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Human Tragedy

Human tragedy

When Donald Trump heads to Texas for his photo ops this week it is a completely selfish act. It is the same after every disaster and it reflects a real…

Human smuggling

THOUGH rampant, human smuggling in Pakistan remains poorly documented. Only when a tragedy occurs does the issue take centre stage. A nationwide crackdown was announced after a fishing boat carrying…

The missing persons tragedy

Disappearing someone is, in some respects, an even worse crime than murder. If someone is killed, Allah, the Lord of the worlds, heals the wounds of his/her family and loved…

An unending tragedy

Palestine was never an empty piece of real estate that the Jews eyed as their biblical homeland. The 1948 Arab-Israeli War was a result of Israel declaring the creation of…

Tragedy in paradise

Kashmir, often referred to as the ‘paradise on earth’, hides a brutal irony beneath its breathtaking natural beauty. The region is marked by human suffering, systematic oppression, and grave human…

Greek tragedy: Pakistan mourns

Hundreds of confirmed deaths of young Pakistani men on the fishing trawler off the Greek coast made headlines on June 14. Some reports say up to almost 300 Pakistanis alone…

A humanitarian crisis

When the Americans were leaving Afghanistan in August 2021, two kinds of immediate crises were being predicted by everyone who was even remotely connected to Afghanistan. One, there was clear…

Human Development Index: Pakistan falls

The UNDP Global Human Development Report for 2021-22 was released on the 8th of September. In the Human Development Index (HDI) ranking of 189 countries, Pakistan has slipped badly. It…

Indescribable tragedy

A humanitarian crisis is developing in the flood-affected areas in Pakistan; heart-wrenching stories of destruction and survival are coming out every day. Millions of people need food, drinking water, medicines…

Kashmir – a call to humanity

Kashmir cries. The world turns a deaf ear. The institutions play dumb. The governments prefer a blind eye. That has been the state of affairs for 70 years. What is…