I have just hit 40 and it has made me realize about life. I am confused and somewhat clear also. maybe a midlife crisis is about to set in and make me more miserable but I am not sure. remembering a lot of people today. a lot of places also. missing Islamabad also today. the Islamabad from the 90s. the time period is beyond me but it is hard to let go. maybe it is hard to let go of anything that was good. Am I the only one who…read more
I have been out of Islamabad since 98 and last visited the city in 2003. Alot has changed and I don’t know if the same Islamabad exists. Maybe the memories are more beautiful then the city itself. Maybe I will go inshallah and see it this year. Maybe I should expect disappointment as those places don’t exist which I am used to.
When we hit a 1000 dead then maybe we will do something about it. Until then we will just sit and watch. I don’t get it, Pakistan as a nation had become so ineffective that we can’t even fix our own house. I think the word castrated comes to mind. Our Armed forces can’t deal with the issues of security, Pakistani people are confused about whom to ask for help, we hate American help but can’t live without it. It is like a drug addict in denial that he/she is…read more
Pakistan Blast Kills U.S. Troops, Children, Say Local Officials (AP/Huffington Post) — SHAHI KOTO, Pakistan — A roadside bomb killed three U.S. soldiers and partly destroyed a girls’ school in northwest Pakistan on Wednesday in an attack that drew attention to a little-publicized American military training mission in the al-Qaida and Taliban heartland. They were the first known U.S. military fatalities in Pakistan’s lawless tribal regions near the Afghan border and a major victory for militants who have been hit hard by a surge of U.S. missile strikes and a…read more
Karzai is a Loser, cant he think for a minute on his own, anything Pakistan does is not accepted, he complains that Pakistan is sending Taliban over to cause trouble and now Pakistan tries to counter this issue and see what happens, he is still unhappy, i think if Karzai stopped criticizing Pakistan then he wont have anything to do as a president. The well being of the people of Afghanistan is the last thing that he would like to do. Pakistan fence, land mine plan no solution: Karzai ReutersThursday,…read more
As a very democratic country we might want to show that pakistan welcomes the trip of the US president and as Mr Bush said that he did not fear terrorism. But in a very known move the govt of pakistan decided to close all schools for two days in islamabad. They also decided to lock down most of the sity just to make sure the security appratus doesnt fall apart.It is interesting to see in pakistan whenever they need to kill some social service they will kill education and health….read more
After reading a post from meena and comments from her on my blog i thought lemme do some comparision between islamabad and karachi. i know i might step on alot of people’s toes and feet but i dont care i just think it would be interesting to do a small comparision day by day. History of Karachi and Islamabad Origin of KarachiThe area that now consists of Karachi was originally a group of small villages called Kalachi-jo-Kun. Any history of Karachi prior to the 19th century is sketchy. It is…read more