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Matter of motorcycles

The Punjab Transport Department will provide 20,000 motorcycles to students on easy monthly installments. An agreement for this was signed recently...

18.05.2024 10

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Diverting traffic

There are suggestions that all the heavy vehicular traffic that passes through main arteries of Karachi be diverted to the Lyari Expressway relieving...

11.05.2024 30

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Playing a prank

A young man played a prank which got nearly the whole nation or at least the city of Karachi involved and in an atmosphere of despondency born out of...

04.05.2024 30

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Wealth of human resource

These are frightening figures The estimated child abuse in Pakistan is more than 12 per day, in which out of total reported cases of child abuse 2,325...

27.04.2024 40

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Death by lightning

Unexpected rainfall in April in Karachi. Actually, totally unexpected weather not only in Karachi but in the entire country and specially in the...

20.04.2024 20

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The rise in crimes

This year in Karachi the sanctity of the holy month of Ramazan and the festivities leading to the celebration of Eid were overshadowed by the sharp...

13.04.2024 50

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Eid is here

Eid is just around the corner. There is the usual complaining about rising prices and the shop-keepers taking undue advantage of the sudden surge in...

06.04.2024 30

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Shrines in the subcontinent

At last count there were a total of 2,717 shrines in India while in Pakistan that figure was 3400. These are the well-known ones otherwise the figure...

30.03.2024 30

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Wildlife in Karachi

Not many people know that in the early days of Pakistan when the lion roared in the Karachi Zoo the roar could be heard as far away in what was at...

23.03.2024 20

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Stigma and mental health problems in a Pakistani context

In western countries it is quite normal for people to visit a psychiatrist. The topic itself creates images of a comfortable sofa popularly known as...

16.03.2024 30

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Tide of illegal immigration

Two more members of an airline from Pakistan slipped away in Toronto recently. This brings to eight such incidents in the past one year. It is not a...

09.03.2024 10

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Dangers of urban flooding

Pakistan is among the most affected countries by climate change. The irony of the situation is that while the industrialised world reaps the benefits...

02.03.2024 20

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Karachi by the sea

Karachi is home to two of the busiest ports of Pakistan, the Karachi Port and Port Qasim, it is also the largest city of Pakistan with a population of...

24.02.2024 10

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Waiting for Ramazan

The holy month of Ramazan is just around the corner. It is a month of piety and sharing and gives the well-to-do a chance to share their good fortune...

17.02.2024 10

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Elections 2024

It is election time in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. Consider the inflationary trends in the country as, according to the Election Commission of...

10.02.2024 10

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Child kidnapping

The most heinous crime you can think of is kidnapping a child. With just one act, that for the kidnapper is nothing more than a step towards making...

03.02.2024 10

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Facing weather changes

For the people of Karachi it has been a little cold these past few days with even the sprinkling of few showers that made the weather a little more...

27.01.2024 20

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What actually constitutes ‘a level playing field’?

A level playing field is the buzzword these days. This is being used by all and sundry from the critics of the cricket pitches on which we lost some...

20.01.2024 10

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Fast-changing times

For people who travelled frequently it used to be customary for them to come back with beautiful and sometimes intricately carved what were known as...

13.01.2024 20

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Flouting the law

A new year has dawned and the first few hours highlighted the fact that there is nothing new in this year also. In the days preceding the New Year...

06.01.2024 20

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Saving precious lives

Violent crimes are increasing in the city at an alarming rate. Every day newspaper readers are confronted with headlines of someone shot here or worse...

30.12.2023 20

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The saga of elections

Elections are just round the corner. The famous English proverb says that “There is many a slip between the cup and the lip” but in this case all...

23.12.2023 20

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Those were the days

A search to discover the largest film industries in the world turned up rather surprising results. I was under the impression that Hollywood would be...

16.12.2023 10

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Serious efforts at last!

As winter sets in and major cities in the country are engulfed with fog and smog with related diseases figures sky rocketing it is the first time in...

09.12.2023 10

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Restoring the environment

Many years ago when I was working for a big international chemicals company we had an important visit from the head office with some top officials...

02.12.2023 20

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Vital role of investments in power sector

When discussing investments for economic progress, some major industry players often receive well-deserved recognition. The power sector, however,...

25.11.2023 30

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Snacks and cricket

I am amused at this advert which appears frequently on TV channels during the ongoing World Cup. It is a bunch of young men and women who are...

11.11.2023 10

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A win-win situation

I wonder how many people remember the invasion of locust hordes in Karachi in the sixties. I witnessed many of their invasions. It was mostly in...

04.11.2023 10

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Missing the monsoon

Has anyone noticed that we the Karachiites missed the monsoon this year? Yes there were few occasions when in different parts of the city there were...

28.10.2023 20

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A point to ponder

It is a story that will keep you glued to your TV sets once you have viewed a few episodes. This is the story of Pablo Escobar the notorious drug lord...

21.10.2023 10

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Golden moments of cricket

Cricket has a long history. According to the ICC website, the first we hear of it is in 1611 and it was then described as “Boys Sport”. The game...

14.10.2023 10

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Junkyard of vehicles

Right in front of the once roaring sea at Clifton beach, now pushed back to make way for dying palm trees which do not seem suited to the environment...

07.10.2023 10

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Facilitate to educate

There are a lot of suggestions on how to eradicate poverty and help the underprivileged survive in these days of rapid inflation and rising poverty. ...

29.09.2023 70

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Tragedies beyond boundaries

In the coastal city of Derna, Libya, more than ten thousand people have perished as a hurricane intensity storm Daniel struck the area in the early...

23.09.2023 20

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The immigration scene

Economic recession has hit a number of countries in the world and this has led to an increase in immigration from the less privileged countries to the...

18.09.2023 30

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