Killing Kotri and palla catch, Sindh’s fishermen worry about water downstream

There are 147 fish species found in the River Indus out of which 22 are found nowhere else in the world. Kotri downstream water is deemed a waste and excessive, even though an important sub-sector of the economy, fishing, is dependent on it. This includes coastal and inland fishing. Traditionally the most popular palla fish is […]

Pakistan’s e-commerce industry is worth just $100m and India’s is a whopping $12b

With an increasing number of internet service subscriptions and rising market penetration of smart phones in the country, the e-commerce sector in Pakistan has huge potential. The country already has 44 million broadband users, which is greater than the entire population of Canada. Yet our e-commerce industry is valued at a mere $100 million. In […]

The Curse of Being Transgender

They are one of us, they get born like all of us but they are never considered as equal to us. Having the 3rd gender puts them in a category that’s not lovable or likeable for us. It’s our self-designed system whereby we consider ourselves the elite of Allah’s creation and them as the cursed […]

What everyone missed about Nawaz’s disqualification

I was following the news on the disqualification of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif by the Supreme Court on account of the infamous Panama Case. I was checking the reactions on social media. Most of the reactions seemed to only focus on politics. For a lot of people in the online Pakistani community, the concern […]

Rajgal & Khyber IV

The Pakistan Army has launched operation Khyber IV in Rajgal valley of Khyber Agency. The primary aim of the offensive is to stop the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) from gaining a foothold in the region. Military officials believe that the roots of the Parachinar bomb blasts are linked to activity in the […]

Hypocrisy of Nuclear No First Use

In the realist paradigm of International Relations, one should not solely trust the words of another state when it is a matter of a threat to national security. Keeping this in mind, how one can believe that a state with nuclear weapons will keep its word not to use them in a time of crisis? […]

Time to give Imran Khan a shot at PM?

A recent conflict between Babar Awan (read: main pillar of the PPP) and co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari has led Mr. Awan to leave the PPP and join PTI. The end of a two-decade long association with the PPP has been appalling news for opposition leader in the National Assembly, Syed Khursheed Shah, PPP co-chairman Asif […]

Mania of Ramadan shows: Sanctity or stupidity?

Fasting is not peculiar to Muslims; the Jews, Christians, Hindus and people of other faiths also fast. Nevertheless there have been some gradual changes in the practices of other religions. Muslims celebrate the month of Ramadan with sanctity and enthusiasm by fasting and other acts of worship such as prayer, reciting the Holy Quran and […]

Pakistan’s Generation Why?

Pakistani youth has embarked on a train named destiny that takes its passengers to development. Since the creation of Pakistan, its young people have always been crushed and oppressed by their teachers, leaders and parents. Before entering politics every leader takes an oath that they will be responsible for Pakistan’s future and its youth. But […]

Your filth

The filth I was carrying on my body was yours. I am filthy, you are clean; but who is filthier? I spent my whole life diving into gutters, suffocatingly stinky, my sweat mixed with the filth of the whole city and I never complained because what is gutter for you is bread and butter for […]


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