Saad Goraya

  • Cassini Partners are seasoned, experienced turnaround specialists with a long track record in delivering value from challenged corporate situations. They have worked in tier-1 management consultancies and investment banks in London and Tokyo, leading engagements across many sectors including ...

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  • How excited are you about your first film? What is your role in the movie? I think I am much more excited about Revenge of the Worthless than any other actor because I have worked in it as its assistant director as well. In films, an actor is excited to see his scenes first and then he thinks ...

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  • Without doubt, our dramas at present are getting  worldwide acclaim, especially in India and that's the reason they have dedicated a whole channel to broadcast only Pakistani content. But if we compare these dramas with what the industry use to offer in the past, we may find monotony in the ...

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  • I have never felt as excited as I was to see Mohammed Amir in the squad for the New Zealand tour. I did not blink for an instance in his four-over spell and I cannot explain the moment when Afridi dropped Kane Williamson on his bowling. Eventually, we won the first T20 and the media, including ...

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  • Yesterday, 20th January, was a normal day for me just like it was for almost all Pakistanis – except for those who are no more with us after the Charsadda massacre; and their friends and families.  Yes, I felt bad, for a few moments. I felt like crying. There were some heated ...

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  • An old Panasonic radio with leather cover on it, a television set box having only 12 channels, nostalgic dials of telephone, and a shelf full of audio cassettes. For many none of this matters; for me it’s a glimpse of probably the best time of my life: my childhood. I was allowed to watch one ...

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  • How far can a journalist go for sensationalism? Let's pose this question to Mubasher Lucman, who is touching new lows with every passing day. In fact he has added a whole new dimension in his profession: ‘revenge journalism’. He switches channel with lightning speed and somehow ...

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  • How many times we all have heard it? Pakistan has got immense talent, potential and vibrant youth. Every other political party talks about it, brags about it and hopes to nourish it - but all in vein. Hardly anybody has ever thought about the "wasted talent", mostly wheeling their hearts out ...

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  • In May 2010, around 100 Ahmadis lost their lives in a horrific attack on their place of worship in Lahore. ‘Death’ in Pakistan is not a big deal and the public is somewhat immune to it. What was more horrific was the general response of the masses. I clearly remember many not condemning ...

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  • A few days ago, an SHO named Faryad Cheema killed a young boy and injured one in the process of “keeping peace”. The youngsters aged around 15 were playing with a toy pistol, taking selfies in a residential colony of Faisalabad. Before that, a lawyer was killed in broad day light almost ...

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  • Dear Mr. Prime Minister, I hope this letter finds you in the best of your health. Well, I am a university student and have just received your “gift”, I mean the laptop. Many criticized a similar campaign initiated by Mr. Shahbaz Sharif some years ago but you persisted with it as you so ...

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  • My earliest cricketing memory is when in ‘92, some of my family members went crazy and I couldn’t understand what had actually happened. I finally understood that in ’96 when, after losing to India in the World Cup quarterfinal, everybody was heartbroken. And in ‘99, I ...

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  • The release of the latest movie from the Fast and Furious franchise, Furious 7, brought Paul Walker back to life.  How the film makers reincarnated the lost star with help of his brother, other doubles and computer graphics was commendable. “It’s been a long time without you, my ...

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  • Fascinated by super heroes mostly from abroad, we seem to have completely forgotten about the real heroes around us. Maybe because this is age of Ultron where normal human beings are less visible. Abdullah Shah, a teenager, owns a rickshaw; I hired him for his services today. When I reached my ...

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  • It’s strange how perspectives of life change suddenly after becoming a parent. Though I have not yet experienced this fortunate phenomenon which causes a sudden priority-shift in a person’s life, still there is no doubt that I am highly fascinated by idea of becoming a parent. Thanks to ...

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