Pakistan’s Youth Archive

Pakistan needs Security and Stability to fulfill the promise of its youth: The year 2014 marked a turning point in Pakistan’s history. For decades, Pakistan had been mired under dictatorships and inept government, between declining income standards and increasing extremism. As a nation, we were loosing the promise of a new
Long Live Pakistan – by Arif Ahmad: The following are the results from a recent poll and I quote, “LONDON – Pakistanis have been ranked the fourth most intelligent people across the world in a globally-held survey. “Pakistanis are equal to the people of developed and
Next Taliban demands: separate schools for Non Muslims, Wahabis, Sunnis, Shias. – by Shahryar Khan: The writer is a student at Ohio Wesleyan University, currently working as an associate at Green Peak International Sports Management. He tweets @Shahryar92 Recently, a controversial statement was made by MNA Arif Alvi, who also happens to be the
Peoples Party and Youth – by Shaizi Touseef:
Complete text of Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari’s address to Youth Summit: ISLAMABAD, April 9 (APP) Following is the text of the speech of Chairman of Pakistan Peoples Party Bilawal Bhutto Zardari delivered on Monday on the occasion of Pak-LOT one-day Summit held at Aiwan-e-Sadr. Text Begins “Bismillah Ir Rehman Nirrahim
Gilgit-Baltistan: Fact File – by Dr. Zaeem Zia: What a misery it is to see, we always beat the drums and propagate tyranny of Indian forces for what’s happening in Kashmir and Israel in Palestine. We claim to be the champs and the sign of peace and disassociate ourselves from our own bloodshed on our soil. We pass
Sobia Ali: An Interview With Nadeem F. Paracha:       Editor’s Note: We are pleased to cross-post Nadeem F. Paracha’s interview to Sobia Ali and Raza Raja Habib from Huffington Post.  The interview is an articulate discussion of politics, sociology and culture.  Such interviews are needed to highight the mindset
The dilemma of identity – by Suleman Akhtar: The solution lies within our rich civilization itself. Solution lies in revival of that beautiful culture of peace and harmony marked with the distinctive diversities. Solution lies in Indian version of Islam that has served people irrespective of their
Youth should now lead Pakistan – by Shaukat Masood Zafar: Our Youth has a lot of energy, high hopes, great ideals and real potential to achieve almost everything in life.  In spite of having talent, skills and intelligence in this wonderful young generation, a born genius, it is very
The Conservatively Hip – by Ayesha Siddiqa: Why are more youth, especially among the relatively affluent segments of society, embracing a greater religious identity and conservatism related to it? Why is it that we find an increasing number of young men and women among the upper-middle
Radicalisation of educated Pakistani youth — by Ishtiaq Ahmed: A purely religious radicalisation may mean nothing more than the believers of a religion beginning to observe their religious duties strictly in accordance with some core ideas. However, if radicalisation entails politicisation of a religion, it becomes part of
بے گھر سیلاب متاثرین کے لیے ’سورج مہم‘- by Mina Rana: SOURCE: BBC URDU پنجاب کی مختلف یونیورسٹیوں کے طلبہ و طالبات کی مدد سے سیلاب زدگان کے مسمار شدہ اور ٹوٹے ہوئے گھر بنانے کے لیے سورج مہم کے نام سے ایک منصوبے کا آغاز کیا گیا ہے۔ اس
Pakistan and Facebook: both victims of Lahori Islam – by Ahmed Nadeem Gehla: There is a ‘mass madness’ ranging from TV talk shows to headlines of News Papers and debate on internet. Charged workers of religious organisations are out in streets of Pakistan. As Malaysian are relatively more religious people as compared
We shall overrun: The young, urban, middle-class Pakistani’s manifesto – by Nadeem Paracha and Abbas Baloch: Related article: The Civil Society Bulletin – by Abbas Baloch As always, NFP at his best (Aliarqam) We shall overrun! Source: Dawn Blog 1. Asif Ali Zardari is the devil incarnate. 2. The Pakistan Army is the saviour. 3.
Who’s the ‘middle class’ in Pakistan? – by Umair Javed: The obsession with the modern educated professional as a prototypical middle class Pakistani tends to shift focus away from those that are rarely educated in formal institutions, yet continue to control a larger share of political and economic capital
Glory, piety and politics – by Nadeem Paracha: With Pakistan’s two main political parties looking exhausted by being made to play a continuous game of cat and mouse with the establishment, the new generation of young Pakistanis began to look elsewhere. Many young Pakistanis, who in their
The Greater Game of Rightist Establishment: What we are today witnessing is a completely de-politicized youth of Pakistan trying to define Pakistan’s politics in a haste and in black and white. There are many grey areas in politics too. Our youth today needs to understand
Right click for revolution: the laptop revolutionaries of Pakistan – by Nadeem F. Paracha: Right click for revolution Anyone questioning the padded extremism and soft authoritarianism peddled by enlightened moderation is a liberal extremist who is undermining religion and promoting corrupt politicians and violent ethnic thugs. Just what exactly was Pervez Musharraf’s ‘enlightened