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رضا رومی پر حملے کا ایک سال

رضا رومی پر حملے کا ایک سال

تحریر علی ارقم ڈیڈھ سال قبل کی بات ہے کہ بلوچستان کے ضلع لسبیلہ کے قصبے اُتھل میں ہندو عبادت گاہ میں کچھ شرپسندوں نے رات گئے گُھس کے توڑ پوڑ کی اور مذہبی عبادت گاہ کے تقدّس کو پامال کیا، یہ خبر انتہائی افسوس ناک ہونے کے ساتھ ساتھ باعث تشویش بھی تھی کیوں کہ بلوچستان کے ان علاقوں میں … Read entire article »

Top Tweets March 27: Imran Khan tapped call Controversy

Malik Omaid The day started with the tweet of Sheena Abid Shah’s tweet with Imran Khan’s call recording which was by the way released one month ago but gone unnoticed and this was in discussion all day along. In Mainstream media and social media bashing Imran Khan or the agencies (which ever you chose, IB for the Govt. the other one in case of Establishment) also continued for whole day. Some were really upset on the existence of the tape and the others were more on the content therein. The content says Imran Khan was happy with the “Saqoot-e-PTV” and was patting Arif Alvi. Denials were formerly made from PTI and Arif Alvi. ثبوت پی ٹی … Read entire article »

A friend who had to leave Pakistan

A friend who had to leave Pakistan

Abdul Majeed Abid “And now, I want to introduce you all to one of my biggest trolls.” The hall filled up with echoes of laughter and boos as he said this. It was not the introduction I had had in mind, but I acted the part well enough. We were at a panel discussion in Karachi on the “Perils of Social … Read entire article »

Pakistan should not join Regional Sectarian Conflict in Yemen

Malik Omaid Raza Rumi on the dangers of Pakistan joining another conflict. Instead it should play the role of an arbiter. [View the story "Pakistan should not join Regional Sectarian Conflict in Yemen" on Storify] … Read entire article »

Top Tweets March 26: Yemen War comes to Pakistani Social Media

Top Tweets March 26: Yemen War comes to Pakistani Social Media

Malik Omaid On the eve of 24th March Saudi Arabia started an operation against the Housthi rebels in Yemen. There were already speculations of the presence of Paksitani forces in Saudi Arabia which later were claimed to be there for joint military exercise. But after an Arab channel claimed that Pakistan will join the operation being conducted in Yemen twitter went … Read entire article »

The Christians who mourned for the lynched Muslims

The Christians who mourned for the lynched Muslims

By Mohammad Ali Ilahi This week, a group of students from LUMS lead by the Democratic Students Alliance and as part of the Hum-Aahang initiative (Human Shield for Our Christian Community) went to a Sunday mass to form a human chain outside the Nawlakha Presbyterian Church near the Lahore Railway Station. This was in reaction to the twin suicide blasts that … Read entire article »

Wearing a Veil is My Right

Wearing a Veil is My Right

By Sana Ahmad     Can you imagine being made to feel like you do not belong? Can you imagine being made to feel that you are inferior because of a piece of clothing? That your ideals are wrong if they are different from the norm? This is something that people face even today. With time, our society is becoming more and more … Read entire article »

سماجی نقطۂ پگھلاؤ

سماجی نقطۂ پگھلاؤ

تحریر: ملک عمید 15 مارچ کو مسیحی عبادت گاہوں کو ایک بار پھر دہشت گردی کا نشانہ بنایا گیا اور لاہور میں مسیحی آبادی یوحنا آباد کے دو چرچوں پر یکے بعد دیگرے خود کش حملے ہوئے۔ ان حملوں میں سترہ افراد جان سے گئے اور متعدد زخمی ہوئے۔ اس واقعے کے بعد ایک اور افسوس ناک سانحہ ہوا جب ایک … Read entire article »

Top Tweets March 25: Karachi Politics and Saudi invasion in Yemen

Top Tweets March 25: Karachi Politics and Saudi invasion in Yemen

Malik Omaid After the barriers around MQM head quarters 90 were cleared it was necessary for Rangers to do the same at Bilawal House and other VIP spots in Karachi to prove the neutrality of the Karachi operation. There was a lot of hullabaloo on twitter regarding this topic: This is why I say Rangers are biased. Too much evidence on ground. … Read entire article »

A war of narratives

A war of narratives

By Saad Hafiz Apart from the security challenges, the struggle against jihadi extremism is primarily a ‘war of narratives”. Extremists have been able to cleverly manipulate, promote and reinforce their master narratives, which are largely based on the west’s hegemonic designs in the Muslim world and its crusade against Islam. They have also been able to exploit, to great effect, … Read entire article »

Hues of Thar

Hues of Thar

By Andaleeb Rizvi The condition of the Nagar Bazaar Temple speaks volumes about the Sindh government’s Department of Antiquities. This Jain temple was functioning till 1947. Selling kumbies (mushrooms) near Mithi. This delicacy is only available after rainfall in this desert. It can provide some missing proteins to the locals, however, they prefer selling these mushrooms to earn a few extra bucks. Yes … Read entire article »

Misbah-ul-Haq: We are Grateful

Misbah-ul-Haq: We are Grateful

By Daniyal Arif We always have heard that Imran Khan was a brilliant captain. Indeed, that is true; Imran Khan brought Pakistan first ever cricket world cup for which he is regarded very highly. Some may argue against comparing Imran Khan with Misbah-ul-Haq but that’s totally an individual’s opinion. Imran Khan had a charismatic personality and handsome looks that helped override … Read entire article »

قرارداد استحکام پاکستان 23 مارچ 2015

قرارداد استحکام پاکستان  23 مارچ 2015

تحریر: احمد اعوان آج سے پون صدی قبل ، 23 مارچ 1940 کو ایک قرارداد پیش کی گئ جس کی وجہ سے پاکستان کا قیام ممکن ہوا، جسے قرارداد پاکستان کہا جاتا ہے, اور اسی کے حوالے اس دن کو ہر سال یوم پاکستان کے طور پر منایاجاتاہے۔ اس وقت کی قرارداد پاکستان سے پاکستان بنا لیکن آج پاکستان جن حالات سے … Read entire article »

Pakistan Steel or Steal Pakistan?

Pakistan Steel or Steal Pakistan?

By Humna Mehwish Pakistan Steel Mill (PSM) serves as the backbone of industrialization in Pakistan and yet it has been underrated and exploited by both public and private entities. This humongous institution has been in the news often due to its corruption scandals and lack of resources, in such a scenario preventing right to information law from implementation and use is … Read entire article »

ہبڑ دبڑ

تحریر: عندیل علی بم پھٹا، دہشت گرد پکڑو! ٹیمیں بنائو! موم بتیاں جلائو! کمیٹیاں بنائو! ہبڑ دبڑ! ہبڑ دبڑ! ہبڑ دبڑ! فائرنگ ہوگئی! سی سی ٹی وی فوٹیج لائو! ٹیمیں بنائو! موم بتیاں جلائو! کمیٹیاں بنائو! ہبڑ دبڑ! ہبڑ دبڑ! ہبڑ دبڑ! تھر میں لوگ بھوک سے جاں بحق ہو رہے ہیں! بیپر بنائو! ٹیمیں بنائو! کمیٹیاں بنائو! موم بتیاں جلائو! ہبڑ دبڑ! ہبڑ دبڑ! ہبڑ دبڑ! سیلاب آگیا! ٹکر چلائو! موم بتیاں جلائو! ٹیمیں بنائو! کمیٹیاں بنائو! ہبڑ دبڑ! ہبڑ دبڑ! ہبڑ دبڑ! بجلی چلی گئی! پھر سے موم بتیاں جلائو! ٹیمیں بنائو! کمیٹیاں بنائو! ہبڑ دبڑ! ہبڑ دبڑ! ہبڑ دبڑ! سیاسی کارکن کی ویڈیو منظرِ عام پر آگئی! موم بتیاں (نہیں) جلائو! ٹیمیں (نہ) بنائو! کمیٹیاں (ضرور) بنائو! ہبڑ … Read entire article »