Waseem Syed

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Waseem Syyed is a Pakistani origin, Canadian businessman who is currently running a water conservation business in Ontario. He has a long career in international development and has served in the United Nations & many global NGO's for more than twenty years.

America faces not one but two pandemics

America is being ravaged by not one, but two, pandemics and both have a lot in common. Both are invisible, equally widespread, mutate in response...

Ertugrul Gazi not really a Turkish cultural invasion

I have scant appetite for long serials so aside from the occasional Pakistani drama that my wife mandates and I must endure, have not...

First time in history: Permission of public azan in Canadian city sparks debate

Mississauga, a name most in Pakistan are probably familiar with, is currently embroiled in a steaming debate over the city administration’s decision to allow...

Maulana, Media or the feminists: Who was right?

Maulana, Media or the feminists: who was right?

How Pakistan became safer than New York

Let me go out on a limb and say something that could come back and haunt me. Pakistan is doing well at managing the...

Imran Khan emerging as the leader of developing world

Pakistan' PM Imran Khan, by raising demand of debt relief has emerged as a leader of the developing world.

Why we Pakistanis are proud of things that are not true?!

In the mid-nineties, I had an opportunity to visit Dushanbe, the capital of Tajikistan. It was not a particularly pleasant time to visit an...

Opinion: Religious clerics will make COVID-19 worse in Pakistan?

Pakistan, like much of the world, is in the midst of a covid-19 pandemic. Luckily, compared to global numbers and averages, it is doing...

US or China? Who handled Coronavirus better?

The ongoing Coronavirus pandemic is not just historic in its scope and scale, but will also be remembered as a key marker along the...

Women’s March Fiasco: Diversity is Virtue not Vice!

As a Pakistani ex-pat living in a pluralistic and diverse country like Canada, I am watching the current debate on Women’s Rights in Pakistan...

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