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Hasan Abidi

The writer is a freelance columnist, social worker, poet and political analyst. He tweets as: @hasanabidi512

Changing Times

By: Hassan Abidi George Bernard Shaw famously said, “ Progress is impossible without change, and those who could not change their minds cannot change anything”.Today societies and people in them are adapting to a rapidly evolving world.And so are the policies of nations.And no place else was this change more visible, than at the recently…

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December 24, 2016



By: Hasan Abidi The Syrian conflict has been nothing short of a catastrophe. With over half a million dead, countless injured and over ten million displaced both internally and externally, the war in Syria is a blot on the face of the civilized humanity. It has been estimated that one in ten Syrians has either been…

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November 23, 2016



Written By: Hasan Abidi At the Clinton Head Quarters, the election day started with enthusiasm that bordered on assured success. But as the situation evolved, the fanfare was gradually replaced by disbelief. Soon the gloom had gotten the better of the crowd. There was a deafening silence. It was a sorry spectacle.  And who could have…

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November 15, 2016



On 20th October 2011, the broad daylight public humiliation and summary execution of Col. Qaddafi, was more than just a physical elimination. It was also the wanton annihilation and naked obliteration of a social fabric, that stitched almost 6.5 million people together as the most developed nation on the African continent. Though Qaddafi was no angel,…

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October 20, 2016


No Action Plan

By: Hasan Abidi It took Pakistan, the brutal massacre of school children to wake up from four decades of slumber. Suddenly terrorism was a priority and something had to be done about it. The Twenty-first Amendment to the Constitution of Pakistan paved the way for a vision. Achieved through an across the spectrum consensus of…

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September 2, 2016


US Elections: An Insight

By Hasan Abidi No election in the world garners so much hype as does the US Election. A two years long process, electoral science in the US, is quite an alien concept to almost every other democracy on the planet. To put it simple, nowhere else in the world, is the election of a head of…

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August 17, 2016


No honor in killing

Hasan Abidi “To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” (Ralph Waldo Emerson) Qandeel Baloch, wanted to be herself. But her aspirations, met an expected violent end. Cut short by an opinionated society in the prime of her life. She was only 26. The…

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July 28, 2016