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Liaquat Ali Khan’s objectives: Tracing Pakistan’s origin

By: | Muhammad Ali Azlan |   Nawabzada Liaquat Ali Khan widely known as Quaid-e-Millat (Leader of the Nation) and Shaheed-e-Millat‬‎ (Martyr of the Nation), was one of the leading founding fathers of Pakistan, statesman, lawyer, and political theorist who became and served as the first Prime Minister of Pakistan; in addition, he also held cabinet portfolio as the first...

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The Need for Acceptance of Love Marriage in Our Society

By: |Areesha Anwer| (Department of International Relations, University of Karachi) Doesn't it sound bizarre if one day a stranger comes to you and asks if you both could live together for the rest of your lives as partners? Well, astonishingly I am talking about one of the most common norms of our society prevailing since forever – arranged marriage. As children,...

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The Enigma of Dr. Abdus Salam

By: | Muhammad Ali Azlan |   Published on: Jan 29, 2017    “I was born in the country town of Jhang, then part of British India, now Pakistan, in 1926. My father was a teacher and educational official in the Department of Education and my mother was a housewife. I had 6 brothers and 1 sister. My family was by...

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The plight of ‘Hazara’ community persists amid two competing narratives

By: |Syed Tazmeen Javed| While penning down this brief article of mine,  I chose to display a picture from the Facebook history archive, January 2013, showing a child protesting against the targeted persecution against the Hazara community, calling upon the former  eighth Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon from January 2007 to December 2016, to address the inhumanity committed continuously...

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ICC Champions trophy victory against India last year, just became sweeter

By: | Muhammad Ali Azlan & Waqas Arain |   The 180 run mammoth victory by Pakistan over a much stronger India left 1.3 billion people stunned and shattered and on the other side of the border a nation of 200 million danced in ecstasy and were overjoyed on the occasion, Pakistan had defeated their arch nemesis India in a humiliating fashion...

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Fawad Alam robbed of comeback as PCB’s nepotism continue

BY: | Waqas Jawaid Arain | People say good things come to those who wait but this is neither accurate nor applicable in Fawad Alam’s case. He must wonder what he has done to be on the receiving end of such treatment from Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) selection committee. A sixteen member squad for Pakistan's tour of England and Ireland...

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Thar gets Airport instead of food, water

BY: | Waqas Jawaid Arain | Tharparkar district basically is one of the twenty nine districts of Sindh province in Pakistan. It is largest district of Sindh by land area. The region derives its names from Thar and Parkar. The name Thar is from Thul, the general term for sand region or sand ridges and Parkar literary means “to cross...

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Pashteen champions Pashtun Long March against oppressors

By: | Muhammad Ali Azlan |   "I urge professional soldiers not to follow the command of the generals and brigadiers. Refuse to obey their orders because they (generals) can get you killed like they did with people of Waziristan and other parts of the country", shouted an impassioned slender young man in his address to a large gathering, The...

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#BringingPopBack Pakistani artists take initiative to revive the Goldern Era of ‘POP’

By: | Muhammad Ali Azlan |   The years between 1987 till the early 2000’s constitute the golden age of Pakistani pop and rock music. In these 14 years more pop/rock artistes emerged, albums were recorded and released, and concerts were held than in any other period of the country’s embattled history. The young melodic powerhouse Abbas Ali Khan has...

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Everything to know about the controversial ‘Dabangg Khan’

BY: | Waqas Jawaid Arain | Bollywood superstar Salman Khan, son of celebrated screen writer Salim Khan, has been jailed for five years for shooting endangered wildlife nearly two decades ago. They came together to shoot – a film. They allegedly then went together to shoot - the blackbuck. But in the end, while Salman gets ready to spend a...

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Players to look out for in the PSL Final

BY: | Waqas Jawaid Arain |   As we are just hours away before the start of the much awaited Pakistan Super League (PSL) finale between defending champions Peshawar Zalmi and Islamabad United on Sunday, here are some players to watch out for who can do the damage. It will be a contest between best Bowling attack vs best Batting...

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Shahid Afridi, last of the Mohicans

By: | Muhammad Ali Azlan |   Legendary Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi on Sunday (25th March 2016) played his final international match, ending an illustrious and sometimes controversial 21-year career. The 36-year-old star had already quit Tests in 2010 and ODI cricket after the 2015 World Cup but still skippered the Pakistan T20I team at the 2016 world championships in...

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Younis Khan, ‘smiling’ against all odds

By: | Muhammad Ali Azlan | Class, elegance, poise, determination, will, hardwork, hardwork and hardwork these are the characteristics that molded the great Younis Khan into Pakistan's most accomplished Professional cricketer ever, 'The Ultimate Over-Acheiver'. Younis Khan (born 29 November 1977) is a former Pakistani cricketer and former captain of the Pakistan national cricket team in all three formats of...

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My Grandfather ‘sweared’ by the trUcKload

The following is a work of satire and any resemblance to a person living and/or dead is purely fictitious He was a old frail man who chain-smoked like a chimney, on his traditional Charpaayi, his fingers were adorned with precious gemstone rings, he also had a traditional hookah by his side which barely lasted 5 minutes so he had to...

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Aamir Khan turns 53: A look at ‘Mr. Perfectionist’

By: | Waqas Jawaid Arain | The actor, who has done record-breaking films such as Lagaan, Dangal, 3 Idiots, and Rang De Basanti, has turned 53 today. According to reports, he rang in his birthday with his cast and crew of Thugs of Hindostan, including Fatima Sana Shaikh, Katrina Kaif, at the Mehrangarh Fort in Jodhpur. The Dangal star made...

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Two Englishmen decide to come to Pakistan against all odds

By: | Muhammad Ali Azlan | All the English players playing this season of PSL have already expressed their reservations with regards to playing in Pakistan where the semifinals and finals of the Pakistan Super League Season 3 are scheduled to take place. Jason Roy, Alex Hales, Sam Billings, Eoin Morgan and Kevin Pietersen all have refused to go and play...

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The “Boyhunter” of Shadbagh

Psychologists describe Javed Iqbal Mughal alias Kukri as a pampered child who developed bad habits in early age and later spent most of his life keeping a brigade of teenaged boys around him. People having a first-hand experience of meeting Iqbal term him a “boy hunter” who would go to any extent to satiate his lust for sodomy. Since his...

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