Being Pakistani: Pakistani facets of cultures amid media revolt

Being Pakistani: Pakistani facets of cultures amid media revolt

The 20th century can be termed as the century of communication. The main mean of mass communication grew in succession as the century unfolded. Media messages have a deep impact on the society and are instrumental in creating the popularly accepted norms. Culture can be defined as the way of life...

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Crisis in Kashmir: what happened the last time India and Pakistan were so close to a conflict

Crisis in Kashmir: what happened the last time India and Pakistan were so close to a conflict

The tension between the two nuclear powers of South Asia is high and is increasing. As part of the escalation of the Kashmir conflict, Pakistan had shot down two Indian Air Force planes and captured one of the pilots after the aircraft fell on its territory. India, for its part,...

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Pakistan’s projection on family planning and birth control profile

Pakistan’s projection on family planning and birth control profile

The realization that you’re married has barely sunk in; you’re still in your honeymoon phase so it’s not his snoring that keeps you up nights; you haven’t yet decided whether you want to deal with NADRA and officially change your status on your CNIC card. But already, the chachis and...

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The Pulwama Attack – India’s hubris amid rising tide of hate

The Pulwama Attack – India’s hubris amid rising tide of hate

In an eerie déjà vu of the Mumbai massacre, Pathankot and Uri’s false-flag operation(s), India again unimaginatively fabricates an account, accusing Pakistan of masterminding the heinous Pulwama attack. This is another odious example of the BJP’s Brahmin Samraj malevolently maligning Pakistan while deviously diverting the world’s attention from Delhi’s ongoing...

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Redefining Saudi-Pak ties: A historic moment for Pakistan as agreements get inked

Redefining Saudi-Pak ties: A historic moment for Pakistan as agreements get inked

The crown prince had originally been due to arrive on Saturday but the Pakistan foreign ministry released a statement late Friday saying the visit had been delayed by one day, with the programme unchanged. On Thursday night, Prime Minister Imran Khan chaired a high-level meeting to review arrangements ahead of...

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Catcall: A wry twist

Catcall: A wry twist

Awareness of sexual harassment in various forms continues to increase. However, literature on street harassment, such as catcalling, is less explored. The police may largely ignore harassment on the street because men often do not understand how pervasive it can be, but most importantly because there are no laws being...

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Pakistan’s diminishing ‘Book-reading’ culture

Pakistan’s diminishing ‘Book-reading’ culture

Jerry Seinfeld said: “A bookstore is one of the only pieces of evidence we have that people are still thinking.” Books play the vital role in the character building of an individual and nation. Books expand the horizon of thoughts of its reader. Books tend to change the thought process...

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World Cancer Day: Battling the blighting disease

World Cancer Day: Battling the blighting disease

World Cancer Day 2019: World Cancer Day is an international day, which is marked on 4th February to increase awareness of cancer, and to encourage its prevention, early detection and treatment. Every year the theme has its own theme. This year, the Union for International Cancer Control, which organizes World Cancer...

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CHILD MARRIAGES – Composing life just to nurture and neglect

CHILD MARRIAGES – Composing life just to nurture and neglect

“And Prince Charming and Cinderella got married and they lived happily ever after” … She shut the book and jumped around with blissful glee. Cinderella was her favourite character and she had gotten married too. Mother had given her the news only yesterday. On her next birthday, she would be a bride, just...

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Pakistan is ‘Asia’s best kept secret’ – A melting pot of ancient history, heritage and identity

Pakistan is ‘Asia’s best kept secret’ – A melting pot of ancient history, heritage and identity

Travel and tourism are one of the largest industries in the world with global economic contribution (direct, indirect and induced) of over $7.6 trillion in 2016. Pakistan, unfortunately, is a country that has been at the receiving end of such mythology and perception for a good while now, even as...

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