Group of Pakistanis are standing against Pulwama attack

If you think disappointing finger-pointing by social media users from both India and Pakistan against each other is the only thing that’s happening in the wake of Pulwama terrorist attack then I have something you might be interested in. A group of Pakistanis have started the #AntiHateChallenge to show solidarity with India. Showing placard with messages such as “I’m a Pakistani and I condemn Pulwama … Continue reading Group of Pakistanis are standing against Pulwama attack

Gulalai Ismail comes home

Rights activist and key activist of Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement (PTM) Gulalai Ismail has returned home after some 30 hours of detention. She said during the course of her detention she wasn’t allowed to contact her family and her lawyer. Gulalai Ismail was kept in custody even though there was no charge against her. As many as 17 more members of PTM have been detained and … Continue reading Gulalai Ismail comes home

Martin Kobler is the new diplomacy rockstar on social media

Meet Martin Kobler, the German Ambassador to Pakistan who is being hailed as the diplomacy social media star in Pakistan. Be it his tweets in Urdu, his video messages to the country or more recently, his bicycle with the traditional truck art which he had custom-made, Mr Kobler is not coming slow.👏 Here it is!! My pakistani bicycle is ready with amazing truck art. Haha, … Continue reading Martin Kobler is the new diplomacy rockstar on social media

Face off: True VS False virgins

Pakistan — one of the most sexually repressed countries in the world and therefore is home to many perverted men — has outdone itself. Our obsession with virgins is not new. I mean it’s one of the several things about us that are mocked throughout the world, right? But this time, we’ve outdone ourselves — to a whole new level. A journalist posted a picture … Continue reading Face off: True VS False virgins

Crackdown on PTM protest in Quetta

Twitter is abuzz with reports of law enforcement’s attack on members and supporters of Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement (PTM) gathered in Quetta to demand recovery and justice for the missing persons. The hashtag #StateAttackedPTM is trending on Twitter right now with reports suggesting the indiscriminate firing of teargas to disperse the protestors which affected also the families of the missing persons including the women and the … Continue reading Crackdown on PTM protest in Quetta

Pakistan getting worse economically, better militarily

Maybe you don’t see what I see. Or maybe you do but just too damn stubborn to admit. But what was ironic for me to see these two headlines side by side on Dawn‘s Twitter handle: #Pakistan facing ‘most difficult period of its history’ but course correction underway: PM Khan AND The missile is capable of defeating — by assured penetration — “any currently available … Continue reading Pakistan getting worse economically, better militarily

Jazz practically paralysed me digitally

The largest cellular network in the country Mobilink Jazz which now claims to also be the largest digital data network in the country has practically paralysed me when I’m abroad, thousands of miles from home. Here’s how: I’m in Germany these days for a Reporters without Borders’ digital journalism scholarship and I’m gonna be here a while. Before I travelled, one of my must-do things … Continue reading Jazz practically paralysed me digitally