Author Archives: Yasmeen Aftab Ali


Yasmeen Aftab Ali

The lesser gender

There are too many faces of oppression, and women are always the victims   A girl is born. Holy shit! Wrong gender. Celebration can turn into wails depending upon the background of


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Dialogue with a stranger

What relationships are all about   Relationships can be a beautiful thing. Or not. Depends on how fulfilling, supporting and mutually stimulating they have been. Or are. Relationships can hurt. Can they


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Turkey and Syria

A complex mess     The ongoing situation in Syria with diverging vested interests has led to yet another point of standoff. This time between Turkey and Russia with Turkey shooting down


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Putin visits Iran

And what’s going to happen in the Middle East next?   A very important development has escaped the notice of local media in light of ongoing happenings. This was Putin’s first visit


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After Paris attack

The multi-headed hydra ISIS has to be eliminated   What will be the impact of Paris attack on French involvement in the Middle East? France in September this year started air raids


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Asking for the moon?

What a mess   Reproducing news snippets from different newspapers and TV channel websites reference Moon Garden building: “The builder, Abdul Razzak Khamosh, owned a 363-yard plot in Gulshan-e-Maymar, which he replaced


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PTI and LB elections

Where did PTI go wrong?   Where did PTI go wrong on the local front after emerging triumphant in the national and provincial general elections? My gut feeling and personal experience at


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Syrian scenario

How Pakistan should proceed   OK, this is the most interesting piece I was forwarded by a friend. Carried by ‘Stop the War Coalition’, it’s titled: “Why we’re bombing Iraq and Syria:

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