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Kumail Ahmed

I'm an Engineer by profession. I'm passionate about social, economic and cultural issues in Pakistan and around the world in general.

I love to translate text from Persian, English and German into Urdu.

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16 January 2013

PHOTOS: Pakistan's Countrywide Shia Solidarity Protests End Peacefully

After the bombings in Quetta killed more than 100 people of the Hazara Shia community, protests spread like fire across Pakistan. People from all sects and tribes joined hands together...

11 December 2012

Mehzar – Pakistan's Youngest Victim of Violence Against Shias

Mehzar Zahra is one of the youngest victims of the ongoing assault on Shia Muslims by terrorists and extremists organizations in Pakistan. The 12 year -old girl was shot while...

24 November 2012

Pakistan: Five Bomb Explosions Rock Three Cities In A Day

Wednesday, November 21, 2012 was a horrendous day when a series of suicide bombings were targeted at Imambargahs (Muharram mourning processions) and law enforcement agencies in Karachi, Rawalpindi, and Quetta....

12 November 2012

Thousands Celebrate Malala Day & Sign Nobel Peace Prize Petition

15 year-old education activist Malala Yousufzai, who was shot on 9 October 2012 by members of the Taliban, is recovering slowly. On November 10, 2012 people around the world celebrated...

30 October 2012

Pakistan: Dr. Pervez Hoodbhoy fired from LUMS

MIT alumni and preeminent physicist Dr. Pervez Hoodbhoy has been fired from Lahore University of Management Sciences presumably because of ideological differences with the management. Dr. Hoodbhoy's contract was a...

19 October 2012

Pakistan: Developing Viewpoints on Malala Yousufzai

Malala Yosufzai, the female education activist who was shot by Taliban, has become a symbol for an enlightened and moderate Pakistan. Her name is being eulogized in prose and poetry...

11 October 2012

Pakistan: Religious Extremists Attack Malala Yousufzai

Malala Yousufzai, a 14 year old girl, was shot and severely wounded by Taliban for her activism. She is famous for her ‘Diary of a Pakistani School girl‘ which reveals...

20 July 2012

Pakistan: Polio Vaccination Ban Affects 240,000 Children

The lives of 240,000 innocent children are at stake due to the recent ban on Polio inoculation by the Taliban in the region of FATA. The militants also consider this...

9 July 2012

Pakistan: Angry Mob Lynches Alleged Blasphemer

In a shockingly outrageous incident in Bahawalpur, an angry mob attacked an alleged blasphemer and burnt him alive.

7 July 2012

Pakistan: Women's Rights Activist Killed

Fareeda Kokikhel Afridi, a prominent and tireless rights activist has been shot dead. She was the head of an NGO working for women's empowerment in the conflict-ridden tribal areas of...

28 June 2012

Pakistan: Who Killed Pashto Singer Ghazala Javed?

Ghazala Jawad, a charismatic Pashto singer was gunned down in the city of Peshwar. Mystery shrouds the identity of her real killers. Was this an honor killing by her ex-husband,...

6 June 2012

Pakistan: Suspected Honor Killing of Five Girls for Celebrating with Boys

Five girls are reported to have been killed in Kohistan, Pakistan, for dancing and listening to music in the presence of boys at a marriage celebration after being convicted by...

14 May 2012

Pakistan: Partition Era Writer Saadat Hasan Manto Lives On

Saadat Hasan Manto (1912-1955) was a short-story writer, a dramatist and also a translator from Punjab. Today his centenary birth anniversary is being celebrated across Pakistan and also in India.

4 May 2012

Pakistan: Public Reaction on PM's Contempt Verdict

The long process of contempt case against Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani ended with verdict of a symbolic punishment of 37 seconds against him. Analysts say that the decision...

13 April 2012

Pakistan: Incessant Violence in Karachi

The bloodshed in Karachi, which has killed more than 300 people in the last three months, hasn't come to a halt. The common people of the city are extremely dejected...

11 March 2012

Pakistan: The Rise of a Union of Religious Radicals

A religious union by the name of Difa-e-Pakistan Council (DPC) has emerged as the representative of Pakistan's extreme right-wing parties. DPC is an umbrella term for 40 religious parities of...

2 March 2012

Pakistan: An Oscar in Pakistan

Pakistani-Canadian journalist and documentary filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy recently won an Oscar award for the best documentary (short) film. Her investigative story titled Saving Faces shows the affects of acid...

26 February 2012

Pakistan: Karachi's Third Literature Gala

The Karachi Literature Festival (KLF) gave an opportunity to authors and book lovers to join together and celebrate reading. Literature from Pakistan and elsewhere was discussed in the two day...

22 February 2012

Pakistan: Deciphering the Balochistan Issue

A resolution presented by the US congressman Dana Rohrabacher on Balochistan has stirred the political spectrum in Pakistan. Condemnation has come from government and opposition parties in the national assembly....

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