Thank you, dear Muslimaat

A letter of gratitude to #MuslimahPride social media jihadis Dear Muslimaat, I don’t have words to express my gratitude and appreciation for your noble battle against...

Pillars of state

Why we need to respect the constitution   Every now and then there is a wave of articles proposing that it is more important to save...

Joint family system in Pakistan Part-1

Status, issues and solutions In Pakistan, the very first question that is raised after knowing that a girl is getting married is always, "Is...

Zodiac signs and personality traits

Know yourself and others There are 12 zodiac signs, and each sign comes with its own set of strengths and weaknesses – something figured...

The Looming Plastic Pollution Crisis

The oceans could drown in plastic, taking us with them Recent studies in the Arctic revealed that each litre of sea ice contains around 12,000...

Future of Pakistan-Iran ties

Preventing the next regional conflict Pakistan certainly seems to be passing through one of it toughest phases, with turmoil internally and in the neighbourhood. Since...

Not poor, but poorly managed

Pakistan has many resources, but is still poor   By Sheikh Shakil ur Rehman   Pakistan, the dream homeland of the Muslims of subcontinent, is facing stiff...

Higher Education Commission of Pakistan

Inertia, denial and incompetence   Only 11pc of Pakistani universities are Federally Chartered Universities while 89pc of the universities are chartered by the provincial governments hence...

Who is responsible?

How the problem of load shedding spiralled out of hand The Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) is naturally apprehensive about the adverse impact of the unprecedented...

Cruel MCAT and ECAT

Kicking the Eligible   The idea of making MCAT and ECAT the pre-requisite for the admissions in the medical colleges and universities is utterly useless and...

Unity, Faith and Discipline 

The Quaid's three pillars We celebrated 141st birth anniversary of the founding father of Pakistan Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah. His three pillars of nation building were...

BADSHAHI MOSQUE

A mosque that changed the river bed   Constructed between 1671 and 1673 under the supervision of Fida'i Khan Koka (Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb's brother-in-law and the...

Iqbal’s dreams for an ideal homeland

Remembering Iqbal on his 142nd birth anniversary   By Muhammad Sohail Ahmed   It was in 1938 that Allama Iqbal died on 21 April 1939 after dreaming...

Our real ‘jugular’

What we have done to Gilgit-Baltistan Like today’s politicians and strategic experts do not know how Balochistan came to be a part of Pakistan, they...

Remembering Junaid Jamshed and many others

Who is responsible for this loss? Junaid Jamshed’s tragic demise in an air crash conjured up my entire childhood right before my eyes. I...

Promoting literacy in Pakistan

Literacy is a right in itself and an instrument for achieving other rights Literacy and numeracy skills are critical to economic development of a...

The future of education in Pakistan

#UnitedWeREACH   Equal access to quality education, has been a long-standing challenge for Pakistan. Out of an estimated population of 191 million, nearly 25 million children...