Muhammad Omar Iftikhar

  • Hundreds and thousands of students across Pakistan arrive at the crossroads of their careers every year. They have to choose between following their passion or pursuing a profession. Children want to follow their hearts but they are compelled to think otherwise because of the social laws of the ...

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  • Our culture began to merge with Western values when the dish antennas began their mushroom growth in the 1990s. Until the mid-1990s, Pakistan had a state-owned television channel along with a private channel. Both telecasted programmes with content aligned with our society. One remembers the simple ...

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  • The massive floods in Pakistan have changed the ecosystem and the natural habitat. Where millions of people have been internally displaced, a unique natural phenomenon has caused concern. Satellite images show a 100-kilometre-wide inland lake that has been formed in Sindh.The United Nations has ...

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  • The massive floods in Pakistan have changed the ecosystem and the natural habitat. Where millions of people have been internally displaced, a unique natural phenomenon has caused concern. Satellite images show a 100-kilometre-wide inland lake that has been formed in Sindh. The United Nations has ...

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  • Ever wondered how much zeal our nation possesses? It has the zeal, fervour, enthusiasm, and patriotism to celebrate Independence Day every August 14. During my 40-year life, I have never seen any Independence Day that is not celebrated without zeal. It is the same passion with which we have been ...

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  • Curiosity leads to cognitive growth. It facilitates one to seek knowledge and to know about themselves. Seeking knowledge is a continuous process and one must have the acumen to ask questions. Students need to be avid learners if they wish to turn into successful professionals.Often the faculty ...

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  • The youth of Pakistan and around the world considers greatness an output of investment and capital. Indeed, money is required to complete tasks. However, money is not mandatory to become great. Greatness is acquired through five steps: idea, practice, planning, action, and learning. Whatever you ...

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  • Life is a moment of actions that combine to form a meaningful experience. Without action, there are no results. Those who do not try have the surety that they will not earn the result they want. Action backed with a plan makes our efforts worthwhile. There can be and there are various ways to earn ...

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  • There is no arguing the fact that reading is a healthy habit. There is also no denying that readers are scarce in our society. Let us now ponder on how to create readers. First, we must look at the reasons that repel people from reading. Our education system, at the subconscious level, has been ...

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  • There is no harm in asking questions. Indeed, it is the first step toward gaining knowledge. Children have a habit of asking questions and they demand a reply. They will keep questioning until they do not receive a satisfactory answer. Our education system is developed or managed in a way that does ...

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  • Pakistan is only twenty-five years away from turning 100 years old. During the last 75 years, Pakistan has been dealing with internal mismanagement and external conflict.To transform Pakistan into a growing economy until 2047 and uplift its various socio-economic classes, we should focus on ...

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  • The knowledge we gather through experience develops and enhances our character. Knowledge is acquired through planning, thinking, doing, reading, conversing, observing, and writing. Our character is uplifted when we pursue tasks that increase knowledge. This is why children should be encouraged to ...

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  • A person who has a creative thought process and a vision for the future, cannot work at optimum levels under the given conditions.Living in Karachi has become a daily struggle for those who dream—who have a plan in life other than to get a degree, get married, and die.The city life that was once ...

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  • Ideas and information that are gathered through surveys, primary and secondary research provide us with insights. Such facts and details enable professionals and students alike to take action and reflect upon the problems at hand. Case studies, therefore, are a major component that is discussed, ...

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  • On my recent visit to Mubarak Village with friends I came to a grim realisation. The Goth Mubarik Road that stretches for over twenty kilometres leading to the Mubarak Village is a long-deserted patch of land that begins by taking a right turn from Mauripur Road.Interestingly, immense economic ...

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  • There was a concept of privatised Earth or a private colony on Mars that was promoted in science fiction literature and movies. Elon Musk, considered the Tony Stark (Marvel Character) of our time, has done—probably—the unthinkable by buying Twitter. What began as a mere casual conversation on ...

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  • The times we live in are indeed critical. Even though Pakistan has been facing a delicate turn in economic and social fabric for the last seventy years, the current scenario must be observed with a cautious mind. A leader—whether political or corporate—creates an image of themselves that is ...

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  • Shocked. Bedazzled. Stunned. The opposition watched in silence as Imran Khan advised the President of Pakistan to dissolve the national assembly. Was it supposed to happen? It could be the case. Was the opposition prepared? Perhaps not. Did Imran Khan know about this all along? Could be.In either ...

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  • Loyalty. A word that measures a person’s inclination to do good—for them or their organisation, family, company or country. This word encapsulates in it the very essence of leadership. One must wonder and argue about the meaning of leadership.Is it the way a person governs their followers? Is ...

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  • Readers often confuse science fiction (sci-fi) with speculative fiction. Where the former uses science and technology in its narrative, the latter is plain fiction—without science or technology added to the story. Star Trek is speculative fiction and science fiction. It speculates about a ...

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  • The rapid expansion of motorisation in Pakistan has seen a sharp rise in road traffic-related fatalities and injuries. According to a World Health Organisation report, road traffic injuries are the leading cause of death for young people aged between 5 and 29 years. Globally, 1.35 million people ...

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  • Anyone who has ever been associated with the food industry in Pakistan, be it a homemaker, food blogger, chef or even foodie, will surely remember the 2018 ban that was placed in monosodium glutamate (MSG) by the Supreme Court of Pakistan. MSG, unfortunately, may have been the victim of a hasty ...

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  • Science fiction literature presents how science and technology may impact our societies. Furthermore, it has concepts such as the presence of extra-terrestrial lifeforms in the universe. These life forms can be monitoring Earth, or humans come in contact with them when journeying across space, or ...

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  • The essence of education may remain in the concept of classroom learning. However, children must be carriers of awareness by constantly questioning topics they are unaware of.Children become curious when their environment compels them to become lifelong learners. Most of the time, the adults at ...

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  • The pandemic affected the schedules of educational institutions across Pakistan and the world. During 2020, schools and colleges conducted online classes, which was a new experience for the students, their parents and teachers. Students—especially those belonging to the nursery and primary ...

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  • The pressure of acquiring grades has accentuated among the youth—especially with parents becoming vocally active and instructing their children to acquire them. Studying at school and then studying at the tuition centre is an added burden on children. Some children vent out their frustration, ...

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  • Ursula K Le Guin’s classic science fiction novel, ‘The Left Hand of Darkness’, is a tale where one enters by reading and understanding the message. It reveals to us how societies work and especially how individuals operate when they intermingle with the species of their kind and ...

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  • Science fiction literature has been termed as the narrative of modernity by the authors who worked in this genre at its onset during the 17th and 18th centuries. Literary greats such as Jules Verne, H. G. Wells, and Isaac Asimov imagined parallel universes, robots, and machines working for and ...

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  • Economic might is achieved through the accumulation of wealth and exercising socio-economic influence over the world. China and the US have been in a tussle—sort of a tug of war—to determine who is more powerful. While the US has been exerting its influence and hegemony over the Western ...

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  • All good things must come to an end. This is rightly explained in sports where only one team wins. It is not about the loss that people grieve, but the lost opportunity to keep moving. The Pakistan Cricket Team’s run at the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 (T20 WC 2021) was nothing short of ...

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