Eid-e-Miladun Nabi (S.A.W)

My slumber was abruptly bothered as if I was suffering from sleep apnea. Irritated, I stretched out my hand for my mobile phone. It read 2am and it was a bitterly cold night. Rubbing the sleep from my eyes, it suddenly dawned on me that I was disturbed by Ashiqan-e-Rasool.

It has increasingly become a . . . → Read More: Eid-e-Miladun Nabi (S.A.W)

Khan tou Khan, Qadri bhi Khan

It’s amazing how quickly a leader or an ideology can win over the country’s youth. As I headed to office one fine day, I confronted an excited youth from our neighbourhood who said,

“I am going to Lahore to attend a jalsa on December 23!”

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Are We a Nation in Denial?

Amidst chaos once more; this time the people are better prepared, but perhaps only mentally. It seems like the Pakistani Society (especially the youth) has acclimatized at a miraculous pace. Be it bomb blasts, suicide attacks, open fire on civilians, floods, earthquakes, dengue; we can know it all and still strut down the sidewalks with our . . . → Read More: Are We a Nation in Denial?

Despite Broken Wrist, Ifra Wali Wins Gold At South Asian Winter Games

“I can take part in the competition even with my broken wrist. Please let me compete,” insisted 15-year old Ifra Wali, who had arrived in India with a 27-member ski team to represent Pakistan in the first South Asian Winter Games.

In Auli, a ski resort in India’s Uttarkhand state, Ifra was practicing along with . . . → Read More: Despite Broken Wrist, Ifra Wali Wins Gold At South Asian Winter Games

Tennis under a cloud of drones?

In a bid to bring sporting action to war-stricken Waziristan, the Pakistan Tennis Federation (PTF) is planning to hold an event in the mountainous region featuring top national players of the country, according to the federation’s secretary.

Waziristan has been affected by drone attacks since the start of war against terrorism and Taliban resurgence. . . . → Read More: Tennis under a cloud of drones?

Too Little Too Late?

PCB launches anti-corruption programme

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has launched a programme to educate cricketers and officials on how to avoid corruption and be on their best behaviour in the sport.

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Youth, Terrorism and the Internet

It is becoming clear that terrorist organizations are recruiting and influencing youths to carry their devastating acts. Sadly, many youths, irrespective of race, religion, education background or economic status have fallen prey to the rhetoric propagated by these groups.

 

The statistics are grim. Around 300,000 children, both boys and girls under the age of . . . → Read More: Youth, Terrorism and the Internet

New polio case traced to refusal of vaccine!

PESHAWAR, March 29: A new case of polio has been reported in the semi-tribal Frontier Region of Lakki Marwat, as parents continue to refuse vaccination of their children in parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Fata.

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‘Peshawar through the ages’ shown in flowers

Celebrating the 2,500 years of Peshawar as the oldest living city of South Asia, the Floral Art Society of Peshawar brought together women members of floral art societies from other cities, who exhibited their skills of traditional flower arrangement on Tuesday.

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Devolution and Division Bells

ISLAMABAD: The future of over 5,000 students presently studying at different foreign universities seems to be at stake as the financial matters of Higher Education Commission (HEC) are being shifted to the provinces under the 18th Amendment. . . . → Read More: Devolution and Division Bells