Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Survivors of Syrian war

  As I make my hundredth attempt at getting our Skype connection working, I listen carefully awaiting the sound of his breath. Finally, a crackle...

The land of broken promises

Touted as the ‘Land of Promise’ because of its rich natural resources, Mindanao is home to more than a half of the estimated mineral...

Pity Peshawar – but what prospects for a peaceful Pakistan?

As the country reels from the massacre in Peshawar, MA Mistry assesses whether peace will ever prevail in Pakistan given the lack of unity...

Remembering Amanullah Khan

When I got the news and saw images of Amanullah Khan’s hospitalisation on facebook I felt the urge to write something about him. As...

Afghanistan, my motherland

Afghanistan has most definitely experienced the most hardship of any country in the world, successively for decades. The geographic location of this nation has...

Lebanon’s refugee crisis: ‘Too great a burden’

While children play in the capital’s trendy al-Hamra district, seemingly oblivious to their disheveled clothing and displaced existence, their mothers, sick with worry about...
pakistan, india, imran khan, kashmir, janjua

How Indo-Pak conflict is now between their citizens

In the current atmosphere, when Indians and Pakistanis, politicians, sportsmen, entertainers, media persons and regular civilians are hurling abuses at each other, it renders...

Karachi winters

Edith Sitwell said, ”Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a...

Comrades of Gilgit-Baltistan

Baba Jan appeared in the cover of the moon past midnight and immediately we hugged. He had been in jail, tortured and after a...

Govt lags, poverty haunts Haiyan survivors

Typhoon Haiyan, the strongest tropical cyclone ever recorded is know in the Philippines as Typhoon Yolanda, this typhoon devastated the Philippines and portions of...