Thriller Night 2018

On 31st October, the judiciary of Pakistan utilized its mandate and released a ruling in favor of minorities and human rights in general: Asia Bibi, a Christian woman accused of blasphemy was found not guilty. This sparked major protests and violence all over the country by the Tehreek-e-Labaik Pakistan, a political party with an extremist…

Will Pakistan Run Dry by 2047?

The water crisis has become one of, if not the most pertinent issues of the current moment, with the masses being bombarded with the highly politicized dam fund appeals from all directions. One can’t go far without being confronted by slogans proclaiming a complete water shortage by 2025. Are these predictions correct and if so,…

Project KIN

Pakistan’s search for identity has been under contestation since its inception. From the succession of East Pakistan to form Bangladesh to the ongoing ethnic marginalization and stereotyping: the diverse socio-cultural fabric has been not been tainted, but is actively being torn away. The absence of platforms for conversation and education has further instigated ignorance and…

In Memoriam

I woke up in the morning and felt a chill in the air. That, coupled with the sounds of the helicopters overhead, signaled to me that something was wrong. I unlocked my phone to read a friend’s messages; alerting me of the attack on the Agricultural Training Institute, killing around 12 people- mostly students. The…

Violence: Do We Really Love It?

Strangely, the world has always had this uncanny attraction towards violence. From the medieval times all the way to modern times, it can be acknowledged that, at some level, society today does strive and campaign for peace. While society may do this, governments probably do not and there also exists a dark part of society…

The Capital of Pakistan’s News Media

Democracy attaches a huge weight to people’s desires and hence their ability to choose. As their choices are molded by information they possess, it is imperative that information in a democratic society be ‘social’. Such an arrangement requires that the information be a product of the whole of society and hence necessitates access to information…