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Wajid Shamsul Hasan and the Punjab Assembly

Wajid Shamsul Hasan and the Punjab Assembly

Pakistan’s ex-envoy to London Wajid Shamsul Hasan spoke last week at the annual Ahmadi Convention. It was a frank talk which hit home certain important points, the gist of which was that declaring Ahmadis Non-Muslims was a huge mistake on part of Pakistan’s National Assembly -which has destroyed the social fabric of the state. Wajid Shamsul Hasan comes from a … Read entire article »

The Objectives Resolution and the Misunderstood Role of Sir Ch. Muhammad Zafarulla Khan

The Objectives Resolution and the Misunderstood Role of Sir Ch. Muhammad Zafarulla Khan

By Dr Mirza Sultan Ahmad The resolution, ‘Aims and Objectives of the Constitution’, was presented in the Legislative Assembly of Pakistan on 7th March, 1949, and was approved after just a few days ‘discussion. All members of the Muslim League who were Muslims cast their vote in favor of the resolution. The respected members of the Assembly who belonged to the … Read entire article »

Tufail Ahmad -an extreme right wing RSS Stooge at MEMRI

Tufail Ahmad -an extreme right wing RSS Stooge at MEMRI

  By Yasser Latif Hamdani Tufail Ahmad, the Director of South Asia Studies Project at the Middle East Media Research Institute, Washington DC, has recently gone on a rampage against Raza Rumi calling him a “fake liberal” and an “ISI” agent.  Raza has advised against this response but I am writing this in the exercise of my freedom of speech.  Tufail Ahmad is saying the aforesaid about a … Read entire article »

TheFunKids- A Brand New Pakistani Start-up With an Educational Agenda

TheFunKids- A Brand New Pakistani Start-up With an Educational Agenda

By Sidra Javed When I said told my 10 year old one afternoon to throw out the garbage, he rolled his eyes at me, paused his PSP game and stomped off to do the chore I’d been asking him to do since morning. If I would have come to my son’s room hours later, my guess is that he would still … Read entire article »

اب کپتانی سٹیو سمتھ کو مل جانی چاہیے

اب کپتانی سٹیو سمتھ کو مل جانی چاہیے

تحریر: عمیر حسن دانش ور لوگ کہتے ہیں نا کے ہر چیز اپنے وقت پر ہی اچھی لگتی ہے تب ہی آپ صحیح سمت پر گامزن رہ پاتے ہیں اور اسی میں آپ سمیت سب کی بھلائی ہوتی ہے۔ اسی بیش قیمت بات کو آگے بڑھاتے ہوئے اور آسٹریلیا کی انگلینڈ کے ہاتھوں چو تھے ٹیسٹ میں انتہائی پست پرفارمنس کو … Read entire article »

Majhi Satakli – The other side of a celebrated Police Officer

Majhi Satakli – The other side of a celebrated Police Officer

“We are posting this story as Naimat Khan has penned a fuller picture of Ch Aslam who was killed in an attack by TTP. It is a tragic story where violent, extra-judicial means put state officials into a vortex of further violence and retributive justice carried out by private militias. PTH“ By: Naimat Khan Inspired from Singham’s Majhi Satakli, SP Muhammad Aslam Khan … Read entire article »

شجاع خانزادہ کی شہادت اور سوالیہ نشان

شجاع خانزادہ کی شہادت اور سوالیہ نشان

تحریر: عماد ظفر دہشتگردی کے سانحات میں جان گنوانے والوں میں ایک اور شہید کا اضافہ ہو گیا۔ پنجاب کے ہوم منسٹر کرنل ریٹائرڈ شجاع خانزادہ کو ایک خودکش حملے میں ہلاک کر دیا گیا۔ یہ اندوہناک واقع اٹک کے قریب انکی رہاہش گاہ پر پیش آیا۔ مرحوم شجاع خانزادہ پنجاب سے دہشت گردوں کے خاتمے کیلیے انتہائی مستعدی اور دلیری … Read entire article »

Case Closed

By Misbah Azam, Ph.D. Max Fisher — an ex-staffer of Washington Post who left the Post in February 2014 along with two of other staffers to join Ezra Klein’s new Vox Media-backed venture — on January 28th, 2014, wrote an interesting article in the Post. In his article Fisher presented the mathematical model by Jay Ulfelder — a political scientist, a former research director of the Political Instability Task Force commission by the Central Intelligence Agency, and a moderator of a blog “Dart-Throwing Chimp” – who roughly estimates the likelihood that each country will experience a coup in the year 2014 by tracking over a dozen variables – from political system to years of independence the presence … Read entire article »

Fake Quote: Laboratory of Islam

Fake Quote: Laboratory of Islam

This is how history was distorted in Pakistan in General Zia’s brutal dictatorship. The quote here has taken a life of its own; it has even made it to textbooks. Here is the problem: 1. Jinnah was not even in Peshawar on the said date. He was in Karachi on 13 January 1948. 2. Jinnah did not refer to Pakistan as an … Read entire article »

Nation of confused and forgetful Patriots

Nation of confused and forgetful Patriots

By Dawar Nauman Butt For the past two days, I witnessed the type of gung-ho Patriotism I had never before seen since memory serves. It seemed like a good occasion for some well-needed introspection for a strife-torn country like Pakistan. A country where little children aren’t safe in their homes nor at their schools. Where the poor cannot have a place to … Read entire article »

Nation that Transcends Hypocrisy Indices

Nation that Transcends Hypocrisy Indices

By Armughan Ahmad Daud Pakistan is a strange country and a palpable source of research on behavioural hypocrisy at national and individual levels for Phd scholars. We see our heroes as traitors and our enemies as heroes, and we do not tolerate any opinion that goes against ours, you dare you are a traitor as well. We live in a delusional world … Read entire article »

Jinnah’s Pakistan: Actions speak louder than words

Jinnah’s Pakistan: Actions speak louder than words

By  Mohammad Ali Ilahi A never ending debate that has been raging on between the seculars and conservatives for quite some time is about the nature of the country that the Quaid envisioned Pakistan to be. While the seculars use the 11th August speech of the Quaid as the basis of their argument, their counterparts present the 1st July 1948 speech which … Read entire article »

The Road to Hell is Paved with Good Intentions

The Road to Hell is Paved with Good Intentions

This article presents an alternate point of view with respect to the I-11 evictions of slum dwellers. It is always important to recognize that a complex issue has many sides to it. PTH does not essentially agree with all the arguments made in the article. Hamza Khalil Recently the issue of I -11 evictions in Islamabad has blown up all social media. … Read entire article »

عہد حاضر کے مسلم معاشروں میں کتاب کا زوال

عہد حاضر کے مسلم معاشروں میں کتاب کا زوال

تحریر: حارث اظہر صدیوں سے چلی آرہی انسانی تاریخ اس بات کی گواہ ہے کہ ہر دور میں انسان نے اپنی عقل اور شعور کا استعمال کرتے ہوئے ہمیشہ آگے کی طرف سفر برقرار رکھا ہے۔ غاروں میں رہنے والوں نے بھی اپنی کھوج اور پہچان کی خاطر خوابوں کے ساحلوں پر کھڑے ہوکر اپنی تعبیر کے دریاؤں کو عبور کیا … Read entire article »

The Dilemma of O & A Level Students and the Private Education Mafia

The Dilemma of O & A Level Students and the Private Education Mafia

By Muhammad Ali Ilahi Whilst there is a general perception that students who follow the British education system fare better than their peers who take the matriculation and FSc exams , the reality is however a lot more different. The course content of the O & A level system and the learning outcomes are undeniably superior to the local obsolete system … Read entire article »