Author Archives: Yasmeen Aftab Ali

Yasmeen Aftab Ali

Freud and Fareed

Does the Austrian neurologist have what it takes to survive in Pakistan?     ‘If Freud was born in Pakistan he would be Fareed,’ quips ‘Pir’ Afzal Rizvi. Fareed or not, Freud

Yasmeen Aftab Ali

Peace in Yemen

Time for a reality check   Certain steps need to be taken in Yemen to restore some semblance to peace. I use the term ‘semblance’ because inspite of Iran supporting Houthis with

Yasmeen Aftab Ali

Pakistan in 68 years

Owning diversity is the key to unity It has been sixty-eight years since the birth of Pakistan. Pakistan’s successive governments have failed to ingrain the concept of ‘unity in diversity’ among Pakistanis

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Addressing FATA

Genuine redressal of grievances is a must, at once   A leading newspaper carried news that Sarah Sewall, the US Undersecretary for Civilian Security, Democracy and Human Rights, argues: “In the Pak-Afghan

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Over a cup of tea

Reminiscing the rich culture we have   Reminiscing was an activity of our elders, or so I thought. It seems, however, that places change, not the reminiscing. Browsing through wedding pictures of

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Muslim lives matter

All lives matter   Three Muslim students were shot dead in North Carolina a few days ago. Craig Stephen Hicks has been charged on three accounts with first-degree murder. Those dead are