Archive for 'August,2013'

Pashtun Women, Braving the Challenges

Pashtun Women, Braving the Challenges

By Kahar Zalmay   There is hardly any debate in the media or the civil society with regards to the physical and psychological impact of the militancy on girls and women in the conflict zones of [...]

ریاست اورفرقہ ورانہ تشخص

ریاست اورفرقہ ورانہ تشخص

علی ارقم رمضان کا مہینہ جس طرح سے ہمارے چاروں اطراف سماجی سطح پر مذہبیت کے مظاہر میں اضافے اور ٹی وی اسکرینز پر متنوعّ کرداروں کے مذہبیت کی اس بہتی گنگا میں ہاتھ دھونے اور [...]

Revamping reading habits of vanishing South-Asian Literature

Revamping reading habits of vanishing South-Asian Literature

By Talha Minhas The issue I am about to discuss in this essay regards the social impact of a trend in readers’ maturity to choose good books. The main themes to be discussed are namely the [...]

Utopia

Utopia

And when I tried to look for me, i refused to say more. I was beyond recognition. I frowned at how they pointed fingers, objectified me to uphold their morals changed me from what I was [...]

Existence of a Motherland

nothing can tell me a tale brewing in my mind of worship and pleading, of destiny and culmination beyond the intensity of your prayers. but your curiosity will  kill for me because my tales will remain [...]

A Bleeding Parachinar – Diary of a Kurramwali

A Bleeding Parachinar – Diary of a Kurramwali

By Sibt e Hassan Parachinar, a small city on the Pak-Afghan border, is once again in the news as two suicide bombers exploded themselves on July 26, killing above 60 and injuring hundreds. This has been [...]

Minorities in the Post-Election Scenario of Pakistan

Minorities in the Post-Election Scenario of Pakistan

By Sara Naqvi Given that a state that is no longer proficient of any experiments, known of the history of coups, Pakistanis needed to have their right to elect on the basis of continued democratic process. [...]

The Hegemon and the Burden of Defence Economy

The Hegemon and the Burden of Defence Economy

By Kashif Hussain In relation to Pakistan’s economy of defence, it is important to figure out its problems because of which the economy has failed to create the conditions of a welfare state. This has direct [...]

Some misconceptions about terrorism/extremism in Pakistan

Some misconceptions about terrorism/extremism in Pakistan

By Ammad Khan Terrorism is the biggest grievance of our nation, yet we tend to remain in a state of denial that it has stalled our progressiveness, harmony, freedom of movement and speech, and most importantly, [...]

Misuse of Public Money in Azad Jammu and Kashmir

Misuse of Public Money in Azad Jammu and Kashmir

By:  Zeeba T. Hashmi   The major development problem in the Azad Jammu and Kashmir centers around the rehabilitation of dislocated families in the aftermath of the disastrous earthquake of 2005 causing great damage to infrastructure, [...]