Pakistani Rural Women help revitalize Economy

Sana Jamal ISLAMABAD – Out of great disasters come great opportunities. This notion has fascinated and revived the humanity out of hardships since the earliest days. As Pakistan shifts from relief to recovery phase in the post-flood scenario, the focus was the rebuilding livelihoods. During these hard times, Pakistani women have emerged as the strength… Read More Pakistani Rural Women help revitalize Economy

HEC – a victim of democratic dissolution ?

Edited version published in Pakistan Observer (6 Apr. 2011) Sana Jamal Ever since the Implementation Commission of the 18th Amendment to the constitution announced that several federal ministries including the education ministry were to be devolved to the provinces, certain ambiguities started surfacing in the minds of the educationists and officials. One of the victims… Read More HEC – a victim of democratic dissolution ?

Oscars 2011: ‘The King’s Speech’ and ‘Inception’ tie with 4 Oscars

Here is the complete list of winners for the 83rd Annual Academy Awards 2011, presented at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles. Big Winners: The King’s Speech won 4 awards for :: Best Picture :: Director – Tom Hooper :: Best Actor – Colin Firth :: Original Screenplay – David Seidler Inception won 4 awards… Read More Oscars 2011: ‘The King’s Speech’ and ‘Inception’ tie with 4 Oscars

Why is the Media Portrayal of our Society so bleak?

Tragedy, death toll, wreckage, bloodshed, in short human misery and suffering is all what people in Pakistan have been witnessing on their television sets since the last few weeks. Apart from the dead ones, even the living beings presented on the TV are in such miserable condition that your heart goes out to them the instant you see… Read More Why is the Media Portrayal of our Society so bleak?