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On November 25, 2010, Pakistan People’s Party MNA Sherry Rehman, submitted a bill to the National Assembly seeking amendments to the Blasphemy laws. Since then, the Islamist parties of Pakistan have been in a tizzy. Aside from the announcement of two major rallies – one on December 31 and the other on January 8 – […]


If nothing else, my participation in the Eurasian Media Forum Conference, held in Almaty, Kazakhstan last week, showed me that the debate on the ‘mainstream’ media versus the ‘new’ media is alive all over the world. In fact the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council is traveling across continents to discuss the future of journalism, […]


Every few months, the narrow corridors of land on the edges of the Karachi Cantonment railway tracks are inhabited by gypsies. In the shade of thorny shrubs and at the foot of garbage heaps, they set up tents made of sticks and brightly-coloured, floral-printed cloth. When the train passes, it blows and blows its horn […]


I’m happy to report that I’ve been nominated in the Best Celebrity Blogger category of the Pakistan Blog Awards. The awards/convention, being organized by CIO Pakistan and Google Pakistan for the first time ever in Pakistan is a fantastic venture that aims to ‘discuss, recognize and platformize one of the the fastest growing online mediums in […]


I am delighted  and humbled to report that Tea Break, a network/community for Pakistani blogs, has named me their Blogger of the Month. Thanks for the continuing support and the honour. I wouldn’t be a blogger if it weren’t for your initial encouragement! You can read the interview here.


Deny Everything

13Nov09

When I got in to work at 6 am yesterday morning, our overnight anchorperson complained that it was a slow news day. “Nothing’s going on. We’ve been running the same headlines all night; just changing the order around,” he yawned. I immediately responded by saying that he shouldn’t get used to it, as it was […]


[picapp src=”9/6/8/f/Military_On_Defense_5b24.jpg?adImageId=7264448&imageId=4130366″ width=”500″ height=”327″ /] Audacious: that is the word we’ve heard repeatedly used to describe the GHQ standoff. But the attack was also meticulously planned. It was reminiscent of 2008’s Manawan attack, when the police training academy located in the suburbs of Lahore was held hostage in broad daylight. But this was no training […]