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Filmmaking and human rights

Filmmaking and human rights

By Saad Hafiz   Haider, the recently released Bollywood movie, helps to lift the lid on the brutal conflict in Indian Kashmir. The artistic portrait of modern political rebellion, an exposé of government-sanctioned violence and a vision of hope that continued resistance may galvanise a new future. Set during the 1990s, the most intense years of the ongoing insurgency that has pitted … Read entire article »

I Love Karachi

I Love Karachi

We are posting Ali Jafri’s pictures – hope the readers would like them. … Read entire article »

Why India cannot fight War with Pakistan?

Why India cannot fight War with Pakistan?

By Ahmad Khan Indo-Pak relations are once again in doldrums. The simmering tensions along Line of Control (LoC) have put the entire Indo-Pak peace process on a perilous road. After a decade of being out of power, once again the BJP hardliners are back in business in India, playing a dirty politics with their neighbour—Pakistan—to attain domestic political mileage. Apprehensive statements are … Read entire article »

I am an Ahmadi and I love Pakistan

I am an Ahmadi and I love Pakistan

by Saniya Ahmad No matter how much I love Pakistan, it is not the place for me to be right now. No matter how much I say I love it, I will always be labelled a traitor in the place I call home. No matter how much I sacrifice for my country, my fellow citizens will always look at me with … Read entire article »

Remembering Shahbaz Bhatti, an unsung hero of Pakistan

Raza Rumi Fate connected me to Salma Peter John – the widow of Pakistan’s slain Christian Minister Shahbaz Bhatti who was assassinated by violent extremists. I cried then and cried yesterday after speaking to brave Salma and watching this video. I share your grief and stand by you. There is no reason that Cammy should have died, no justification but Pakistan and its negligent state enabled this killing. He was a bright man whenever I met him. At least I have the consolation that I will meet Salma in a few weeks and do whatever little I can to turn her grief into the voice that condemns injustice. All these instances of losing Mustafa, my driver-friend-family-member … Read entire article »

Ridiculing Bilawal and the Culture of Misogyny

Ridiculing Bilawal and the Culture of Misogyny

 Raza Habib Raja “Aur tu aur Billo Rani bhee bol rahi hai. Asif Zardari sahib, itna haram kamaia aap ne, thora sa Bilawal per lagain aur us ka technical masla theek karain. ( Now even Billo Rani is speaking. Asif Zardari, please devote some of your illegal wealth towards rectifying Bilawal’s technical problem).” “BB ka baita aaega rozgaar laega (BB’s son will … Read entire article »

The Real Picture: Innovation, Technology and Pakistan

The Real Picture: Innovation, Technology and Pakistan

By Azka Naeem If all the brouhaha is to be believed, we’re looking at a failed state with nothing to offer. But is that really the case? Innovation is fundamentally characterised by what can be called ‘newness’, but a field does not have to be completely novel itself for innovation to take place. By that same token, an idea can be born … Read entire article »

The Father of Democracy

The Father of Democracy

By Waqas habib Rana Javed Hashmi is the man who single handedly brought down the egoistic Imran khan and dented his plans to roll over an elected Government through unconstitutional means; as Khan himself pointed towards the “third umpire”.Hashmi’s exposure of London plan dented the whole script that was to be completed with the blood of innocent supporters of Imran Khan … Read entire article »

Nevada Multi-Ethnic Coalition Candidates’ Forum

Nevada Multi-Ethnic Coalition Candidates’ Forum

October 18, 2014, a candidates’ forum was arranged, at Origin India, by Nevada Multi-ethnic Coalition. More than 250 community members attended to engage with progressive prospective leaders of Nevada. Coalition had members of different  ethnic communities living in Las Vegas. Enthusiasm shown by different communities for engaging with these leaders was really heartening. Forum was organized under the leadership of Mr. … Read entire article »

We shall see – Faiz Ahmad Faiz

We shall see – Faiz Ahmad Faiz

Following is a translation of Faiz’s remarkable poem ‘Hum Dekhen Gay’. Though the season of Inqilab in Pakistan has passed away without any revolution, it was not for any real one in the first place. This poem will remain eternal to find real and everlasting revolution. We will see It is true, we too shall see That day which has been promised Which is … Read entire article »

The profusion of terrorist outfits in Europe and Middle East; Bewilderment for the world

The profusion of terrorist outfits in Europe and Middle East; Bewilderment for the world

By Muqeet Tahir Malik Dear Readers! Do any of you know about the extremist organizations operating in the Balkan states? Have you ever focused on the spread of terrorism especially in Europe? How fast is this trend in Middle East? What are the causes, and how to impede growth of extremism? Do you know the historical importance of the Balkan states?Do … Read entire article »

Symbols of defiance

Symbols of defiance

By Saad Hafiz Anne Frank and Malala Yousafzai, two girls from different eras, share a certain kinship. They lived under fear and terror. Their ability to read and write allowed them to share their stories with the world. Both are regarded as symbols of defiance against the forces of cruelty and darkness. Anne died of typhus with her sister Margot, at … Read entire article »

An open letter to Bilawal Bhutto Zardari

An open letter to Bilawal Bhutto Zardari

By Wahab Tariq Butt Dear Bilawal, I write this letter to try to share with you the sentiments of us common people after your speech on 18th October. First of all, I congratulate you for the mamonth gathering of people last Saturday, that gave the message loud and clear:Pakistan Peoples Party is not down and out. It is worth praise how you … Read entire article »

جانے کب کون کسے مار دے کافر کہہ کر

جانے کب کون کسے مار دے کافر کہہ کر

ارسلان قمر پاکستان کے چھوٹے شہروں کی شامیں اکتوبر کے وسط سےہوا میں بڑھتی خنکی کے سبب خاموش ہونا شروع ہو جاتی ہیں۔یہ خاموشی ہمیشہ پراسرار ہوا کرتی ہے جو کسی کے لئے تو پُر ہیبت ہوتی ہے اورکسی کے لئے پُرسکون ۔ سوچتا ہوں ایسے میں گولی کی آواز توخوب گونجتی ہوگی لیکن اس گولی کے نشانہ بننے والا خاموش … Read entire article »

Photo of the Day: Bilawal Starts Politics with a Massive Rally

Photo of the Day: Bilawal Starts Politics with a Massive Rally

Malik Omaid Pakistan Peoples Party launches its chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari with a massive rally at Mazar-e-Qaid, Karachi. Although the rally was in Karachi but it was not a rally of Karachi as people from all over Sindh participated in it. On one hand it shows the ‘Rally power’ of PPP in Sindh but uncovers the aready known fact of weak … Read entire article »