Manal Jaffery

  • Acclaimed singer turned actor Hadiqa Kiani has been in spotlight on television with her exceptional acting skills in 2021. It's worth noting that it's been an uphill battle for her since then. Her debut in the drama Raqeeb Se was critically acclaimed and recently, her character "Mehru" in HUM TV's ...

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  • We are living in a world where it is extremely easy to promote anything by instigating 'peer pressure'. Be it convincing some one to watch a season on Netflix, buying a certain type of clothes, or eating out at a famous restaurant, it's all dependant on how profoundly the hype is created. The ...

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  • Motherhood is an overwhelmingly beautiful feeling. From the day a girl conceives to the day she becomes a mother and every day after it, the journey is indeed a rollercoaster ride.   After becoming a mother myself, I have realised that in our society, people don't do the real talk. Just like ...

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  • What will people say? In a Pakistani setting, if you are a female reading this, you must have heard this phrase at least once in your lifetime. If you are a male, I am sure you've never heard it, as "people" only say something, when a female does something wrong. Males are generally and in most ...

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  • With post-colonialism comes an age of ambiguity, a battle between appropriation and abrogation with respect to assimilation into the new foreign scene. The chaos in the external landscape paves way for a chaotic internal landscape, which calls for a coping mechanism to deal with it. African ...

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  • Women constitute approximately up to 50 percent of Pakistan's total population, out of which nearly 25 percent constitute the labor force.  The working women percentile is at a lower side which can be owed to the many hardships that women face, in general. Academic prohibitions, domestic ...

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  • When Imran Khan said “I have made many mistakes in life, but marrying Reham has to be the biggest”, anyone after reading Reham Khan’s book could do nothing, but agree with this statement of the chairman of PTI. A week before the General Elections 2018, Reham Khan published her ...

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  • Literature students cannot look at anything from a single angle. There is always another side, a deeper layer for them to unearth and develop their stance. For me, if it wouldn't have been literature, it would have been law, as I always tend to notice the unnoticed. Target killing and murdering ...

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  • I had been silent over the Zainab incident up till now, because I couldn't encapsulate my grief over this incident in mere words. Three words, kidnapped, raped and murdered cannot define the tragedy that has befallen on the departed soul, as well as her family. I believe that no set of words can ...

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  • Mayassar Ati Hai Fursat Faqt Ghulamon Ko..         Nahin Hai Banda-e-Hur Ke Liye Jahan Mein Faragh... This the verse of Shair-e-Mashriq, Allama Muhammad Iqbal that Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal Sahab quoted on a summary. He very abruptly rejected the plea of ...

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  • They say 14th August 1947 was the independence day of Pakistan. But I say, hold on, and let me rephrase the statement. 14th August 1947 was the day of independence from the geographical colonization of Pakistan by the West. Three score years have passed, and even today we are not an ideologically ...

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  • Let me first introduce to you who Shafqat Amanat Ali really is. Shafqat Amanat Ali is the 9th generation of the prestigious Patiala Gharana, a Graduate from GC University Lahore along with being a Roll of Honor holder from the GCU Music Society. He has been awarded with the Civil Award of Pride of ...

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  • "Kalma parh lo!" - these would probably have been the last words that the children of APS and Bacha Khan University would've heard. Thirteen bombers entered Pakistan from Afghanistan, resulting in all the schools of Punjab having been closed. The news channels are constantly updating us about the ...

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