Waqar Azeem Jappa

  • Laila, Shireen, Sassi, Marvi and Zoha are the five names that have become known to almost every social media user since the written part of the CSS result was declared by Federal Public Service Commission (FPSC) on 10th of October, 2019. Thanks to social media, these magical young ladies are ...

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  • For the last two days, a video of a Sikh girl, Jagjit Kaur, a young Muslim boy Muhammad Hassan residents of Nankana Sahb and a cleric sermonizing the nikah proceedings who is not visible in the video has created quite a storm on social media. Meanwhile, another video released by Jagjit Kaur’s ...

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  • The month of August has been very eventful so far on both national and international fronts. The socio-politico milieu of the country has undergone considerable change. It began with the BJP led government in India doing away with article 370 of the Indian constitution followed by chaos, unrest and ...

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  • Now that rains in Karachi are over, the FixIt founder beaten up badly and released respectfully later on. Seriously? Respectfully…? Yea!  I mean few batons here and there and a day or two in lock up is worth the crime the campaigner and his followers committed in the broader day light ...

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  • The momentous moment has arrived. No more wait. No more panic. A press conference has been called by the Federal Public Service Commission‘s Public Relations wing. Soon the screens of government and private news networks will be struck to the news stories from a key department of the federal ...

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  • Book reading is not in vogue any more. Facebook is. Books don’t get stolen now; I don’t remember any of my friends complaining about that. But I do remember them talking about their Facebook accounts getting hacked quite often.  Even if somebody’s book is stolen, chances of ...

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  • The condition of women’s education in Pakistan is miserable. The country has failed to provide good quality, equitable and sufficient education to half of its population. Both, the state and the society, are equally responsible for the sorry state of women’s education in the country. ...

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  • Pakistan is on a trial. It is being tested for its capacity to outmaneuver the militants’ attacks on its educational institutions. The militant’s narrative is clear, deep and precise: “To destroy the country as a Muslim state and create it as an Islamic state.” To destroy ...

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  • Let’s forget for a while who the ultra-holy lad Hamza Ali Abbasi is, and let’s forget what the recently passed law in the United States about gay individuals is all about. After all, Aur bhi ghum hain zamanay mein “gay marriages” ke siwa (the world has issues other than gay ...

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  • The mushroom growth of private institutions in the sector of higher education during the last decade has done more harm than good to Pakistan. Private institutes of higher education have become money minting machines for the opulent instead of knowledge generating repositories for the ...

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