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Pakistan: A dangerous country for religious minorities -by Nasir Saeed: Pakistan has become “a more and more dangerous country” for religious minorities. These were the words of the HRCP’s (Human Rights Commission of Pakistan) Secretary General, Mr I A Rehman, at the launch of the commission’s annual report. Mr
Women journalists demand review of salary structure -by Aaliya Shah: Women journalists have demanded a review of salary structure for media persons especially for Urdu print media journalists. Many such suggestions were shared at the Women Journalists Conference titled “Women for Independent and Responsible Media” organized by the Pakistan
Pak minorities are not safe -by Nasir Saeed: What a coincidence that on the day the Governor of Punjab, Mohammad Sarwar, is assuring the world, and in particular the Sikh community, that religious minorities are free to worship according their beliefs, at the churches, Temples, Gurdwaras and
Humanity as a religion -by Avinash Advani: “If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.” I love mankind; there are many things which are unfavorable although, I still consider that humans are actually good at heart. Humanity
Females face rape, harassment in Pakistan -by Avinash Advani: “Bravery, give up, willpower, commitment, hardiness, sympathy, ability, guts. That’s what girls are made of; the heck with sugar and spice.” While in Pakistan it is absolutely descending and they are victimizing the rape. Recently Muzafargarh issue has shown
Islam and women -by Dr Prince Ali: Completely exhausted with consecutive 12 hours-a-day duty for ten days, yesterday I asked my elder brother to hang out lately. Fortunately, one of our mutual friends showed up in the evening at my hospital and we decided to watch
The Larkana- Timorous condition and worship places burnt -by Avinash Advani: There is history of “Larkana”, whereas the world’s best scholar belong from Larkana City, Larkana is a district of Sindh province of Pakistan. According to the 1998 census of Pakistan, it had a population of 1,927,066 of which 28.70% were urban. Its main city is Larkana.
EU should not remain silent over ‘horrendous’ human rights violations in Pakistan: The increasing evidence of widespread human rights violations highlight the need for the EU to strengthen its role in the troubled region of Baluchistan, says Niccolò Rinaldi Baluchistan is one of the most troubled and poorest provinces of Pakistan. Bordering with
اقلیتوں کو انصاف دلانا شاید کبھی ترجیح ہی نہیں رہا: شمائلہ جعفری بی بی سی اردو ڈاٹ کام, لاہور لاہور کے علاقے بادامی باغ میں تنگ گلیوں اور اونچی اونچی دیواروں کے پیچھے کروڑوں روپے کا کاروبار ہوتا ہے۔ یہاں لوہے کے بڑے بڑے گودام ہیں۔ انھیں گوداموں کے
Someone is ready to admit -by Dr. Prince Ali: Few days back one of my colleagues made a blunder at the hospital regarding patient management. A diagnosed case of Prostate tumor was admitted in the ward that was operated in the morning. Later in the afternoon consultant called
‘Aawaz Uthey Gi’ -by Hina Mehr Nadeem: This is not the first time that those barbarians have targeted Hazarians. This is not the first the bus of Shia pilgrims travelling to and from Iran is bombed. This not the first time the roads of Balochistan are
Sher-e-Punjab Salmaan Taseer : A man born in ages -by Hina Mehr Nadeem: Three years back on this day a bright star left this world to shine forever in the sky. Even our tears could not stop him. The lion hearted man, Salaam Taseer, in the cold weather of Islamabad was assassinated
Jamhooriat, qurbani aur mufahimat ka naam Benazir Bhutto -by Munir Ahmed Khan: Source: Daily Jang
A Benazir Bhutto will be born in every home! So how many Benazirs will you slay? -by Hina Mehr Nadeem: Benazir Bhutto, a character larger than life and the finest political leader among her contemporaries torchbearer of women rights in a society like Pakistan, has rightly been regarded as the daughter of the East and a lady who stood
The historical legacy of 27th December -by H.A. Khan: In 2007,two movements took place in Pakistan.One belongs to the poor working class and the second belongs to the lawyers.Hundreds of non civil society people were in one movement and the same number of civil society was in the
Birth of a Benazir legacy -by Salman Sikandar: I support PPP, Bhutto, Benazir & their legacy not on the basis of personal liking or disliking but for an open, democratic and progressive Pakistan. A conversation which I had with my Dad on 28 December 2007. 27 December
The class based religious activity – by H.A Khan: Yesterday I and my friend had to attend the Qul Khani (A Religious Activity) at two places to commemorate the sad demise of our dear ones. In the evening as I returned from these activities I was in deep
Pakistan: Bail denied to Ahmadi doctor caught reading the Holy Qur’an: … [T]he magistrate hearing the bail application dismissed it while there was a heavy presence of mullahs at the court premises. A bail application was denied today for the 72 years old Ahmadi doctor who has been languishing in
پاکستان میں شیعہ نسل کشی پر معاشرے اور میڈیا کی خاموشی: میں کہاں اور یہ وبال کہاں – عمار کاظمی: فائن آرٹس کا طالب علم ہونے کا ناطے میرے لیے مذہب اور فرقہ پرستی پر لکھنا ہمیشہ سے ایک مشکل کام رہا ہے۔مگر بد قسمتی سے آپ جس بات سے زیادہ بھاگتے ہیںوہ بات اتنا ہی سامنے آتی ہے۔کوئی
The State of Pakistan and Mullah Fazlullah ملا فضل اللہ اورپاکستانی ریاست: اصل مسئلہ پاکستان میں ترتیب دیا جانے والا تازہ قومی بیانیہ ہے جو مشرف دور اور اس کے بعد پروان چڑھا ہے۔اس کی جزئیات کی تیاری میں جہاں پاکستانی میڈیا نے اہم ترین کردار ادا کیا ہے وہاں پاکستان
Dr. Pervez Hoodbhoy: In pursuit of ratings, Dunya TV is pandering to the extremist right wing: LUBP is publishing Dr. Pervez Hoodbhoy’s letter, in which he briefly summarizes the whole episode of Kamran Shahid’s planted show. Because some facts are being widely misinterpreted, I would like to set the record straight. 1. The anchor, Kamran
نہتی ملالہ یوسف زئی سے نام نہاد دانشوروں کی محاذ آرائی: (تحریر: نیرؔ آفاق) گزشتہ برس، تحریک طالبان پاکستان کی طرف سے قاتلانہ حملے کے بعد، جب ملالہ یوسف زئی زندگی اور موت کی کشمکش میں تھی، سوشل میڈیا پر اس کے خلاف ایک بھرپور مہم شروع کردی گئی۔ حملے
Predatory state and minorities -by Mustafa Kamal: Pakistan is yet again at crossroads after two brutal suicide attacks on Christians in Peshawar on 22 September 2013. Previously, around forty people died and hundreds were injured in a suicide attack on Shia town in Karachi during March.
Let us dare to speak for persecuted Christians – by Nasir Saeed: On October 10 the European Parliament passed three separate resolutions, one of them condemning violence and persecution against Christians in Syria, Pakistan and Iran. MEPs expressed concern for Christians in Syria, condemning the attacks on the historically Christian town
Blasphemy tragedy: Two new cases of blasphemy against Christians:  LAHORE:“I became perplexed and distressed after going through the contents of  the registered FIRs under Sections 295 A,295 B and 295 C PPC against Christians at Police Station Township and Police Station Green Town”,said Advocate Sardar Mushtaq Gill,Chief of
مسلم ذہن کی تعمیر – مبارک حیدر: انٹرنیٹ اور عالمی رابطوں کے موجودہ نظام نے تقدّس کے غلا فوں میں لپٹے ہوئے ان گنت حسّاس شعبوں کو اٹھا کر کھلے آسمان کے نیچے رکھ دیا ہے – چنانچہ دوسرے مذاھب کے ساتھ اسلام بھی کرخت تنقید
ایجاد کی ماں ضرورت نہیں،علم ہے – مبارک حیدر: کہتے ہیں ضرورت ایجاد کی ماں ہے – ہمارے معاشرہ کو ان گنت دنوں سے ان گنت ضرورتوں کا سامنا ہے — تو کیا ہم نے کچھ ایجاد کیا؟ کیا رکی اور پھنسی ہوئی ٹریفک میں ضابطے توڑ کر
The attack on Peshawar church could be a game-changer -by Nasir Saeed: Pakistani Christians continue to protest against and condemn the killings of dozens of innocent Christians in Peshawar on 22nd September. But as they mourn, it is hardly comprehensible that there are reports that the organs of the victims were
A journey from APMA to PMA -by Waheed Anjum Bhatti‏: In third world countries where public is a victim of different problems there minorities have to face extra ordinary torment and in such discriminative environment fundamental rights are unachievable. In such circumstances, somehow any leader arises and takes the
ISI Chief: Punjab govt led by CM Shahbaz protected the Deobandi terrorists who massacred Ahmadis in Lahore: On May 28, 2010, Takfiri Deobandi terrorists (operating as Sipah Sahaba ASWJ-LeJ and Taliban) killed at least 93 members of the Ahmadiyya Muslim sect and injured around 100 others in attacks on two Ahmadi mosques during Friday prayer services
Quaid’s residencey to be rebuilt but who will rebuild Quaid’s Pakistan? -by Nasir Saeed: There has been an understandably strong reaction to the burning of Quaid e Azam’s residence in Ziarat, near Quetta, and the destruction of most of his belongings. Every Pakistani has grieved whether they are Muslim, Christian, Parsi, Hindu or
20 extra marks for Hafiz-e-Quran: Haroon Arif, a Christian student victim of discrimination policy: Pakistan’s educational institutions are not teaching tolerance, peace, democratic values and universal fundamental human rights but are exacerbating religious differences and increasing discrimination. In public schools and madrassas the curriculum taught is influence by hate speech and it negatively
شیعوں کو مارنے سے میرا کام نہیں چلے گا, شائد اور بہت کچھ کرنا پڑے -وسعت اللہ خان: ایک سنی دیوبندی گھرانے میں پیدا ہونے والا وسعت اللہ خان خود کو ایک اچھا مسلمان ثابت کرنے کے لئے کہاں تک جائے، کیا کرے ؟؟؟ شاید شیعوں کو مارنے سے میرا کام نہیں چلے گا۔ شائد اور بہت
Sharif’s not ready to Condemn Taliban and Lashkar e Jhangvi -by Mohammad Shoaib Adil: In the month of June, Pakistanis are facing worst type of terrorism. From Gilgit to Quetta and Peshawar to Karachi, terrorists are playing havoc with the lives of people. Despite claiming responsibility of terrorism by Lashkar e Jhangvi and
سیاحوں کا قتل اور ڈس انفارمیشن مہم – شمعون سلیم: سیاحوں کا قتل اور ڈس انفارمیشن مہم **************************** جب اسلامی دہشت گردوں کی کوئی کرتوت بالکل قابلِ دفاع نہیں ہوتی تو میڈیا میں داڑھیوں والے اور کلین شیو انصار عباسیوں کا ٹولہ اپنے لاڈلوں کے حق میں حرکت میں
بے نظیر بھٹو شہید – شاہد مجید: ٹوکیو(شاہد مجید)   آج 21جون ہے بے نظیر بھٹو بی بی شہید نے کانٹوں کی جس سیج کا راستہ اپنے لئے خود متعین کیا تھا اس پر چلنے والے مسافروں کے ساتھ ایسا ہی ہوتا آیا ہے ۔ زندگی
حیدرقریشی- شخصیت اور ادبی جہات: عبدالرب استادکو ڈاکٹریٹ کی ڈگری سے سرفراز کیا گیا ان کے تحقیقی مقالہ کا موضوع تھا حیدرقریشی- شخصیت اور ادبی جہات شعبہ اردو و فارسی گلبرگہ یونیورسٹی گلبرگہ سے عبدالرب استاد کو پی ایچ ڈی کے اعزاز سے سرفراز
PPP: no resurrection sans introspection — by Babar Ayaz: The biggest shortcoming of the PPP, analysts believe, is that there was no leader to lead its election campaign. Zardari did not allow any credible PPP leader to emerge Like well-bred Pakistanis, most PPP leaders are putting up a
عالمی ادبی انعامات اوراردو دنیا – حیدر قریشی: Source: Roznama Dunya
نواز لیگ کے جادوئی کمالات: تحریر: امام بخش شریف فیملی نے پاکستانی سیاست میں تجارت کی آمیزش کا ایک کامیاب تجربہ کیا۔ اس فیملی کے ایک فرزندمیاں محمد نواز شریف کے اقتدار میں آنے کے بعداس فیملی نے بے انتہا ترقی کی۔ بعض رپورٹوں