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شہید ذوالفقار علی بھٹو ایک زندہ تحریک: شہید ذوالفقار علی بھٹو ایک زندہ تحریک قائد عوام شہید ذوالفقار علی بھٹو کا 85واں یوم ولادت آج دنیا بھر میں عقیدت و احترام کے ساتھ منایا جارہا ہے. گڑھی خدا بخش میں شہید ذوالفقار علی بھٹو کی سالگرہ
Joyless Justice: The Unhappy Legacy of Pakistan’s Newly ‘Independent’ Judiciary -by Bilawal Bhutto Zardari: Plato’s philosophical discussion, the Crito, illustrates the dilemma faced by those of us who yearn for an independent judiciary in Pakistan. Too many of us had to suffer at the hands of a judiciary so independent that it often
Third national #media conference by Individualland @individualland: The two-day of media conference entitled “Evolution of Media: requirements, facts and fears from a free, independent and responsible media’s (FIRM) perspective” arranged by Individualland(IL) in collaboration with Friedrich-Naumann-Stiftung für die Freiheit (FNF), drew a large number of journalists
Kamran Shahid’s planted show was a trap to eliminate Dr Pervez Hoodbhoy’s voice?: Pakistan’s mainstream media is, in reality, the propaganda machine for Pakistan Army, its intelligence agencies mainly ISI and proxy Deobandi militant group Taliban (TTPand ASWJ-LeJ). There is no second opinion that Pakistani Army has used both right-wing and fake
Pakistan: Main challenges and constraints in Local Govt: Pakistan is a federal republic whose local government has been suspended following the expiration of the 17th amendment and the passing of the 18th amendment to the constitution, which transfers responsibility for local government from central to provincial government.
Interreligious marriage: Another way of building peace -by Nasir Saeed: Wasim Akram’s engagement to 30-year-old Australian Shaniera Thompson has created quite a buzz in the media. Akram’s first wife, Huma, died in 2009 and Akram says he never thought he would get married again but is feeling “lucky and
Challenging Pakistan’s blasphemy laws takes courage — by Nasir Saeed: It is very unfortunate that during his recent visit to the UK Paul Bhatti said Pakistan’s blasphemy laws were not a problem. Bhatti is the brother of the late Shahbaz Bhatti, the heroic Pakistani minorities’ minister who was tragically
PTI becomes largest Political Party that hates minorities especially Christians: CNPK – Christian news (Yeshwa Younis) Neither the ideology of Muhammad Ali Jinnah nor the ideals of the Pakistan’s constitution disrespects the non-Muslims as the Latest act of KPK Assembly has done. The teachings of Holy Prophet of Islam
No place for minorities in Imran Khan’s Naya Pakistan -by Shamim Masih: ISLAMABAD: A lot has been written about the plight of minorities in Pakistan – some by the minorities themselves and some by the majority. Minority rights in Pakistan were always broken. Majority always copes while minority bears the brunt.
Pakistan Christian Congress condemns CM Pervez Khatak statement on cleaning jobs for minorities: Editors Note: LUBP strongly condemns the use of insensitive language and an openly discriminatory approach towards non Muslim Pakistanis by the PTI government in KPK. We demand that the PTI Chief Minister Pervez Khatak should offer an immediate unconditional apology.
Discrimination and hatred: the church and civil society take stock of the problems concerning Christian minorities: Lahore – Becoming aware of the discrimination, injustice, prejudice of whom Christians in Pakistan face and are victims, about 3% of the population, and the necessity to report these issues to the new government: with this intent Christian leaders
Rimsha Masih’s story is just one part of a much larger and more dangerous drama: Until the Canada Day weekend, it was a closely-guarded secret in Ontario’s Pakistani émigré community that Rimsha Masih, the Christian girl whose entrapment in Pakistan’s barbaric blasphemy laws captured headlines around the world last year, was living incognito with
Blasphemy convict, Asia Bibi’s appeal at least two years away: LAHORE, PAKISTAN (ANS) — Asia Bibi, the Christian woman on death row whose blasphemy conviction was decried as unjust by slain former Governor Salmaan Taseer, faces a wait of at least another two years behind bars before her appeal
Welcome to Canada, Rimsha Masih!: Pakistan is one of the most dangerous places in the world for Christians, Shias, Ahmadis and other religious sectarian minorities. Pakistani Christians are being persecuted for years in Pakistan; their human rights are badly violated in this country. They
In CM Shahbaz Sharif’s Lahore, three Christian women forced to parade naked and Ahmadi man killed: Religious minorities in Pakistan, are facing an increase in persecution at the hands of Takfiri Deobandi militants of Sipah-e-Sahaba (ASWJ-LeJ) Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and its other affiliate groups who believe the country is only made for Muslims and all
Senator Rehman Malik exposes corruption by Sharif Brothers: Senator Rehman Malik’s press conference on Sharif Brothers and corruption/Money laundering. LAHORE: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader, Rehman Malik on Monday exposed modus operandi of corruption how Nawaz Sharif and Shahbaz Sharif’s family multipled their wealth. Mr. Malik also
Pakistan needs another Bhutto but not another Zia -by Riaz Ali Toori: Today is April 4th -a gloomy day in the history of Pakistan. This day in 1979, the alluring leader and voice of the people of Pakistan, Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto was put to death in a most deplorable way by
Benazir Bhutto’s vision: victory of democracy – by Jehangir Badr: The completion of the term of constitutional government marks the collective achievement of the democratic forces in Pakistan. Admittedly, the five years was a period full of turbulence, myriad challenges and tumultuous events. Despite all odds and fragility of
Five years of democracy -by Jahanara M Wattoo: First time in the history of Pakistan, a democratic Government is going to complete its democratic and constitutional tenure of five years. Democracy stands strengthened in my country and now one can confidently state that there is rule of
Asadullah Ghalib on President Zardari’s reconciliatory policy and PPP govt’s services: Source: Daily Express
تیز ترک گامزن منزل مانددور نیست: جہاں آرا منظور وٹو ۔۔۔۔: بالآخر پاکستان کی سیاسی تاریخ میں پہلی مرتبہ عوام کی منتخب آئینی، جمہوری حکومت اپنی آئینی مدت پوری کرنے جا رہی ہے۔ جمہوریت جس کے چراغ آج دنیا بھر میں روشن ہو رہے ہیں، جس کو آج دنیا بھر
We condemn violent crackdown on young doctors by PML-N led Punjab government: Pakistan Peoples Party’s provincial leadership strongly condemns the severe crackdown on public dissent and use of excessive force by the Punjab government against peaceful young doctors gathering for pro-health reforms at the Metro Bus Service inauguration ceremony in Lahore.
My heroine, Bakhtawar Bhutto Zardari: the best daughter a mother could have! – by Saria Benazir: On the eve of January 25, 2013, I am obligated to inscribe a sensation, which is intense enough to grip every speck of my existence; yet remain truncated. It is the chronicle of a survivor – the oceanic of
No bullet can kill the “Benazir” in my heart! – by Saria Benazir:   “I know death comes. I’ve seen too much death, young death”. Benazir Bhutto is no less than an idol of worship to me – the name engraved on my compassion and psyche from my evolution and the very
Even death could NOT silence Benazir! – by Maleeha Manzoor: Heart is torn into pieces and eyes haze while pioneering to carve my letters about fortune’s relentlessness with the millions, being suppressed since the day this country came into existence. But the murkiest December 27; 2007 – it so far chronicles the tale of
Why we chose Bilawal Bhutto Zardari -by Riaz Ali Toori: The young generation of every country in the world is considered a great asset as it plays a key part in the process of the country’s development. Positive role of youngsters always keeps the nation upfront at the international
Both capacity and will -by Farahnaz Ispahani: In an article in this newspaper titled “Can Bilwal revive the old PPP” (December 1), a respected reporter and anchor from a family that is known for its journalistic ethics — in an age and time in Pakistan when that has
The Parsi Community in Karachi, Pakistan -by Fahad Desmukh: The Parsi Community in Karachi, Pakistan It isn’t easy these days being a Parsi. The Parsis are a community of Zoroastrians  that settled in South Asia. They are followers of the religion of ancient Persia. In Pakistan they are
45 years of the PPP: “We did not come this far to fail” – by Saria Benazir: Carving the legendary parable of the Pakistan Peoples Party is a heart jerking job – the Jiyala in me cannot resist crying out the catchwords of “Zinda Hai Bhutto, Zinda Hai”; eyes smog to read an allegory of anguishes –
Pakistan Peoples Party: An ideology that has come to EXIST forever – by Maleeha Manzoor: Merely eleven years after coming to the existence, Pakistan was abandoned with the authoritarian rules of’ field marshals’ – pardon me for I call them ‘blood suckers’. It is no longer concealed how the basis of the country, established
Sanam Bhutto joins a protest in London against Shia genocide in Pakistan: LONDON: Sanam Bhutto, the sister of Benazir Bhutto who rarely takes part in any political activity, broke her seclusion on Thursday and led a protest outside Pakistan High Commission here against the wave of sectarian killings in Pakistan, which
Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari: here’s to hope! – by Maleeha Manzoor: Today, I don’t initiate to pen as an emotional Pakistani nor as a die-hard PPP supporter. I commence to carve and phrase my letters as the youth of Pakistan – the building block of tomorrow’s safer and better Pakistan.
Empowering the masses: Highlights of the President’s speech to the PPP Eid Milan gathering – by Saria Benazir: Deriving the insight from the party’s founders, President Asif Ali Zardari promised to tag along in their footsteps, and empower the underprivileged of Pakistan, and erect a better future for their future generations. On the occasion of his address
بیگم نصرت بھٹو، کاروان جمہوریت کی نڈر رہنما -ضیا کھوکھر: Source: Daily Express
18 October 2007: The return of a Benazir leader to her Benazir people – by Maleeha Manzoor: “I am returning to Pakistan on Oct. 18 to bring change to my country. Pakistan’s future viability, stability and security lie in empowering its people and building political institutions.” – Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto The wearisome eight years, as
Thwarting Religious Cleansing in the Muslim World -by Farahnaz Ispahani & Nina Shea: Physicist Mohammad Abdus Salam was the first Pakistani and the first Muslim to win a Nobel prize in science. His discoveries continue to dazzle the world as demonstrated by the verification last summer of a theory to which Salam
You can kill a man, but not an idea – by Maleeha Manzoor: “I am what the terrorists most fear” - the anecdote of valor is chronicled in the chapters of history extolling the valiance of my leader Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto, who gazed into the eyes of terrorism to rend it from the
The unsung tale of our red…No protest vigil? – by Saria Benazir: Every month has a heart jerking fiction of its own – the morsels of red dominate the grime, and the cries of the crestfallen reach their peak: where blood of humankind gets easy on the pocket and the demolishers
Pakistan must repeal its blasphemy laws -by Farahnaz Ispahani and Nina Shea: In Pakistan, proceedings in the now infamousblasphemy case of Rimsha Masih, a 14-year-old, mentally disabled Christian girl, took a turn for the better after the powerful Muslim Ulema Councilbacked her against the accuser. Last Saturday, Rimsha, jailed since August 16, was
SC, ECP should take notice of links between PML-N and Lashkar-e-Jhangvi: Rehman Malik: Interior Minister Rehman Malik on Friday called upon the Supreme court of Pakistan (SC) and Election Commission (ECP) to take notice of the links between Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and banned terror outfit Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LJ), Dispatch News Desk (DND)