Pakistan – A Day on Twitter

By Awais Masood @UncleThinkTanki: Right now, conducting a round-table on ‘The Benefits of having both tissue rolls and water faucets in Pakistani Washrooms’ with @ColonelStrategicDepth and @AuntieNGO @ColonelStrategicDeath: @UncleThinkTanki  Strategy is the main reason we support Afghan Taliban and do

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Manufacturing Zombies

Writing textbooks for students who are in a formative stage of their lives is serious business. Errors and omissions on the part of the writers, due to ignorance or self-complacency, are pardonable and can be corrected. [...]

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Students in Peshawar Help Victims of Terrorism

By Umer Orakzai KPK is suffering from worst kind of terrorism; there is a bomb blast every other day. Recently a group of concerned students at the University of the Peshawar along with some civil society members called a meeting.The

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Quality Education Compromised

Quaid e Azam University (QAU) is recognized by HEC as the number 1 university in Pakistan. But it has some major problems which are undermining the quality of education. University’s resources are under tremendous stress due to the huge number

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Documentary Competition at Islamia University Bahawalpur

By Sahaab Akbar On 2nd January 2013 a documentary competition was organized at Islamia University of Bahawalpur by members of Executive Club DMS and the Khudi volunteers. The documentaries that were shown in the competition addressed key religious, social and

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بین کرتے رہو

سرسراتی لہو میں اُکستی صدا کو سماعت میسر نہیں آ سکی

رنگ و روغن ابھی گریہ کرتی ہوئی آنکھ میں

نم زدہ ہے

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(غزل - (ظفر خان

ہمیں دیوار و در کا خوف ورثے میں ملا ہے

ہے کوئی زخم شاید اسکی پیشانی کا تعویذ

مرا مرکب ندی میں چلتے چلتے جھانکتا ہے

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Pakistani Talent on the International Stage

For this month’s issue of The Laaltain, we caught up with Gohar Rasheed – an actor not many in Pakistan may have heard of yet, but who soon promises to take the acting scene in the country by storm.

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Let the Sanity Prevail

Last month when the domestic tensions were simmering because of Qadri’s long march, an untoward incident took place on the Pak-India boarder. In a series of clashes, two Pakistani and two Indian soldiers were killed, including beheading of an Indian

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Kalash: Beauty and Plight

Intoxicating is the place, In the shadows of Hindukush Where gods worship the human worth; And define dignity of their land The Kalash called. The Kalash called To show the colors of love, Even in death, they celebrate life. Yes, they are

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میرا فلسفہ ٔ حیات

(البرٹ آئن سٹائن) یہ دنیا بھی کیا بوالعجب شے ہے۔ جہاں ہر کوئی ایک مختصر قیام کے لیے آتا ہے، کسی کو خبر نہیں ہے کہ کس لیے، لیکن کبھی کبھار یونہی ایک الوہی مقصد کی تلاش رہتی ہے۔ روزمرہ

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(بدلتے شہر:لائل پور (فیصل آباد

(اسد فاطمی) چناب اور راوی کے درمیان ساندل بار میں آباد شہر، فیصل آباد، جسے لایلپور بھی کہتے ہیں، اپنی تاریخ میں ایک صدی سے کچھ سال اوپر کی عمر اور تاریخ رکھتا ہے۔ تاریخ کے بسیط گھڑیال پر ایک

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On Long Marches and Revolutions

From last few years an epidemic is erupting in Pakistan, the epidemic of ‘long march’ and ‘revolution’. Mostly it is the middle class which suffers from it. A blazing rhetoric mobilizes masses with a surging desire for ‘change’ lasting not

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A Tribute to Irfan Khudi Ali

Irfan Ali, with Khudi Ali as his social media alias, was a peace and human rights activist belonging to Hazara community. Last month, when two bombs blasts on Alamdar Road in Quetta targeting Hazara Shias took more than 100 lives,

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'حادثہ ایک دم نہیں ہوتا'

ہزارہ نسل کشی اور فرقہ واریت کا تاریخی پس منظر (الف-ف) مذہبی معاشروں میں پیشوائیت کے اندرونی تصادم اور عام آدمی کی 'روح' پر تسلط کے لیے تکفیر اور قتال کے ہتھیار استعمال کرنا ہر مذہبی معاشرے کا تاریخی تجربہ

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