Remshay Ahmed

  • TThe Afghan War has stood the test of time and resurged itself in a world that is much more different than when the war first started. Nobody could have predicted that one day US would recognise the Taliban as legitimate stakeholders in Afghanistan, and sit across from them in deciding the fate of ...

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  • TPeople vote for those candidates and campaigns with which they can associate. This familiarisation gives them an illusory hope for representation in the political scene. In Pakistan voting on the basis of identity had formalised itself as a norm, however, last year, after decades of familiarisation ...

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  • TMorality is to a reasonable man what religion is to a poor man. While the two are derivative of the same path that is to govern an individual’s life; both the reasonable and poor man have found ways around to make their paths seem shorter. Looking at the basis of all organised religions, one ...

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  • TThe human mind is a curious thing. We spend our entire lives trying to tame it in conformity with the societal norms. We use the same agencies that make it think outside the box, to remain in. The conformed mind interprets reality in the way we mould it into believing. For most in a single society, ...

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  • TNationalism is a sense of belonging, loyalty to a nation state. It is synonymous to upholding the values of the state and propagating these as the core distinguishable features. It is around these principles that one formulates their consciousness within that particular society. This can be ...

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  • TTourism seems to be returning to Pakistan with an improvement in the security situation. The tourism department (PTDC) has recorded an increase of 40% in tourist traffic in the country. Where Nepal has its temples we have the Lahore Fort, and where Maldives has its beaches we have gems like Mubarak ...

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  • TPakistan has great potential to build and revive most of its sectors, which can in turn bring in great revenues. These include the real estate, furniture, and automobile sectors. The most forgotten of these remains the country’s furniture sector, which is known for its intricate wooden ...

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  • TBeing an aspiring journalist I didn’t want to restrict myself to only writing.Like many non-camera shy people, I also wanted to be on the television interviewing some very important people. However, to my dismay I soon realised that the television talk shows are probably one of the worst ...

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  • TThe real estate sector in Pakistan is experiencing a lull. With newer tax regulations, stock market trading in real estate backed securities isn’t expanding at a favorable rate according to Muhammad Ejaz, Chief Executive Officer at Arif Habib’s Dolmen REIT. This highlights how so far ...

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  • TThe relations between India and Pakistan have always been sore. Ever since Partition where two independent countries were carved out of the great subcontinent as two competing ideologies; both the Pakistanis and Indians have not forgiven each otherfor this separation. This separation is ...

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  • TMedicine is one of the noblest professions, concerned primarily with serving humanity. Pakistan produces a fair share of medical students, approximately 14,000 each year out of a total of 50,000 to 60,000 medical practitioners. Despite the significant number of doctors and about 70% of them being ...

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  • TLast year on August 8 Pakistan was shaken by the cries of the young victims of Hussain Khanwala village who were being molested and blackmailed for well over a decade. While reports of such a heinous crime have been recurring for some time in various newspapers the actual number of victims and the ...

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  • TLast year on August 8, The Nation broke the news for the largest ever child abuse scandal in Pakistan’s history. Soon after Punjab’s leading child protection official called for a federal inquiry into the matter after a total of 400 videos of children being forced into having sex ...

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  • TWhile debating on the better of the two prominent International Relations’ schools; my class was predominantly Realist against my instructor’s expectations for it to be Liberalist. I was a part of the three-fourth of the class arguing the inevitability of global structures to fail ...

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  • T Akbar the great Mughal Emperor had only daughters. As for any king only a son could be the legal heir to the glorious Mughal throne, Akbar was distressed. He was informed about a witchdoctor commonly known as peer from a small town known as Fatehpur Sikri bestowed with the wisdom and strength of ...

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  • TLast year on this day, seven militants wearing Pakistan’s military uniform entered Army Public School, Peshawar and brutally butchered 144 students. Pakistan has had a fair share of unfortunate events since its birth in 1947. However, this was the epitome of any brutality faced not only in ...

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  • TLast Friday the City of Love, Paris, was targeted by the ISIS, which claimed the lives of 127 people going about their everyday routines. Reports revealed that eight of these militants died while carrying out these suicide attacks and the other seven were taken into custody by the French ...

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  • TLight of the day is a blessing for everyone. It emphasizes that we have another opportunity to see what the day holds for us. September 2 was the same. Or at least we thought it was. When the sun shined along the Bodrum, Turkey we found a little Aylan Kurdi washed ashore. We had no idea why, and ...

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  • TI can spend long hours counting everything that is perhaps wrong with my life, or at least the things I believe are wrong. Some of those things have not yet come to pass, but I believe they could go wrong. And in these hours, which soon turn into days and then weeks, I do not dare think about the ...

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  • TWhile we talk about the ‘modern’ perspective in Pakistan we instantly imagine a world where immorality is the high, where modesty doesn’t mean anything and the youth has fled to the gallows of insanity and are on the path of not only self-destruction. But their thought patterns ...

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