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جرم بولتا ہے

جرم بولتا ہے

تحریر: ابن اظہر جرم بولتا ہے اوراس کی آواز چاہے کتنی خفیف کیوں نہ ہو، اگر قانون اندھا ہونے کے ساتھ ساتھ بہرہ نہیں ہے تو یہ آواز سن لیتا ہے. جرم اپنی لمبی ٹانگوں سے کتنی ہی قلانچیں کیوں نا بھر رہا ہو قانون کے لمبے ہاتھ اس تک پہنچ کر ہی رہتے ہیں……. اگر وہ پہنچنا چاہیں.سارا کھیل نیت ، ارادے اور اس پر بروقت عمل کرنے کا ہے.فی زمانہ جس معاشرے میں ہم … Read entire article »

Filed under: Corruption, Pak Tea House, Pakistan, Society, Urdu, USA

انصاف کے بیس سال

انصاف کے بیس سال

تحریر: ابن اظہر نوے کی دہائی میں جب روس معاشی زوال کا شکار ہو کرکئی حصوں میں بٹ گیا تو یوگوسلاویہ میں بھی علیحدگی پسند رحجانات نے جنم لیا. پہلے سلووینیا کی مشرقی ریاست نے اور پھر کروشیا نےآزادی کا اعلان کر دیا. فروری 1992 میں تیسری ریاست بوسنیا نے بھی ایک ریفرنڈم کے بعد آزادی کا اعلان کر دیا.مسلمانوں کی اکثریت ہونے کےباوجود یہاں پر دوسری بڑی اکثریت سربوں کو یہ بات پسند نہ آئی. … Read entire article »

Filed under: Justice, Terrorism, Urdu, war

Inspiration Ataturk

Inspiration Ataturk

By Yasser Latif Hamdani Last week I was fortunate to visit Kemal Ataturk’s Marine Mansion in Florya Istanbul, located on the Marmara Sea. Ataturk had spent his last days in this mansion. As I walked through the beautiful mansion by the sea filled with Ataturk’s belongings and personal effects, it hit me as to how much modernists in the Muslim world derive inspiration from the great father of the Turks and his regeneration of the Turkish nation. My … Read entire article »

Filed under: Pakistan

Interview of a Social Worker

By Andeel Ali Dear Readers! Greetings, Social Work has become the talk of the town, every second person calls him/herself a social worker, social activist or youth activist. Today we reached out to a famous social activist and interviewed him. We are hopeful you will take useful lessons out of this interview. Interviewer: It is a real pleasure to meet an accomplished social worker please share with our readers how you got motivated to step in the field of social work and community development. Social Worker: Well I wanted to be famous! By becoming a doctor I had to work really hard, it would take 20-30 years to become expert in field and only then I could appear in TV programs or conferences to discuss complex issues. Social Workers are frequently invited in conferences, … Read entire article »

Filed under: Pak Tea House, Pakistan, Society

Socio-Religious Irony

By Saad Hafiz It is an irony that the world’s great religions speak of caring for the sick, the poor and the orphaned, of eradicating poverty and illiteracy, and of practicing mercy and goodwill towards fellow humans, yet these traits are often more evident in the world’s least religious states. In fact, secular states today are faring much better on nearly every single indicator of well-being imaginable compared to the most religious nations on earth. Coupled with strong democratic structures, secular societies protect their citizens from the authoritarianism that is characteristic of religion when it has temporal power. In contrast, oppressive religious states and conservative religious scholars have colluded to produce certain interpretations of religion that represent serious impediments to human development, particularly when it comes to freedom of thought, accountability … Read entire article »

Filed under: Democracy, Islam, Pak Tea House, Pakistan, Religion, Society

Parliament has the authority to enact laws based on ijtihad says Ghamidi

Malik Omaid These are few tweets by Raza Rumi about his meeting with Javed Ghamidi and the discussion during their meeting Summary: Parliament has the authority to legislate and enact any ijtihad as the law. In other words, scholars will do ijtihad but parliament has the right to adopt any one ijtihad on the basis of majority. [View the story “Raza Rumi’s meeting with Ghamidi” on Storify] … Read entire article »

Filed under: Islam, minorities, Pak Tea House, Pakistan, Parliament, Raza Rumi, Religion, Storify, Twitter

Jang publishes Pak Tea House’s article of Wajahat S Khan but fails to mention its Original Source

Jang publishes Pak Tea House’s article of Wajahat S Khan but fails to mention its Original Source

Malik Omaid Daily Jang published the translation of Wajahat S Khan’s exclusive article ‘The Article Nobody Will Publish – by Wajahat S Khan’ but intentionally ignores to mention the name of the source, instead uses ‘a Social Websit.e’ I remember the same way Axact mentioned Declan Walsh’s in response to NYT story as ‘Some reporter’. It looks these Media houses and newspapers think there is no other media house, newspaper or website other than theirs. Geo … Read entire article »

Filed under: journalism, Media, Pak Tea House, Pakistan

Putting Humpty Dumpty Back Together

Putting Humpty Dumpty Back Together

By Misbah Azam, Ph.D. “For an hour I was transported to a place where every new minute inspired me to fall in love with Pakistan again.” Above are the words of one brilliant Pakistani entrepreneur of Silicon Valley, Dr. Safwan Shah, which he wrote to convey his tributes to a dynamic young Pakistani lawyer, politician and social activist, Mohammed Jibran Nasir, after attending his talk in a USA Talk Series 2015 seminar in the Silicon Valley, San … Read entire article »

Filed under: Activism, Pak Tea House, Pakistan, Terrorism, USA, Zarb-E-Azb

ایک دن پاک فوج کے ساتھ

ایک دن پاک فوج کے ساتھ

تحریر: عائشہ کنول، عثمان شاہد فوجی مائنڈ سیٹ میں واضح تبدیلی محسوس کرنے کےلئے کسی کتاب، تجزیہ نگار یا تحقیقی مقالہ کی ضرورت نہیں ۔ دہشت گردی کے خلاف جنگ سے آرمی پبلک سکول پشاور پر دہشت گردوں کے حملہ تک بہت کچھ بدل چکا ہے اور تبدیلی کا یہ سلسلہ جاری ہے۔ تاہم ایک بات واضح ہے کہ فوج کسی طرح بھی اپنی طاقت، رتبے اور عزت میں کمی کےلئے تیار نہیں ۔ سیاست دانوں … Read entire article »

Filed under: Army, Education, India, ISI, Pak Tea House, Pakistan, Taliban, Terrorism, Zarb-E-Azb

The Article Nobody Will Publish – by Wajahat S Khan

The Article Nobody Will Publish – by Wajahat S Khan

Editors Note: Wajahat S. Khan sent me an email with this heartfelt piece on his recent experience with the ” the all-consuming, thankless revolving door that is Pakistani broadcast media”. He rightly complains about his seniors and colleagues in the industry. I am reproducing his email that was sent with the article: “Hey, Champ: Wrote this three days ago. Soon after my resignation. “They” won’t publish it. They don’t want to. They say it’s good, but now … Read entire article »

Filed under: Corruption, journalism, Media, Pak Tea House, Pakistan

The Chessboard of Pakistani Journalism

The Chessboard of Pakistani Journalism

By Awais Saleem To say that the exposé done by the New York Times on a Pakistan-based IT company, Axact’s shady business practices has caused ripples in the Pakistani media industry would be an understatement. The way it has divided opinions among the working journalists, be it senior or those still learning the ropes, is even more startling. The NYT story had detailed alleged involvement of Axact in running an international network selling fake online diplomas and degrees through sleek websites of ghost … Read entire article »

Filed under: Constitution, Democracy, Economy, journalism, Pak Tea House, Pakistan

Living the Pakistani Dream

Living the Pakistani Dream

By Nausherwan Ali Recently, I came across an article titled “What is the Korean Dream?” by Seong-Hyung Hong published in the World post in which he discussed a vision for his people, a vision which transcends national boundaries and which if translated into reality, will add to the splendor of the Korean people. The writer compared his “Korean dream” with the American, Chinese and Japanese dreams, and highlighted the values which make the Korean dream distinct from … Read entire article »

Filed under: Democracy, Egalitarian Pakistan, Liberal Democratic Pakistan, liberal Pakistan, Pak Tea House, Pakistan

After Axact

After Axact

By Haseeb Akhtar Pakistan is again in the global spotlight. The terror cells and public sector corruption have taken a backseat to an elegant corporate scam conning thousands of people out of millions of dollars annually. Axact, a Karachi based company with a shiny building radiating authenticity, has been accused multiple times of operating a network of sham degree-mill universities. One of them, “Columbiana University,” uses a coincidentally similar name to one of the most well-known … Read entire article »

Filed under: Corruption, journalism, Pak Tea House, Pakistan

ستارہ بروج اکبر اور احمدی پاکستانی قومی ہیروز عوامی سطح پر نظر انداز کیوں؟

ستارہ بروج اکبر اور احمدی پاکستانی قومی ہیروز عوامی سطح پر نظر انداز کیوں؟

تحریر: ایم احمد اعوان آجکل کے دور میں اگر کوئی بہت بڑی اچھی یا بُری خبر ہو تو وہ میڈیا پر فوراً جنگل کی آگ کی طرح پھیلتی یا Viral ہو جاتی ہے۔لیکن ایسا سب بڑی خبروں کے نصیب میں نہیں ہوتا۔ ایسی ہی ایک خبر پاکستانی لڑکی ستارہ بروج اکبر کے حالیہ عالمی اعزاز کی بھی ہے۔ابتدا میں یہ خبر چند سطروں کی صورت میں ایک ادارے کی جانب سے نشر ہوئی۔ پھر ایک ادارےنےایک مختصر ٹی … Read entire article »

Filed under: Citizens, Constitution, Democracy, minorities, Pak Tea House, Pakistan, Secterainism, Urdu

Bol Exodus, House of cards started to fall

Bol Exodus, House of cards started to fall

Malik Omaid NYT story on Axact which uncovered the business of fake degrees had been the talk of the town since last monday. Our readers would know that Pak Tea House did a followup story of twitter responses on the report on Axact by NYT. Axact in return sent a legal notice to Pak Tea House upto Rs. 500 million claiming for defamation of the company. We have shared it to our readers as it is … Read entire article »

Filed under: journalism, Pak Tea House, Pakistan