Posts From Sameer

Are we ready for a world cup without Saeed Ajmal?

Everyone has by now heard of the Saeed Ajmal ban. Yes, even my first reaction was ‘Oh! Common! Is this all that the BCCI is doing?!’ They are scared of a challenge. But then I thought, maybe there is an actual issue. There are plenty of off-spinners called for their action; even Ajmal was a few years back. No doubt this is a big blow to the Pakistan cricket team because

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

Karakoram Highway – The Real ‘High’ Way!

Pakistan is full of amazing people, places and things! One such amazing place (or ‘thing’ depending on your perspective) is the Karakoram Highway. The Karakoram Highway is officially the highest paved international road in the world! This road connects us with our friends, the Chinese. Also sometimes called the 8th wonder of the world, it passes through the scenic Karakoram mountain range via the Khunjerab Pass, connecting China and Pakistan. A marvel

Things Pakistan Had In My Childhood

Let me be frank with you. I am not a young man or a teenager in college, or even a university student. I am a middle aged man and today I want to write about my life growing up. Yes, during the 80’s and the 90’s! And yes when there were no mobile phones nor any internet! You must have seen the posts floating around on Facebook that we 80’s

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

My “Hissa” this Bakra Eid!

It’s almost that time of year! The smell of fresh cow dung will soon fill the air… everywhere! The butchers will hike up their service prices, bakra jokes will be all over social media, and the question ‘kitne ka liya bhai?’ will be the conversation starter at every gathering. Yes my dear brothers and sisters its almost slaughter time, I mean Bakra Eid! The Qurbani Routine Every year it’s the same

What about your Akhirah?

One of the things that is supposed to make us walk the right path is the fear of Akhirah, the Day of Judgment; when Almighty Allah will judge our actions and decide where we are to spend the rest of eternity. Either enjoying the breathtaking gardens and rivers of Jannah, or roasting for our sins in the burning dungeons of Jahannam. Where we will end up is our decision, and