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When the Earth is Shaken to her Utmost Convulsion
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When the Earth is Shaken to her Utmost Convulsion

The Orbital's Hira Tahseen speaks out on her experience as a victim of one of Pakistan's earthquakes. It was 8:50am on a Saturday morning, the 8th of October, 2005 in Pakistan when I got woken up by the sound of the bedroom door shaking as if someone was trying to break in. Just as I was about to get up to see who that might be, my mother came running from the other room, crying that it is an earthquake. Then it was us on the bed, terrified, holding on to each other tightly and saying our last prayers. An earthquake of 7.6 magnitude shook Pakistan, which although, lasted for seconds, seemed like forever for those who felt it. Yes, we should have ran to a safer place than just sitting on the bed, but at the time we could not think of anything. The Northern areas of Pakistan were affected...
Cannot Afford To Not Vote.
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Cannot Afford To Not Vote.

Despite of all the stress on how important it is to vote, some of us still get lazy when it comes to registering to vote and then actually voting. What we do not realise is how lucky we are to have a transparent electoral system which gives us the right to voice our opinions without difficulty. We forget that there are countries in the world, where people are still struggling for their rights to vote. Or countries where, when you vote for change, your vote gets changed due to massive rigging. Anyone who knows me well, knows how passionate I am about people and their political rights. That is probably because of the fact that I have spent many years living both in Pakistan and in the United Kingdom. Therefore, I can somewhat distinguish between what makes a country flourish; electoral syst...