Art for Social Change

The society we are living in today is one where life is quickly losing its meaning, not for everyone but at least for the over whelming majority. For most of the people life has become nothing but dull drudgery, a monotonous routine, automated almost robot like repetition of tasks day in and day out. Everything which …

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Our bitter realities…

Death, hypocrisy, corruption, theft and lies seem to have become norm of the day at least in Pakistan. Not a single day passes without seeing or hearing something terrible happening in some part of this Pak sar zameen. If this write up makes you cringe or if it compels you to say that I am …

Plan [C]haos

Originally written for Lex Solo`s Political Rantings.   J.F Kennedy said: Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable." The people of Pakistan are on streets since June. This movement reached its peak in August when Dr.Qadri and Imran Khan took all the protesters to the state capital. The whole state got …

A Poetic Response To PTI Trolls

This poem is a response to PTI trolls in the poetic form. It must be affirmed that I respect the great Imran Khan, the legendary Cricketer, Captain, Socialist and Revolutionary leader of Pakistan. I respect the true and sincere workers of PTI and its tigers. This response is ONLY aimed at those who stoop to …

Pakistan’s Revolution – a Real Uprising or a Political Tantrum?

A couple of weeks ago, I was asked to write a post on my view of the current revolution that's going on in Pakistan. Since I've been paying close attention to the events that have unraveled since August, my opinion is pretty biased and doesn't reflect the views of any foreigner that gets his/her sources …

Feedback to @am_nawazish

Dear Ali Moeen, This feedback is in response to the attached article published in Daily Jang. Your writing style is most certainly captivating for the reader, the write-up had a good build up and smooth flow, however I couldn`t help but notice the lack of facts, reality and counter arguments to balance out the prose. …

For The Living Dead

For a few minutes I kept sitting, trying to come up with counter arguments, but nothing came to my mind. I cannot disagree.

drayeshausman

My name is Dr Ayesha Usman
 I have been fighting for this dead nation for months , i have been fighting for YOU who cry “we didn’t find food” “we didn’t find cloth” “we didn’t find house”,
Yes i have been fighting for those who said “we didn’t give our children better education because of inflation” ” etc etc. . . ”
And when we and ‪#‎DrTUQ‬ fight for YOU at any cost, we spend our days and nights on roads for YOU,we served with bullets and shells just for fighting for your rights, when we move city to city without take care of our health,our security, only for YOU . . .
Then YOU who cry for every basic need just start barking and abusing us. 
Shame on you ,YOU bloody dead nation you deserves to be starved you deserves to be insulted, you deserves to be killed,you deserves…

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Illusion of a democracy

This article is a formal rebuttal to an article written by Mariam Sabih, the article can be read at http://meriamsabih.wordpress.com/2014/09/25/10-reasons-why-pakistans-twin-marches-are-heading-nowhere/comment-page-1/#comment-42 Point by point rebuttal: In the article the author claimed that. 1) Despite irregularities, 2013 general elections were better than ever before and several polls suggest PML-N sustains popularity. It is true that many polls suggest …

Pseudo Democracy in a country called Pakistan.

Published on ARY Blogs   We live in an age where the dominant form of government is "Democracy" or more specifically Parliamentary democracy. Democracy is not in itself a system, in its essence democracy is a set of norms and values which serve as the base of the system. From this base, a super-structure is …

Why Auntie BBC should not run its London Agenda here?

via Dr Moeed Pirzada Why Auntie BBC should not run its London Agenda here? - Now since I have provided you the details of why BBC was considered an overbearing Auntie with her strict values and indoctrination in the UK of 1960's I can explain a bit what is wrong with BBC's (and other Intel …

Land of criminals and rapists.

It is with great pain that I am composing this post. I was born in Pakistan and raised here, I love this country, but my loyalty to the state cannot trump my duty to say the truth and the truth is that this land has become unstable, it has become a place where criminals and …

Silenced forever.

The massacre that started on 30th August 2014, left almost 25 people dead. Government figures report only 2 martyrs because law enforcing agencies took away the dead bodies and those who had minor injuries to unknown locations. These people marched peacefully to Islamabad for their rights, for their human rights, for their constitutional rights. They …

Expired Tear Gas Shells

On the night of 30th August 2014, peaceful and unarmed protesters were attacked by the police with tear gas, rubber bullets and then eventually live bullet rounds. 11 people lost their lives and almost 500 were injured in clashes that lasted almost 15 hours. The clashes are still continuing. It is the third day since …

Pakistan do you want peace

"This was inevitable and I am afraid this is just the starting!" - Danial AhmedThese words recently messaged to me were the words I did not want to hear. I knew they were coming but I did not want them to become a reality. I'm not Pakistani, but I still suffer like one. I've lived …

Look at the Goal, not the Red

Someone once told me that the blood that runs in our veins is the same color for everyone – red. The point has been reached in which peace is no longer an option. You will probably be attacked tonight or tomorrow. Many of you will see red everywhere. Many of you will experience unbearable pain. …

Choking over oppression, is this Pakistan?

I have lost count of days we have been protesting here. First we had to go through a 10 day siege in Lahore and now it has been over a week since we have occupied Islamabad. Problems and obstacles are at every single step. The government has now poisoned our water supply , our food …

Historic Friday Sermon

It is a unique event that there is Jummah(Friday) prayer taking place in front of the Parliament House today. If there is an oppressor on one side and oppressed on the other, then a Muslim person should stand with his oppressed brother. (Sahih Muslim & Sahih Bukhari) "According to Ibn Umar , Allah’s Messenger (PBUH) …

Dr.Qadri`s Charter of Demands

Dr.Qadri presented his Charter of Demands today. His main demands were> Immediate resignation of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif & Chief Minister Shabaz Sharif over Model Town Massacre> Dissolve all national & provincial assemblies; they were formed unconstitutionally.> Form a new national government for Democratic reforms.> Stringent accountability by National government of all corrupt people> End …

Where are our missing sisters?

On 17th June, Punjab Police killed 14 people including 2 women and injured 100 in Model Town, Lahore. On 9th August Punjab Police killed 6 men and arrested over 15000 people form all over Punjab including women.These people were going to attend a spiritual gathering and a memorial event for the martyrs of 17th June …

Lahore under Governments inhumane siege

Since almost last 10 days the province of Punjab and the city of Lahore in particular has been under governments inhumane siege. Patients have died while on their way to hospitals due to road blockades, people have been forced to crawl under the containers . Last night government intensified its siege of Model Town in …