Life becomes invaluable when you are a citizen of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. And why not?! When our own so called ‘protectors’ can very conveniently kill us then it’s no wonder that a Pakistani life is not worth much to foreign officials including the police of Kenya.
By Farkhanda Qaiser “Baji aap ko tu mehanga kapra dunga main…!” The shopkeeper said maliciously. “Hain Bhai sahib? Magar kyun?” The lady was bewildered. “Kyunki aap doctor hain…!” came the reply. This incident occurred recently with a friend’s aunt who happens to be a dentist-turned-housewife. And I fear more such incidents as an aftermath toContinue reading “Aftermath of Doctors’ strike”
By Farkhanda Qaiser “The Lahore High Court ordered young doctors on Saturday to end their strike and resume work in outpatient and inpatient departments of all government hospitals from Monday morning,’’ reads a headline in today’s local newspaper. By now, thanks to our vibrant electronic media, most of you must have heard this news already.Continue reading “Role of Media in doctors’ alienation from the society”
By Farkhanda Qaiser When I heard a common man cursing the doctors and endorsing the brutal acts of the Punjab police against these saviors of life, I skipped a beat. I’m not a member of YDA neither am I yet a doctor. I’m simply a medical student who was at first intrigued by the entireContinue reading “The Doctors’ strike: Sifting the myth from the facts”
Lying forgotten in the myriad of folders was this blog, which i’m finally publishing…. Today, Sunday September 4th, 2011, Humair Ishtiaq and Yasir Pirzada did what 50 minute hadn’t been able to do. And that is, compelled me to write a blog about the Pakistani Youth. Well yes, I can understand your confusion about theContinue reading “Of Humair Ishtiaq, Yasir Pirzada and 50 Minute”