Thar’s Drought or Our Intellectual Drought?
March 12, 2014

Painting death with pen in Thar

Painting death with pen in Thar

Reports in the media about a virtual famine in Tharparkar and resultant deaths, especially of children due to malnutrition or negligence, and about desperate outward migration of residents have caused widespread concern and prompted governmental, judicial, civil and military responses. Seemingly the situation is over rated and due to big media players even government is reluctant and on back foot to show that the developed scenario misrepresents a substantial part of reality.

I-                    The drought declaration time in Thar is August, but neither government nor media found it serious due to the reason that there was plentiful rainfall in Nagarparkar and scattered, uneven rainfall in other parts of district. (more…)

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How to become a Tahir Ul Qadri Prototype
January 2, 2013

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Well, if you have caught on the recent ‘revolutionary’ storm which is uprooting Pakistan, and if you are a ‘Ghaiyratmand, bellyful, patriotic AlBakistani‘ you sure would like to become a Tahirul Qadri prototype. The bubblytude Mullah,  who is suffering from puppy fart syndrome,  came running from Canada with Radar Ass active. He was delivering a high voltage speech in Karachi that day. The crowd was sheep-locked in the ground, giving a notion of a Nerdist colony. (more…)

A Basic Lesson into Politics: Never Give in Early
September 26, 2012

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In a frustrated attempt to appease Pakistan’s religious right wing, ruling PPP announced an official day of protest on Friday 21st September, giving Pakistan the credit of becoming the only country in world to officially record protest this way against blasphemous movie. But this act of appeasement backfired, killing 27 innocent people and injuring hundreds. The day witnessed cinemas, banks and vehicles set ablaze and media teams and journalists under attack. A fit of pyromania subjugated the whole country. Thus, Pakistan also ended up becoming the first country in world where huge damage was caused to public property and lives of its own citizens were taken on this single issue. (more…)

Converting them for religion or forced marriages?
August 15, 2012

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forcefully converted and married Maneesha Kumari

It is a notable fact that most of the Hindus from Sindh ‘converted’ to Islam recently are girls, including the minor Maneesha. If we take this argument of religious leaders right for a moment that ‘Hindus are embracing Islam with their own will’, then I may ask why most of them are girls in their 20s and teens? Why, as a point of discussion, Hindus in their 30s and 40s are not ‘embracing Islam’? And let me ask why only single girls have found such sudden attraction in Islam, why not married ones? (more…)

The Ghost of Imran Khan
October 31, 2011

PTI Leader Imran Khan

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He has emerged as a tea partier of Pakistan

The Ghost of Imran Khan, the Pakistan Tehrek – e- Insaaf leader, is haunting many his critics, political opponents, liberal secular democrats and even many leftists after his successful rally at Minar-e-Pakistan in Lahore on October 30, 2011. International and national media gave this rally an overwhelming coverage, which facilitated the break out of shock waves across political circles in Pakistan. The rally was named ‘Azaadi’ (Freedom) and was held at Minar-e-Pakistan in Lahore, a symbol of conservative rightist Pakistani nationalism. (more…)

How to carry on relief work in ‘calamity-hit’ areas
September 2, 2011

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Recent rains played havoc in Sindh

A recent monsoon rain cycle has devastated the whole province of Sindh, Pakistan. Millions of acres of crop is ruined, thousands of villages submerged into the rain water. Government of Sindh appears to be putting ‘extra efforts’ in the relief work in rain affected areas. (more…)