Haider Rifaat

  • TUnited We Reach (UWR), a non-profit organization founded by Ashar Aziz, is all about affordable education for the underprivileged. Executive Director of UWR, Sabahat Rafiq, along with her team members have undertaken essential measures to implement the UWR model for education in Pakistan. United We ...

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  • TAfter a year of campaigning for their respective parties, Donald Trump bagged the 2016 presidential title. However, I was taken aback by the unpredictable outcome of the election. As a Pakistani-American, I refuse to envision Donald Trump as the president of the United States let alone label him as ...

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  • TPML-N has yet again managed to exercise unlawful power on innocent civilians, or the opposite party, thereof. On Thursday, the Youth Convention was intervened by a group of police officials who apprehended, jostled and harassed several PTI members including women and had the area evacuated on an ...

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  • TIf I were to meet Imran Khan one day, I would not ask him questions related to politics. Instead, I would give him a word of advice; give it up. Although I appreciate his enthusiasm to bring a ‘revolutionary’ change in Pakistan considering that it is impossible to do so unless political ...

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  • THow come an image of a young Syrian boy, battered in blood is generating media hype and scrutiny? We have been down that road many times, haven’t we? Was the western media sleeping over an image as brutal as this for the past decade or so? The bitter reality is; we, Muslims carry the dead ...

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  • TPakistan does not bleed green anymore; it bleeds red. I know what this country stood for in the past; freedom, happiness, a brighter future for our children, but it does no longer. What is there to celebrate? Despite Pakistan being freed from a tangled web of hypocrisy and hatred, this country has ...

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  • TThe Pakistani media’s gradual outreach and scrutiny over the years has prompted some of us to openly discuss rape as a prominent social concern for the nation. The perpetuation of rape culture is rooted in Pakistan and cannot be overlooked that easily. I have chosen to talk about the Kuri ...

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  • TIt goes without saying that the U.S. constitution has been relentlessly criticized for its second amendment rights in view of the recent mass shootings. What started off as an epidemic four years ago in Sandy Hook, Connecticut enabled a dozen others to perpetrate domestic terrorism and hate crimes. ...

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  • TToday, as I’m writing this piece with my heartbeat racing to the top and hands quivering as I express my inmost sorrow for the martyrs of today’s Bacha Khan University Attack. The students, faculty members and six hundred guests were to be gathered at today’s poetic ceremony when ...

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  • TLet me simply start off by saying that we have callously exploited Mother Nature over the past decades with tools and high tech technology that should have never been invented in the first place. In effect, the recent earthquakes not merely dominant in South Asia but globally is a wake-up call for ...

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  • TThere’s no question that feminism has massively influenced and improved Pakistan’s cultural norms and continues to do so. However, in some cases the very ideology that’s based on equality is twisted to target an entire gender. I am not denying the fact that women are victims of ...

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