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This is the last straw, or is it?

16th December, 2014 – Truly a black day for Pakistan. A day where even the remotest possibility of these terrorists being humans was eliminated; day where humanity was at its lowest and barbarism was at its height; a day where Pakistan lost some of its most valuable treasures. But if you think about it, it was also a black day when a few years ago there was a huge blast

Nothing else to do? Let’s get Junaid Jamshed!

These are the worst of times. I sometimes think perhaps these are the times which the Prophet (SAW) warned us about. The time where ‘Fitna’ will be common and will be initiated by the Ulema and will end in them as well. All you need to do is look around you to understand how true this is today. There are fatwa’s after fatwa’s that negate each other, people without knowledge

Big crowd, Loud chants, Threats, Political Jargon check, but what did Bilawal’s speech NOT have…

It was supposed to be the day that would change the political landscape of Pakistan, the day that would revitalize the PPP and a day that would launch Bilawal as the new leader of the PPP and Pakistan. 18th October was supposed to be all that and much more but it failed to be anything more than just a farce. It felt like everything at the mega PPP jalsa at

Does Pakistan Realize That Kashmir Has Been Under Occupation For 68 Years?!

As per the Encyclopedia Britannica, “Although there was a clear Muslim majority in Kashmir before the 1947 partition and its economic, cultural, and geographic contiguity with the Muslim-majority area of the Punjab (in Pakistan) could be convincingly demonstrated, the political developments during and after the partition resulted in a division of the region….” Sixty eight years ago the maharaja of Kashmir decided to join India instead of Pakistan even though

No, we are not being paid to attend the Dharnas Mr. Sharif!

A few days ago, one of the PML (N) MNA’s categorically said that people are being paid 400-500 PKR to attend the sit-ins organized by PTI and PAT. There was however, no proof for this. I don’t really know about the PAT rally, but it is evident that the people that are there to support PTI are not being paid. Politicians have used this trick for a long time now

What’s Up with Mamnoon Hussain?

‘Where is Mamnoon Hussain?’ is what everyone wants to know! These are some of the most tumultuous times in Pakistan’s political history and the one person that is nowhere to be found is our great President! Let me give you a brief background on Mr. Mamonoon. Mr. Mamnoon is an IBA Graduate (just like Shaukat Aziz); he has held the position of Governor of Sindh and has also served the

Bilawal Jumps on the Rigging Bandwagon!

Mr. Bilawal Bhutto Zardari is taking his political career to the next level. He can now be seen issuing official party statements (most of which we don’t need or care about), he can also be seen addressing small gatherings, and just last week he went around visiting the flood affected people to gather political points, just like his father did a few years back and his grandfather did quite a

So Rehman Malik Got Kicked Off – Is This Really a Sign of Change?

It has finally happened. The common man has started to stand up to the ruling elite. You guessed right. I am talking about the infamous video of Mr. Rehman Malik getting off – rather, being forced off – of a PIA flight. Being one to have suffered such a ‘delay’ myself, I felt a real sense of satisfaction watching the video. In fact, everyone who has suffered these delays would

Is it Time for Another Iqbal?

One of the most prominent figures in Pakistan’s history was Sir Muhammad Iqbal, also known as Allama Iqbal. Iqbal, a lawyer by profession, was much more than just that. He was a philosopher, poet and also a politician in pre-partition times and it is Iqbal who is regarded as having inspired the Pakistan Movement. “I know you are a busy man but I do hope you won’t mind my writing

The Times of Ayub Khan

When we talk about the times of Ayub Khan today, we generally talk about the ‘Decade of Development’. The decade which saw growth at ~ 5.82%. This was the decade during which Pakistan’s manufacturing base became sizeable. It was this decade when Pakistan established an automobile industry, a cement industry and some other heavy manufacturing industries. It was this decade when manufacturing growth, standing at 8.51%, outpaced any other time in the