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More Than 70 Reported Dead In Suicide Attack On Pakistani Shrine

Reuters | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 02.16.2017 | Home

KARACHI, Pakistan (Reuters) - A suicide bomber attacked a crowded Sufi shrine in southern Pakistan on Thursday, killing at least 72 people and woundin...

At once silent and eloquent': a glimpse of Pakistani visual poetry

The Conversation Global | Posted 02.13.2017 | Arts
The Conversation Global

Rickshaw poetry in Pakistan. D.Kazi, CC BY-NC-ND Durriya Kazi, University of Karachi Whose mischief created a world of beseechers? Each petitioner ...

Pakistani Pop Star Interrupts Concert After Seeing Sexual Harassment

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 01.24.2017 | Women

Pakistani pop star Atif Aslam has been showered in praise since interrupting his concert in Karachi mid-song on Jan. 14 to intervene when he saw a wom...

How Do You Spell Compassion?

Isabel Rimanoczy, Ed.D. | Posted 04.07.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Isabel Rimanoczy, Ed.D.

So, what is the world you want to live in? It seems that the first step each one of us can do is simple. It just takes the decision to do it. Transforming our passion into compassion.

Kifah in Karachi: Sunday at the Salon

Kifah Shah | Posted 03.08.2017 | Home
Kifah Shah

As a megacity with an estimated 23+ million population comprised of every ethnicity and religion the region has to offer, Karachi is a melting pot of people and ideas.

City by the Sea -- A Runway for these Souls

Mariam Khan | Posted 11.19.2016 | Home
Mariam Khan

Without fearing the unknown, kids from around the seafaring metropolis have learnt to celebrate the essence of life.

How a Comedienne Finds Her Funny

Todd Felderstein | Posted 11.03.2016 | Comedy
Todd Felderstein

She continues to take the comedy world by storm setting a number of "firsts" that include: First Pakistani female to head the Hollywood Improv; Fist Pakistani female to produce her own show at the World Famous Comedy Store, and the list continues to grow.

Pasting Smiles: One Lens at a Time

Mariam Khan | Posted 09.25.2016 | Home
Mariam Khan

"I am blue, the colour blue for that paves way for communication -- an intangible element that works for most of us associated with the shooting world," expounds this lensman who ties a perfect knot of his red Pumas.

Finding Myself in a Lost Pakistan

Aisha Subhan | Posted 09.24.2016 | College
Aisha Subhan

At age 20, I was finally going to visit the subcontinent of my ethnic origin. As the plane inched closer to Karachi's airport, I predicted the plane would backtrack, escape its intended route, and never land on Pakistani soil.

The Earth and Me

KidSpirit | Posted 07.06.2016 | Religion
KidSpirit

Islam is a religion that teaches duty and responsibility. We are made dependent on one another so that we may help each other. My relationship with the earth isn't limited to just my lifetime, but to those born after me.

Obfuscating the Crime in Pakistan

Hassan Raza | Posted 05.30.2015 | Religion
Hassan Raza

In an unfortunate incident that took place in Balochistan province of Pakistan on Friday night, dozens of heavily armed gunmen, wearing the uniforms o...

Courage in the Face of Fear: Remembering Sabeen Mahmud

Jacqueline Novogratz | Posted 06.28.2015 | Impact
Jacqueline Novogratz

Pakistan lost a beloved, courageous leader last Friday night. If there is one thing that everyone who had the privilege of knowing Sabeen Mahmud understood, it is that above all else, she loved Pakistan and believed it was a country worth fighting for -- and, in her case, tragically, worth dying for.

'Peace Not Pieces'

Mariam Khan | Posted 01.25.2015 | Religion
Mariam Khan

The Constitution of 1973 clearly states equal and fair rights to all citizens of the Islamic republic of Pakistan. Why have we backtracked on the indubitable basis our country was founded upon? Where did tolerance go?

Cyclone Nilofar: Another Whirlwind of an Event to Head to Karachi's Beach?

Mariam Khan | Posted 12.30.2014 | Home
Mariam Khan

As Cyclone Nilofar, a category 4 super cyclone heads towards the north-eastern coast of the Arabian Sea, Karachiites with their adventure-thrill loving practices, make way towards the extremely popular Karachi beach-front, commonly known as Sea View.

'Na Maloom Afraad': Revival of Pakistani Cinema in Progress

Mariam Khan | Posted 12.21.2014 | Entertainment
Mariam Khan

Na Maloom Afraad revolves around the mundane struggle a citizen, specially an individual residing in the multi ethnic, intertwined city of diverse cultures and how people come up with ways to beat the harsh realities they face.

The Other Malalas

Sahar Taman | Posted 10.14.2014 | Impact
Sahar Taman

Malala is truly a voice of the voiceless; millions of girls and women without access to education in both the development world, and yes, even in the West. However, there are those among the voiceless who have dared to give themselves a voice.

Astoria Characters: The Pharmacist

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 11.08.2014 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

The central aisle of Norwood Rexall Drugs is long and narrow like a train tunnel. It leads straight to Syed Naqvi. The pharmacy counter is tall. Syed is not.

One-On-One With Pakistan's First Hockey Olympian, Aziz ur Rehman Khan

Mariam Khan | Posted 10.08.2014 | Sports
Mariam Khan

The man who brought a lot of glory to our nation, Aziz-ur-Rehman Khan was amongst the squad of the national hockey team which represented Pakistan for the very first time in the XIVth London Olympiad. I visited the gentleman in the early hours of the morning to know the legend further while he takes a stroll down memory lane.

After Six Month Lull Obama's Drone Assassination Campaign in Pakistan Is Back On

Brian Glyn Williams | Posted 08.24.2014 | Politics
Brian Glyn Williams

While the future of the CIA drone campaign in Pakistan is uncertain, the terrorists have been given advance notice that the drones are once again hunting them.

A Game of Egos

Mariam Khan | Posted 08.17.2014 | Politics
Mariam Khan

2013. A year in Pakistan's history when the government and public were celebrating a successful election as for the first time ever in the nation's history. Democracy, here, is when the government is fooling the masses who have been kept under the false pretense of having the right to express themselves completely.

It's High Time to Quell the Insurgency in Pakistan

Madiha Shah Modi | Posted 08.13.2014 | Home
Madiha Shah Modi

A full scale military operation to rid Pakistan of the scourge of terrorism in the country's tribal belt has sparked a national debate, and defense analysts and experts on Afghan affairs and militancy have begun shedding light on the Karachi airport attack. Given that Pakistan has already reportedly suffered 49,000 casualties -- including the loss of more than 15,000 security personnel in its fight against homegrown insurgency -- and given the prospects of full throttle action against the militants in coming days, the government needs to focus on formulating an effective strategy to avoid civilian casualties in future situations. Hence, it is the high time to quell the insurgency through employing all the resources available.

Pakistan Should Launch War to Get Rid of Taliban -- Not Halfway, but Once and for All

Saeed Qureshi | Posted 08.11.2014 | Home
Saeed Qureshi

If the rulers cannot ensure the safety of the people, then better they resign and quit power. The present government's endeavors to build a bridge of understanding with the Taliban are a mere waste of time. The Taliban, who have scant regard for the sanctity of human lives, do not deserve -- nor should be shown -- any mercy. If the government is reluctant to unleash a ruthless crackdown on the Taliban, then let the army on its own volition take this most indispensable onslaught and finish the job of eliminating these latter-day assassins once and for all. Otherwise, Pakistan is doomed and will remain subservient to the killing sprees and criminal and bulging demands of these murderous thugs.

Taliban at the Airport: After Karachi Attack, Mobilizing Pakistan with a Lesson from Sri Lanka

Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 08.10.2014 | Home
Akbar Shahid Ahmed

SriLankan Airlines Flight UL 183 was cancelled Sunday. On June 9, the destination that SriLankan's passengers wanted to reach was recovering from a siege by the Pakistani Taliban.

Astoria Characters: The Robbery Victims

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 08.10.2014 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

It is what the masked men did to her before they took the money that keeps Sajida Gulamrasool up at night.

Pakistan: "It's Happening Right Now"

Ethan Casey | Posted 08.09.2014 | Politics
Ethan Casey

The most important thing for Americans to know about the Karachi attack is not any geopolitical upshot, but the fact that innocent Pakistanis died.