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Islamabad- a musical city


How many people would know, Islamabad, the capital of Pakistan is full of musicians; whoever enters your house turns out to be musician.  “We are going through horrific times in Pakistan but in the middle of all this chaos and … Continue reading

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Small things can make big difference


In big cities like London small community efforts always don’t make it to the headlines. But there are some exceptions like reopening of the Friern Barnet Community Library.    I recently moved to London with my husband. We found a … Continue reading

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Foreign or local?


To Ihsan ullah Ihsan & Taliban apologists, On Saturday morning on my way to Germany, I got the press release of Tehreek e Taliban Pakistan (TTP) via email. It was sent ( i hope written also) by Ihsan ullah Ihsan, … Continue reading

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Mengal’s 6 points


I had a very interesting discussion on the breakfast table with T today. It was over Akhtar Mengal’s 6 points on Balochistan.  Sardar Akhtar Mengak is former Balochistan Chief Minister. He was in exile and recently returned and now heads … Continue reading

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Live conversion on Pakistani TV channel


During the Islamic month of Ramadan, different networks try to attract viewers with special shows, as the TV ratings war in Pakistan intensifies. Controversial religious broadcaster and former politician Aamir Liaqat is back on Pakistan’s leading network Geo TV and risqué entertainer and … Continue reading

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Zainab AlKhawaja – a prisoner of conscience


The 27 year old Bahraini cyber activist was arrested last Saturday by the police as she was protesting against the Formula 1 race and demanding the release of her father. This is not the first time she has protested or … Continue reading

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Hazara community targeted in Pakistan


The capital of troubled Balochistan, Quetta was closed on Saturday and Sunday. This time the call for protest was not given by the Baloch separatists but by the minority Shia Hazara community. In the recent past, targeted violence against the … Continue reading

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Public vs. Consumers


How does it feel when you are the only woman sitting in the Islamabad High Court at the Justice Qazi Faiz Isa led three-member judicial commission? You don’t feel harassed by all the men present there. Not even a single … Continue reading

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ANNIE


I google hundered of things, words, sites but I never thought about google-ing my name. I have been indifferent about my name Annie. I know each and every detail of my name.  And since my childhood I am a lil … Continue reading

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Isloo week-ends


I look at the right event invitation bar on my FB page. There are three events happening in Bonn on the same date and on the same weekend. It’s been almost three months now. I am back in the land … Continue reading

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