Shamila Ghyas

  • TIn the midst of all the negativity and misery around the world, if you look hard enough, there will always be that one story that will make you smile, give you hope and inspire you as well. This is the story of the amazing and fearless Maria Toorpakai who went against the Taliban and even some ...

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  • TThere were recently at least 5 terrorist attacks in a span of 5 days in Pakistan. Even for a country accustomed to such attacks, it still came as a huge shock. A suicide bomber blew himself up outside the Punjab Assembly in Lahore taking 13 lives. Next to follow was a bomb ripping through the ...

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  • TBlasphemy is a serious matter where just a mere accusation without proof can have you killed in a country like Pakistan. It is guilty till proven innocent, which rarely happens because the accused are usually killed. In my opinion, it is weakness of faith, which leads to punishment in such ...

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  • TThe Punjab Police is going all out these days to protect the public from a heinous crime. One so despicable, that it shakes one to the core just writing it. They have put aside every other criminal act to pursue this so that they can save millions of Pakistani Muslims from hatred. All honor killing ...

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  • TLeather jacket and jeans was what Junaid Jamshed wore when Vital Signs burst through the charts in a country recovering from the baton swinging dictatorship of Zia-ul-Haq in 1988. Good looks, good vocals, and fresh sound turned them into overnight idols for everyone from that era, filling the ...

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  • TThe most dreaded and feared word in Pakistan these days is ‘secularism.’ If some poor unsuspecting soul even mentions it by mistake, virtual knives, swords, and a bombardment of insults are catapulted towards him without fail. This comes not only from those who adhere to the extremist ...

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  • TEvery time something bad happens in our country, and after we are done blaming others for it and have run out of excuses... oh, sorry I don’t mean excuses, I mean valid assumptions and scientifically deduced conspiracy theories like blaming India, Jews,America, etc for things like when ...

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  • TWhen we saw the huge number of people out giving their respects at the funeral of Mumtaz Qadri, we were astounded at the size. When it came to our favorite humanitarian Abdul Satar Edhi’s funeral, the numbers were in stark contrast and on the less side. This does not mean that just a few ...

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  • TA few days ago we heard about a young teenaged boy named Nabeel Masih from Chak 66, Bhai Peru, District Kasur. He was arrested and charged under Sections 295/295 A under the Pakistan Penal Code. His 'blasphemous act' had been to like a picture of Khane Kaaba on Facebook. Though the information ...

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