By Sheeraz Faseeh Published: September 20, 2018 0 SHARES Share Tweet Email It’s hard to imagine why the tourism industry of a country with mesmerising valleys, breath-taking meadows, and stunning lakes, has been neglected and left underdeveloped. “The thing about tourism is that the reality of a place is quite different from the mythology of it” – Martin Parr. Pakistan, unfortunately, is a country that has been at the receiving end of such mythology and perception for a good while now, even as things on ground have changed quite drastically over the last few years. According to the National Counter Terrorism Authority (NACTA), terror-related incidents have declined 58%, from 2,060 incidents in 2010 to 681 in 2017. These figures are testament to the success of our Army during the massive military operations conducted in the northern areas of the country in the past several years.However, where the army has succeeded, the nation – the … [Read more...] about Pakistan is ‘Asia’s best kept secret’ – what will it take to reveal it globally?
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By Raza Habib Raja Published: September 14, 2018 0 SHARES Share Tweet Email In his latest book, among other things, Paracha’s main emphasis is on the way history is being taught and the effect it is having on the population. PHOTO: INSTAGRAM/ THESARAABBAS Nadeem Farooq Paracha, or NFP as he is often called, has been one of the profound influences on my intellectual development. I have been an avid reader of his columns since the early 90s when he started making his mark as a music critic. As a keen reader, besides his regular columns, I have also read all of his three books. Not only that, I also reviewed his first book titled End of the Past for Huffington Post and also had the privilege of interviewing him about his second book for Express Tribune. His third book, which I have recently finished, is linked with his earlier two books but at the same time can also be called distinct. In fact, all three books are connected as Pakistani society and … [Read more...] about Points Of Entry: Dissecting Pakistan’s ‘real’ history, one page at a time
By Cynthia Sohail Published: August 3, 2018 0 SHARES Share Tweet Email Pakistani Christians shout slogans during an anti-Taliban protest in Lahore, on March 16, 2015. PHOTO: AFP The minorities living in Pakistan have perhaps been more adversely targeted since 9/11, with them being harshly exploited by the majority on the basis of their religion. Brutal incidents against the Christian community in Pakistan have gained international media attention, but politicians who made many promises in the past to work equally hard for minorities conveniently forgot about their promises once obtaining a seat in the parliament. Before Imran Khan turned towards politics with the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), there were many famous politicians who made their party manifestoes in favour of the minority, just to grasp their attention and their vote. They pandered to us, but they ignored the role played by the Christian community in the development of Pakistan. We, the … [Read more...] about Jinnah’s Pakistan: Why Christians voted for Imran Khan
This article is available to Members of The Local. Read more Membership Exclusives here. Why they decided to start a business in Germany The road to Hamburg for British expat Mo Siddiqui, creator of consulting company Aactio GmbH, was clear from his first visit to the city. “I fell in love with Hamburg and its people - they are so friendly and open,” he says. While Siddiqui knew that he wanted Hamburg to be his future home, his decision to start his first business in Germany came after years of selling wind turbines in Copenhagen. After seeing the way his former company was working, he came to one conclusion: “I knew I could do it better.” Entrepreneur Aazar Ali Shad, co-founder of compliance software firm ECOMPLY GmbH (ECOMPLY.io), began his journey to starting a German startup as a student at the Technical University of Munich (TUM). Originally from Pakistan, Shad believes that there is no better place to be a business starter. “I … [Read more...] about How internationals have founded startups in Germany
Craving for some noms? Too lazy to cook? Then here are some apps you should really give a try. These iPhone and Android apps are all made for ordering any kind of food you can imagine – anything from a steamy pepperoni pizza or a burger with fries to a juicy, grilled, mouthwatering tenderloin steak or a bento box full of yummy treats. Just place your order and go grab it yourself, or have it delivered to your door within an hour. Note: most (but not all) of these apps are for use within the U.S. only! Best food ordering apps for iPhone and Android Best food ordering apps for iPhone and Android 1. Snapfinger If there was such a thing as the ultimate app for food ordering, then that's probably Snapfinger. With its help you can browse through the menus of many popular restaurants throughout the U.S., including Subway, Outback Steakhouse, Ruby Tuesday, Pick Up Stix, and so much more! Orders can be picked up or delivered to your address, while payments can be done in … [Read more...] about Best apps for ordering food from an iPhone or Android smartphone