Author : Rabia Ali

Prisoners of archaic laws

Prisoners of archaic laws

By Rabia Ali Abdul Hai, of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan, Karachi, shakes his head in disappointment when asked about the number of Pakistani prisoners imprisoned in India, or the Indian...
Home away from Home

Home away from Home

Khushwant Singh paid a just tribute to the people of Lahore, calling them “recklessly generous”. Some time ago, when my friend Madhur and I visited the cultural and intellectual epicentre...
Hockey team to ‘play for peace’

Hockey team to ‘play for peace’

PHF to send national squad to India tomorrow after being assured presidential-level security By Khalid Hussain KARACHI: Pakistan’s hockey chiefs on Saturday gave the go-ahead for their...
FM Qureshi lauds Aman ki Asha

FM Qureshi lauds Aman ki Asha

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said a big chunk of Indian population wants friendly relations with Pakistan. In an exclusive interview with Geo News, he said “Aman ki Asha” a...
Proud LAHORI at home in BOMBAY

Proud LAHORI at home in BOMBAY

Shahvaar Ali Khan “Haan boss. Mere ko Bandra jaane ka hai’Carter Road,” (Hey boss, I need to go to Bandra’Carter Road) I nonchalantly told our driver, Aslam, as we left the...
Pakistan-India collaboration to benefit both

Pakistan-India collaboration to benefit both

By Farhan Zaheer KARACHI: Pakistan has one of the world’s best marble reserves, but has not been able to utilise the natural resource and has a share of only 0.09 per cent in the world market....
India and Pakistan: natural friends

India and Pakistan: natural friends

By Malik Arshed Gilani Karachi: Cricket has through its history been a vehicle for a very spirited and a do-or-die kind of competition but it was meant to be played with the noblest feelings of good...
Using the beautiful game for improving ties

Using the beautiful game for improving ties

By Umaid Wasim KARACHI: The 1998 FIFA World Cup saw one of the greatest political rivalry come to the football pitch when Iran and the United States collided in a clash viewed as a battle of...
Can the Big B inspire aman in Bal Thackeray?

Can the Big B inspire aman in Bal Thackeray?

Times of India recently reported that Amitabh Bachchan was finally speaking out about the SRK and Shiv Sena enmity. Mumbai waited with bated breath for The Big B’s words to end the problem. To...
‘Aman’ remains the buzzword at poetry evening

‘Aman’ remains the buzzword at poetry evening

When in dark times, will there be also singing? Yes, there will also be singing. About the dark times,” wrote Bertolt Brecht, highlighting the importance of poetry in public discourse. The...