Ali Sajid Imami

  • TI happen to be a rather cynical person, and as such I do not really get into the whole “think positive” group. So it was a pleasant surprise when I heard from an old friend and she asked me to fill a form to apply for a youth leadership conference. I had not heard of the conference, or ...

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  • TSex education is a very controversial issue in Pakistan. You even say the word “sex” and the moral brigade will be on you like flies on a partially rotted dead body. You will hear all sorts of accusations, from people claiming that you are a RAW/CIA/Mossad agent to calling you ...

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  • TIt is now cliched to say that Pakistan’s education system is flawed, possibly beyond repair. Everyone knows that, acknowledges that as a fact and then goes about their business as if nothing is wrong. We seem to be content that an overall literacy rate of the country is 57%, with gross ...

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  • T“Teenage couple carries out ‘suicide pact’ in Karachi during school assembly” is the headline everywhere today. A tragedy that is developing as we speak, and we might come to know more about the circumstances surrounding the incident but the social media has already taken up ...

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  • TImage Courtesy: www.reddit.com The problem of intellectual dishonesty, wilfully deceiving the public and of just plain making things up so people could be swayed to your side is endemic to the human race, but it has a specific malignancy associated with it in countries like Pakistan. ...

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  • T“The Great American Novel” is a concept that every American novelist aspires to at one point or the other. Over the years everyone from Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby to Salinger’s Catcher in The Rye have been named as the “Great American Novel” of their times. ...

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  • TMedical science is one of the things that have actually brought us advances beyond our imagination. It has shown a direct correlation with increased quality of life, and not just for the rich. The advances trickle down to even the lower classes, directly as generic medication and procedures to ...

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  • TIf many of the analysts – some much more senior than I – are to be believed, Pakistan and Pakistanis are at the center of a vast network of conspiracies. Everyone from the long defunct KGB- and KHAD to the very real and regular CIA, RAW, Mossad, FSB, MI6, PMDC and the Intelligence ...

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  • T“Liberal Fascist” is a term that is very common these days. A lot of people use it to denigrate people who are asking for obviously “fascist” things like civil liberties, human rights and equality. This term often confuses the increasingly dwindling liberal crowd and anyone ...

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  • TOur entire country seems to be under the influence of quacks. These quacks aren’t just restricted to the medical profession either. I am not just talking about the people who are claiming that they can grow a new pancreas or cure hepatitis in a week. I am talking about the general air of ...

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  • TAmong the most heart-breaking news I’ve heard this week is the Shikarpur incident. With more than sixty dead and counting, it has not been an easy thing to ignore. Yet we had one day of mourning, only in Sindh while the rest of the country went by its business. The reaction from a small but ...

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  • TIt has been over a month since tragedy struck at the heart of the City of Flowers, Peshawar. The official figures state that more than 130 children were killed in an act of senseless violence. Yet, as I stood alone outside the Multan Press Club on the protest for the one month since the massacre, I ...

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