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Please celebrate Eid for me

Please celebrate Eid for me

By Bilal Haider Sitting on the second day of Eid, still wondering if Eid has finally come. Never have I experienced such a quiet and barren array of emotions. Each gush of blood down my viens, warms memories of little Kainat and her sister, who were burnt alive in Gujranwala. Every moment a text message of Eid Mubarak comes in on my phone, a new vision of Kainat celebrating Eid comes in front of me and … Read entire article »

Filed under: Blasphemy, human rights, Islam, Islamism, minorities, Pak Tea House, Religion, Rights, violence

Who is the father of Pakistan’s Nuclear Program? Exposing Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan’s fraud

Who is the father of Pakistan’s Nuclear Program?  Exposing Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan’s fraud

  By Yasser Latif Hamdani We champion Baba-e-Bum Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan, a fraud and a quack scientist, as the father of the nuclear bomb. Can he really be called the “father of the Islamic Bomb” as some wish to call him?  In order to be the metaphorical father or mother of some idea or achievement, one should be deemed to play a central role in it so much so that if the said “father” or “mother” was … Read entire article »

Filed under: Pakistan

Eid Mubarak

To all the readers and friends of Pak Tea House, Eid Mubarak. May this Eid bring peace, prosperity and happiness to all of you and above all Pakistan. Raza Rumi [View the story “Eid Mubarak” on Storify] … Read entire article »

Filed under: Blasphemy, Egalitarian Pakistan, India, Iraq, Islam, liberal Pakistan, Middle East, Pak Tea House, Palestine, Palestine-israel, Raza Rumi, Religion, Storify, Twitter, war

گوجرانوالہ سانحے کا ایک نوحہ

گوجرانوالہ سانحے کا ایک نوحہ

Pak Tea House is not affiliated with the views of this Article. آج صبح بھی کم و بیش ویسی ہی ہے جیسا کہ روز ہوتی ہے۔ مگر مجھے کیوں اتنی گھٹن محسوس ہورہی ہے۔ علی الصبح کی خاموشی تو ایک معمول کی بات ہے مگر مجھے یہ ماتم کناں کیوں لگ رہی ہے۔ پرندے روز ہی چہچہاتے ہیں مگر مجھے کیوں آج انکی چہچہاہٹ میں بین  کا تاثر مل رہا ہے۔ شاید یہ سب میرے اندر … Read entire article »

Filed under: Blasphemy, Constitution, human rights, Islam, minorities, Religion, Rights, violence

Photo of the day: Can you Spot the Difference?

Photo of the day: Can you Spot the Difference?

By Saira Nizami Comparison of 3 major incidences, we leave it on the reader to see how they react to each.         Saira Nizami is a Human rights activist and can be reached @sainiz … Read entire article »

Filed under: Blasphemy, human rights, Islam, minorities, Pak Tea House, Pakistan, Palestine, Palestine-israel, Photos

Pakistan, Where Hate Crimes are a Norm

Pakistan, Where Hate Crimes are a Norm

Raza Rumi tells us as why the latest Gujrawala massacre of Ahmadi homes where 4 people, including an unborn baby died due to suffocation will never get any justice how much ever voices are raised and petitions are filed – They always go unheard. [View the story “Pakistan, Where Hate Crimes are a Norm” on Storify] … Read entire article »

Filed under: Blasphemy, Constitution, Jinnah, Media, minorities, Pakistan

Taboos on the brink: What you don’t know about Balochistan

Taboos on the brink: What you don’t know about Balochistan

By: Farooq Abdullah For Most of us, the group of words like violence against women, harassment at institutions or work places, rape, honor killing and gender disparity are not that staggering because we listen about these so often in mainstream media–both domestic and international–that it offers none but very little appall by now. Besides, it is way too “ordinary” a news in this part of the world to get noticed. India, for instance, where reports of raping … Read entire article »

Filed under: baluchistan, Citizens, Conservation, culture, Democracy, Education, human rights, liberal Pakistan, Pakistan, public policy, Rights, Women

Are Pakistan and Israel Similar Ideological States?

Are Pakistan and Israel Similar Ideological States?

By Fazal Abbas The Israeli onslaught on Gaza enters its third week; more and more evidence of atrocities is being made public, producing widespread expressions of outrage around the world. There have been numerous protests around the world against the war crimes being committed by Israel whereas political leadership of the world, Muslim in particular, remains in slumber. The deaths hike the total Palestinian toll to 583 since the Israeli military launched Operation Protective Edge on … Read entire article »

Filed under: Democracy, Gandhi, Hinduism, History, India, Jinnah, Kashmir, Pakistan, Palestine, Palestine-israel, Partition, war

Pakistan’s youth: The ideological challenge

Pakistani Leaders have abused religion and Anti-America slogans to achieve political gains for decades. This has created a society where committing barbarities in the name of Religion or using Anti-America sentiment is Kosher. For decades our youth have been in filled with Ideas that Taliban are fighting a “Holy War” against the Imperialist and Anti Islam forces thus their barbarities are overlooked. [View the story “Pakistan’s youth: The ideological challenge” on Storify] … Read entire article »

Filed under: Afghanistan, Al Qaeda, Army, Drones, ISI, Pakistan, public policy, Raza Rumi, Storify, Twitter, violence, war

Pakistan’s energy crisis & endemic mismanagement

The Irony of the power crisis is that PMLN sits now on the same seat where they use to accuse PPP of corruption. Today they ask for prayers of rain to control situation. The crisis continues with no end in the near future.   [View the story “Pakistan’s energy crisis & endemic mismanagement” on Storify] … Read entire article »

Filed under: Corruption, Democracy, Economy, Pakistan, Politics, Storify, Twitter

Gaza Under Attack

Gaza Under Attack

by Vijay Prashad More than ten days of Israel’s war on Gaza have passed. It has been catastrophic for this small piece of land – and for the Palestinians who live a bare life on that land. On Wednesday, Israeli forces shot at and killed four young boys who were playing hide and seek right in front of the hotel — Al-Deira — that houses the international press (and where many on this list have stayed at … Read entire article »

Filed under: Justice, Middle East, Palestine, peace, violence, war, World

How Journalists have become kingmakers

How Journalists have become kingmakers

پاکستان کی صحافتی دنیا میں بہت سے کالم نگاروں اور ٹی وی اینکرز نے عملی سیاست کا بیڑا اٹھا لیا ہے چاہے وہ حکومتوں کو گرانا ہو، آئی ایس آئی اور فوج کو کنٹرول کرنے کی سعی کرنا ہو یا ایسے سیاست دان جو کہ کئی دہائیوں سے اصولی سیاست کرتے آئے ہیں ان کی تذلیل کرنا ہو یہ سب ایک فیشن سا بن گیا ہے۔ حال ہی میں سلیم صافی جو کہ پاکستان کے … Read entire article »

Filed under: Army, baluchistan, Constitution, Democracy, Drones, Elections, ISI, journalism, liberal Pakistan, Media, North-West Frontier Province, Pakistan, Parliament, Politics

Agony of Pakistani Women Enslaved by Dubai Sex Trade

Agony of Pakistani Women Enslaved by Dubai Sex Trade

Trafficking of Pakistani women is a major issue recognised by the United Nations here is a story by NDTV on sex workers who were tricked by greedy agents who seem to have impunity.   Faisalabad:  Zunera once dreamed of becoming a computer engineer. Instead, aged 16, the bright-eyed Pakistani girl was tricked into prostitution in the UAE, beginning a four-year nightmare of cruelty, violence and rape. Pakistan has long been an important source of cheap labour for the … Read entire article »

Filed under: human rights, Media, Pakistan, Rights, sex, Society, UAE, Women

Selective Protest of Pakistanis on Gaza

Raza Rumi points out the selective outrage of Pakistanis on Gaza under attack by Israel while remained silent on the killing by Taliban in Pakistan.   [View the story “Selective Protest of Pakistanis on Gaza” on Storify] … Read entire article »

Filed under: Islamism, minorities, Opinion, Pak Tea House, Pakistan, Palestine, Palestine-israel, public policy, Raza Rumi, Storify, Taliban, Terrorism, Twitter, violence, war, World

Overcoming Pakistan’s Nuclear Dangers

Overcoming Pakistan’s Nuclear Dangers

By Ahmad Khan ‘Overcoming Pakistan’s Nuclear Dangers’ is an endeavor from one the prominent scholar from the west to undertake a study on the inherited nuclear dangers emanating from one of the de facto nuclear state—Pakistan. Mark Fitzpatrick is currently the director of nonproliferation at International Institute of Strategic Studies London, has pinned down another research articulating the perceptions and realities regarding Pakistan nuclear weapons. Primarily the book is the investigation of the problem that Pakistan is increasing … Read entire article »

Filed under: Army, Democracy, Opinion, Pak Tea House, Pakistan, Pakistan-India Peace Process