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The wrong kind of Muslim: an untold story of persecution -by Qasim Rashid: Out of the silent night, two men moved swiftly through the mosque’s front gate. Magazines loaded and safeties off, one stopped at the front door, the other proceeded through. All that separated a fully loaded Kalashnikov in the hands
Gibran, Hafez and Bulleh Shah – by Zulfiqar Ali: The decision to ask attorney general to act according to law is right one. But our learned judges again needed help from fiction. However there are some interesting observations of a layman. Judgment scribed by Justice Khwaja starts by
Consumer rights for women in Pakistan -by Naseer Ahmed: Any discussion of women in Pakistan must be in the context of the culture of the various ethnic groups there. Common to all ethnic groups is a Patriarchal society that views women more or less as property. The birth
The Uncommon Law – by Ali Raja‏: Khud Hi Qatil Bhi Ho Khud Hi Munsif Bhi Ho Khak Mere Armanun Ka Faisla Ho Ga Proverbs doubtlessly are the essence of every language, every culture and every nation. These pickled linguistic berries not only depict the centuries
Nine predictions till next election — by Kumail Ahmed: 1. Pakistani Rupee (PKR) will further devalue The rupee will further decline against dollar due to two reasons. The first is Hajj, and the second is elections. In the Hajj season many pilgrims carry US$ instead of Pak rupee.
‘Victims’ of Malik Riaz look up to army chief -by Imran Ali Teepu: ISLAMABAD, June 10: Army officials and retired junior commissioned officers, who claim to have suffered at the hands of Malik Riaz, are hoping that Chief of Army Staff Gen Ashfaq Parvez Kayani will heed their appeals for the return
Chief Justice said – by Wusatullah khan: جسٹس صاحب نے فرمایا ! وسعت اللہ خان بی بی سی اردو ڈاٹ کام، کراچی لاپتہ افراد سے متعلق عدالتی کمیشن کے سربراہ جسٹس (ر) جاوید اقبال لاپتہ افراد کے مسئلے سے متعلق عدالتی کمیشن کے سربراہ جسٹس ریٹائرڈ
CJ Gate: Our judicial lords – by Imam Bakhsh: ہمارےمنصفِ اعلیٰ الاماشاءاللہ تحریر: امام بخش ابھی تک محترم چیف جسٹس آف پاکستان افتخارمحمد چوہدری کے سپوت فرزند ارسلان افتخار کے “کارناموں” کے ثبوت سوائے چند صحافیوں کے علاوہ عوام کے سامنے نہیں آسکے۔ مگر چیف جسٹس کے
CJ Gate: Chief justice should not sit in the bench: انصاف کا تقاضہٴ چیف جسٹس بنچ میں نہ بیٹھیں چیف جسٹس آف پاکستان افتخار محمد چودھری نے قومی اور بین الاقوامی میڈیا میں اپنے بڑے بیٹے ڈاکٹر ارسلان افتخار کے خلاف بدعنوانی کے الزامات کا ازخود نوٹس لیا ہےٴ
The annexation of Bahrain to Saudi Arabia? The plan of the Saudi-Bahrain merger -by Kourosh Ziabari: The recently declared plan by the members of Persian Gulf Cooperation Council to annex the soil of Bahrain to Saudi Arabia and form a greater Arab union has attested to the fact that the tyrannical and merciless rulers of
Estrous cycles of Imran Khan -by Zulfiqar Ali: With recent swell in the belly of Tsunami (not totally without the help of NSA surrogates), IK/PTI has been persistently babbling of the ‘first ever’ intra-party elections in the history of Pakistan. Initially, I thought it was just a
Why Jemima Khan entered into a ‘benami transaction’ with Imran -by Umar Cheema: ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan who announced to quit politics in case any ‘benami transaction’ (nameless transaction) was established against him is now caught in a dilemma as his ex-wife, Jemima Khan, has hinted that the land
Islami Jamiat-e-Talba terrorists attacked B.Z.U Multan to halt Seraikistan movement -by Muhammad Asif Lashari: Peoples Student Federation(PSF) is working in Bahauddin Zakriya university Multan from many years. It is working for rights of students as well as for Bhutto’s philosophy. PSF is strong in this university and is spreading Bhutto’s philosophy. But we are being
She gave her life for Sindh‏: کراچی ریلی میں ہلاک ہونے والی غزالہ بتول کون تھیں؟ ریاض سہیل بی بی سی اردو ڈاٹ کام، کراچی ’اگر سندھ کی وحدت پر وار کیا گیا تو سب سے پہلے اس دھرتی کی بیٹیاں میدان میں اتریں گی۔‘
Shura has decided -by Zulfiqar Ali: “Shura has decided. I can’t help now”. So, in essence, replied Mian Tufail to father of Naeem, who went to pray pardon for Naeem’s life. Prayer was not accepted and Naeem had to die. Since independence till today, JI
A reply to Nawaz Sharif and Marvi Memon on Sindh – by Raja M Asad Abbas: While Nawaz Sharif was on the tour Sindh he with his mates criticized the government of Sindh for not serving the people of Sindh and Even Marvi Memon said the same about the PPP Gov. they lashed out at
Pakistan’s Shias fear sectarian attacks: An increase in sectarian violence has killed hundreds of Pakistanis in recent years. Many attacks have been concentrated in the Northern Areas and Balochistan province. Shias and other minority communities say those behind the violence – such as the
Pakistan imploding under anti-Shia violence – by Murtaza Haider: After decades of waging the propaganda war against India for its highhanded treatment of Kashmiris, Pakistan is now the subject of a similar campaign by India who has highlighted the plight of Shias being murdered by sectarian terrorists in
Only solution of peace in Gilgit Baltistan -by Manzoor Hussain Parwana:
The Saudi fifth column on our nation’s campuses -by Lee Kaplan: From Riyadh to Ramallah to the Ivy League, Saudi Arabia’s “Wahhabi Lobby” is funding the goals of radical Islam and undermining America’s War On Terror. The press has reported the Department of Justice’s closures of Saudi “charitable” fronts like
Anokha Insaaf -by Imam Bakhsh: انوکھا انصاف تحریر: امام بخش سابقہ ملازمت کے دوران میرے ایک سینئر محترم حسن صاحب ہوا کرتے تھے جو کہ انتہائی شریف النفس، محنتی اور ایمان دار آدمی تھے۔ وہ دفتر میں اپنا وقت بالکل ضائع نہیں کرتے تھے
Stop supporting terrorists‏ – by Daniyal Shabbir: I was sitting on the Internet on 5th April when suddenly I got a message that one of our university colleagues has been shot and wounded. Then I called my friends to confirm the news, they told me that
Faiz: The Idol Breaker! – by Saad Ahmed Javed: Faiz Ahmed Faiz might not be as terribly needed yesterday as today. A country where strongmen like Sulman Taseer can be assassinated for their unconventional religious views, can we expect from it to treat its “weakmen” fairly for similar
World Shia Forum (WSF) condemns Shia genocide in Gilgit, Karachi and Quetta: In the last 48 hours, at least twenty Shia Muslims have been killed in Pakistan by Jihadi-sectarian militants suspected to be supported by Pakistan army. According to reports, on Tuesday 3 April 2012, a group of militants belonging to
Is Pakistan’s judiciary influenced by media?: Related article: Ali Ahmed Kurd’s description of the likes of Iftikhar Chaudhry & Khawaja Sharif چیف جسٹس بحالی تحریک کے ورثہ پر ججوں کی ناراضگی!! چونتیس سالہ ڈاکٹر تھیوڈیرا ڈیلس برطانیہ کی یونیورسٹی آف بیڈفرڈشائر میں نفسیات کی لیکچرر
True Jihadi Stories: This documentary is inspired by true stories of persons, who were once radicalized to the extent that they took up arms. However, later they gave up the violent path and now are trying to live a normal life. This
Looking back at the Lawyers’ Movement -by Ayesha Siddiqa: The protests, rallies and demonstrations by the legal community from 2007 to 2009 took everyone in and outside Pakistan by surprise. People were impressed with the perseverance of the lawyer’s from around the country in the face of a
Nexus between virtue and vice – by Zafar Hilaly: It took the screams of a young woman being beaten in Swat to galvanise the country and the army to take a stand against the gruesome cruelties inflicted by the Taliban on the local population. Till then a sense
Darogh-bafi: Praising Osama bin Laden? – by Naseer Ahmed:
Difa-e-Pakistan Council will support PML-N in general election?: The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz PML-N’s president and the chief minister of Pakistan’s most populous province Punjab Mian Shahbaz Sharif once proudly claimed that PML-N and Taliban share same ideological background. He publicly requested the Taliban to stop targeting the
Ignoring PPP women in political analysis: One has to appreciate Express Tribune for allowing a number of new writers with a platform on their Opinion pages. Other well established newspapers like Dawn, The News and The Nation have their Op-Ed pages dominated by a select
Jang Group’s Hizb-ut-Tahrir wing inciting vigilante justice against Ali Dayan Hasan of HRW: We at LUBP condemn yet another targeted incitement of vigilante justice Jang Group’s Ahmed Noorani, a notorious journalist belonging to Ansar Abbasi gang and links close to banned organizations like Hizb ut Tahrir and Sipah Sahaba Pakistan against the
Mr. “Ultra Wealthy” of memogate in default -by Ibrahim Sajid Malick: A self-styled Pakistani-American who describes himself as “ultra wealthy man” with expensive lawyers in major cosmopolitans of the world seems to have several financial defaults, almost no personal assets, and a creditor attempting to collect a court ordered judgment
Imran Khan’s security state -by Huma Yusuf: THERE has already been adequate kerfuffle around the appearance of PTI senior vice-president Ejaz Chaudhry at the Difaa-i-Pakistan Council’s rally in Karachi. Source: DAWN This is the latest demonstration of PTI’s tendency to cavort with the religious right and
Keeping mum about the Punjabi Taliban -by Khaled Ahmed: I was surprised a fortnight ago to receive a note from Lahore’s General Post Office saying I had imported a banned book which the Post Office had duly confiscated. The book was Punjabi Taliban by Mujahid Hussain (Pentagon Press,
Wajahat Khan facing death threats after exposing Hamid Gul’s lies about Malik Ishaq and Difa-e-Pakistan: Related posts: Pakistan army outsources the Defence of Pakistan to killers of Shias, Ahmadis and Christians JuD contradicts General Hamid Gul’s statement Pakistan is a dangerous country where independent journalists are exposed to terrible dangers, including being killed not
Talkshow politician — ‘Sheeda Tully’: The prophesier of doom whose all predictions have proven wrong in the last four years By Adnan Rehmat Nobody calls him just “Sheikh”, or “Rasheed”, or even “Ahmed”. It has to be “Sheikh Rasheed”. But that’s just on TV
Mansoor, we and Qibla -by Ali Raja‏: Farsi the language of love, the language of emotions, the language of expression, the language of diplomacy and beyond doubt the language of wisdom has in it’s 2 Thousand 5 Hundred year journey has achieved the status of being
The banned outfit and General Hameed Gul’s Lies: The banned outfit By Rafia Zakaria IT has been a decade of bans and lists. As the world of terror revealed itself to be more and more amorphous, nation states have fought back collecting the names, identifying the leaders
Balochistan — the only way forward -by Sanaullah Baloch: Due to Islama­bad’s hawkis­h approa­ch, demand of the Baloch shifte­d from greate­r autono­my, self-rule, to indepe­ndence. The US Congressional hearing on Balochistan in Washington DC on February 9 should be a wake-up call for the centre to correct its