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Nazia Memon

Nazia Memon, has started career as news caster, won many awards as a best news caster, and got sir syed gold medal in mass media from South Asia (selected from news anchors/hosts all over the Pakistan) I have been hosting a morning show for KTN News Channel , hosted a evening show "Glimpses of life with Nazia" and then joined BBC world Service as a Producer back in February 2014 and currently working with BBC world service as a freelance Producer.

APS carnage: Black day in the history of Pakistan

By Nazia Memon December has arrived, gripped with bitter cold, days are grey and still..! invisible behind the curtain of fog, what I can see outside the window is the silhouette of greyed buildings and trees. Grey-winged blackbird refuses to sit on a naked tree and sing because all flowers have died and empty branches…

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December 15, 2017


Death in the Air

By Nazia Memon Pakistan is facing serious environmental problems for example deforestation, air pollution, noise pollution, climate change, pesticide misuse, soil erosion, natural disasters and desertification. They are getting worse as the country’s economy expands and the population grows. Unfortunately, not much is being done to tackle these issues. The megacities of Pakistan, such as…

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November 18, 2017


The United Nations and Pak-India dispute over Jammu and Kashmir

By: Nazia Memon Before getting into the nitty-gritty of the on-going Indo-Pak war of words in the United Nations, it’s important to know about the UN itself. Just imagine how the world might look if no opportunities were available for countries to discuss international matters. Would there be cooperation among countries? Would there be consensus…

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September 26, 2017


Frail roar of the lion- curtain raiser of the by election

By: Nazia Memon Although people of Pakistan were not expecting any major change through this by-election, as by-elections have never been surprising in the past, a close contest was expected between Begum Kulsoom Nawaz and cricketer-turned-politician, Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf candidate, Dr Yasmin Rashid. PMLN won the NA120 by-election with the margin of thirteen thousand…

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September 18, 2017


Benazir Bhutto case – The unresolved mystery

By: Nazia Memon Verdict in the high-profile murder case of the former Prime Minister, Benazir Bhutto by Rawalpindi’s Anti-Terrorism Court has raised a few eyebrows in Pakistan and around the world. The legal circles have expressed surprise while political parties have shown disappointment over the court’s decision. Usually, the high-profile murder trials attract the most…

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September 8, 2017


The happiest place on earth

By Nazia Memon Have you ever been to a place that is magic? A place where children smile in bliss and adults fly back to their childhood innocence? A place where you seem to walk into the movies of your childhood, those movies that you watched, hoping to become one of those beautiful princesses or…

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August 31, 2017


Nawaz Sharif’s political journey – From the dark cave to the sinking ship

By: Nazia Memon No other country has experienced upheavals in its democratic process like we have? These were the words former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said in his speech in the so-called homecoming mass rally. Alas, only if he should know what he was telling to the people of Pakistan, are the actual victims of…

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August 15, 2017


Sexism in the corridors of power

By: Nazia Memon I have a doubt that Khawaja Asif Federal Defence Minister has been working as the builder who have possessions with building machinery like tractor trolley and dumper but he is not the builder like “Bob”  because Bob the builder emphasizes conflict resolutions and Khawaja Asif like to create conflicts with opponent parties,…

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June 15, 2017


New Cold War, US Saudi ties and Billions Dollars Business Deal

By: Nazia Memon Saudi Arabia, the world’s biggest oil exporter, is eager to reset relations with the new administration after feeling shunned by President Barack Obama, who crafted the 2015 nuclear deal with its rival Iran. Saudi Arabia and its Persian Gulf allies were so angry over President Barack Obama’s Middle East policies that they appeared…

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May 23, 2017


Qalander Lal Shahbaz “Jhulelal” and Mysticism

By: Nazia Memon Every Sevestani (Sehwani) eagerly counts days the whole year to the 18th of Shahban (the eighth month of the Islamic lunar calendar) to celebrate annual Urs of Lal Shahbaz Qalander. I have witnessed the fusion of the feelings, a combination of mixed emotions, during the Urs period as we received relatives and…

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May 16, 2017


Indian despotism in Kashmir

Kashmiris have long dreamt of creating an independent nation up there in the bright green valleys of the Himalayas. It’s an earnest desire India has no intention of allowing. The region has been a flashpoint for more than 60 years now, rebellion against India’s rule over Kashmir is neither new nor surprising – and the…

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May 2, 2017


An epochal political upheaval for France

By: Nazia Memon For centuries, Paris has attracted artists from around the world, who arrive in the city to educate themselves and to seek inspiration from its vast pool of artistic resources and galleries. Paris was in its artistic prime in the 19th century and early 20th century, when it had a colony of artists…

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April 24, 2017


…. and the humanist murdered

By: Nazia Memon Blasphemy is yet to be confirmed, but he is murdered, After severe torture that led his death. Mashal was first shot, then beaten with wooden planks till he succumbed to his injuries. Whoever saw those video clip/footage of Mashal Khan’s clamorous, blatant murder couldn’t sleep that night, neither me. Mashal Khan was…

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April 17, 2017


“Your monkey is with us”

By: Nazia Memon Games of spy versus spy are played out in every capital of the world and the irony is that once the cover of a spook is blown they are on their own. Pakistani military court on Monday sentenced an Indian accused of espionage to death, ratcheting up the tension between the countries….

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April 12, 2017


A tribute to “Quaid-e-Awam” Z.A Bhutto

By: Nazia Memon It’s been 38 years but every year 4th of April tells a different story as Garhi Khuda Bux and Larkana wear a dark chaddar of sorrow to mourn and remember once again their most distinguished leader “Qaid-e-Awam” Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, Widely venerated by the mass of ordinary people. Zulfikar Ali Bhutto was born at…

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April 4, 2017


Terrorism won’t divide us

By:Nazia Memon It was a sunny Saturday when the demonstrators holding EU and Union flags gathered in front of the Houses of Parliament in London following an anti-Brexit, pro-European Union rally on March 25, 2017, calling for Britain to stay in the European Union, even as Prime Minister Theresa May prepares to start the withdrawal…

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March 29, 2017


Far-Right Populism and “Dutch Donald Trump”

By: Nazia Memon After months of heated campaigning Dutch voters have cast their votes on Wednesday and rejected the far-right populist agenda of Geert Wilders.  These parliamentary elections were being closely watched as a possible indicator of the strength of far-right populism ahead of national votes in France and Germany later this year. At almost…

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March 16, 2017


No women rights only human rights

By: Nazia Memon   On this international women day let’s talk about the gender equality, human rights, feminism and its impacts on societies.   Gender refers to socially constructed identities, attributes and roles for women and men. The term gender is not interchangeable with women. Society’s social and cultural meaning for these biological differences results…

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March 8, 2017


Defeat terrorism with comprehensive strategy

  Operation Radd-ul-Fasad has been announced as a continuation of the National Action Plan NAP (NAP) had been formulated after the devastating attack on Army Public School Peshawar in December 2014. For the first time there emerged a 20-point National Action Plan, a list of pointers of what needed to be done, endorsed by the…

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February 24, 2017


Coping with the Sehwan tragedy

By: Nazia Memon It is rightly alleged that terrorists or terrorism has no religion but are they really human beings? Do they have a heart? Or do they belong to the Homo sapiens species? Yester eve I heard people yelling, crying, calling that terrorist a butcher (who was an intruder) who entered the shrine of…

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February 18, 2017