Students Protest Against Stringent Security Measures at LUMS Convocation

Contributors: Awaid Yasin, Rana Saadullah Khan, Musharfa Shah On 1st June, an email concerning the upcoming Convocation Ceremony for the batch of 2017 was circulated by the LUMS administration to the entire student body. This email, serving to reiterate adherence to security protocol, cited the likelihood of the President of Pakistan Mamnoon Hussain – by…

An Interview With the Outlook Warrior (Extended Version)

As many of you may have noticed by now, there is an ever-present presence on student events. He is the silent watcher, guardian of what he believes is right. The one man you can be sure will speak out for what he believes in. Tariq Shamim Khwaja, aka The Outlook warrior. When I first went…

Mehfil e Tasaweer

The flagship photographic society of LUMS, PhotoLUMS, held its first event for the academic year 2016-17 , ‘Mehfil e Tasaweer’ on Friday, 4th of November. For the first time in six years, the annual photography exhibition was open to not just Luminites, but Non-Luminites as well. The exhibition had total of 198 entries, of which…

Rant of a Beleaguered Student

In the summer before the fall semester started and enrollment began, I emailed the Registrar’s Office (RO), begging them to reschedule a certain class that clashed with the class timings for another class that complemented the former. I asked them that if it wasn’t possible to reschedule the classes, the RO should at least come…

The Price of Not-Knowing

LUMS prides itself for ranking the best in Pakistan as per the QS Asia Rankings of 2016. It’s National Outreach Programme has benefited 798 students by providing them full financial assistance. In a country where freedom of speech is a misnomer, dissenters are quietly whisked away into an abyss, rioters and racketeers are locked up,…

Where is my food?

When I walked through the gates of LUMS a few months ago, I was thrilled to be part of such a mature and intellectual environment. I was finally going to be free of petty and immature high school “drama.” No nonsense, no scandals. Or so I thought… As we all know, the Lums Discussion Forum…

Politics and Islam in Pakistan: The Structure of Public Reasoning

By Hira Iqbal Dr Anser Aftab Kazi recently held a talk titled “Politics and Islam in Pakistan: The Structure of Public Reasoning”. The topic was essentially one on which he had conducted research and written on. The main gist of the talk was with regards to the convergence of politics and religion in our country’s…