Posts Tagged ‘ war on terror ’

In the Times of Futile Debates

Nov 15th, 2013 | By | Category: Latest, Pakistan

We gloat over carrion; we gather to pick up the pieces. We discriminate between dead bodies under labels of ‘halak’ (merely killed) and ‘shaheed’ (martyred). As we do so, we don God’s hat, partaking of what is exclusively His right with a self-righteous audacity. Our opinions on the dead may not be worth a shred […]

A Message From An American to Pakistanis

Apr 23rd, 2013 | By | Category: Latest, Pakistan, World

Micah Daigle, an American citizen from San Francisco, posted on Facebook after Boston Bombings. “On Friday at 7:05pm Eastern Time, Boston Police received a report that suspected terrorist Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was hiding in a boat in Watertown.At 7:15pm, the low buzz of a drone was heard overheard. Seconds later, an enormous explosion engulfed the area, destroying the […]

A Method in The Madness?

Oct 21st, 2012 | By | Category: Latest, Pakistan

Attacking a girl who expressed her will to educate herself and others like her is a crime most heinous is something every right-minded human being would assent to. There is, quite unsurprisingly therefore, an absolute consensus among Pakistanis and the rest of the world about the reprehensibility of the act_ and that certainly tells us […]

Malala and The Justified War of Terror – II

Oct 16th, 2012 | By | Category: Latest, Pakistan, World

I got in to the car and in the hour long drive back I reflected on the hopeless failure for dialogue. There has been endless condemnation of 9/11 from the “Muslim world” but the propaganda of the last decade drowns it out. Somewhere along shouting out support for such sacred morals as “freedom of speech” […]

Malala and The Justified War of Terror – I

Oct 15th, 2012 | By | Category: Latest, Pakistan, World

I glance down at the empty plastic cup, circled in two small hands; a pair of gleaming eyes looked on intently as she pretended to take a sip and teased “It’s only for girls.” I make a rather exaggerated attempt to snatch it. In an instant she has turned and disappeared in to her room. […]

Is an Average Pakistani a Super Human?

Aug 28th, 2012 | By | Category: Latest, Religion

Scorching heat of summers in Pakistan, along comes Ramadan. The heat makes me crave cold water. I sit right in front of the fan and don’t bother moving an inch. Just when I start to relax.. BOOM! The power goes off. Leaving me appalled wondering whatever happened to all the promises that were made to […]

Of the Kamra Reaction

Aug 22nd, 2012 | By | Category: Latest, Pakistan

Here we are, ready for another wave of bloodshed. There was always the pressure, now there’s a provocation. What actually matters to us? Blood? Lives? Huh. That’s cute. As Kamra was unfolding, so was the psyche of a segment of the Pakistani population, on social media and on TV. The war, and the blood, seems […]

A million dollars a day, keep all the worries away

May 21st, 2012 | By | Category: Latest, Pakistan

Recently, a news item caught my attention that by opening NATO supply routes, Pakistan will earn $365 million annually. By the time you will be reading these lines, re-opening of supply routes might have been finalized. The issue was a bone of contention in Pak-US relationship since the Salala check post incident on 26th November […]

Twitter trend #ShutUpClinton and what it means to me

May 8th, 2012 | By | Category: Latest, Media Watch, Pakistan, World

Hillary Clinton talked about possiblity of presence of Amyn-al-Zawahiri in Pakistan and demanded Pakistan to do more in interviews and Press Conference in India. She immediately received a powerful ‘shut up’ call from Pakistani social media. Hashtag #ShutpClinton started trending, showing the unity of Pakistanis across the board on this sensitive issue. Hillary clinton was shown the […]

Are you following #ShutUpClinton on Twitter?

May 8th, 2012 | By | Category: Latest, Media Watch, Pakistan, World

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, at the end of her visit to India stressed that Pakistan should ‘do more’ with US to fight terrorism, just  a day after she hinted that Aiman Al Zawahiri might be hiding in Pakistan. Pakistan Social Media had already went outrageous on these irresponsible statements from her and the […]