Youth voices

Regret isn’t All That Bad

By Rizka Saliha People always talk about regret as something negative, they might even do things that they aren’t really sure about just so they don’t regret not doing it, later. But regret isn’t all that bad; it teaches us about who we are and allows us to open ourselves…

In: Opinions

What do Volunteers Stand for?

By Hanan Asghar What do volunteers stand for? Here’s what: Vivacious discussions that give insights on challenging situations Outreaching the disadvantaged sects to promote hope, radiance, and comfort Lending a hand to promote a positive change towards human development Understanding the grounded reasons that strengthen life struggles Navigating means to…

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No Offense, But I Have Faith in PPP

By Daud Few days back I travelled from Lahore to Islamabad on GT road for the first time in my life. It was a really great experience, and it felt like seeing the whole country in one go. I saw people from all walks of life and I could tell…

In: Happenings Opinions

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….

In: Happenings Social Issues Stories

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 Thing of Beauty

Photography by Mohammad Zain-ul-Abadin Mughal Meet Mohammad Zain-ul-Abadin Mughal, our newest representative. Zain did his matriculation from a private school in Rawalpindi and F.Sc in pre-engineering from a federal government college in Rawalpindi Cantt. He passed both the Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and Higher Secondary School Certficate (HSSC) exams with…

In: Gallery

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…

In: Opinions Social Issues Stories

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…

In: Happenings Stories

Even When You’re Gone Now (Sequel to: “Had I Known in Another Life”)

By Sadaf R. Even when you’re gone now I still love you the way I loved you before You left me hurt and bleeding with devastating regret But I still love you the way I loved you before All the promises you broke, all the dreams you shattered And all…

In: Poetry

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…

In: Stories

Positive is Credible

By Mahvish Bashir Build for yourself a strong box Fashion each part with care When it’s strong as your hand can make it Pull all your troubles there Hide there all thoughts of your failure And each bitter cup that quaff Lock all your heartaches within it Then sit on…

In: Opinions

Pride – A Vision of Zeus

By Muhammad Shahrukh Khan Am I herculean by myself? Am I immortal? Definitely (maybe)! And I have an eye, on anything it be. Let’s put a monstrous laugh! Let me embrace you in my arms! “Your opinion and mental price. Is it really worth it? Off-springs of yours are illegitimate”!…

In: Poetry

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…

In: Conflict Zones Gallery

Poem: Longing For

By Sadaf R. Her life sweeps through the nothingness And everything she wasn’t prepared for; Life is such a mystery when it comes to life And she kept looking for everything she was longing for I hate to see her take that path, What could it be that she’s looking…

In: Poetry

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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