Poverty

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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

Artificial Intelligence

“Your visit was long due, sir”. The contractor greeted me as I stepped out of my car. I was happy to see the commendable pace of my house construction project. Scattered labour and background noise of different machineries seemed wonderful. Well cognizant of my day-long schedule which included a seminar and dinner, I quickly praised … Continue reading

To Vote or Not to Vote

It’s the start of May and election fever is in at its peak. In a few days the Pakistani nation will go to the polls to decide their future for the next 5 years. Election rallies are in full swing, social media is awash with enthusiastic people busy in heated debates on opposing candidates as … Continue reading

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