, building up the never remitting threshold of pain on those paper thin ear drums of our ears. Yet so inhumane we…

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Is Love a Reason to Justify Acid Attacks?

By Sakina Kavi Acid throwing has become one of the evils that a number of Pakistani women have been suffering from in the recent times. Although the survival rate is high among acid victims, it is nevertheless true that even in spite of surviving, the kind of life they live…

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