I Support #AzadiMarchPTI

All skeptical, sarcastic and cynical Pakistanis are asked, nah, begged, to keep their ignorant yet humorous views to themselves. Your arguments against the #AzadiMarch are as full of shit as your understanding of what our country needs right now. Continue reading

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14th August, 1947: And a nation is born.

Gone were the insidious humiliations of colonialism and the fear of being drowned in an overwhelming Hindu majority in an independent India. We were a free people, free to rediscover an Islamic culture that had once towered over the subcontinent. Free, too, to implement the ideals of Islam based on equality, and social and economic justice. A democracy, as Pakistan’s founding father Muhammad Ali Jinnah said, not a theocracy. We were to be the shining example in the Muslim world of what Islam could achieve were it allowed to flourish. Such dreams we had. Continue reading

Manifesto For Change

Established as a sovereign state meant to defend the rights of a Muslim minority in the Indian Subcontinent, and to provide a setting for the experimental implementation of Sharia' Law in a modern state of the rapidly changing world, Pakistan came into being on the 14th of August, 1947. Its constitution, agreed upon in 1965 after several amendments to the initial draft, was a document that ensured social justice, financial equilibrium, freedom of speech and faith, the equal rights of men, women and children and the availability of all necessities of life. Continue reading

So long, It Rained.

That sluggish rain had continued for days. As if the clouds were too dog-tired, sprinkling down little water drops halfheartedly and taking short naps in between. The streets had been run down with dirt, with overflowing drains that had thrown out the filth it contained onto the non-metallic roads and the smell of shit that had blended into the hot June air like salt into vinegar. Continue reading