Mona Hassan

  • TShe was killed about five months ago. Her autopsy revealed death by asphyxiation. Her brother confessed to her murder in the name of honor. It’s been three months since we last heard of any development in Qandeel’s murder case. No matter how long it takes for any ruling to be entered, ...

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  • TA couple of days ago a request was put forward in the Council of Islamic Ideology for “Protection of men’s rights bills” after months of protests over women's’ rights bill. The chairman of the Council accepted the request and now a bunch of respected well versed gentlemen ...

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  • TOne night I woke up feeling suffocated, unable to breathe anymore. I had to get out of the house in the open, thinking it will help me breathe because my lungs felt like they had stopped working. Later, my condition was diagnosed as the fear of the uncertain. I still, sometimes, feel that anxiety ...

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  • TImage Courtesy: PinterestI haven’t written anything since my last article that was not taken well by a modestly large number of bearded society members. Some of these have beards not to be seen by a naked eye and some have more than those hanging down their subtly bright faces. ...

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  • TPhoto Courtesy: Suffiyan Ahmad September 6 is considered a big day in Pakistan and celebrated as ‘Defence Day’ in the memory of those who fell in the war of 1965. September 7th and 8th are Pakistan Air Force Day and Navy Day respectively and both dedicated to salute the forces for ...

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  • TSitting in a restaurant at the airport where you actually have to listen closely to even hear what you yourself are saying, I wonder how everyone is able to communicate with each other just fine. They have to lean closer, speak up a little or politely ask to repeat, but they all make an effort to ...

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  • TLanguage is a beautiful thing.  It is amazing how many words you can find for one thing or entity in different languages. Development of language tells us that most terms come from another word or term in the same or a different language and with time and usage it evolves into a different ...

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  • TA few of days ago, one of my cousins posted a question on Facebook about lineage and why we should have to follow our forefathers’ example. There were opinions that since Jesus followed his mother’s lineage and Prophet’s lineage continued through his daughter because he ...

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  • TImage Courtesy Lahore Nama "Kaafir", a word we hear a lot these days, is directly associated with the concept of blasphemy that dates back to the 1800s, which is still in practice with new amendments and additions in Pakistan and India. Although, the definition of “infidel” ...

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