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A Pakistani soldier’s letter to daughter from Heaven

A Pakistani soldier’s letter to daughter from Heaven

By Zunaira Saqib Dear Baiti, I hope you are keeping up alright. I died yesterday at Line of Control. The media people must have reached the village by now. I wonder if they have already made a hero out of me. I woke up here… at a strange place. They said some place before they send us to heavens. You know I saw him, the guy. The guy from the other side, the soldier. I saw him and … Read entire article »

Filed under: Army, India, Opinion, Pak Tea House, Pakistan, peace

Part I: Pakistan’s Foreign Policy & Global Shifting Trends

Part I: Pakistan’s Foreign Policy & Global Shifting Trends

By: Muqeet Tahir Malik What is the foreign policy? What are the new treaties, and institutes constituted? Hace Pakistan’s diplomatic missions done enough to speak up for our role? Is it justified to provide India a position among the nuclear suppliers’ group members? Is Pakistan a rock solid lobbying country for its demands in context of Kashmir? Have you heard about the Shanghai Corporation (SEO)? Did you ponder over the transforming alliances trend? What are the … Read entire article »

Filed under: Army, Economy, Opinion, Pak Tea House, Pakistan, USA

The Strategic Imbalance Paranoia

The Strategic Imbalance Paranoia

By Misbah Azam, Ph.D. The attack on Uri once again exposed the vulnerability and volatility of the region and caused the concerns for not only those who live there or belong to the region but also to those who are far away from there and do not want to see the region in the nuclear holocaust. As expected, the Indian and Pakistan private media, political and defense analysts, ranking government ministers and other officials began the … Read entire article »

Filed under: India, Opinion, Pak Tea House, Pakistan

Imran Khan: Tall Claims False Hope

Imran Khan: Tall Claims False Hope

By Faisal Zeeshan     Imran Khan (IK) once an inspiration for millions of youth across Pakistan, got 7.5 million votes in General Elections (GE) 2013, his party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) emerged as the second most popular party in Pakistan in GE 2013, formed Government in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) while emerged strong opposition party in Punjab, Sindh  and Federation. All IK had to do was to perform in KP, act as a strong Opposition Leader and Wait for … Read entire article »

Filed under: Army, Democracy, Lahore, Opinion, Pak Tea House, Pakistan, Politics

Maleeha Lodhi responds to Sushma Swaraj’s allegations against Pakistan

Maleeha Lodhi responds to Sushma Swaraj’s allegations against Pakistan

Pakistan’s permanent representative to United Nations, Maleeha Lodhi have responded on twitter with her 9-tweet series  to the allegations leveled by Indian foreign minister Sushma Swaraj in her speech at United Nations General Assembly The Indian FM’ speech is a litany of falsehoods and baseless allegations.The biggest falsehood is that Kashmir is an integral part of India. — Maleeha Lodhi (@LodhiMaleeha) September 26, 2016 Kashmir is an internationally recognised dispute. It is the oldest item on the UN … Read entire article »

Filed under: India, Kashmir, Opinion, Pak Tea House, Pakistan, Twitter

Who Am I?

Who Am I?

By Anonymous   I was born in a Muslim family, hence it was expected from me that I become a practicing Muslim as well. My mom was my first teacher about religion, she taught me that our religion is about truthfulness and honesty. My father hardly ever offered Namaz, but my mom told me that he is a very pious man. He is working as a civil servant in a government job and never takes bribes, ensuring … Read entire article »

Filed under: Hinduism, Islam, Opinion, Pak Tea House, Pakistan

Tantrums of Society

Tantrums of Society

Fizza Abbas   You often dictate me to always seek the better option but you never dared to define the word better itself May I ask the reason behind the feigned hopes that you had given me earlier? Were you hopeful that they won’t turn up the way I wanted? or sad that your intention would be subsided by a game of chance or a matter of fact? I want to know what made you instill false prejudices in the guise of moral values inside … Read entire article »

Filed under: Pak Tea House, Pakistan, poetry, Society

Delusion Of Honor

Delusion Of Honor

By Shumaila Ahmad On September 3rd, the father, uncle, and ex-husband of twenty-eight year old Samia Shahid appeared in court facing charges for her murder. Shahid’s husband, Mukhtar Kazim believes that his wife’s family and ex-husband participated in her “honor killing” because they did not approve of her divorce to her first husband and her subsequent marriage. Several news outlets have reported that Samia, who is a British citizen of Pakistani descent, visited Pakistan because she … Read entire article »

Filed under: Honor Killing, Honor Killings, human rights, Opinion, Pak Tea House, Pakistan, Women

پاکستان کی حکومت اور عسکری قیادت: پاناما پیپرز کے اثرات

پاکستان کی حکومت اور عسکری قیادت: پاناما پیپرز کے اثرات

تحریر: آمنہ افضل جب پاناما لیکس کی وجہ سے وزیرِ اعظم نواز شریف اور ان کے اہلِ خانہ کی غیر ملکی کمپنیوں اور “آف شور اکاؤنٹس” میں خفیہ دولت کی خبریں سامنے آنے لگیں تو پاکستان میں ایک تہلکہ مچ گیا۔ جب حکومت نے اس معاملے پر کسی بھی قسم کے تحقیقاتی اقدامات اٹھانے سے گریز کیا تو آرمی چیف راحیل شریف نے اپنے ایک بیان میں وسیع پیمانے پر احتساب کی ضرورت پر زور دیا۔ … Read entire article »

Filed under: Army, Corruption, Democracy, Opinion, Pak Tea House, Pakistan

HASAN BIN SABAH – His Defensive Warfare

HASAN BIN SABAH – His Defensive Warfare

By Rafique Ali Article on ‘Hasan Bin Sabah Ki Jannat & Khud Kush Bambar’ posted on PTH Facebook page captured my attention. If you Google Hasan Bin Sabah, results will more or less narrate his Jannat in Alamut Fort and an unparalleled loyalty he command from followers. European historians extract myth of Hasan Bin Sabah also known as Old Man of Mountains from Marco Polo’s memoir ‘The Kingdom and Marvels of The East’. Two books of modern … Read entire article »

Filed under: ancient civilisations, Army, dynasties, History, Opinion, Pak Tea House

Child abduction right under the nose

Child abduction right under the nose

By Naeem Asgher Tarar Since Pmln has won with the heavy mandate to rule as the superior party in the provincial assembly, it has gone through many setbacks and sorry state of affairs, which also attracted severe criticism. On the other hand the things to bag an accolade are few and in eyes of stern observers, none. Whether it is Model town incident or Metro train, Chotu gang or direly depressing situation of government sector hospitals, … Read entire article »

Filed under: Children, Opinion, Pak Tea House, Pakistan, Punjab

Pakistanis and Glass of Wine – A Social Enema  

Pakistanis and Glass of Wine – A Social Enema  

By Rafique Ali   The previous article was about intricacies of drinking, there is another elephant in the room; social behavior of Pakistanis towards alcohol.  Today is the day to talk about it, so let’s open can of worms. Not too long ago, a tweet from a semi-retire secular journalist now settled in London summarized social response of Pakistanis toward alcohol. He was probably exchanging pleasantries with a friend in a light mood, posted a picture of bottle … Read entire article »

Filed under: 1947, Colonialism, Conservation, Corruption, culture, Democracy, Economy, Islamism, Jinnah, Liberal Democratic Pakistan, liberal Pakistan, Opinion, Pak Tea House, Pakistan, Religion, Rights, Tourism, Travel

Land grabbing of protected areas by sensitive agencies in Balochistan

Land grabbing of protected areas by sensitive agencies in Balochistan

By Andaleeb Rizvi Destroyed by conflict, threatened by militancy, and crippled by lack of development and resources, Balochistan is mostly off-limits for tourists, especially non-Baloch nationals of the country. Contrary to the press reminders about the importance of the Gwadar Port, the province suffers from severe neglect. However, there is one place in Balochistan, which seems to be protected for not only visitors, but even the Hindu minority of this country, which is stuck in the … Read entire article »

Filed under: Army, Opinion, Pak Tea House, Pakistan, Tourism