Monthly Archives: June 2009

The Saga of Survival – By Zafar Iqbal

Describing the life and views of an editor, the writer explains how journalists cope with permanent fear and threats of security agencies and Taliban in war -crippled Pakistan.   On superficial glance, he seems to have nexus with Taliban, or a Taliban commander with long disheveled beard on face and traditional […]


When I was a university student, I remember, one day a lady professor told the class that most of the intelligent people shall choose the personal diary for reading if they are asked to select from different material including novels, short stories and books on history, etc. The very next […]

Search for Islam and ‘roti’

Zafar Alam Sarwar One was among the people who watched a private TV channel at a restaurant near the Rawal Dam the other day, and, soon after the programme was off the screen, began discussing Islam and ‘roti’. The debate was inconclusive. What prompted the TV watchers from different localities […]

Never say thanks to a friend- By Ali Sukhanver 1

SRI LANKA THANX PAKISTAN. Friends need no thanks. Friendship is one of the most precious passions which can never be weighed and estimated in worldly terms. Lucky are the friends who have a common enemy; because this common enemy strengthens the depth of their relation. Pakistan and Sri Lanka are […]