Image of Islam and Pakistan after 9/11: Critical Discourse Analysis of Pakistani Urdu and English Newspapers
The study examines the image of Islam and Pakistan post 9/11 scenario documented in Pakistani Urdu and English
newspapers. Results are deduced by analyzing headlines while applying the CDA model projected by Fairclough (1989, 1995) with
respect to vocabulary items, viewpoints, and newspapers' ideologies. The results from the study indicated that these two newspapers heavily
rely on some selected lexical items to manipulate and control the belief system of the masses. It was shown from the data that Nawa-iWaqat, an Urdu newspaper, fervently utilized figurative language to influence the perception of its readers. It is seen from the analyzed
data that the selection of words made by Urdu newspaper is mainly based on prejudice toward certain prominent social figures, politicians,
and even ...
1-Muhammad Ahsan Lecturer, Department of English, Ghazi University, Dera Ghazi Khan, Punjab, Pakistan.2-Zahoor Hussain Lecturer, Department of English, Bahaudin Zakariya University, Layya Campus, Punjab, Pakistan.3-Mohammad Arshad Daanish School, Dera Ghazi Khan, Punjab, Pakistan.
Ideology, Islam, Pakistan, Newspapers, Nawa-i-Waqat, Dawn
Social Media and Family Integration: Perception of College Students of Faisalabad
This study explores to what extent social media play's role in family relationships, Results indicate that "Social media is
positively predicting communication between family members with a coefficient of .320 and the dependent variables. "People prefer
spending more time on social media than with family", as (55.5%) agreed and (18.5%) are strongly agreed. This study suggests social
media can prove to be a useful source of family integration. Family members who do not have enough time to communicate due to their
hectic schedule or not present at home, Social media can be a medium of communication for them as (62.5%) respondents agreed and
(13%) strongly agreed that Social media play a vital role for a stay in touch with each other. People post wishes on Social media; it can
show good ...
1-Ashraf Iqbal In-charge, Department of Mass Communication, GCU Faisalabad, Punjab, Pakistan.2-Raheela Firdous MPhil Scholar, Department of Mass Communication, GCU Faisalabad, Punjab, Pakistan.3-Tanveer Hussain Assistant Professor, School of Media and Communication Studies, UMT Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan.
Family, Relationships, Unity, Social Media, Communication, Cohesion
Transgressing Hopi Gender Roles: A Spatial Study of Polingaysi Qoyawayma's No Turning Back
Native American cultures are constituted upon the gendered division of labor. The economic spaces are constructed upon
gender roles that allocate specific roles to Native American men and women. The subsequent socio-economic patterns allocate spatially
marginalized positions to the Native American woman in comparison with men. The present study explores Native American woman's
transgression of traditional economic spaces of Native Americans in Polingaysi Qoyawayma's No Turning Back. This study employs Doreen
Massey's theoretical formulation of economic space to understand the protagonist's transgression of Hopi gender roles. This study maintains
that the protagonist of the novel subverts conventional Hopi division of labor by adopting subversive gender roles. ...
1-Fasih ur Rehman Lecturer, Department of English, Khushal Khan Khattak University, Karak, KP, Pakistan.2-Kanza Umer Khan Lecturer, Department of English, Government College University, Faisalabad, Punjab, Pakistan.3-Ali Usman Saleem Assistant Professor, Department of English, Government College University, Faisalabad, Punjab, Pakistan.
Child Labor in Karachi: Situation and Realities Behind Increased Number of Working Children
The number of working children in Karachi is increasing day by day, and the objective of this research study was to highlight
the situation and explore the reasons behind it. For this purpose, using sequential exploratory research design, data was collected from
working children and parents of some of the children and was analyzed using SPSS. It is concluded that parents and their children have
a wish for education but because of the cost of education and other reasons are unable. ...
1-Stephen John Associate Professor, Department of Education, Sindh Madressatul Islam University, Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan.2-Sadaf Khan Department of Business Administration, Sindh Madressatul Islam University, Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan.3-Pervaiz Ali Mahesar Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science, University of Sindh, Jamshoro, Sindh, Pakistan.
Assessing the Relationship between Perceived Social Support and Depression in Elderly: A Predictive Study
The purpose of this research is to investigate the association of perceived social support (PSS) and depression in middle and
older aged people. A random sample of 126 elderly persons, age between 40 years to 75 years, were selected from different areas of
Karachi. A demographic data sheet was administered along with study scales. To explore the relationship, correlation coefficient and
linear regression were applied. Findings revealed a significant negative relationship between perceived social support and depression
(p<.000) in middle and older-aged adults and in male and female middle and older-aged adults, respectively. Further, the analysis
revealed that PSS has the potential to bring .09%, .10%, and .06% change in depression among the whole sample and among elderly
males and fe ...
1-Umara Rauf Department of Psychology, Government College Women University, Sialkot, Punjab, Pakistan.2-Uzma Sarwar Department of Psychology, Government College Women University, Sialkot, Punjab, Pakistan.3-Rafit Saheed School of Public Policy, Pakistan Institute of Development Economics, Islamabad, Pakistan.
Perceived Social Support, Depression, Middle and Older Adults
Kashmir has different brightening prestigious expressions and specialities which have been famous for quite a long time for
their fine work and magnificence. To be sure, Kashmiri speciality items are unbelievable. Artwork is the primary wellspring of pay for the
Kashmiris. Speciality work or essentially make is a kind of embellished work hand made utilizing just basic apparatuses. Things made by
large-scale manufacturing or using machines are not handiwork items. The Kashmiri specialists are consistently alive to the beautiful
encompassing. It communicates a reaction to the excellence around the formation of an enormous assortment of pursuing or decorating
flower themes interlaced into multifaceted examples. The art items are promoted in Asia as well as in European countries. This ar ...
1-Junaid Bashir Assistant Professor, Department of Tourism & Hospitality, Foundation University, Rawalpindi, Punjab, Pakistan.2-Anas Mahmud Arif Assistant Professor, Department of Tourism & Hospitality, Hazara University, Mansehra, KP, Pakistan.3-Owais Khan Graduate, Department of Archaeology, Hazara University, Mansehra, KP, Pakistan.
Art & Craft, Kashmiri Craftsmanship, Prevailing Culture, Ruling Kashmir Tradition, Intangible Heritage, Traditional Crafts, Sustainable Development
Commercial Activity: Intera-Regional Trade & Commerce between Sind and Multan in Colonial period (1849-1901)
This research deals with the trade relations between two major towns of Karachi and Multan in the colonial period. The aim of this article is to develop a general narrative of the commercialization of crops that led to the growth of intra-regional trade and economy-addressing the issues of how these two centers contributed to the new economic development of South Asia as well as marinating their historical trade relations? Tracing the journey of agricultural production from the village mandis to the international markets, we examine the commercial network and the nature of the interaction. It will also saw the increasing and decreasing trends of trade in the following years. The research aims to draw a conclusion by using qualitative and quantitative methods for assessing its historical im ...
Mass Media as a Source of Agricultural Information: An Overview of Literature
This research paper provides a systematic review of published research work by different research scholars regarding the role of communication channels in disseminating agricultural information and the diffusion of agricultural innovations among agriculturists. Findings of review are summarized with the help of reviewing methodology, major findings and implications of earlier published researches. The review depicts that there are significant variations in findings of the relevant researches some certain reasons like geographical, methodological and theoretical perspectives. It is hard to draw any specific conclusion about the role of a different communication channel in the agriculture sector. However, the review has revealed that the different channels of communication have a different ...
1-Pervaiz Akhter Faculty of Media and Communication Studies, University of Central Punjab, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan.2-Tanveer Hussain Assistant Professor, School of Media and Communication Studies, University of Management and Technology, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan.3-Hafiz Bilal Ahsan Program Producer, School of Media and Communication Studies, University of Management and Technology, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan.
Mass Media, Agricultural Information, Adoption of Innovation, Farmers
Hybrid Warfare Strategy of India: Impacts on Pakistan
Hybrid warfare is a multi-faceted military strategy, an amalgam of conventional, irregular, and cyber warfare where
technology adds exuberant intensification in the methods of hybridity to achieve political goals. The objective of this study is to
conceptualize hybrid warfare, analyze India's hybrid warfare against Pakistan and suggest a counter-response to neutralize the hybrid
forces working against Pakistan's stability and sovereignty. This study endeavors to develop a vantage point to understand the concept of
hybrid warfare and its projection on Pakistan at internal and external fronts. This research analyzes data through qualitative methods
and finds the related concepts and methods through content analysis and interpretative methodology. ...
1-Nasreen Akhtar Assistant Professor, Department of Politics and IR, International Islamic University Islamabad, Pakistan.2-Inamullah Jan Lecturer, Department of Politics and IR, International Islamic University Islamabad, Pakistan.3-Sumaira Akram Independent Researcher
Hybrid Warfare, Strategy, Global Security Environment, Pakistan, India's Hybrid Warfare, Regional and Extional Actorsra-Reg
Situating Women in Trauma of War: An Analysis of Baghdad Burning: A Blog from an Iraqi Woman
The paper deals with situating women in war trauma in Baghdad Burning Volume 2, a girl's blog from Iraq. In the current
study, the researcher attempts to reveal the rising of fundamentalism in Iraq after the war. The objective of this study is to safeguard the
rights and honour of women after traumatic experiences. The study explores whether the unlashed media is doing its duties truthfully or
it dishonestly manipulates the facts about the Iraqi women's traumatic experiences. The paper exposes the reason behind the hiding of the
true identity of the author, pseudo-named Riverbend. The framework for the study has been taken from an article "A Conceptual Framework
for the Impact of Traumatic Experiences", written by Eve B Carlson and the co-author Constance Dalenberg. The study unfolds ...
1-Qurat ul Ain Assistant Professor, Department of History and Pakistan Studies, University of Gujrat, Punjab, Pakistan.2-Saima Anwar Assistant Professor, Department of English, University of Gujrat, Punjab, Pakistan.3-Shumaila Rafiq Lecturer, Department of Political Science & International Relations, University of Gujrat, Punjab, Pakistan.
Ethno-Nationalism: Theories and the Dynamics of the Demand for the New Federating Units
Ethnicity has been not only the source of diversity but also social and political tensions across the globe. The socio-economic
and political alienation and sense of deprivation trigger ethnonationalism that manifests itself into different forms and manifestations
ranging from armed struggles to political movements. The failure to establish a vibrant and pluralist society with social and economic
justice at its heart paves the way for ethnic strife that attracts different responses and reactions from the states faced with the ethnic
conflict. Based on the qualitative research methods, this scholarly endeavor seeks to dissect the dynamics and drivers of ethnic-nationalism
and how the countries like India, Afghanistan, Ethiopia, Switzerland, the Philippines and South Africa have tried ...
1-Muhammad Shoaib Malik Associate Professor, Department of Pakistan Studies, National University of Modern Language (NUML), Islamabad, Pakistan.2-Azhar Mahmood Abbasi Lecturer, Department of Pakistan Studies, National University of Modern Language (NUML), Islamabad, Pakistan.3-Umair Arshad MPhil. Scholar, Department of Education, National University of Modern Languages Islamabad, Pakistan.
Ethno-Nationalism, Sub-Nationalism, Primordialism, Language, Constructivism Religion, Instrumentalism, Re-demarcation and Re-organization