The Pakistani wedding for dummies

A concise introduction The Pakistani weddings are great affairs provided you are blessed with infinite patience. Even better if you are not weighed down...

Role of students in society

Society is a group of people who commonly share values, requirements and interests. Student is an important pillar in building and educated society as...

Pakistan’s major problems and their solutions

Keeping democratic institutions strong Pakistan has faced major challenges in its socioeconomic situation over past seventy years. However, not all problems have been overcome....

An open letter to Ben Affleck

Your heart was in the right place, but… Dear Ben, I am writing to you today as a woman who was born and raised in Islam....

Council of Islamic Ideology declares women’s existence anti-Islamic

Islamabad - Sharia Correspondent: The Council of Islamic Ideology (CII) concluded their 192nd meeting on Thursday with the ruling that women are un-Islamic and that their...

Social stratification

It is a system whereby people rank and evaluate each other as superior and on the basis of evaluation reward with one another with...

Kafiristan’s ‘Muslims’

Their tale of communal love, harmony and peace   By Hassnain Malik   We used to go to whichever village in Chitral, made a list of the...

“Wato Izzo Mantasha Wato Zillo Mantasha”

God gives honour to whom He pleases and dishonour to whom He pleases The phrase “Wato Izzo Mantasha Wato Zillo Mantasha” is from Surah Al-Imran...

Problems of generation gap

Generations, despite any day and age, have their set mind and rules which invariably are difficult to mend. We all think of kids to be like soft clay, and by the time they grow up, the society in which they stay largely constitutes their upbringing. The rest is determined by the norms that they all live by.
Generation gap is the major reason today why parents and children are moving away from each other. As we all know, the environment has changed, so the life style and with that

Risks of playing hardball with opposition

PM needs to walk a fine line   One had hoped that a 48-hour respite from a strenuous schedule would cool down the strung-up Prime...

Sufism in the subcontinent

The spiritual dimension of Islam     It may seem ironic to many that throughout Islamic history the voices against religious fundamentalism did not come as much...

Another machination of India

Doing it now with maps   By Rameez Mahesar   History shows that India has always been flaunting its malevolent behaviour towards Pakistan. Until now, it has...

Myth of normalcy in IOK

The agony of the Valley continues   Notwithstanding the fact that the world at large has not endorsed the Indian action regarding Indian-Occupied Kashmir, expressed...

Globalisation and Pakistani culture

Ours is a hybrid culture     Globalisation is deeply related with various issues including “the spatial reorganisation of production, the interpenetration of industries across borders, the...

The sheer importance of cinema

How unreality of cinema provides an oasis to those sick and buried in real lives  Some things- they could be a quote, a picture,...

Modi must be stopped

More than words and dialogue required now It has been more than a hundred days since Narendra Modi sent 600,000 of his soldiers to...

Is the economy recovering?

Depends on how you look at things   Prime Minister Imran Khan on a regular basis insists that the economy is heading in the right...