Did the government really think that one bike lane on Shahrae Faisal will solve Karachi’s traffic woes?
In a city where bikes outnumber cars significantly, the project seems to be a failure as of now.
I’m not going to tone it down because it would be unjust to the 144 fighters who we have no right to forget.
Aleema Khanum walks away with a fine while Maryam Nawaz was sent to jail – double standards of justice?
If Khanum is allowed to walk, why are the rules different for everyone else? Why wasn't Maryam offered the same...
Only Nawaz knows when Maryam will resurface and this will depend on the outcome of the cases against him.
Declared ‘intangible’, the heritage of Kalash is over 3,000 years old – but will it survive the 21st century?
The Kalash are trying to hold onto their unique culture and language, while battling poverty and climate change.
Amplifying our problems and simplifying our solutions is now a staple of Pakistani politics.
If impenetrable security was required for this event, why was it organised in the heart of the city?
Who will invest in Pakistan if its head of state constantly highlights its corruption and desperation?
Instead of highlighting our progress in curbing corruption, IK's been lamenting about corruption on his foreign...
These women have not only shattered stereotypes but are proof that only by empowering women can we succeed as a nation
Pakistan could have remained united if Bhutto had accepted Sheikh Mujibur Rahman as the prime minister.
While Balochistan’s natural gas keeps the rest of Pakistan warm, its own residents are freezing in silence
With gas shortages and loadshedding lasting for days, people are miserable and neglected during the cold winter.
Given that the government has inherited a ‘broken’ economy, I’d say that they have performed quite well.
Women, minorities, LGBT faced attacks, discrimination and govt prosecution while authorities failed protect them.
The statement comes when Hindutva has emasculated India’s secularism and continues to pose existential questions.
Soon we could be facing a financial crisis that will not be averted by loans and grants alone.
This is a struggle between many men to become the one powerful man in the province.
PML-N was able to steer the ship due to its experience, whereas PTI appears to be deprived of the expertise.
Though Sindh and Peshawar have such facilities, their use of antiquated tools leads to delays and unreliable results
One of the biggest stories of 2018 was Ronaldo’s leaving Real Madrid, followed by Salah smashing during the EPL.
As 2018 wraps up, the ride has to end back where it had started – taking a beating from New Zealand.
In this sexist world, it doesn’t matter if Ada Hegerberg won the Ballon d’Or – what matters is if she can twerk
In the last 63 years for which the award has existed none of the male football players have been asked such a question
If you didn’t believe Shane Warne when he said Yasir Shah is ‘something special’, well, now you know
He can surpass Akram to become the leading Test wicket-taker, which is phenomenal for a guy who is yet to play at home
Despite his stellar record, he has never been given a chance and has always been discarded without any valid reasons.
Once a powerhouse of world hockey, the team with the most WC titles, Pakistan can no longer compete with top teams.
This was the fifth time in history that Pakistan was unable to chase the target set under 200.
You cannot speak about ‘best young upcoming batsmen in Pakistan’ and then leave these names out.
As Shaheen keeps taking wickets and Abbas keeps knocking the door louder, I am glad to not be in the selector’s...
This year saw a good mix of commercial ‘masala’ cinema with experimental and unique storytelling.
While Chand is impressive as Mowgli, the film is let down by its uneven material and inability to capture the emotions
A small budget film that has been blemished with a bumpy script and technical flaws.
Mirzapur appeals largely to younger audiences because of the excessive bloodshed, profanities and the emphasis on sex.
The show stands out due to its ability to scrap its playbook and come up with a new one just when you get a hold of it
With no execution to speak of, it’s hard to pinpoint even a single redeeming feature that could justify watching it.
Mexico modifies the show’s formula in its own way and amplifies the genre thrills.
Leaving the arcade setting for the Internet theme doesn’t turn out to be the best choice for the sequel.
Trying to be edgy and inventive, it should have introduced modern audiences to an age-old tale, but does the opposite.
No one can deny that it has given a voice to those who perhaps had no other way of taking on the rich and the famous.
With protests erupting and bodies piling up, we are forced to dwell upon how journalists have been treated this year.
While women like Baloch encourage patriarchy, we also have women like Duaa and Bushra who speak out when it's enough.
Our dramas are female-oriented; it is just that the stories are regressive.
These shows stood out in an industry that has a tendency to remain stuck on proven formulas instead of taking risks.
Would Suhai be getting mocked and criticised if she wasn’t a woman? Probably not.
While Trump and Imran’s tweets may both be aimed at settling the score, they hint at rather interesting differences.
It will make you cry, it will make you laugh, it will make you sing, and it will make you want to start a band!
The problem doesn’t lie in the published words but in the large egos of those in power who cannot deal with...
I realise that in this time and society, I need the blessings of men around me in order to establish myself.
A trans daughter‘s letter to her family: Will you love the real me and not the man you want me to be?
I was sexually harassed in front of all of you at a wedding party and you did nothing to stop it? I was so scared.
I have rarely seen anyone talking about the many positive changes that have occurred in the past few years...
From Delhi, with regret: How a postcard from India revived painful, unhealed memories of the Partition
"I'm unhappy to be separated from friends. I would like to die in Pakistan than to live in India shall it be...
“She’s doing injustice to both by bringing her baby to work” – uh, ok! 1950 called, they want you back!
We are a country whose women have worked on farms and fields and carried out outdoor chores while carrying babies.
I feel obliged to not only pay formal tribute to my own parents but also to all those unsung mentors
Our girls should be free to enjoy the rain just like our boys are; it is only fair, and should be such a big deal.
Despite her Instagram clearly indicating the state of her mental health, no one took it as an immediate concern.
The audacity of deriding critics as cowards stems from Vawda’s overestimation of his own utility to the operation.
With particular characteristics and history of its own, each village has its own unique charm to explore.
The 3 states which make up the Hindi heartland weren’t the only things at stake; India’s soul was as much on the...
A city soaked in history yet fighting each day to step out of the horrors of its past has truly impressed me.
One may get away with not doing anything to build Ram Temple, but one may never be spared for going soft on Pakistan.
Modi knows the mask and the myth both lie busted. With nothing to boast, BJP plays the temple card to win elections.
History is made by the people not by politicians.
Be it Obama, Clinton, Trump or Kanye West, the US will never hold MbS accountable for Khashoggi’s murder
Even if the CIA does have a plan to oust MbS, don’t expect the humanitarian aspect of this relationship to change.
Is it worth insistently reiterating India’s claim every time a bus or convoy crosses the border from Pakistan to...
We didn’t like it because it is the hard truth...
With an all-star cast of Ben Affleck, Oscar Isaac, Charlie Hunnam, Pedro Pascal, this is entertainment threefold!
Simmba may not bring something new to the screen but it definitely feels like a paisa vasool entertainer!
Composed of fistfights, flying cars & a star-studded, cast Simmba promises to be an action-packed masala entertainer.
Is this a hint that our lost superheroes may come back to life, or am I just reading between the lines too much?
Audiences will be looking forward to their introduction to a character that till now has been an unknown quantity.
No proper huts with toilets, no medical facilities, extreme pollution and a lack of professionally trained lifeguards.
Call me biased but as a brown Muslim, I find Patriot Act to be the most relatable talk show being aired at the moment.
Who are these kids? And where is Timothy the mouse? The story massively diverges from the original.
It looks extremely fun and Ryan Reynolds surely has a huge hand in that; Pikachu really shines because of him.
Durj: An intense Shamoon Abbasi, a terrifying cannibal and so much gore – Pakistani cinema, brace yourself!
The trailer is impressive on multiple levels.
An entire ocean of ink would not be enough to describe the exchange that took place as soon as their hands touched.
When she was coming back, she felt a jolt. What happened next was unreal, nearly a scene drawn out from a film.
They say if you look at a person long enough, they will look back.
The room became hauntingly silent. It seemed as though a life was taken rather than brought into this world.
Neelum’s happy world suddenly imploded. She couldn’t believe the words being spoken into her ears.
His defiance is louder than his voice. No one can make him surrender his fort. The gigantic gate cannot be conquered.
As I lay in bed with the letter in my hand, I decided to read it one last time & then burn it along with the memories
Her eyes couldn’t find the nearest exit, but they did find what she loathed the most – the most pitiful eyes
If it was only a matter of a small love affair, I would not have told her anything at all.