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Hajrah Mumtaz

Ode to news

Ode to news

Newsmen today tend no longer to have ink-stained fingers. Published Feb 11, 2019 07:13am
Boys will be boys

Boys will be boys

Curiously, there seems to have been more criticism of the ad than praise. Updated Jan 28, 2019 02:29pm
What once was

What once was

Will Lahore’s skies be studded with diamonds again? Published Dec 31, 2018 06:45am
Other wonders

Other wonders

Events of dizzying excitement are taking place such as the newest Mars landing. Published Dec 03, 2018 06:57am
Way forward

Way forward

The public education system is in dire need of reform. Published Oct 22, 2018 07:06am
Planning failure

Planning failure

Illegal slums come up because no legal options are provided. Published Sep 10, 2018 06:04am
Poisoned chalice

Poisoned chalice

The poor Pakistani is exposed to all sorts of lethal dangers. Published Aug 27, 2018 07:10am
Ire to come

Ire to come

Nature’s adversarial stance will only intensify. Published Aug 13, 2018 06:08am
Animal abuse

Animal abuse

The trembling, traumatised soul was taken in by horrified animal rescuers. Published Jul 30, 2018 07:24am
Of jokers & voters

Of jokers & voters

PK in Pakistan is looking for the ‘right number’. Published Jul 16, 2018 06:58am
Gathering darkness

Gathering darkness

He fought the darkness by flooding his world with light. Published Jul 02, 2018 06:56am
Peddlers of poison

Peddlers of poison

What starts with a cigarette here or there develops into a lifelong habit. Published Jun 04, 2018 06:58am
FOOTPRINTS: A DEATH FORETOLD

FOOTPRINTS: A DEATH FORETOLD

IT’S one of the ditties drummed into my head from earliest childhood: Bhara Kahu, Tret, Charapani, Company Baagh,... Published Jun 03, 2018 07:03am
Seas of sewage

Seas of sewage

The waters of our planet are increasingly being rendered poisonous. Published May 21, 2018 06:57am
Fall from grace

Fall from grace

What has happened to Murree, the queen of hill stations? Published May 07, 2018 06:51am
Quality of justice

Quality of justice

Injustice comes in all forms, as Asma Nawab’s story shows. Updated Apr 23, 2018 07:29am
Courtesy & rights

Courtesy & rights

The spectrum of ill manners ranges from routine callousness to the abuse of others. Published Apr 09, 2018 06:21am
Walk a mile…

Walk a mile…

One in six species is at the risk of extinction. Published Mar 26, 2018 06:19am
Here on earth

Here on earth

The belief that the planet is self-renewing is fallacious. Published Mar 12, 2018 07:17am
Wing and a prayer

Wing and a prayer

Suddenly, the hitherto Tarzan of the streets is transformed. Published Feb 26, 2018 07:20am