Sidra Jafri

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Saving Karachi

In the spring of 1992, a confident young mother of two took her children to Karachi, at the invitation of friends from college who...

Happy Birthday to the magnificent idea of Pakistan!

The promise of a better life for themselves and their children led my grandparents to leave behind their home and make the arduous journey...

Speak Up For Pakistan

Yet another staggering loss for Pakistan, Minister Shahbaz Bhatti’s assassination is further proof of the brazen confidence with which extremists kill our leaders. The...

One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

Right now concerned citizens are asking themselves: Where do I sign up for a revolution in Pakistan? How can I bring down the government...

Ya Allah, I turn to You.

From You, I can withhold nothing, for you are the Creator and see all. Then You must see me crumble, and You must, too,...

Rest in peace, brave sir

The bravest are surely those who have a clear vision for the future and work towards it, in the face of terrible danger. Governor...

Enough with the hysteria

The lead story out of Pakistan today is that the MQM has left the PPP-led coalition in the National Assembly. One has to wonder...

The Perils of Being a Riot Culture

No nation, no matter how young, can excuse criminal violence. The measure of a successful democracy lies in the strength of its laws,...

In Pakistan, A Tale of Two Women

There is no doubt Pakistan has experienced a tumultuous 2010. Heartbreaking reports of terrorism filled the headlines as floods submerged one-fifth of our nation....

Fashion for Flood Relief

Fashion is not something that just exists for runways or glossy magazines only. It can be dismissed as creative opulence when it really ought...

We have to protect our women and children

O ye who believe! Ye are forbidden to inherit women against their will. Nor should ye treat them with harshness…on the contrary live with...

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Imran Khan Cult Ignores Common Sense at Pakistan’s Peril

Former prime minister Imran Khan and his cult-like following may continue to believe that Khan is the solution for all of Pakistan’s problems. However,...

A Routine UN Speech Get PM Sharif Little International Support

Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif gave his maiden speech at UN General Assembly on September 23. While the majority of the premier’s speech focused on...

Pakistan’s 3 Finance Ministers in One Year Do Not Reflect Stability

Pakistan’s biggest crisis is its economy and for the long-term growth of any economy, stability at the helm is key. Miftah Ismail has done...

Pakistanis Play ‘Who Will Be The Next Army Chief’ While Crises Engulf Country

The army has dominated Pakistan since its independence in 1947 to the extent that the selection of the army chief is often of more...
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