Home Bittersweet Home: A Compromise Between Dignity and Despair

Home Bittersweet Home: A Compromise Between Dignity and Despair

Every one of us has heard of old age homes abroad, but none of us anticipated the day we would get to see them in Pakistan.  It was something that we thought would never penetrate our society. Our cultural values and ethics were too strong to let this practice sink...

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The stigma of abortions in Pakistan; A moral argument of choice

The stigma of abortions in Pakistan; A moral argument of choice

Pakistan currently has one of the highest abortion rates in the world. Abortion in our country has become the means to exercise birth control, and most of these abortions are being conducted in unsafe environments. It’s totally normal to have a lot of different emotions after your abortion. Everyone’s experiences vary,...

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Child Abduction – Years undone and a stolen life

Child Abduction – Years undone and a stolen life

This article addresses the foremost myth of child abduction; that it is generally committed by strangers. This commonly held view is considered in light of the extant empirical knowledge base. Research indicates that stranger abduction occurs less frequently than family abduction or acquaintance abduction; stereotypical stranger abductions are rarer still,...

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Dowry in Pakistan: Reflections on bridging the gap between theory and practice

Dowry in Pakistan: Reflections on bridging the gap between theory and practice

Dowry is an act of discrimination of unmarried girls, whose marital life and values are defined by the prices of their respective dowries. Along with the other social tribulations, it is one of the most significant and prevailing problems of Pakistan. With majority of the population living below the poverty...

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Unfolding another new year; welcoming 2019!

Unfolding another new year; welcoming 2019!

New Year’s Day in Pakistan is celebrated with fervor across a multitude of culturally, ethnically and religiously diverse communities. Many Pakistanis welcome the New Year with celebrations, festivities and prayers. Ringing in the New Year is cause for celebration, for spending time with friends and family, and for looking back. A...

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Tribute to the legend – Benazir Bhutto; ‘Daughter of the East’ on her 11th death anniversary

Tribute to the legend – Benazir Bhutto; ‘Daughter of the East’ on her 11th death anniversary

Bibi, It has been over a decade since you met your untimely demise on December 27, 2007. It has been 11 years since the day the country lost one of its greatest leaders. The state that Pakistan finds itself in today may not surprise you. Unlike the others, you had the foresight to see...

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25th December – Reclaiming the beacon of hope with Quaid-e-Azam this year on Christmas

25th December – Reclaiming the beacon of hope with Quaid-e-Azam this year on Christmas

25 December has a special significance for Pakistan as well. Being the birthday of the Founding Father (25 December 1876), no citizen of the Islamic Republic can afford to under- estimate its importance not only for us but for the world at large. Moreover, this is arguably my most favorite...

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Designing Pakistan’s future: 2019 to reign in risks?

Designing Pakistan’s future: 2019 to reign in risks?

We owe a great deal to our leaders and forefathers who sacrificed their lives to help create Pakistan. In India, the anti-minority policies of their Hindu rulers have made Muslims and the other minorities within the country realize the significance and need for Quaid-e-Azam’s struggle all those years ago. Now,...

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The fading essence of ‘traditional love’ in our society

The fading essence of ‘traditional love’ in our society

It’s wedding season in Pakistan. We all know what that means – our tables are strewn with intricately designed wedding invitations, making us wonder how long each wedding will last. Unfortunately, the time lapse between a wedding and a divorce has shortened, and the number of broken marriages is increasing. Before you...

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Pakistan on the edge: Running on empty due to water crisis

Pakistan on the edge: Running on empty due to water crisis

Water crisis is emerging one of the biggest challenges for Pakistan now a days. Pakistan’s water resources are running dry at alarming rate. Current extreme water shortage warnings have attracted nation’s attention. The annual water availability that was nearly 1,300 cubic metres per capita, has fallen to 1000 cubic meters...

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