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WHAT ARE WE HEADING FOR AND WHERE THE WORLD HAS REACHED

  • Hassan Nisar
  • June, 2018
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Not long ago, the difference of progress between the nations was of some years. They would confront one another in the battlefield with sword, shield arrows while on horsebacks or on foot. With the passage of time, the genie of technology came of the bottle and a change in every field of life and between the nations we observed. Now the developed nations are going ahead of us in centuries, in a year. T...


LYALLPUR: SOME GLIMPSES

  • Hassan Nisar
  • May, 2018
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The special report published by daily Jang contained a horizontal pictorial string of 12 sons of Lyallpur’s soil. It pictured (from right to left) Habib Jalib, Hassan Nisar, Dr. Abdus Salam, Zia Mohy ud Din, Bhagat Singh, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Amanat Ali,, Muhammad Asif, Saeed Ajmal, Resham and Arfa Karim Randhawa

Last month, daily Jang published a special ...


SHARING HUNGER EQUALLY

  • Hassan Nisar
  • Apr, 2018
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Now, it is up to nature or NAB to act against the cruel class. The ‘office bearers’ should work in three shifts to settle the score. We know that bottomless pot cannot be filled with even water of seven seas.

I wonder what’s being done with the poor Pakistanis after all. I am sure Hulagu Khan had not treated residents of Baghdad after war as cruelly in medieval times as the influ...


WE ARE CHASING DEATH

  • Hassan Nisar
  • Mar, 2018
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I still remember the central point of an article written by an American psychologist who says that you cannot become mature even at 100 if either of your parents exists. I could feel it in my bones after passage of forty years. My angst is personal; the wound of my heart is deep and looks incurable.

Everything around me is the same but demise of my mother has turned me into an ...


TOLD AND UNTOLD FACTS

  • Hassan Nisar
  • Feb, 2018
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The right way to dispel the evil is nothing but a constant struggle against it. Such efforts can never be failed. Constant water dripping can pierce through a stone

Apart from some families, the people of Punjab are victims of the mafias. Should all of us join hands with enemies as did Sheikh Mujeeb ur Rehman under the pretext of one or another? I denounce this philosophy. "Half" a d...


The Chronicles of Accountability

  • Hassan Nisar
  • Jan, 2018
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Or the ruling people intend to release the masses’ anger by staging a fake accountability process so that the act of plundering of the national resources may be extended for some more years

21 years ago, I wrote my column titled Ehetsab ka Hisab Kitab (The Chronicles of Accountability). I was bowled over to survey my said column since it contains a glimpse of future. I would love to s...


…ALL THE PEOPLE, ALL THE TIME…

  • Hassan Nisar
  • Dec, 2017
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If we compare the entry and exit of the rulers of the East and the West, we conclude that the majority of the rulers in west take exit with respect. They don’t have to pass through the tunnel of humiliation and sufferings

It is a sad fact that the former rulers are squirming in the hands of law and law of nature. While crying over spilt milk, they have come down on cheap tactics to r...


WHERE IS EQUALITY

  • Hassan Nisar
  • Nov, 2017
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I have never seen more apathetic, cruel, obdurate and conscienceless people than the ruling elite

It is a sad fact that non-Muslims are tyrannizing the Rohingya Muslims. Would you like to know who are targeting Pakistani Muslims and minorities? Pakistanis are being dragged on embers incessantly. Last month, the cost of electricity was increased by Rs 3.90 per unit. In the same way, ...


GIVE A RETHINK TO YOUR WAY OF THINKING

  • Hassan Nisar
  • Oct, 2017
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The best country should be free from corruption and be indiscriminate in accountability. The same is not possible in the presence of status quo entrenched by so-called aristocracy

 

Keeping in view the ill-treatment done with Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar, the words' beast-hood' and 'barbarianism' have lost meaning. You have to have the heart of Genghis Khan to watc...


MAO’S AND MIAN’S REVOLUTION

  • Hassan Nisar
  • Sep, 2017
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Contrary to Mian Sahib’s (Punjab House Islamabad to Jati Umra, Lahore) long march, Mao’s long march travelled more than 9656 Kilometer which continued one year and three days consecutively. Mao’s and his revolutionaries passed through very dangerous and uneven routes in eleven provinces of China instead of carpeted roads, toll plazas and so on

Keeping in view the current political scen...


SERE AGE AND GRANDNESS

  • Hassan Nisar
  • Aug, 2017
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We are told that the children will become old men on doomsday due to the hardships. The same is the case in Pakistan where child labor snatches the innocence and leave behind an old man in the guise of a child

In 'Meray Mutabiq', I along with my team try to discuss some light but broad-spectrum topic in addition to the so called 'current affairs'. These topics may include life an...


GULLIVER AMONG THE LILLIPUTIANS

  • Hassan Nisar
  • July, 2017
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The historian of the future would be forced to scribble down there was an era in which people did not have bread and butter to eat and clean water to drink but they enjoyed local travel by luxurious metro buses as well as orange trains

I t is the most probable that we as a nation shall be remembered in history books due to our true but practical jokes conceived by our leaders knowing...


LOST AND FOUND

  • Hassan Nisar
  • June, 2017
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Mysteries of life travel side by side throughout the life and I feel envy for those who know the answers of the questions arising due to mysteries of life. I think some of the mysteries will go on throughout my life

The people like us mourn our ignorance and the sense of loss, with the every passing moment, gets keener. For me, a good book contributes a lot in this process. It dawns ...


MAN GETS FOR WHAT HE ENDEAVOURERS

  • Hassan Nisar
  • May, 2017
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It goes without saying that the blessings or condemnations relate to your deeds instead of weekly holiday

Unbridled Pricehike is nothing short of condemnation for the people in the country. Respected Siraj-ulHaq says that Friday has not yet been declared holiday. That's why the whole country is enshrouded with the fabric of evil. Here question arises: Why was the country not blessed ...


IMAGINE!

  • Sarwar Sukhera
  • May, 2017
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Imagine the political leadership made up of statesmen rather than tried and tested 'promise peddlers' who only look good when in opposition

A friend of mine of Pakistani origin is well settled in USA. He lives in a nice part of Atlanta, away from ghetto-style Pakistani immigrant communities. During his recent visit to Pakistan with his family, I asked his eight-year-old American-born...


NO GOOD MAN EVER BECAME SUDDENLY RICH

  • Hassan Nisar
  • Apr, 2017
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The people who want to get something at any cost are unfortunate since this ambition leads to notoriety. For me, a little respect in lieu of a lot of disrespect is certainly not a good bargain.

For the first time, I left the country under so-called compulsion in 1980. Since then, I visited different corners of the world; even the countries where nobody would like to visit free of cost...


GOOD GOVERNANCE

  • Hassan Nisar
  • Mar, 2017
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What can be the worst example of our ill fate that attitudes of western heads of state give the glimpses of Khulfa-e-Rashdeen’s rule while the rulers of the third world countries remind us Pharaohs. Mr. Joe Biden, the former vice President of a superpower like United States had to sell his house to bear the expenditures of the medical treatment of his son. Justin Trudeau, the current prime minister of ...


LICENSE TO CORRUPTION

  • Hassan Nisar
  • Feb, 2017
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SAY NO TO CORRUPTION" is their preaching while their performance we see in the form of 'plea bargain' at NAB with the corrupt people. Plea bargain is nothing short of a "license to corruption" for the people on top slot

The sacrifice of black goat for the security and safety of PIA airplanes is the worst example of ignorance and mental degradation. At a time when the world is knocking ...


RULE OF LAW WHERE LAW ENDS, TYRANNY BEGINS

  • Hassan Nisar
  • Jan, 2017
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Titled “Rule of Law,” the story of life on the earth begins prior to the birth of Adam. No human society can survive and flourish without rule of law. Keeping in view the importance of law, the question arises: How can a society be called human society without rule of law? You cannot even imagine survival of satanic network without rule of law. More often we apply the term “Jungle Law” to the lawlessnes...


WHERE IS HONESTY AND INTEGRITY?

  • Hassan Nisar
  • Dec, 2016
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The mega structure of a character cannot be built upon the foundation of a dead conscience

Like our politics, our weather is strange and fuzzy- a big reason to depress you nowadays. Adding fuel to the fire, smog has taken hold the sight in and around the city. Hazy air containing poisonous particles makes the breathing difficult everywhere. One of the advertisements of Punjab governmen...


LET’S WATCH TV

  • Sarwar Sukhera
  • Dec, 2016
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When you live alone, rapidly moving to the far side of the middle age, with friends who are either deceased or approaching senility and with no one to talk to you. Your television is the only company you are likely to have

I ’ve just bought an expensive TV set—one of those Sony LCD models that hang on the wall like blackboard in a classroom—on the advice of a friend who is a TV addict....


Democracy in Vogue

  • Hassan Nisar
  • Nov, 2016
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The political elite of this country are not going to share benefits, harvested from CPEC or else, with the masses

The impression of democracy is deep upon the people. That's the reason the fashion to save democracy is popular across the country despite the fact Pakistani democracy exists more in theory than in practice. This is the real success of our political elite. In fact, the la...


Letter to Adnan Sami Khan from His Father (Late) Arshad Sami Khan

  • M Amjad Pervaiz
  • Nov, 2016
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Adnan,

I do not wish to start with the term "dear" or "son", because I do not wish to acknowledge that you are either of those for me. I am a miserable soul and I do not wish to increase my torment here. Mr. Adnan, let me introduce myself to you, because you seem to have forgotten it all. Let me refresh your arrogance - fogged memory.

I am a Pakistan Air Force officer...


Clearance Sale

  • Hassan Nisar
  • Oct, 2016
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We believe, "Knowledge is the lost birthright of a Momin." However, the United Nations` report reveals that our education system is at least 60 years behind from the modern systems

There is a plenty of topics to write on during Eid holidays but I know the topics cannot be frozen like mutton or beef in the freezers. Unfortunately, the topics I want to discuss here may be outmoded betwee...


Letters to the Editor

  • Sarwar Sukhera
  • Oct, 2016
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Regular writers pen their words with the illusion that whole of the world has been waiting impatiently for their pearls of wisdom. Letter-writers, however, have no such grandiose pretensions

I always find ‘Letters to the Editor’ section in dailies and periodicals most enjoyable to read. These are often short and crisp comments that shred to pieces the long-winded columns, half-baked be...


There's No Place Like Home

  • Hassan Nisar
  • Sep, 2016
  • Column

We need to know that the iron rods, cement, bricks, furniture and fixture do not make a home. They make a building. It is said, "Home is where you hang your heart." In the same way, "Houses are built of bricks and stone, but the homes are built of love alone"

In a society where food streets start sprawling and book shops start shrinking, the readers become valued and respectable. For s...


Flying Home

  • Sarwar Sukhera
  • Sep, 2016
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Patriotism demands that we fly by PIA, because no one else does. The airline must be doing fantastic business since all its flights are always fully booked regardless of a date or destination

I have lived overseas, off and on, for about thirty years of my adult life. Despite the obvious advantages of civic order and opportunities that the western hemisphere holds, nostalgic memories of...


Because The Doctor Said So

  • Sarwar Sukhera
  • Aug, 2016
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I am going to take up walking because "angels whisper to you when you walk." I want to write since I am retired and have nothing productive to do and need angels help there badly for inspiration and interesting ideas

Visit to a doctor’s clinic is never a fun experience. We prefer to try out various herbal concoctions prescribed by our all-knowing friends until a minor ailment, like nag...


The Vicious Cycle

  • Hassan Nisar
  • Aug, 2016
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Commercialism, in its worst form, has taken over our lives and values. Pre-paid laughter, post-paid love, easy-loaded smiles, hallow talks, shallow jokes, discomfited appearances, unfamiliar dances and show-off on every step invite me to think about the people living below the poverty line

22 years ago, I found some topics quite 'orphan'. Most of the columnists did not like to touch th...


The Change We Need

  • Sarwar Sukhera
  • July, 2016
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The "law of the jungle" still rules despite all these wonderful scientific inventions, intellectual accomplishments and civic order

Reading human history to me is like watching a horror movie. Conquerors, war- riors and oft-sung heroes of various nations come across as murderers of the weak and the innocents. Inkstained courtiers wrote pages of adulation turning horrific facts into...


Budget of a Common Man

  • Hassan Nisar
  • July, 2016
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Genuine development and prosperity will remain a dream until we reset our priority list.

The budget made by "Panamians" cannot do well for a country like Pakistan where millions of people live below the poverty line. Usually, a government budget is enshrouded in the mystery of baffling statistics which a common man cannot understand. The great American comedian has rightly said, "T...


Virtues Of Being Poor

  • Sarwar Sukhera
  • June, 2016
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The poor have simple lives. They exploit no one to accumulate riches. They have no mistresses to fear being found out and are spared obesity and baldness, the two unsightly but obvious signs of prosperity.

Poverty is not as frightening as it is perceived to be.I do not mean here to decry hoarding of wealth by the few, nor am I going to mention the oft-quoted adage regarding wealth and crime go...


An Empty Pocket Fills Up With Crimes

  • Hassan Nisar
  • June, 2016
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Terrorists can kill some hundreds of thousands people while our population is more than 200 million. It is the economic terrorism that affects all the 200 million people, and millions of people suffer a life worse than death.

Not to speak of accountability process, even its mention suffices to create the hue and cry among the ranks of politicians. Ever since the Army Chief has mention...


Character And Nation Building

  • Hassan Nisar
  • May, 2016
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No nation building can be thought of without building a character. And our character is revealed through our deeds of all the prides and prejudices prevailing in the society, the thing that stymies me a lot is nothing but the hollow pride of our empty-stomach people instead of deep repentance on their deeds. Surprisingly, our pride has nothing to do with the ground realities. How long we shall have been...


What’s In A Name?!

  • Sarwar Sukhera
  • May, 2016
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"What's in a name___________'' is often quoted by those who have names that need to be abbreviated to trip off the tongue. Shakespeare, considered the greatest dramatist of English literature, was nothing more than a rapper writing stage plays. As for as I am concerned, his plays are no better than many an Indian movie I have seen. Add a few love songs, a couple of more fights, a chorus or two and 'Rome...


Pakistan's New Cyber Law Puts Civil Liberties And Freedom Of Expression In Danger

  • Nauman Asghar
  • May, 2016
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On April 16, in Pakistan, the National Assembly Standing Committee on Information and Technology approved thePrevention of Electronic Crimes Bill 2015. Procedural safeguards and fundamental principles of law have been blatantly disregarded when drafting this cyber law, raising serious concerns over civil liberties, particularly the right to privacy and freedom of expression.

The bill ...