Tag Archives: Pakistan

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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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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my world has changed


Love gardens are smaller now. Don’t they? I questioned Javed Y-zai, a friend from my university days. He looked back and replied calmly, “you have seen bigger places that is why this looks smaller to you now”. I noded “yes” … Continue reading

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