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قائداعظم سے متعلق اوریا مقبول جان کی ایک اور غلط بیانی

قائداعظم سے متعلق اوریا مقبول جان کی ایک اور غلط بیانی

اوریا مقبول جان کا تازہ ترین شوشہ ڈیپارٹمنٹ آف اسلامک ریکنسٹرکشن کے حوالے سے ہے جو موصوف فرماتے ہیں کہ واحد ادارہ ہےجو قائداعظم نے بنایا۔ موصوف متعدد ٹی وی شوز میں یہ صاف غلط بیانی ایک پرچہ لہرا لہرا کر بیان کرتے ہیں۔ دکھ یہ ہے کہ پاکستان میں لوگ ایسی غلط بیانیوں پر یقین بھی کر لیتے ہیں۔ میں نے جناح پیپرز کا بغور مطالعہ کیا ہے اور میں اوریا مقبول جان اور دیگر … Read entire article »

Filed under: History, Jinnah, Opinion, Pak Tea House, Pakistan, Urdu

Secular Jinnah and the so called Department of Islamic Reconstruction

Secular Jinnah and the so called Department of Islamic Reconstruction

By Yasser Latif Hamdani Before fake news there was Orya Maqbool Jan. These are the people who brought you Jinnah’s diary which was discovered in the 1980s by Zia’s government.  I have already written about this issue but the thing with lies is that you have to be ever vigilant in combating it. So before I begin I must quote what I said in 2013: A new lie has been concocted by chachas of Nazaria-e-Pakistan now especially by … Read entire article »

Filed under: Jinnah

Censoring Jinnah: Express Tribune’s shameful surrender

Censoring Jinnah: Express Tribune’s shameful surrender

By Yasser Latif Hamdani This blog was originally published on Jinnah’s birthday this year on Express Tribune (ET).  It was taken down last night by the ET after a group of internet trolls “inspired by the ideology of Pakistan” started a campaign under the hashtag #ExpressTribuneLiesAgain.  None of these geniuses actually bothered to read the blog which frankly only an idiot would call anti-Jinnah or anti-Pakistan.  Apparently they were upset that it contained the following line:  Part … Read entire article »

Filed under: 1947, Jinnah

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

Jinnah Fought for the Minorities

Jinnah Fought for the Minorities

By Aiman Sohail It’s 2016, Pakistan is almost 70 years old and I wonder if this is how Sir Jinnah had wanted Pakistan to turn out? Probably not. People are going to think I’m being negative, which isn’t true. I’m not filled with negativity; Pakistan itself is filled with it. Look around. You’ll find people who think very highly of themselves and pass hateful comments about other people, giving their own verdict on whether they are kafir … Read entire article »

Filed under: Jinnah, minorities, Opinion, Pak Tea House, Pakistan, secular Pakistan

Why Secularism

Why Secularism

By Najeeb Kakar Pakistan has often been experienced the religious orthodoxy since its inception. It has engendered religious narratives among the people who recalls secularism as a non-Islamic ideology. People in Pakistan are spewing detrimental arguments, that secularism is a Western ideology, which is an antipodal to Islam and a planned Western conspiracy against us. Hence, which would lead to destroying our religion, cultural and social values. Unfortunately, they are obviously distraught, since there are no-return … Read entire article »

Filed under: 1947, Citizens, History, Islam, Jinnah, Opinion, Pak Tea House, Pakistan, secular Pakistan, secularism

پاکستان میں انتہا پسندی کی کہانی

پاکستان میں انتہا پسندی کی کہانی

تحریر اجمل شبیر ہر مذہب کے ابتدائی زمانے کے بارے میں عام طور پر یہی کہا جاتا ہے کہ اس مذہب کو الہی رہنمائی حاصل ہے ۔دنیا کا کوئی بھی مذہب اٹھا کر دیکھ لیں ،اس کا ابتدائی زمانہ الہی قصے کہانیوں سے بھرپور ہوتا ہے۔ہر مذہب کے ابتدائی زمانے کی تعلیمات انتہاتی سادہ بھی ہوتی ہیں ۔عام و خاص ان تعلیمات کو آسانی کے ساتھ سمجھتے ہیں۔ابتدائی زمانے کے مذہب میں بہت زیادہ مسائل بھی … Read entire article »

Filed under: Al Qaeda, Blasphemy, Democracy, Islam, Islamism, Jinnah, Liberal Democratic Pakistan, minorities, Pak Tea House, Pakistan, Politics, Secterainism, secular Pakistan, secularism, Terrorism

گل امید فروزاں رہے تیری خوشبو

گل امید فروزاں رہے تیری خوشبو

تحریر: طاہر احمد بھٹی۔فرینکفرٹ۔جرمنی ایک چھوٹے زمیندار کا پانچ ایکڑ کماد تھا جس میں سور گھس گئے۔ اس نے کوک فریاد کی تو بستی اور ارد گرد کے ڈیروں سے کوئی سو ڈیڑھ سو لٹھ بردار، آٹھ دس بندوقچی ، پچیس تیس کتے اور تماش بین لونڈوں لپاڑیوں کا ایک غول اکٹھا ہوا اور ایک ہڑبونگ مچا کر ایک طرف سے داخل ہوا اور سوروں کو مارنے کی کسی معقول حکمت عملی کے بغیر ان کو … Read entire article »

Filed under: Islam, Islam for Peace, Islamism, Jinnah, journalism, Judiciary, Opinion, Pak Tea House, Pakistan, Secterainism, Terrorism, Urdu

Documenting the tales of ‘others’ among us

Documenting the tales of ‘others’ among us

Report documenting the ‘State of Religious Freedom in Pakistan’ by Jinnah Institute spells out the plight of minorities   Review by :Shah Nawaz Mohal Man, since time immemorial, is a creature busy in categorizing his species in groups and gangs. Humankind had divided itself in clans, kin, creeds, castes and nations as far as legend, fable and written history goes.. The motive behind such division and the practical function it performs may vary, but one thing is certain, … Read entire article »

Filed under: Jinnah, minorities, Pak Tea House, Pakistan, Religion, Secterainism

سقوط ڈھاکہ کیا پایا کیا سیکھا؟

سقوط ڈھاکہ کیا پایا کیا سیکھا؟

تحریر: عماد ظفر کچھ زخم قوموں کی تاریخ میں ایک بدنما داغ کی مانند ہوتے ہیں جو ہمیشہ یہ احساس دلاتے رہتے ہیں کہ تاریخ کبھی بھی ناانصافی اور جبر کو معاف نہیں کرتی۔ سقوط ڈھاکہ بھی ایک ایسا ہی زخم ہے جب ہم نے خود اپنے ہاتھوں سے اس وطن کو دو لخت کر دیا۔بنگلہ دیش کیوں بنا اکہتر کی جنگ میں کیا ہوا سقوط ڈھاکہ کی وجوہات کیا ہیں ان تمام بنیادی سوالات کو … Read entire article »

Filed under: Army, Bangladesh, Citizens, Constitution, Democracy, Drones, Jinnah, Opinion, Pak Tea House, Pakistan, war

In Search Of Quaid’s Pakistan

In Search Of Quaid’s Pakistan

By Haseeb Ahmad ….You are free; you are free to go to your temples, you are free to go to your mosques or to any other places of worship in the State of Pakistan. Muhammad Ali Jinnah 11 August 1947 In the heart of every minority residing in Pakistan lives the tightly coiled nightmare of persecution. Every time a minority is attacked or their rights abused, the above often quoted and considered Charter of Pakistan stands mocking … Read entire article »

Filed under: Blasphemy, Jinnah, minorities, Pak Tea House, Pakistan, Parliament

Dadri Lynching and the state of minorities in India

Dadri Lynching and the state of minorities in India

By Zargar Yasir A few months before President of U.S.A Barack Obama visited India. In his own words he had already insinuated about the religious bifurcation—if happened in India —-it will get divided on religious lines. He had already cautioned that India will succeed so long as if it is not “splintered along the lines of religious faith (sectarian lines)”. Further he said that, all people are ‘equally entitled to freedom of conscience and the right … Read entire article »

Filed under: Hinduism, human rights, India, Islamism, Jinnah, Opinion, Pak Tea House, Pakistan, Secterainism, secularism

5 Things Haunting Pakistan Today

5 Things Haunting Pakistan Today

By Hassan K. Bajwa Spend some time watching any news channel or flip through a newspaper anywhere in the world and chances are that you will come across a report of something god-awful happening in Pakistan. These days suicide bombs, sectarian violence, rioting, corruption, economic deprivation, gender discrimination or natural disasters leaving people destitute, are just another report of the daily horrors the average Pakistani has to deal with. The sheer frequency of such happenings is … Read entire article »

Filed under: Islam, Islamism, Jinnah, Opinion, Pak Tea House, Pakistan, Secterainism, secular Pakistan

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 Jinnah delievered on the opening ceremony of the State Bank and which called for Pakistan … Read entire article »

Filed under: Jinnah, Liberal Democratic Pakistan, liberal Pakistan, minorities, Pak Tea House, Pakistan

Venkat Dhulipala’s “Creating a New Medina” – a dishonest polemic

Venkat Dhulipala’s “Creating a New Medina” – a dishonest polemic

By Yasser Latif Hamdani Venkat Dhulipala’s book is not an academic work. It is a polemic with footnotes. The effort Dhulipala has put into distorting the facts surrounding partition and especially Jinnah comes from a deep malice borne out of nationalist feeling.  Those who want to understand just subjective the exercise is should listen to his YouTube lecture at Azim Premji University in addition to ready his cleverly argued piece of historical obfuscation which “Creating a New … Read entire article »

Filed under: Jinnah, Pakistan, Partition, secular Pakistan