Lala Rukh Paracha

  • TLife is full of juxtapositions, rich and poor, educated and illiterate, bad and good, they all coexist. The existence of such contrast in the middle of the historic city of Lahore amazed me. On the edges of all posh localities we can find shanties and lean-to of the poor which are essential to ...

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  • TThe news that some religious leaders are against the closure or registration of seminaries did not come as any shock to me. We must understand that Pakistan is not a welfare state and has no Islamic laws in practise, so all religious leaders or scholars and ulema have no regular income from the ...

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  • TThe shine and the glitz have come off. All the statements made by the Prime Minister and the Finance Minister sound like tales told to children. Do they live in an air bubble or on another dimension, very far from us, or is it just that they never hear the crying, shouting and clamour of the poor ...

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  • TBuried under national terrorism and the cricket plethora a very tragic story is being ignored by the press. There is some coverage on TV but print media is not telling much. A young girl Abeera, having come from Sialkot died under mysterious circumstances. She was enrolled in a private university ...

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  • TWe all have our personal conjecture about terrorism and why it has spread like cancer. Many, like me, believe that it is due to lack of education. Let’s first see why and how a cancer spreads or takes hold. First a place inside our body has been infected; let’s call that the place: the ...

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  • TWatching TV has become a pastime I am forced into. With grownup children busy in their own lives, most people like me in our old age, and have to rely on the ‘idiot box.’ Talk shows and drams fill the time. I have always been fascinated with information and my job as a journalist, ...

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  • TLAHORE - So many questions and no answers, the incident in Peshawar yesterday has opened up our sores again. My eldest sister is the Regional Coordinator for Army Public schools in KPK, a proud mother and a proud educator. She has won many awards for her hard work and dedication to education. My ...

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  • TWhen in 2007 the TTP (Tehrik e Taliban) moved in and killed 260 elders leaving a vacuum, it created an atmosphere of fear in Fata never seen before. With them money poured in from different sources largely charities and some Muslim countries who wanted an Islamic Shariah rule in Pakistan and to ...

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  • TLAHORE - We have been hearing and reading a lot about measles but there is still some vital information that laypersons need to have to protect the kids from the monster. The long hot summer is draining strength from the body, dehydration, a busy life and no care for proper food intake further ...

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