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مُلا کا اِسلام اور۔۔۔ میرے مولا کا اِسلام اور۔۔۔!!!

مُلا کا اِسلام اور۔۔۔ میرے مولا کا اِسلام اور۔۔۔!!!

تحریر: عدیل اورنگزیب شمال مشرقی لندن کی اِس وسیع وعریض مسجد میں حسب معمول جمعہ کی نماز کے وقت تِل دھرنے کی جگہ نہ تھی۔ مجھے جس صف میں جگہ ملی، عین اسکے پیچھے پیلے رنگ کی بالٹیوں کی ایک قطار تھی، جن پر “چندہ برائے تعمیر مسجد” ، “صدقہ” ، “زکوٰۃ” جیسے سٹکر چسپاں تھے۔ سفید عربی عمامہ میں پاکستانی امام … Read entire article »

بلوچستان میں مزدوروں کا قتل

بلوچستان میں مزدوروں کا قتل

تحریر: محمد شعیب عادل تربت بلوچستان میں بلوچ انتہا پسندوں نے بیس مزدوروں کو صرف اس لیے قتل کر دیا کہ ان کا تعلق پنجاب (کچھ کا سندھ) سے تھاکیونکہ پنجابی اسٹیبلشمنٹ، یعنی پاک فوج، بلوچوں کے قتل و غارت میں ملوث ہے۔اس لیے بلوچ انتہا پسندوں کا نشانہ سیکیورٹی فورسز کے لوگ بنتے ہیں یا پھر ان کے پاس کام … Read entire article »

Joint Statement from Article 19, Human Rights Watch, Privacy International, Digital Rights Foundation, and others on the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Bill 2015 Pakistan

Joint Statement from Article 19, Human Rights Watch, Privacy International, Digital Rights Foundation, and others on the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Bill 2015 Pakistan

ARTICLE 19, Human Rights Watch, Privacy International, Digital Rights Foundation, and others are seriously concerned by the proposed Prevention of Electronic Crimes (PEC) Bill in Pakistan. The bill introduces a series of new provisions that pose a grave risk to freedom of expression and privacy in Pakistan. We urge members of the Senate of Pakistan to take a stand against … Read entire article »

Bhutto’s legacy

Bhutto’s legacy

By Saad Hafiz Thirty-six years have passed since Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, Pakistan’s first elected prime minister, was executed by a military dictatorship on April 4, 1979. However, Bhutto’s legacy and significance in the country’s troubled political history remain the focus of heated debate even today. His passionate supporters remember him as the populist reformer and spellbinding orator who restored national pride … Read entire article »

The Arabian Nights and Water Geysers on Saturn’s Moon Enceladus

Why is there a crater named Sinbad on Saturn’s moon Enceladus? Is there an underwater ocean on Enceladus and what are the chances of life existing on such a moon? In this episode of Science ka Adda (SkA), Salman Hameed talks about the connection between “The Arabian Nights: Tales from a Thousand and One Nights” and one of the most mysterious, interesting, and puzzling objects in our solar system. SkA: The Arabian Nights and Water Geysers on Saturn’s Moon Enceladus (Urdu) from Science ka Adda on Vimeo. … Read entire article »

16 Memes Explaining Pakistani public opinion on Yemen War

16 Memes Explaining Pakistani public opinion on Yemen War

Malik Omaid After the Saudi Arabia and its allies did intervention in Yemen’s civil war and their subsequent request to Pakistan for entering into this mess, the whole focus of Pakistani social media shifted towards this ‘evil war.’ Secular pages literally bombarded their walls with memes and slides which shifted the public opinion on social media forums like twitter and … Read entire article »

میرے قاتل میرے دلدار – سائبر سیکیورٹی کا مجوزہ قانون

میرے قاتل میرے دلدار – سائبر سیکیورٹی کا مجوزہ قانون

تحریر: راجہ عدیل اورنگزیب شاید یہ ڈرامہ کا عنوان تھا جو کچھ عرصہ قبل ٹی وی پر دیکھا تھا۔ لیکن جب اپنی قوم اور معاشرے کو دیکھتا ہوں تو لگتا ہے ماسوا ئے کچھ گنے چنے لوگوں کے ہم بھی اپنے قاتلوں کو دلدار بنا کرانکے رومانس میں بری طرح مبتلا ہیں۔ جن لوگوں نے بار بار ہمارے اعتماد کا خون … Read entire article »

بلوچستان میں نیشنل ازم اور اشتراکیت کے الجهے معاملات

بلوچستان میں نیشنل ازم اور اشتراکیت کے الجهے معاملات

تحریر: محمد حمزہ بن طارق بلوچستان کی سرزمین تین ممالک افغانستان، پاکستان اور ایران میں منقسم ہے اور 1947 ء میں قیام پاکستان سے ایک سال قبل خان آف قلات نے انگریزوں کو نیپال کی مثال دیتے ہوئے افغان و ایران کے سستان بلوچستان سے بچے ہوئے علاقے جہاں قبائلی نظام پر مبنی ریاستیں تهیں یعنی موجودہ پاکستانی بلوچستان کے لیے … Read entire article »

Governance of Another Kind

Governance of Another Kind

By Waqas Rafique Just when residents of Islamabad were finally getting some relief from the jammed traffic of Islamabad after the containers set up during PTI dharna and reopening of Jinnah Avenue recently, the government’s announcement on April 8 came as nothing less than a shock. “Sir, you can take out the order but sorry can’t eat in.” was the reply of … Read entire article »

A Telefilm on Interfaith Harmony

Pakistan’s first ever film on the subject of interfaith harmony and social cohesion. Titled ‘Aasha – Ik Ummeed’ was telecast n PTV Home on the Easter eve. The telefilm critically comments on our general attitude towards the followers of different faiths in Pakistan. The simple but gripping story depicts our attitude as a society towards non-Muslim countrymen that frustrates them at every level.The writer and director Kashif Nisar through his artistic portrayal and convincing script tries to remind us how our one-sided narrative in school syllabus reinforced by our hateful attitudes has taken our non-Muslim citizens away from Pakistan. Though the story teller Amir Raza has made the issue of education as its peg but … Read entire article »

Distorting Pakistan’s history and identity

Distorting Pakistan’s history and identity

By Umer Ali Ever since Pakistan came into being, it has faced different challenges of various magnitudes. Right after its creation, Pakistan lost its father, Muhammad Ali Jinnah. With his body, the hope for a better, progressive Pakistan was gone as well. After the death of Jinnah, a campaign started which led Pakistan to where it is now – radicalized, intolerant … Read entire article »

Policy statement on Yemen by PM and twitter responses

Policy statement on Yemen by PM and twitter responses

Malik Omaid After the tweets by UAE minister threatening Pakistan of consequences of it neutral stance taken by its Parliament, a response was needed by the government to clear its position afterwards. There were speculations that Pakistan would be forced to change its decision because of extreme pressure from the Gulf states and Saudi Arabia. Hence the announcement of policy statement … Read entire article »

Social Media Campaign against LUMS

Social Media Campaign against LUMS

Malik Omaid Within hours of allegation by LUMS students and concerned faculty that they were barred by ISI for holding a session with Mama Qadeer on Balochistan issue there was a social media campaign against LUMS and Mama Qadeer. Some examples were tweeted by Raza Rumi. [View the story "Social Media Campaign against LUMS" on Storify] … Read entire article »

UAE Minister Threatens Pakistan: Twitter reactions

UAE Minister Threatens Pakistan: Twitter reactions

Malik Omaid Late night yesterday, UAE’s minister of state for foreign affairs, Anwar Gargash responded on the Pakistan parliament’s resolution to stay neutral in the Yemen crisis. The minister was literally throwing tantrums on Twitter on this decision and threatened Pakistan for its consequences. Pakistani twitterati responded to his tweets and gave their views. Some are selected for our readers.   UAE Minister … Read entire article »

What “India’s Daughter” Could Not Capture

What “India’s Daughter” Could Not Capture

Nidhi Shendurnikar Tere  In the past few weeks, India saw much controversy generated over a documentary film made by a British film-maker. The film was called ‘India’s Daughter’ and it told the story of the girl who was brutally raped and assaulted in Delhi in December 2012 in a moving bus. This incident which triggered nation-wide protests and brought public anger … Read entire article »