Bob Woolmer, the most Passionate Pakistani

Mansoor Ahmed on the late Pakistani coachFollowing their worst showing in a World Cup, Pakistani Cricketers have started arriving back home in a trickle. Despite their attempts to keep their arrivals discrete and low key, fans have jeered them...

British Asian Women In Football

Asian Women FCThink football and images of David Beckham or Thiery Henry spring to mind. Narrow the search to British Asians in football and the likes of Micheal Chopra, Zesh Rehman and Harpal Singh jump to the top of...

‘Pakistan will be a better side without Razzaq’

Mansoor Ahmed on Pakistan's World Cup hopesPakistan's experienced all-rounder Abdul Razzaq has described missing out on the 2007 World Cup as the most disappointing moment in his career but I believe its not such bad news for Pakistan. Although...

Why bother with Shoaib?

'His antics have been a disgrace'Just when Pakistan needed Shoaib to fire all cylinders, he broke down with a sudden, mysterious hamstring injury. Originally left out of touring party, Shoaib had proclaimed that he was fit and his omission...

To Show or not to Show – Is that the question?

Bushra Irfan on the Big Brother controversyIn the Big Brother house the treatment of Shilpa Shetty by her fellow housemates have caused not only an uproar in public circles but also hit the political world as a national and...

Why were the BNP allowed to walk free?

Bushra speaks out for the communityAt a time when a Muslim allegedly holding an ‘offensive’ banner is convicted of inciting racial hatred the BNP leader and associate WALK FREE by an ALL WHITE JURY after calling Islam a “wicked,...

Monty The Fall Guy

'The decision to drop Monty Panesar is absurd'I have a lot to write about this week but I'll start off with an issue that has disturbed many English cricket fans including myself; non inclusion of England's most popular and...

‘Jack – Don’t bite the hand that feeds you’

Bushra speaks out for the communityJack Straws latest comments on ‘lifting the veil’, bringing the very sector of the community that swings his vote and gives him his electoral victories which have helped to build his career shows he...

“He drinks alcohol and has an active sex life…”

Mansoor Ahmed on shamed ShoaibFormer Pakistan captain and coach, Intikhab Alam, who was a member of 3-man panel that banned Shoaib Akhtar and Mohammed Asif was quite frank about his reasons for handing out a comparatively harsher sentence to...