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'Peace Not Pieces'

Mariam Khan | Posted 11.25.2014 | 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 10.30.2014 | World
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.

Pakistan's Largest City Thirsts For Water

AP | ADIL JAWAD | Posted 10.24.2014 | Green

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — On the outskirts of the slums of Pakistan's biggest city, protesters burning tires and throwing stones have what sounds lik...

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 | World
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 | World
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 | World
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.

Gunmen Attack Training Facility Near Karachi Airport

AP | ADIL JAWAD and REBECCA SANTANA | Posted 08.09.2014 | World

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Gunmen in Pakistan attacked a training facility for airport police near the Karachi airport Tuesday, forcing a temporary su...

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.

U.S. Ambassador Richard Olson's Presence Outshined at the 5th Karachi Literature Festival

Mariam Khan | Posted 04.15.2014 | World
Mariam Khan

One question that has captivated a large chunk of Pakistan's majority is -- what will happen post 2014 when U.S. forces in Afghanistan will be withdrawn? People of Pakistan are dubious about their nation's future.

Why I'd Never Give My Son a Toy Gun

Juliet Linley | Posted 03.11.2014 | Parents
Juliet Linley

Giving a child a gun as a toy doesn't demystify the object, as some claim. It actually normalizes it, to the extent that they possibly will not recognize the immensity of the difference between a play-gun and a real-gun.

These Birds Walk: A Profoundly Important Documentary

Fariha Roisin | Posted 02.05.2014 | Media
Fariha Roisin

Cast in the shadows of Pakistan's domestic and international struggles, it is easy to forget that there are unseen faces beneath all the sensationalized media

WATCH: Doc Draws Beautiful Portrait Of Pakistani Street Children And Their Samaritans

Posted 11.01.2013 | World

Omar fled his rural Pakistani home for the streets of the port city of Karachi, eventually ending up in a house for runaways. The boy is the star in "...

Pakistan Plans Anti-Terror Fight

Ben Barber | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Ben Barber

Pakistan plans to unleash a new anti-terrorist strategy within two weeks in the violent commercial capital Karachi, said a senior advisor to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif hours after Sharif met President Obama at the White House Wednesday.

Armored Cars Boom In Pakistan Amid Bombs And Bullets

Agence France Presse | Guillaume Lavallee | Posted 10.19.2013 | World

As an unprecedented wave of killings and kidnappings hits Karachi, the Pakistani city's elite are splashing out to have their luxury cars made bomb an...

Bombing Kills Teens Playing Soccer In Karachi

Reuters | Posted 10.06.2013 | World

By Syed Raza Hassan KARACHI, Pakistan Aug 7 (Reuters) - A bomb killed 11 people in a poor district of Pakistan's financial hub of Kara...

The Price of Justice for a Raped Pakistani Girl

Phyllis Chesler | Posted 07.30.2013 | World
Phyllis Chesler

Men who rape girls in tribal areas feel no guilt. Kainat's accused rapists were enraged when their victim dared speak out. They hotly denied Kainat's charges.

Dear America: Don't Get Used to Living With Fear

Hamna Zubair | Posted 06.29.2013 | Impact
Hamna Zubair

When I moved to New York in the summer of 2012 I felt the biggest difference between my new city and my hometown was the absence of physical threats.

Activist For Poor Latest Victim Of Karachi Chaos

AP | ADIL JAWAD and REBECCA SANTANA | Posted 05.14.2013 | World

KARACHI, Pakistan — Gunmen shot and killed a pioneering Pakistani activist in Karachi who helped bring services like sewer and water to the city...