RAMADAN AND TARAWIH So the best month of the year Ramadan is here with a chance for all of us to make ourselves a better person. Anyway out focus is not on the Islamic point of views here. Tarawih is a vital part of Ramadan and people do visit for taravIh very strictly. But we also witness a lot of stuff which may spread smiles. So we are gonna tell you about the type of people we see with during Taravih. Please keep in mind that this piece is written…

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WHO is Manzoor Pashteen? Aims and Objectives?

MANZOOR PASHTEEN – A FEW BASIC DETAILS Manzoor Pashteen was born in 1992 and was just a kid when the US led WAR ON TERROR began. He was born in Mawla Khan Sarai, a small village near Sawakai in South Waziristan. He belongs to a poor Pashtun family of the Shamankhel branch of the Mahsud tribe and his father was a school teacher at his village. He received his early education in South Waziristan but his family was internally displaced in 2009 because of Operation Rah-e-Nijat and was sent to…

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A letter to Pakistani culture

My Dear Pakistani Culture, Hope your are doing good and flourishing well. I am writing this letter to tell you all your screw up ways I have been noticing since the day I was told “poora rasgulla nai kahana larkian aisay nai karti” (It was a family event, I was a second grader and I still miss my other half of that meethai). I was not qualified then, but now I am married and have a child so according to your standards I can voice my opinions, finally! Acha listen,…

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Education In Pakistan

Periodically, Punjab’s CM gathers the government officials from the department of education around a table for a meeting. They seem to discuss all the problems and work on the solution, as it seems but the on ground situation begs to differ as the school reforms in Punjab are taking place with a pace rarely seen anywhere in the world. Same goes for the rest of country. In fact, describing Pakistan as an under-performer in the field of education would be the understatement of millennia. Our education has long been atrocious.…

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There is a price for everything including education!

In the past few days, I have seen a large number of people, including parents, their children and members of civil society protesting against fee hike by private schools. I went through the comments and status messages on social media and found that one of their major concerns was the fee these schools collect during summer vacations. They blamed private schools for having no empathy for parents or children. According to the protesters, education is a basic human right and by raising fees, the private schools are depriving many from this basic…

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