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.

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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

Just Another Story of Karachi

By Lubaina Ehsan The mud-bricked homes set as close as Lego pieces, illuminated by the full moon, it was a quiet tribe in interior Sindh, known for it’s date supplies to the city of Karachi. A short owl hoot would be heard in the stillness of the night, a sudden…

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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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Maulana Zafar Ali Khan – Father of Urdu Journalism

By Fakiha Hassan Rizvi The one who fought the freedom movement with his pen and used it as a unifier for burgeoning the required nationalism in the Muslim community will be remembered as the father of Urdu Journalism. January 18, 2013 marks the 140th birth anniversary of Maulana Zafar Ali…

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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…

In: Conflict Zones Opinions

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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Forgotten Principles of the Founder

By Fakiha Hassan Rizvi Quaid Day Special Much has been written and said about Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah. However, little has been implemented by maintaining the true essence of his precious guidelines. The easy-to-understand percepts of the founding father have been reserved for historical archives, political sloganeering and rhetoric. Every…

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