The Longest Semester

These were the last days of January, the new year just started, nights of winter were full of silence and freezing too. US-Iran war tensions, Australian deadly bushfires, and Covid-19 along with other natural/weather disasters were spread over the world scenario. In Pakistan people were busy watching/discussing Khalil-ur-Rehman’s blockbuster drama “Mere Pass Tum Ho” and its final episode was ready to screen in cinemas across the country and the other exciting thing was PSL-5 first time at home.

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A Time Not to Travel

The court is full of people, a lot more gathered outside the courtroom chanting in favor and against a “nigger”, Carl Lee Hailey a murderer of two young white men the rapists of his 10-year-old little girl. It is the final argument session to convince the jury (consists of all white people) whether Carl is guilty or innocent. Prosecutors emphasize that what happened to Carl’s daughter was terrible but feeling terrible and knowing something wrong doesn’t give anyone a right to kill, everyone knows the truth you just need the courage to say “Carl Lee Hailey is guilty”.

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Mr Khan, Options are Always Available

From the past few months after continuous governance issues and other crises a phrase is echoing from the power corridors that “There is No Option Except Khan”, close coalition partners and ruling party lawmakers are repeatedly saying this with pride. Media reports say PM Khan himself claimed there is no choice other than us on June 28th, 2020 at dinner in the Prime Minister house, he also says we are going nowhere, the government will definitely complete its tenure…

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