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August 15, 2010

August 14th, 2010 – Independence Day

Pakistan will rise again like a phoenix from the ashes because Pakistani citizens have one trait in common – resilience, endurance and the spirit of carrying on no matter what life throws at them, as Shahzad Roy put it in his song, “Laga Reh,” (“Tu hai aik Aam admi or bus,” translation: “You are just a common man, and that's it” – the common man replies, “to Kia karoon, himat har doon?” “So what else should I do? Should I just give up?” Roy replies, “naheen, Laga Reh!” no, carry on!) - The only way is up when you are all the way down. I have faith we will get through this. By Fareeha Qayoom
August 6, 2010

Pakistan: Diary of a concerned citizen

The quality of life has gone down in our country too. You see it on our roads, you see it on television; you see it all around you - around your neighborhoods, your towns and cities, even when you meet your peers, friends and relatives. It’s the same story at your workplace, your neighborhood store, your Masjid (most people – read men - now prefer to say their prayers in seclusion instead of doing it the old fashioned way; that is, going off to the Masjid); you never know when it’s your time. Gathering for religion, fun, shopping and nightlife is taboo in our country now. No, I am not exaggerating By Fareeha Qayoom
July 18, 2010

Tkfr Poll: Vital Statistics – just a click away!

The most popular poll is surprisingly "What is the biggest issue facing Pakistani citizens right now?" on Tkfr.com. Add your voice! by Fareeha Qayoom
July 17, 2010

Moment of Truth (again) for Pakistani textiles

When timing could be everything, why are the Pakistani policy makers not making timely policy? Babur Rafiq, a prominent player in Pakistan’s textiles industry raises a red flag… By Babur Rafiq