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South China Sea : A Latent Flashpoint

South China Sea : A Latent Flashpoint

By Misbah Azam, Ph.D. Territorial disputes over the handful of islands of the East and South China Sea have already thrashed relations between China and countries like Philippines, Vietnam, Taiwan, Malaysia, and Brunei in recent years. The South China Sea region is the area that is the home to a wealth of natural resources, fisheries, trade routes, and military bases. The … Read entire article »

The Pakistani disapora

The Pakistani disapora

By Ali Bhurgri     The country is 68 year old, and the idea of patriotism is confined by a strict narrative of nationalism embedded into people as “not Indian” or a “Muslim” As a kid growing up I was always exhilarated by the idea of nationalism. Wearing a Pakistani flag badge on 14th August was one of the things I waited for … Read entire article »

Being Homo       

Being Homo       

                                                               By Syed Mohammad Rizwan The main motive behind this article is a question that what is happening to us? I have read different articles and peoples’ opinions, but sadly in striving to become up-to-date why are we leaving Islam … Read entire article »

A person can change but only under one condition

A person can change but only under one condition

By: Hafsa Sarfraz A person’s imperfection which we sometimes insistently try to point a finger at, really hurts. All the special behavioral models are just psychological protection against wounds inflicted on our soul. It’s only thoroughly developed strategies which allow us to comfortably exist in this world with others. Most of people truly believe that love is so powerful that it … Read entire article »

I like Raheel Sharif But He Should Retire on Time

I like Raheel Sharif But He Should Retire on Time

Raza Habib Raja Despite considering myself a critic of Pakistan army, I really like Raheel Sharif. He is perhaps Pakistan’s most popular person right now. But why is an army officer so popular? The reasons are several. First , he is responsible for the military action against the Taliban. This is a huge achievement. Since 2001, almost 50,000 people have died due … Read entire article »

Abdul Sattar Edhi: the greatest Pakistani to have ever lived!

Abdul Sattar Edhi: the greatest Pakistani to have ever lived!

By Imran Ahmad Khan   On a recent official assignment, I was lucky enough to work with the Edhi Foundation. While my interaction with Pakistan’s largest social welfare organization was extremely limited, it gave me a chance to move away from the distractions of life and get a real sense of the great work that Abdul Sattar Edhi had done for humanity. Edhi’s … Read entire article »

State funeral or Edhi’s final humiliation?

State funeral or Edhi’s final humiliation?

By Andaleeb Rizvi Abdul Sattar Edhi is the only man who consistently stood up for the poor throughout the history of Pakistan. He didn’t shy away from burying the dead, no matter what their political, religious, or sectarian affiliation. He was the man, who didn’t put a cloth to his nose while carrying a putrefied body taken out of an open … Read entire article »

What Muslims Misunderstand about Secularism

What Muslims Misunderstand about Secularism

Raza Habib Raja In Pakistan and, in fact, most of the Islamic world, the very concept of secularism is completely misunderstood. Somehow the concept has been thoroughly confused and amalgamated with Atheism. An overwhelming majority of politicians, and even intellectuals, often try to defend themselves when “accused” of being secular, particularly on mainstream online media and Urdu print media. To declare … Read entire article »

Terrorist LUBP’s hateful and murderous campaign against me bears fruit

By Yasser Latif Hamdani A few years ago I wrote a piece on Majlis-e-Ahrar in which I quoted Munir Report as saying that the Majlis-e-Ahrar’s president Mazhar Ali Azhar was a Shia. This prompted the hate blog LUBP to not only post a rebuttal (which was their right) but to accuse me of “running a hate campaign against Shias”. This is ironic to say the least because not only have I never written anything hateful against Shias but have always spoken up against Shia genocide and always pointed out that Pakistan’s founder was a Shia.  Well today, I received a phone call from an undisclosed number. The person identified himself as a “Shia” (though I doubt … Read entire article »

کراچی میں گرتی لاشیں مگر رینجرز کو سب معاف

کراچی میں گرتی لاشیں مگر رینجرز کو سب معاف

فواد حسن ابھی شہید امجد صابری کی نمازِ جنازہ بھی ادا نہ کی گئی تھی کہ مختلف ٹی وی چینلز پر یہ سرخیاں گردش کرنے لگیں کہ شریف آباد تھانہ کہ جس کی حدود میں مشہور قوال کا ناحق قتل ہوا اس کے ایس۔ایچ۔او کو معطل کردیا گیا ہے۔ لیکن یہ کوئی نئی بات نہیں تھی دیکھنے میں یہی آیا ہے … Read entire article »

Madrassahs Responsible for Decline of Muslim Civilisation

Madrassahs Responsible for Decline of Muslim Civilisation

Dr. Taimur Rahman Muslim civilisation can never advance as long as it does not do away with the outdated madrassah education system and embrace modern scientific education. For the last 500 years Muslim civilisation has been in an intellectual decline because we simply refuse to embrace modern scientific secular education. We keep living in the past and talk about Ibne Sina and … Read entire article »

Muslims Shaking Hands

Muslims Shaking Hands

Iftikhar Ahmad Muslim schoolboys who refused to shake hands with their female teacher will face a steep fine. This is the latest turn in a controversial matter that started last April in a Swiss school, when two Muslim boys refused to shake hands with their (female) teacher, because that would go against the Koran’s teachings. The boys argued that Islam forbids … Read entire article »

امجد صابری کے قتل سے رینجرز پر اٹھنے والے سوال

امجد صابری کے قتل سے رینجرز پر اٹھنے والے سوال

تنویر آرائیں ملک کے معروف اور عالمی شہرت یافتہ لاکھوں دلوں کی دھڑکن قوال امجد صابری کا قتل پاکستان سمیت دنیا کے مختلف ملکوں میں بسنے والے ان کے گرویدہ یا چاہنے والے لاکھوں افراد کو سوگوار کر گیا۔ پاکستان کے معاشی مرکز اور اہم ترین شہر کراچی میں کسی اہم شخصیت یا عوام کے دلوں پر راج کرنے والے شخص … Read entire article »

Account of an enlightening evening with PTI’s Minister of Education

Account of an enlightening evening with PTI’s Minister of Education

By  Sipah-e-Jinnah Today i.e. 25 June 2016, my wife and I went for an Iftar dinner in Islamabad. It was a farewell for a Spanish diplomat I know from gym.  I was unaware of who the organizers were. There I was introduced to four  “boys” (these were 30somes and 40somes) who were all standing together awkwardly.  One of them introduced himself as the Minister … Read entire article »

Tribute to QAWAL Amjad Sabri (A soul staggering Incident)

Tribute to QAWAL Amjad Sabri
(A soul staggering Incident)

By : Iqra Saeed He didn’t have a protocol He didn’t have a squad He lived like a common man Prospered by a plod He didn’t have the weapons He didn’t hold criminality Ambushed so viviciously Payed for fidelity Wolves feed on human blood Ripped off the innocent All humans shed tears On act of this dissident Curse you all devils Curse you so loud All your filthy bodies Soon face the shroud … Read entire article »