Faisal Yaqoob

  • As we sit in our upper-class castles or our comfortable middle-class homes egging on Prime Minister Imran Khan and Finance Minister Asad Umar, we should perhaps spare a thought for the most impoverished segments of society, the poorest of the poor. Let prices go up, I’m okay with it because ...

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  • “The PPP has only looted and plundered the country and never done anything good ever”. This stamen has been made to me many times and while I acknowledge that much corruption has taken place by some PPP members, that statement ignores many good things done by the party such as being ...

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  • Having pride in one’s country is a very important thing, it gives us a sense of belonging and identity. It helps unify the people and strengthen the state. Indeed, there are few things more important than patriotism. Yet, there are examples of it being abused in the name of patriarchy. ...

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  • If the fight in NA-120 has taught us anything, it is that election tactics do not change. A retired state employee recently stated that his institution was trying to bring a certain crowd of people from the realm of violence into mainstream politics. While the new kid on the block did not win, this ...

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  • In the world of Whatsapp, Facebook, Twitter, Reddit and MySpace, people have found ways to express themselves and many often exercise this liberty as they have every legal right to do. Yet many of these opinions are based on misinformation or ignorance. Absurdist claims, even by members of official ...

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  • Pakistan is nursing deep wounds. DIG Ahmed Mobeen and SSP Zahid Gondal are among the many dearly departed whose deaths stand testament to the toll terrorism has taken on the people of Pakistan. Many heroes have sacrificed their lives so others may live. Two very brave men died trying to defuse a ...

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  • There is a meme doing the rounds on social media, one that many middle class and upper middle class Pakistanis proudly put up on social media. It goes something like this: “What hurts most as a Pakistani? When you see an educated and mature person supporting this man”. The man in the ...

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