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3 Rupees meal made possible in Pakistan

Posted October 12, 2013 Avatar Rehman Siddiq

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In a country of 180 million people, how much importance is attached to the single individual? Attempt in your own way to grapple with this question: can an individual become an institution? How much does one human being count for in the entirety and cacophony of a diverse nation? All too often, the news is a sobering reminder of the downward trajectory Pakistan, achieved with the supreme sacrifice of blood and initially conceived as a dream, has been undergoing especially in the wa...


Pride and Prejudice

Posted December 30, 2013 no picture Maryam Nawaz

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I happened to meet a Chitrali girl a couple of days back: compactly wrapped in her plain, batiste, black shawl, and her eyes always looking down. She seemed to be quite introverted and diffident to me. At first glance, she was like a fish out of water. Intrigued by her novelty and the tales heard about their lifestyle, I was compelled to become acquainted with her. To my surprise, the misconception about them being conservative became a heap of mud the instant she started expressing her thoughts...


Tributes to Pakistan teenager killed when he stopped a bomber

Posted January 9, 2014 Avatar JulieVOY

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"The suicide bomber wanted to destroy the school and school students. It was my cousin who stopped him from this...destruction."

Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-25663992

Tributes have been pouring in for a Pakistani teenager who was killed on Monday when he tackled a suicide bomber targeting his school in the Hangu area. Aitzaz Hasan, 15, was with friends outside school when they spotted a man wearing a suicide vest. Despite the pleas of his fellow students, he decided to confront and capture the bomber who then detonated his vest, his cousin told the BBC. Aitzaz is being hailed as a hero in an outpouring of praise on social media. Th...


Making Peace

Posted March 16, 2014 no picture

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“The road is blocked. You cannot go any further, please come through the other way,” a 7-year old child declared solemnly. “But I have to drop off my daughter. She is going to be late for her office. Please let us pass!” my father requested. “No, Sir!” this time another child spoke, and sounded like they were coming-of-age. “Can you please look at my card?” my father handed out his service card. “Hmm…”, the first child began to check. After he was satisfied, h...