Posts Tagged "pakistan"

Social Responsibility

‘So, if he can’t afford it, can’t we do it for him?’ I asked timidly. ‘Why would you want to do it? Let things be the way they are’ was the reply. Let things be the way they are, seriously? What about all those teachings of being different, and unique,…

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Morsi Visits NUST

By Seemal Mushtaq Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi received an honorary doctorate in philosophy from Pakistan’s National University of Science and Technology (NUST) on March 18, 2012. Here’s a shot from Morsi’s visit to NUST.

In: Gallery Happenings

Unprivileged Youth

By Fakiha Hassan Rizvi I look at the neat uniforms All the treats and school drills I wish, I knew what was beyond ABC… Hoping that coins aren’t all I need to see It’s not my indifference to knowledge The society is not ready to give a baggage I need…

In: Poetry

Appreciable Recovery Response by Japanese Government after March 11, 2011 Tsunami

By Muhammad Usman Recently, I have been selected by the Embassy of Japan in Pakistan through proper selection procedure under KIZUNA ﴾Bond﴿ Project. KIZUNA project is launched by Japanese Government to promote the global understanding of Japan’s revival efforts, especially through youth, in response to the Great East Earthquake of…

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Alas, the Pigeons have Flown Away in Peshawar!

By Usman Jillani The birds have flown away – the pigeons have flown away and now the city wears a deserted look, but the flowers still bloom in the ‘city of flowers’ and this is what keeps the city still alive. Peshawar, found some 2500 years ago, the city has…

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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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A Peaceful Balochistan

Photos by Misri Khan We will be posting a series of photos we received from Misri Khan Khetran from Balochistan, Pakistan. Please spare a moment to appreciate the natural beauty of this area, which has turned from “Balochistan” to “Bloodistan”, due to the ongoing Balochistan conflict between Baloch nationalists and…

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The Valley of Martyrs

By Hammal Kashani The beautiful valley of hazaras, situated between the Alamdar road and the neighbouring Koh-a-Murdar, once known for its peace, love and brotherhood, is now living under the shadow of blood-stained guns and bullets. The hospitable hazaras who had been living in Quetta since the 19th century are…

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Karachi Makes Me Feel at Home

By Javeria Khalid Petiwala A lot of people around me are planning to pack their bags and get the hell out of Pakistan. They will be blessed with better security, a superior job, fatter paycheck and a much more comfortable life style. When you talk to them, they can’t translate…

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Dedicated to Government Authorities

By Daud This poem is dedicated to the government authorities of Pakistan. Tujhe ab kis liye shikwa hay k bache ghar nhi rehte Jo patty zard ho jaein wo shakhon par nhi rehte Tu qiyun be-dakhal krta hay makaano say makeeno ko Wo dehshat gard ban jatey hein jin k…

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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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The Entertainment Industry

By Varda Dar The curtain rises and you are met with absurd visions of an otherwise sensible, mature woman singing and romping about in the fields donning a gaudy lacha. She swings from one tree to another, putting Tarzan to shame in the process, to please the hero who doesn’t look even…

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Emotions of a Kid in Revolt

By Hanan Asghar What you see as an ocean is an aquarium for me What you see as sea is just a wavy serum for me What you see as sun is a fire ball for me What you see as stars are burning desires for me What you see…

In: Poetry

Coke Studio: Fusion of the Old and the New

 By Syeda Noor-us-Saba Pere Pavandi Saan Chavan Di Saan Rahi Vanj Raat Bhambore Mein… This is the song which I am humming these days. Indeed Coke Studio provides a diverse, versatile mix of music whether you want rock music like Charkha Nolakha by Atif Aslam and Qayaas or a Sufi Kalaam like…

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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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