Tex­tiles and Apparel Indus­try

June 8, 2018

Islam, the world, and Pakistan

December 15, 2016

Proud to be a Muslim – No apologies. No excuses.

The world is divided into two: us and them, the first world and the third world, the black and the white, the rich and the poor, the educated and the illiterate, the privileged and the disadvantaged, the favored and the damned, the aristocrats and the peasants, the natives and the immigrants, on and on it goes…like an infinite loop spiral. By Fareeha Qayoom
December 9, 2016

Year in Review: 2016

December is the month we take stock and build on the successes and failures of the past. We also create new resolutions. Well, I don’t have any new resolutions. I have only old. By Fareeha Qayoom
September 28, 2016

Death in the Family

Hello, darkness my old friend, I have come to talk with you again... By Fareeha Qayoom
September 8, 2016

Shahi Hamam – Then and Now

Shahi Hamam: then and now! By Fareeha Qayoom, Photos by GM Shah - 2009 (Then) and 2015 (Now) Courtesy of Faiza Sharif
September 8, 2016

Rawaan by Telenor: a Beautiful Depiction of Pakistan

Telenor released this song for Independence Day celebrations...
April 19, 2016

Helter Skelter

We don’t treat the disease. We only treat the symptoms. By Fareeha Qayoom
December 16, 2015

Another Brick in the Wall – Lyrics

All in all, Its just another brick in the wall... By Fareeha Qayoom
December 16, 2015

The Perfect Sky is Torn!

I just finished editing content for our 1/2016 edition. While I was working on final copy, this song kept playing at the back of my mind like a sad refrain…I have yet to come up with the title of our cover story. However, I think this is our theme song for this edition. Its’ so sad. The perfect sky is torn…sigh. By Fareeha Qayoom
October 18, 2015

Stuck in the Twilight Zone!

And yes, I have now great respect for people in the government who manage to get anything done – push the paper all the way through to build roads, schools, hospitals - the works. It takes hundreds of engineers to change a single light bulb in this joint. People who can do all that are my heroes. I salute you. You must be relentless, tireless and have a lot of tolerance for putting up with loads of BS and still plowing through all that nonsense to come on the other side. By Fareeha Qayoom
November 12, 2010

All in a day’s work!

A rant from the heart, letting off steam and still not getting anywhere…one of those days 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
March 9, 2010

Why is the apparel industry down in Lahore?

“Our edge was always the production capacity. We never based it on innovative product line. Strategically we need to bridge the gap- improving productivity and efficiencies, bringing the prices down, and producing a quality product on-time consistently. Basics of production are missing in all three industrial cities of Pakistan. Karachi has managed to do better than Lahore because they operate on lower overheads. Our production tracking is weak,” asserts Azhar Iqbal, CEO Leisure Textiles. By Fareeha Qayoom
June 15, 2009

The Lowdown on Asif Manzoor Sheikh

Taking YKK to a whole new level By Fareeha Qayoom