The Child’s Burden

The concept of innocence is not a complicated one, but it is the innocent who often find themselves in numerous complications – too much for individuals to dare claim their world has even grasped the idea of achieving any kind of social justice. The innocents of this world suffer on the watch of both the […]

At the Heart of Healthcare

One of the most often overlooked issues in society is the well-established, direct link between poverty and health. This relationship can indeed be observed in the South Asian country of Pakistan, the sixth most populous country in the world. In Pakistan, the cycle of individual health status on the basis individual work is a vicious […]

India-Pakistan Relations in 2015: Through a Looking Glass

The year is about to end, and keeping true to tradition, it is time for reflection and recollection. However bad the situation may become, the end of year holds an optimism that the coming year would prove better than the previous. 2014 began on a positive note despite the cross-border firings, as India headed for […]

Freedom of Expression in Pakistan

When an individual thinks about the capabilities of the human mind, they are likely to be astounded by the seemingly infinite possibilities. In the words of James D. Watson, “The brain boggles the mind.” The mere fact that the brain can conceive such differing thoughts is what drives the world forward. The vast diversity of […]

The “Unknown” Beauty of Pakistan

From the Shalimar Gardens in Lahore to Clifton Beach in Karachi to Hunza Valley in Gilgit-Baltistan to Lake Saif-ul-Muluk in the Kaghan Valley, Pakistan is one of the world’s most picturesque places to visit. With these natural sites spread all over the country, these sites are to be witnessed, as they represent the artistic paintings […]

Illiteracy in Pakistan

With a population of about 180 million people, Pakistan bears the burden of one of the most illiterate countries of Asia. About half of the male population in Pakistan is illiterate and about two thirds of the female population cannot even write their names. According to The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), […]

Educational Problems in Pakistan

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world” – Nelson Mandela. The process of learning is called education, a basic right of every person. Education is the light of life. It plays an important role in progress of any nation and leads them towards advancement of success. A nation […]

The Need for Pakistani Journalists

The truth often hurts.   According to the Bureau of Investigative Journalism, approximately 2,500 people have been killed in U.S. drone strikes since the inauguration of President Obama, many of whom reside in Pakistan. Whether or not the elimination of so many lives has proven to be for the greater good is unclear. Attacks by […]

A Life Sentence: Bonded Labor in Pakistan’s Brick Kilns

If you follow Humans of New York, (which I don’t doubt for a second) you already know that Brandon Stanton recently took his platform to Pakistan and opened the eyes of millions to the vibrant culture and people of a misrepresented nation: Pakistan.   One story that truly caught my eye was a set of […]