Remembering Hasan Nasir

Hasan Nasir was a left-wing revolutionary student and leader of working class. Though he passed away on Nov 13, 1961 after being tortured by the then administration at the Lahore Fort, but he is still a symbol of inspiration of the country’s youth. Yousuf Hassan, a writer and a poet remembering Nasir on his 50th…

Journalists discuss self-accountability

Media of Pakistan should resolve the discrepancies within media, issues of unethical reporting and overreaction by free media.These views were expressed by media professionals at a national seminar on “Media, Democracy and Public Interest: Issues and Options” held on Tuesday in Islamabad, organized by Society for Alternative Media and Research (SAMAR). Journalists, attending the seminar…

Holding on to Hope

Stories and pictures of human suffering, killing and displacement of millions of people on newspapers; scenes of mass misery, towns and people submerged in water on TV screens are constantly reminding us that the worst disaster of the century is not over yet. Media is also informing that this massive flooding in Pakistan is even…

Counting miseries..

“A single death is a tragedy; a million deaths is statistic.” Here are the statistics: Cost to Agriculture: US$1,000,000,000 (US$ 1 Billion in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa only) Pakistanis Affected: 2,500,000 (including incidents of disease and displacement and with rising threats of epidemics) Households needing help: 100,000 (Mostly in Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa) People still waiting to…

Pakistan – in the line of disaster

During the last few days, the country has been through almost all kinds of man-made and natural disasters. As if target killing on the streets of Karachi in the name of ethnic, political or personal rivalries; the so-called military operation in the northern areas to wipe off the militants form the land of pure was…