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اسان ڪنهن کي منتخب ڪيون؟ شاهد شاه:                                 هاڻوڪي ڏينهن ۾ جتي هڪ طرف مون جهڙا وائٽ ڪالر مڊل ڪلاسي ايئرڪنڊيشن ڪمرن ۾ ويهي هن سوال تي ٻڏتر جو شڪار آهن ته11 مئي تي جيڪڏهن اليڪشن ٿيا ته پولنگ بوٿ تي وڃي مهر ڪهڙي
Remembering Shaheed Salman Taseer – by H.A.Khan: I still remember I was walking on the street in Dubai after my office, I received a call from my boss that just now he had seen the news of the assassination of the late governor Salman Taseer.I was
ینگ ڈاکٹرز ،گوجرانوالہ تشدد کیس اور اصل حقائق — لیل و نہار /عامر حسینی:     ہم نے تین روز قبل ٹی وی چینلز پر ایک فوٹیج چلتے دیکھا-اس فوٹیج میں گوجرانوالہ ڈسٹرکٹ ہسپتال میں ایم ایس کے کمرے کا ایک منظر تھا اور اس دوران ینگ ڈاکٹرز کی تنظیم وائی ڈی اے
Consumer, a monologue – by Naseer Ahmed: I am a consumer. You seem a bit worried seeing me in a bad shape. You do not know but my strong desire to be ignorant has caused my poverty. You know, poverty is double -edged sword. It is
Some Closing Thoughts on Saadat Hasan Manto’s Centenary – by Ras H. Siddiqui: Born and raised in a village a few kilometers from Samrala Town, District Ludhiana on the Indian side of Punjab, the late Saadat Hasan Manto (1912 to 1955) left us horrified, speechless and even offended while he scribed for
(کرپٹ” زرداری اورصادق وامین فرشتوں کی اصل کہانی (2″: تحریر: امام بخش پاکستان میں “صادق و امین “گوئبلز گروپ شروع سے ہی اسٹیبلیشمنٹ اور اِس کے تراشیدہ جموروں پر مشتمل رہا ہے۔ اس گروپ میں شامل شعبدہ بازوں کی طلسم گری پہلے بھی کم نہ تھی مگر اس
Division by Mosques and Madaris – by H A Khan:   This morning after taking my breakfast I just opened a BBC Urdu site and  while holding a cup of tea in my hands I became so sad and couldn’t resist with some tears in my eyes. There was
Water Security in South Asia: Revisiting the Indus Water Treaty – by Abdul Samad:   In what has been predominantly a climate of belligerence and hostility between India and Pakistan over the past six decades, the Indus Water Treaty is one of the few instances where both countries have cooperated in a matter
اصغر خان کیس کا فیصلہ – گلاس توڑے بارہ آنے – by Imam Bux: آج چیف جسٹس افتخار محمد چوہدری کی سربراہی میں جسٹس جواد ایس خواجہ اور عارف حسین خلجی پر مشتمل سپریم کورٹ کے تین رُکنی بینچ نے 1990ءکے انتخابات میں آئی جےآئی  بنانے سےمتعلق سولہ سال پُرانے اصغر خان کے
Martyrs of MRD Movement 1983 – by Ishak Soomro: “Democracy is the system under which government is of the people, by the people and for the people”. This is the definition of democracy recognized all over the world. But, in Pakistan, recently this definition has been given a
Imran Khan, Playboy or Jihadi? – by Ahsan Abbas: I have no idea how much the newly launched “Dunya” Newspaper has offered to the Leftist Nazir Naji, Pessimist Hassan Nisar and “Dervaish” Haroon Rasheed to detach from the Jang Group and join them. However, hopefully the new entry
There were good days and there are good people:   Because personal experiences count and these personal stories help reveal the fabric of society it is worthwhile to share my story of being a child whose childhood was free of prejudices and who was grown in Shias, Sunnis,
پلواشاہ کو کون پوچھے گا؟:   جہاں بڑے بڑے حادثے ایسے گزر جاتے ہوں کہ جیسے کچھ نہیں ہوا وہاں پلوا شاہ کو کون پوچھے گا؟ خبر کے مطابق بیس سالہ پلوا شاہ سکھر شہر میں ایک گزرتی  بارات سے ہونے والی فائرنگ کی
When Pakistan will be revived in true letter and spirit of Jinnah’s Pakistan? – by Dr. Saifur Rehman: The founder of Pakistan, Muhammad Ali Jinnah, wanted Pakistan to be a moderate secular state. On 11th August 1947, Founder of Pakistan addressed constituent Assembly of Pakistan. He said “You are free; you are free to go to your
The unsung Sunni heroes of Babusar – by Abid Hussain (New Delhi): Eid-ul-Fitr is over and the festivities are slowly dying down. As usual it has been hectic and it is heartening to see the resilience of the Muslim Ummah which is capable of celebrating amidst of turmoil, bloodshed, killings and
Trial or wrath? – by Zubair Khalil Khan: For many years now Pakistan seems to be engulfed with ever increasing internal/external disturbances, turmoil and natural calamities. These internal/external disturbances, turmoil and natural calamities jolt the country either in the shape of terrorist attacks, sectarian based killings or
SGS Cotecna, judiciary and the so called free media – by Muhammad Amjad Cheema: It is a well known fact that false cases are framed in Pakistan against politicians solely on the vengeance basis to malign them so that political system may be discredited to pave the way for undemocratic forces. It mostly
Managing disasters require scientific approach – by Qudrat Ullah: Historically speaking, government sector in Pakistan lacks any coherent and people-friendly approach to counter disasters and natural calamities and due to this, disaster management mainly revolved around dealing with flash-floods in the past with main focus on rescue and
Peoples Party and Youth – by Shaizi Touseef:
The darkness of independence – by H.A Khan:   In Pakistan if there is a history of Bourgeoisie of 65 years then there is also one more history of the oppressed masses and working class of their fight against the brutal capitalist system and its allies with
He has returned!: President Zardari has returned so to say that he escaped was wrong. Most analysts were quick to conclude different results and media spread not only rumors but also manufactured news which were aimed to confuse the public, Zardari again
jo beet gaya wo kal: a chronology: جو بیت گیا وہ کل “کہاں قاتل بدلتے ہیں فقط چہرے بدلتے ہیں” “موت سے کس کو دستکاری ہے آج وہ کل تمہاری باری ہے” “کس قیامت کے یہ نامے میرے نام آتے ہیں “ ” ذرا سی آہٹ
MQM- The Dilemma: MQM, its rise, its style of politics, transformation from a so-called nationalist party into a pressure group, its claim to be sole representative of Urban Sindh, its attempts to change its outlook and increase influence outside urban Sindh and