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Fatima Arshad

Fatima Arshad
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Writer Fatima Arshad is a Pakistan based young socio political blogger who is actively contributing at national and international news websites and blogs with main focus on Pakistani social and political affairs.She is the winner of Al Rasub's 1st international Writing Competition held in 2014. She can be contacted at kk.arshad@gmail.com
They say all things happen for a reason. They say all that is good comes to an end. They say every hello ends with a goodbye. Today we stand, together as one, waving at him who owns our hearts. That a farewell could mean so much to so many, who knew. Heavy...
Let’s face it, most of us were desperately were waiting for this day. But me? No, I knew this day would come, I knew it all along. Therefore I didn’t anxiously await its arrival because I knew that once it arrived there would be no turning back. I chose to...
I do not think it would be wrong to say that Pakistan’s World Cup 2015 adventure seems to be going from bad to worse. A lot was said before departure from Pakistan. Claims of victory were made loud and clear and evidently wrongly. Pakistan’s chances at the semi-finals seem ground...
For years now, sport and politics have collided, sometimes bursting into fireworks and at others into bullets. The story of Egyptian ultras is not much different. Ultras are groups of highly organized, devoted and passionate football fans-usually off the country’s league teams. The Ultra culture has been present in the...
They did it – again. They murdered children – innocent children. They burned women alive – innocent women.   The Taliban came for children and not for the last time. Next could be a child in Singapore, or in Manchester, Mumbai, New York or Dublin. You might have to carry that small coffin that weighs...
Tragedies are a part of life, and thus part and parcel of all that’s in it. In this case, cricket. I’ll be thoroughly honest with you now, I had no clue who Phillip Hughes was – that is, until he played against Pakistan nearly a month ago. Then too I...
For an average cricket lover the past couple of matches played by Pakistan may seem like a mere dream filled with too wondrous a joy that a fan of this team could ever hope to feel. Yet karma, with all its bullishness, has similar moments in store for all...
How many times does it need to be clear – you can’t play cricket with the constant pain-in-the-neck of a bowler throwing the ball at you! Does anyone have any idea how hard it is to walk out of the dug-out only to be sent back a few deliveries...
I have always been told that before coming to a conclusion about anything, it is important to consider all the information you have regarding it. Thus, after being a silent spectator for almost three weeks, I have decided to jot down my views on Azadi and Inqilab. Both these sit-ins...
There are a lot of young Pakistani bloggers aiming to change the world’s view of Pakistan by their writing, but there is one who was ranked 54th in the world. Most of you may not know him, to you he might be just another name but consider it duty...
“285?! Just 285 runs?! This is an ODI, you have 50 overs, you should’ve made 320 or more! This is a very low score, 300 plus would have been better.” “You made a century? Good! Now continue to a one and a half century and than a double century.” “Let me...
If the Pakistan government were one being, its look alike would be Shahid Khan Afridi. Take a moment and think. Aren’t the two truly so alike? The Pakistan government when it disappoints does it so bad that it hits the heart like a heart attack, the same is with Lala. The...
“Oh Ali, why can’t you be more like your brother?” The boy replied with a muffled “uh-huh”. “A son like Fahad  is a blessing on any parent. Just look at his out standing academic results! And how can I forget, what a talented cricketer he is. He’s the most famous kid...
It would not be wrong to say that Pakistan politics becomes more interesting with each passing day , though worth remembering is the fact that not all that happens is good. Many instances in the recent past indicate that emergence of negative events, prospects and  people in  Pakistan  heavily...
It seems as if it were centuries ago that a man named Muhammad Ali Jinnah was named the father of the nation, because for quite a long time now we’ve been seeing banners, boards and wall chalking declaring Altaf Hussain, the runaway, the father of the Pakistani nation. This shows...
A long time ago I used to say, “Muhammad Amir should be brought back into the team and his ban should also be greatly reduced.” This was because I used to think that he was very young when he got involved in spot fixing, and given that he is from...
Every time you read an article telling you that Pakistan is in this state because of you, that Pakistan is declining, that she has a gloomy future, we all end wanting to ask the writer one question: “What on earth should we do?”. Writers (including me) tell you why...
Whenever tensions run high along the ‘Line of Control’ between India and Pakistan, too many people start to believe that war is definite. But would a nation like Pakistan, which is now more than ever involved in war on terror, survive it? I do not mean to sound hopeless, rather...
India, Pakistan’s worst enemy, says our government. America, Pakistan’s worst enemy, say our people and media. Pakistan, Pakistan’s worst enemy, I say. India is our enemy because she went to war with us, does not let us have Kashmir, supported East Pakistan in its freedom struggle, blames us for most of the...
A true fact known by all, that Pakistan is a country deprived of cricket. It’s not that our nation lacks talent, it’s just that we lack opportunities. Other countries like India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka have organized Premiere Leagues of international levels to provide their upcoming talent with a...
“There will be no margin for mistakes” Hafeez had said prior to the match. One would think that if each and every one of the men in the playing 11 knew this then why were so many made during play? What was with Akmal junior and his overthrows? What was with...
‘Land of the pure’, Pakistan. The name of our country is so clean and pure. When you hear it, you imagine a place with valleys, snow capped mountains, blue seas and friendly people. But looks can be deceiving. Because in veracity, Pakistan is a nation where one’s right to...
“Abay yaar (dude), yesterday’s match was amazing!” the one with his hair jelled up so straight that they seemed to touch the clouds exclaimed. “I know. And that beauty of a sixer by Lala in the 48th over was just waah (wow)!” the other replied, now this one, thankfully, wasn’t...
Jihad is a term of great and positive significance in Islam. It is commonly defined as striving or struggle, and can mean an internal or external struggle for faith. But that’s not how they see it as in the West. As a society they have warped the meaning of the...
“He’s past his prime!” “Do us a favour, stick to TV commercials.” “Pakistan cricket could do just fine without him.” Once you’ve read that several people you’ve heard saying this come into mind, or the players at whom this was targeted. Criticism often suits a player. But never should a legend be...
It has been sixty-seven years since the birth of the nation we hold so dear to our hearts a nation that our ancestors fought for. A nation which is soaked in the blood of thousands of people who died fighting for it. A nation which was fathered by Muhammad...
99 percent of Pakistanis are unaware of the most important thing in their life. Their rights. United Nations has passed a document by the name Universal Declaration of Human Rights. It is a document that holds the basic rights of a human. If we Pakistanis get to know our...