:::::::::::::::::: To the reverence of Word, which makes sacred the tip of a Pen :::::::::::::::::: :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: لفظ کی حرمت کے نام ، جو نوک ِ قلم پر احرام بندھتا ہے :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

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24 Hours in Dubai – Dunes and Dinars – By Naeem Randhawa

Burqas at the Airport. The woman looks up from examining my papers, and now is glaring at me. I remove my sunglasses and smile, somewhat surprised...

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An Analysis of the Information Technology Industry in Pakistan – By Faraz Hoodbhoy

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The Mosquito – By Beej K Singh

He was running between two tall buildings. There was a power outage. It was a narrow lane. There was mud, there were open sewers on...

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In memory of Dr. Abdus Salam – By Professor Jogesh Pati

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