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Wednesday, November 13, 2019 | Today's Paper

An incomplete wish

By Muneeb Maqsood

October 21, 2019 – 3:02 am

Once there lived a beautiful girl, she was a very simple girl and she always enjoyed with her friends but she could not smile at any time. Near her home there was a boy, and he had a wish to see a smile on her face. Whenever she went anywhere then the boy chased her secretly and tried to see her smile but could not find.

The kite runner: an ancient and modern picture of Afghanistan

By Sabir Kareem

October 21, 2019 – 2:43 am

Khaled Hosseini’s stunning debut novel starts as an eloquent Afghan version of the American immigrant experience in the late 20th century, but betrayal and redemption come to the forefront when the narrator, a writer, returns to his ravaged homeland to rescue the son of his childhood friend after the boy’s parents are shot during the Taliban takeover in the mid ’90s.

Shiv Khera believe ‘You can win’

By Ali Jan Maqsood

October 21, 2019 – 2:28 am

With a strong introduction stating that ‘Winners don’t do different things. They do things differently’ the author instantaneously puts the reader at the beginning of the road to success.

What is behind Kashmir conflict?

By Ikram Sehgal

October 20, 2019 – 8:00 am

During a joint news briefing with US President Donald Trump in France recently, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi acknowledged that there were “many bilateral issues between India and Pakistan”. Asked to comment on President Trump’s offer to help resolve the Kashmir dispute, Modi said that “we don’t want to trouble any third country as we can discuss and resolve these issues bilaterally”. Maryam’s Uncle Modi was stretching the truth here, it was he who decided to solve the Kashmir problem unilaterally on 5th August this year. He conveniently forgot that it was India that had taken it to the UN in 1948 asking for help. Help came in the form of umpteen UN resolutions all advising different ways of plebiscites to solve the problem but none of them ever satisfied India. What they were asking from the UNSC was not a resolution of the conflict but a rubber stamp from the UN of their annexation of the princely state. In 1972 Indira Gandhi made Bhutto sign the Simla agreement trying to get the UN out of the matter by declaring the conflict a bilateral matter. That didn’t help much because apart from this legal nicety neither side changed its stand.

University of Balochistan scandal

By Ali Jan Maqsood

October 18, 2019 – 10:38 pm

Everyone in Balochistan was dumbstruck when the news of the blackmailing and harassment scandal of the University of Balochistan was viral on social media. According to media reports, over 200 employees of University of Balochistan are under investigation for blackmailing the students of the University and harassing them.