A Transgender Tragedy

Let us redefine ourselves before judging those redefining their gender.   The wave of hate crimes against the LGBT community has crashed more often than we would like onto our shores and now even in Pakistan. It seems as if every minority group has been targeted; recently, hate crimes have been geared towards transgenders. The […]

A Fearless Pakistan Means a Safer Pakistan

What Happened? Just shortly after Pakistan was devastated with yet another attack on school grounds, a suicide bombing took place near the outskirts of an army facility in Baluchistan province. The attack, claimed by Azam Tariq to be the work of Sipah-e-Sahaba, wounded a child, a civilian, and about three security force members. The intentions of the […]


The hashtag, #RIPBisma had erupted on all social media platforms about two weeks ago. Angry Pakistanis blamed PPP Chairman, Bilawal Bhutto, for the death of a 10-month old baby girl named Bisma. The story is simple: Bhutto had came to Karachi Civil Hospital to be inaugurated and to personally welcome the new trauma center being […]

Censorship in Pakistan

In 2010, Reporters Without Borders placed Pakistan at 151st place out of 178 countries on its Press Freedom Index. Freedom House, an American-based organization that supports political sovereignty and individual rights, gave the country a similar placing in its Freedom of the Press Survey, at 134th out of 196 nations. Of course, we need to […]

Pakistan and India: A Step in the Right Direction

On Christmas Day, Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was celebrating his birthday and preparing for his granddaughter’s wedding in his Lahore home. He unexpectedly received a phone call from Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who wanted to wish him a happy birthday. On the 26th, the Indian PM made an impromptu visit to Sharif’s house […]

Heroin not Heroine: Pakistan—The Most Addicted Country in the World

Drugs are quite a taboo subject especially for those in Pakistan, a country who is predominantly Muslim and has a strict culture. Nonetheless, taboo or not, this problem must be regarded. Many may be alarmed when they hear that Pakistan was and currently, still is, the heroin capital of the world. “But what does Pakistan’s […]

The Culture of Terrorism

This isn’t an easy world to live in. With every additional headline emblazoned in the media, we feel an added weight upon our shoulders as a global community. New accounts of hate crimes, terrorist attacks, abuse and corruption have become the daily norm. It shouldn’t be that way, but it is. Most notably, we see […]

The Hidden Gem: Azad Jammu and Kashmir

The hidden gem of Pakistan is the self-governing Azad Jammu and Kashmir. This long-running conflicted area of Pakistan represents one of the most beautiful spots in the world, located north of Punjab and south of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. From destinations like Chitta Katha Lake, to Neelum Valley, to Mirpur, to Ratti Gali Lake, Azad Kashmir is […]

Pakistan’s Food Security

Financial experts have placed Pakistan on a list of 36 countries that face a serious food crisis. There are two major issues in the agricultural sector: the unavailability of food and the soaring prices due to a gap between supply and demand. The Daily Times cites that a study analyzing the food crisis in Pakistan […]

3 Pakistani Dishes You Have To Try

Pakistan is a beautiful country: its clothes gorgeous, its culture vibrant. The mountains are among the greatest spectacles in the world, the people are friendly. Yet, the most endearing aspect of Pakistan for natives is unquestionably its cuisine. From biryani to gulab jamun, Pakistan is home to some of the world’s most delicious foods. Here […]