Emanuel Sarfraz

  • TIt was after a long time sane and strong voice of Pakistan was heard at the multi storied building in New York. One of the reasons for this was the fact that Pakistan did not have a foreign minister for nearly five years. The entire world diplomacy was left to Maleeha Lodhi, Pakistan’s ...

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  • TIt may sound strange but a lot has been happening in the last 10 days in Pakistan as well as in the region. There was a time when the USA played a major role in the politics in this region especially Pakistan. All that has changed and most of the states are now seeking new allies as the USA ...

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  • TElection is the defining feature of democracy, and the representative democracy that we have tried our best to nurture is currently going through that crucial phase. Unfortunately in the last one week four terrorist attacks have been made against candidates contesting the election. These incidents ...

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  • TThere was something about her that held everyone in awe. Perhaps there was calmness and discipline inside her or perhaps it was her way of speaking it loud and clear when people would rather disassociate themselves from the taboos and subjects that were considered too bold to talk about in the ...

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  • TAfter months of deliberations, the US President Donald Trump finally announced his Afghan policy. The announcement was low on details and raised many questions on how he was going to implement it. The new policy suggests that USA is not likely to withdraw during his tenure as president. It is ...

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  • TThough elected for only 45 days still, the day-to-day work of the prime minister is a tough job. Since the passage of the 18th amendment, the job of the prime minister has become more demanding. Most of the departments and powers have been transferred to the provinces. The prime minister has been ...

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  • TYesterday the Supreme Court began hearings of the Panama case after the submission of an explosive JIT report a week ago. The report in its findings goes against the Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, his two sons and daughter. It has been rejected by them. Whatever the decision of the case some people ...

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  • TTwo soul stirring news reports have come out in one day about the revelation that forced conversions continue in Pakistan without any check. Member of Kalash community of Chitral, Gul Nazar, speaking in Islamabad the other day gave a desperate SOS call that their culture was being changed and they ...

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  • TWhen it comes to Afghanistan the narrative has always come from the army or the Americans. We accepted the narrative that USSR was out to reach the warm waters and would invade Pakistan. We declared Afghanistan’s war as war against Islam. We labeled all the terrorists and fighters from across ...

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  • TThe gap between rich and the poor is widening. While all seems to be going in the right direction in reality the situation is alarming. Good Friday incident at Eissa Nagri, Shadbagh, Lahore in which a mother killed her two children and then committed suicide sent shock waves in the society. Kiran ...

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  • TFactory collapse in Sundar industrial area on the outskirts of Lahore exposed the issue of widespread child labour in Pakistan. The tragic incident left 19 underage boys among 48 dead and nearly half of the 100 injured. Reading complete list of dead and the injured gives you the full picture and it ...

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  • TThanks God the local bodies’ elections are over with no bloodshed in Punjab expect for a lot of fistfights and slogan raisings, which are part and parcel of our election culture. The three religious minorities that is Christians, Sikhs and Hindus had threatened to boycott the elections if ...

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  • TOne the most popular persons in the Pakistan fashion industry, designer and innovative choreographer Hassan Sheheryar Yasin has a huge fan following. There is more in him than just fashion. He is creative and always come up with out-of-the-box ideas that have clicked for more than two decades now. ...

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  • TIf I were a researcher Iqrar Khan would be the perfect choice of doing research. He is friend of my father, who passed away in 1992 at the age of 62. He is 90 years old and eats everything. He is neither hypertensive nor he has diabetes or any heart disease. I met him on 10th Muharram after nearly ...

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  • TMusic industry has changed over the years. Quality of music, however, has not gone up even with the use of modern technology. The old tunes of some songs are still a rage whenever we listen to them. Two songs have always been great hits since they were composed decades ago. One is Jugni composed by ...

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  • TPolo Lounge located in the middle of Polo playing area of the Racecourse Park has an ideal backdrop in summers and winters. In the evening one can enjoy the meals with polo being played in the background. The horses galloping and jockeys showing their skills are an interesting watch while enjoying ...

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