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Parveen Rehman

There is no doubt that Parveen Rehman was an extraordinarily brave woman. A trained architect who could have lived a comfortable life in Karachi’s up-market Defence or Clifton areas, she instead chose to dedicate her life to the poor of the squatter settlements of Orangi Town. She was the dearly departed Dr Akhter Hameed Khan’s … Continue reading

Give Peace A Chance

Once again war drums are being beaten and the media on both sides of the Indo Pak border is frothing at the mouth on the prospect of yet another conflict. Public opinion in both countries is being constructed towards hyper-patriotism and giving the other a bloody nose. Add to that the fervour of independence days … Continue reading

August 14th: Time for Introspection

Its 14th August, My brain is trying to convince my heart about how great it is to have an independent and free country, but somehow the heart is not happy, its losing hope. The brain is telling it to see what happened to Babri Masjid, see how organizers of Gujrat massacre escaped punishment, so value … Continue reading

Freedom from Fear and Grief

Freedom from fear and grief is essential to our inner happiness. Everyone wants to get rid of all the fears and anxieties that make one’s life uncomfortable. In the words of poet philosopher Allama Iqbal, “the highest stage of man’s ethical progress is reached when he becomes absolutely free from fear and grief”. In Holy … Continue reading

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