In a few hours from now, social media is going to experience a tsunami of emotions, nostalgia and patriotism. It’s that time of the year when we remember Baba-e-Qaum, tell him how proud we are to be his progeny and promise to make him proud this year. Baba sleeps peacefully knowing that he is missed . . . → Read More: Birthday Blues
By Zoon Ahmed Khan
10 January, 2013: As Pakistan drenched itself in a bloodbath of Hazara suffering, this year started with a not too promising start for the well being of the weak. Blasts specifically targeting the Shia community in Quetta and Swat claimed a total of 130 people. Predominantly Hazara, the . . . → Read More: Not just Sectarian
Waking up to Obama’s projected victory after he had crossed the 270 electoral vote mark was a relief. No. Actually it gave me that adrenaline rush I needed to get my day started. 6 billion dollars have been spent in the past 4 years on both the candidates’ campaigns combined. And we land pretty much . . . → Read More: US 2012: It does matter if its Black or White
All of us have some special kind of emotional attachment to things that we cherished during childhood and teenage. The home where we have the earliest memories, our childhood best friends, that special watch that one of your elders gave you after getting good results in school, that special spicy chaats which your mother used . . . → Read More: When Quetta was safe
Eighteen bloodied bodies, shot Gestapo-style, lay by the roadside. Men in army uniforms had stopped four buses bound from Rawalpindi to Gilgit, demanding that all 117 persons on board alight.Those with Shia sounding names on their national identification cards were separated out. Minutes later it was all over; the earlier massacres of Hazara Shias in . . . → Read More: Why should religion make us lose respect for human life?
PESHAWAR: At least four people were killed and one was injured on Friday morning when gunmen opened fire on a passenger vehicle in Lower Kurram Agency, increasing the death toll in violence over the past two days to 11.
According to sources, the vehicle, bound for Sada in central Kurram, was intercepted by gunmen in . . . → Read More: Day 3: Kurram – Four dead in second attack in the agency