Humanity

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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

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

Next to Godliness

Ah summers. There you bolt my mood to electric power supply. To hunt for a safe haven, I planned to spend one holiday at a renowned hill spot. The journey began and everything appeared perfect for a delightful day. Slight whistling of wind amidst plenty of tall trees portrayed ideal serenity. I stopped over, parked … Continue reading

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