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Say No to Political Filth!

Say No to Political Filth!

By FD.Sheikh “Loootaay…”, “Agya hai na phir wapis apni party main…” (so back to your party, finally!) , “hence proved you are also a Mr. U-turn” these are some of the comments I was bombarded with when I recently shared a post on social media that was portraying some of the good steps taken by the ruling party, I used to … Read entire article »

Social Media Campaign: Go Nawaz GO

Social Media Campaign: Go Nawaz GO

Malik Omaid Tahirul Qadri announced a campaign of writing Go Nawaz Go on currency notes. State bank promptly reacted by giving statement that currency notes will be deemed void if there is any slogan written on them. Though this is very amusing as I have myself seen Mobile Numbers and religious slogans like “Qadiani ***** on currency notes. But we can … Read entire article »

The tragic floods in Kashmir and Jingoism

Raza Rumi points out the apathy of both Pakistani and Indian twitteratis who are still busy chanting jingoistic slogans amidst huge floods devastating Kashmir on the both sides of Line of Control.   [View the story "The tragic floods in Kashmir and Jingoism" on Storify] … Read entire article »

Fascisms of every kind

Fascisms of every kind

by Saad Hafiz As was the case in the 1930s, the global forces of reaction are emerging with populist appeals directed against immigrants, ethnic and sectarian minorities. Society’s seemingly permanent infatuation with xenophobic demagogy is alive and well. It is a conducive environment for the most reactionary and chauvinistic elements in society to prosper. They are egged on by opportunistic leaders … Read entire article »

فطرت کا میوزیم ،تھر پار کر

فطرت کا میوزیم ،تھر پار کر

راشد احمد بلوچ مملکت خدادادپاکستان کو قدرت نے بڑی فیاضی سے حسن جہاں سوز سے مالا مال کیا ہے ۔حسن کی ان نیرنگیوں میں لہراتی بل کھاتی ندیاں بھی ہیں جو دھرتی کے سینے کو سیراب کرتی ہیں ۔بادلوں سے سرگوشیاں کرتے بلندو بالا پہاڑ بھی ہیں تو صدیوں سے کسی آبلہ پا کے انتظار میں آنکھیں فرش راہ کئے صحرا … Read entire article »

The Temples of Sindh-Culture of Coexistence under Threat

Malik Omaid There were times when Hindus and Muslims lived peacefully in the Land of Sufi saints, Sindh. But today we see Hindus in Sindh being target of forced conversions, abduction and mob rule destroying their temples and houses. Bigotry in the society has also made these images of symbols of peaceful coexistence a story of the past. Raza Rumi tweets the images of Hindu Temples and how they were visited by both Hindus and Muslims. [View the story "The Temples of Sindh-Culture of Coexistance under Threat" on Storify]Malik … Read entire article »

Photo of the Day: Crackdown in Islamabad

Photo of the Day: Crackdown in Islamabad

Malik Omaid From Friday night Police arrested hundreds of protesters camped in the capital for more than a month, the arresting of political workers continued on Saturday. This has escalated tensions in Islamabad and PTI and PAT have boycotted talks with the Government till their workers are set free. Earlier, Imran Khan announced a celebration on Saturday as the sit-in in … Read entire article »

The Revolt of Monkeys: Sa‘adat Hasan Manto

The Revolt of Monkeys: Sa‘adat Hasan Manto

The alarming news that “monkey-ism” was on the rise was trickling in from all parts of the country. The government turned a blind eye to it at first but when it noticed the matter threatening to become serious it imme-diately sprang into action. It is appropriate that the reader should be told up front what “monkey-ism” or “apishness” stood for. Of … Read entire article »

Photo of the Day: Pakistan Army digging trenches at Durand Line

Photo of the Day: Pakistan Army digging trenches at Durand Line

Malik Omaid In an attempt to counter insurgency from Afghanistan, Pakistan Army has started to dig trenches on the Durand Line. Though these will be of little help in stopping terrorists from entering the country, it will surely affect the social circle of Pashtuns living on the both sides of border being relatives to each other. On more details on the trenches … Read entire article »

Three MCQs for Imran Khan

Three MCQs for Imran Khan

By Baber Mirza   I have three questions for Imran Khan, or for any lawyer or supporter who can guess Imran Khan’s answers to these questions. Having seen his marches and heard his speeches, I don’t for a second doubt his honesty and bravery but I wouldn’t bet a dime on his logic. Therefore, these questions are in the form of MCQs. NOTE: … Read entire article »

Oath of the scented ones

Oath of the scented ones

By Saad Hafiz Some newspaper reports indicate that the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has made an appeal to the local population in the border regions of Pakistan and Afghanistan to support its struggle for the establishment of an Islamic caliphate. It has also been reported that a number of hardline groups operating in the area have announced support … Read entire article »

Economic zone awaiting activation

Economic zone awaiting activation

In recent years, perhaps one of the greatest economic developments between Pakistan and China has been that of the Haier & Ruba Economic Zone, established in November 2006 as a joint project. To understand the importance of this project, it is crucial to consider all aspects of the matter at hand. As it stands, the Haier & Ruba Economic Zone has … Read entire article »

Photo of the Day: Mosque Collapses in Lahore

Photo of the Day: Mosque Collapses in Lahore

Malik Omaid 22 People dead and many injured as a mosque in Daroghawala area of Lahore collapses. Reason, poor maintenance and engineering. Building second story and a 200 feet high Minaret on a 40 years old already weak structure. One questions as how do they got the approval to build such huge Minarets on weak structure. Do they even applied for … Read entire article »

Twitter Trends: Movies in Naya Pakistan

Twitter Trends: Movies in Naya Pakistan

Malik Omaid Since Sunday, #NayaPakistanMovies is trending in Pakistan like a roller coaster. Lots of people mostly those against the Dharna’s of Tahir-ul-Qadri and Imran Khan are taking part in it. This trend points out the irony behind the PTI “dharna” as how can Pakistan be changed altogether by just making Imran Khan Prime Minister. Many of the twitteraties made titles … Read entire article »

Photo of the Day: Floods Create Havoc in North Pakistan

Photo of the Day: Floods Create Havoc in North Pakistan

Due to unexpectedly heavy monsoon rains in Punjab and Kashmir huge amount of floods recorded in Punjab rivers. Buildings are half submerged in Wazirabad city. Flood waters from Aik, Pakhu and Bhed nalah submerged Sialkot this morning. View from Chiniot hills, dozens of villages submerged surrounding Chenab river. … Read entire article »