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Coping with anxiety during COVID-19

By: | Saira Ashraf Kanjoo | _______________________________________________________________________________ The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has presented an unusual challenge for mankind. It spread across planet earth within days, leaving everyone in a state of shock. People were unprepared to deal with the challenges in the wake of its outbreak. As a consequence, many people are experiencing fear and uncertainty. The sudden onset...

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Anxiety Disorder in Pakistan

By: | Shuja Umar| To evaluate the importance of anxiety and to find out the incidence and prevalence of anxiety disorders in Pakistan through retrospective search. Anxiety may be caused by a mental condition, a physical condition, the effects of drugs, or a combination of these. Anxiety is a sensation characterized by a sense of foreboding, uneasiness and fear. Such...

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Initiate ‘The Chicken Protocol’

By: | Muhammad Ali Azlan |   Tis' the day of Jubilation and ecstasy, finally a cure for poverty which does not involve culling of the poor??? Who knows, gotta take billy's (Bill Gates) word for it. In the battle for better utilization of mother earth's free natural resources and stopping the most dangerous species of the planet from eating...

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Salman Azmi You will live forever

By: |Syed Tazmeen Javed| Salman Azmi, poet who has served Ahlulbayt(As) is no more between us. Son of an iconic poet Dr. Rehan Azmi was known to be the future legend. Like his father he was serving the family of Prophet (Saww) with dedication and in accordance to the timely needs. He breathed his last on Saturday, 17 November 2018...

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Fanaticism and opportunity, a dirty business amid chaos

By: | Muhammad Ali Azlan |   My blood boils as I write this, this is as much a rant as an informed opinion. The country is in tatters, the Aasia Bibi acquittal aftermath has resulted in an extremely volatile situation in the country, complete media blackout of the protests and skirmishes are being observed, mobile services are suspended in...

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Deathbed and Death-row, the untold story of Taseer

By: | Muhammad Ali Azlan | It’s always been tumultuous times in the mercurial land of Pakistan and we are fortunately or unfortunately (God will decide) again on the precipice of a paradigm shift in the Islamic Republic. Aasia Bibi, 53, who has been death row for eight years, was acquitted by the country's top court on Wednesday morning. Bibi's...

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Why do you ignore Arbaeen?

By: |Syed Tazmeen Javed| I have not seen him with my eyes. But it is as He inspires me while I write down my feelings which are ought to be spread to the larger world. Arbaeen  e Hussain (AS)--- the term does not need any introduction. But alas, the largest gathering of the world is ignored by the main stream...

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10 Questions: Khurram Waqar and the ‘Facedown Movement’ feat. Todi, the smoker

By: | Muhammad Ali Azlan | We sit down with the pre-eminent rock aficionado of Pakistan Mr. Khurram Waqar, lead guitarist, music director and a real cool positive individual. Khurram has been part of various rock outfits over the years with a varying degree of commercial success, most notable for forming and playing lead guitar for the Iconic 'Qayaas'. Currently...

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Millions of women in Pakistan are at risk of breast cancer

Web Desk: Genetic disposition along with environmental factors, mainly linked to lifestyle, has presently exposed one out of every 8 to 9 woman in Pakistan at risk to be inflicted with breast cancer. October is celebrated as breast cancer awareness month globally and Pink Ribbon observes it in Pakistan as Pinktober. The theme of this year’s campaign is #SaveThe9th which...

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I escaped a kidnapping attempt by an Uber driver

In an unfortunate turn of events, things that are supposed to be a matter of convenience and utility can sometimes become a hassle and lead to awkward or in some case, 'dangerous' conditions. A colleague from the workplace who is juggling a job and her studies simultaneously and belongs to the opposite sex (female) "The gender which is not supposed...

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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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Karbala teaches lesson to never bow before forces of tyranny

BY: | Waqas Jawaid |   Martyrdom of Hazrat Imam Hussain (R.A) is a lesson for everyone to never refrain from fighting against terrorism, extremism and intolerant ideology and emphasized on promoting affinity and brotherhood. On this day, we will have to shun our sectarian, ethnic and provincial differences and have to inculcate equality, harmony, discipline and the traits of...

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When will we apologize to our minorities?

By: | Abdul Moiz Malik |   When Dr Atif Mian was appointed to the Economic Advisory Council, I knew that it was just a matter of time before his faith causes pandemonium in our society. I was apprehensive that the government will succumb to the uproar and will have to recant its decision. But, when information minister Fawad Chaudhry...

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Minorities who defended Pakistan with their blood and sweat

By: | Fahad Nabeel |   Since the independence of Pakistan, non-Muslim Pakistanis with their Muslim countrymen, have shouldered responsibilities in the building of the country. Like Muslim Pakistanis, the non-Muslim countrymen also excelled in the fields of education, arts and literature, social services etc. According to the figures available on the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics’ website, non-Muslim Pakistanis constitute nearly 4%...

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Refuting 6th September narrative by few skeptical ‘pseudo’ intellectuals

By: Muhammad Tabish Sarfaraz (Masters in International Relations) The day of 6th September had always been a memorable day for me growing up. Special programs were telecast on the state televisions, commemorating the historic war that was fight with arch rival India in 1965. Over time, it came to include all stories about defence of the motherland. There were dramas...

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Chohan, back at it again with his potty-mouth

LAHORE: The bold, brazen and often emotional Punjab’s Minister for Information and Culture Fayyaz ul Hassan Chohan left the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf supporters red-faced as a video of him unleashing his infamous 'tongue tornadoes' at a public gathering in Lahore surfaced on social media. The PTI’s provincial minister issued irresponsible comments in his usual carefree style while advocating for a ban...

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Music Ace Xulfi traces Bayaan’s Inception and Discovery

By: | Muhammad Ali Azlan | Veteran Musician and guitar wizard Zulfiqar Jabbar Khan a.k.a Xulfi, a true representative of the golden age of music in Pakistan who has now taken a backseat and is more involved in the music production side of things typed an somewhat emotional post about the much talked about musical reality TV show competition of...

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