THE MODEL TOWN MASSACRE – NEVER FORGOTTEN

THE MODEL TOWN MASSACRE – NEVER FORGOTTEN

The third anniversary of Lahore massacre of 14 civilians, including 2 pregnant women, in Model town, Lahore, draws our “civil” society once again to gather together, move through the motions of protest, and raise voices to plea for justice for the victims and their surviving family members. On June 17th, 2014 a tragedy unfolded at Minhaj-ul-Qura’n International which remains the […]

Elusive Justice

Elusive Justice

Over 3 years have passed since Pakistan witnessed the massacre of at least 14 protesters live on television. The massacre termed as “Model Town Massacre” was neither the first nor the last such massacre in Pakistan. The brief history of Pakistan over the last 7 decades has witnessed many such incidents but model town massacre was the first one which […]

شائد کہ تیرے دل میں اتر جائے میری بات

شائد کہ تیرے دل میں اتر جائے میری بات

آج ایک انجانے خوف اور کرب نے مجھے یہ تحریر لکھنے پرمجبورکیا ہے۔ شائد حالات کی ستم ظریفی نے ہمیں بے حس اور بے بس کر دیا تھا لیکن گماں تھا کہ ہمارے اندر اانسانیت کی رمق باقی ہے افسوس آج وہ بھی دم توڑ گئی۔ عید سے دو دن پہلے پاراچنار، کوئٹہ دھماکوں ے لرز اٹھا پھر کراچی لہولوہان ہوا […]

BECAUSE A KID’S KNEE CAPS WERE BROKEN

BECAUSE A KID’S KNEE CAPS WERE BROKEN

I read something awful in the news last week about a kid. He was murdered. After the initial news, details started to emerge. He was 11, was on his way back from the mosque when he went missing. He wasn’t found for 24 hours. His body was discovered by the maintenance team on the rooftop next day, his Quran lying […]