Author Archives: Hasan Aftab Saeed


Hasan Aftab Saeed

The E word

Some loud thinking       The Establishment – how responsible is it for the mess we find ourselves in? Before addressing this question, a little background survey is in order. We,


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Punjabis

A short introduction Punjabis are an ethno-linguistic group of Indo-Aryan peoples, originating from the Punjab region, found in Pakistan and northern India. There are over 160 million Punjabis in the world (roughly


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Gimmickistan

Where high ideals meet ground realities     Merely hours after the ban on YouTube was officially lifted, a resolution has been tabled in the National Assembly seeking restoration of Friday as


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ABC for adults

Recommendations for accelerated learning     Sixty eight years after independence, the literacy rate in Pakistan is still hovering around the 50% mark. Having obviously failed the nation, our education system needs


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On courage and freedom

‘Phir ham-hi qatal ho aayen yaaro chalo’     Monday marked the fifth anniversary of Salmaan Taseer’s assassination. His fearlessness was the standout feature of the events that culminated in the fateful


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On touting religion

My religion is better than yours The far-from-satisfactory Rawalpindi road infrastructure forces me to spend a lot of my time driving. Luckily, the ingenious truck-art and bumper stickers provide a great mode

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