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Inquiry for the public

Inquiry for the public

Daniyal Arif Political hierarchy has never assumed the role of serving the public. Instead, government service is used as a safest bid by many to exploit the inherent deficiencies of the system to enhance their commercial and power clout. Hence, with the absence of the real intention on which democracy bases its self, the democracy has failed to deliver in the so called land of pure where hardly any eatable is ever found pure; ironically, land … Read entire article »

Filed under: Democracy, Elections, Pakistan

ملک ، قانون اور جمہوریت کی تضحیک ہو رہی ہے۔ چوہدری نثار

ملک ، قانون اور جمہوریت کی تضحیک ہو رہی ہے۔ چوہدری نثار

تحریر: محمد شعیب عادل اتوار کو یوحناآباد کے دو گرجا گھروں میں عبادت کے دوران دو خود کش حملے ہوئے جس میں پندرہ افراد موقع پر ہلاک ہو گئے۔ دس افراد کا تعلق مسیحی برادری سے تھا جب کہ پانچ افراد مسلمان تھے۔ عینی شاہدین کے مطابق دو خود کش حملہ آوروں نے گرجا گھروں میں داخل ہونے کی کوشش کی اور جب انہیں روکا گیا تو انہوں نے اپنے آپ کو اڑا لیا۔ڈان نیو ز … Read entire article »

Filed under: minorities, Pakistan, Religion, Secterainism, Terrorism, Urdu, violence, Zarb-E-Azb

پاکستانی سیاست کے مینار

پاکستانی سیاست کے مینار

تحریر: تنویر آرائیں پاکستان میں سیاست کرنے لئے عقلمندی، رواداری، اخلاقیات، شرم وحیا یا غیرت ضروری نہیں ہے اور صرف ان چیزوں کے سہارے آپ سیاست میں کامیاب نہیں ہو سکتے اور نہ ہی اعلیٰ تعلیم، پالیسی سازی میں مہارت، مسائل سے نمٹنے کے تجربے یا حکمت کی ضرورت ہے. پاکستان میں سیاست میں کامیابی حاصل کرنے کے لئے آپ کو فقط بیچنے کا سلیقہ ہونا چاہیے، غلط سمجھنے کی ضرورت نہیں میں تجارت کی بات … Read entire article »

Filed under: Opinion, Pakistan, Politics, Urdu

Top Tweets March 16: Youhanabad Mob Lynching converted Social Media into a Battle Ground

Malik Omaid March 16th Pakistani twitter and facebook looked like a social media battle ground. The Youhanabad Mob lynching enraged many Paksitanis and the incident was given a sectarian and religious color. Many Pakistani showed their contempt to the Christian community and condemned the act in a religious manner. Those who closely watch Pakistani social media will know that the common Pakistani notion on incidents like Joseph colony and Kot Radha Kishan was that the mob does not represent “Muslims” but yesterday the trend almost changed upside down. Raza Habib Raja explained the matter in one of his facebook posts: “Many Pakistanis who never had even the basic morals to condemn countless incidences of mob violence against the Christian community have now suddenly started to show extreme pain for the two lynched … Read entire article »

Filed under: Lahore, minorities, Pak Tea House, Pakistan, Religion, Rights, Society, Terrorism, Top Tweets, Twitter

Lahore Mob Lynching a trend!

Lahore Mob Lynching a trend!

Malik Omaid Raza Rumi explained how Youhanabad mob lynching is not an isolated event but a trend which has been happening continuously  in Pakistan’s recent past. [View the story "Lahore Mob Lynching a trend!" on Storify] … Read entire article »

Filed under: minorities, Raza Rumi, Storify, Theatre, Twitter

ریاست دہشت گردوں کے ساتھ کھڑی ہے

ریاست دہشت گردوں کے ساتھ کھڑی ہے

تحریر: محمد شعیب عادل نو مارچ کو اسلام آباد ہائی کورٹ نے ممتاز قادری کی سزائے موت کے خلاف اپیل کا فیصلہ کر دیا۔ تیرہ مارچ کو اسی عدالت نے ممبئی حملوں کے مرکزی ملزم لشکر طیبہ کے مرکزی رہنما ذکی الرحمن لکھوی کی نظر بندی کو بھی غیر قانونی قرار دے کر اسے رہا کرنے کا حکم دیا ہے۔ اس سے پہلے لاہور ہائی کورٹ اور سپریم کورٹ حافظ سعید، جو کہ اپنے عوامی جلسوں میں … Read entire article »

Filed under: Blasphemy, Islam, Islamabad, Judiciary, Lashkar e Taiba, Religion, Terrorism, Urdu, violence

Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria- An enchantment for Western women

Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria- An enchantment for Western women

Muqeet Tahir Malik “Women”,a word conveying deep meanings but defined as an adult female. Have you ever wondered that how do militant wings attract women? How are they agile to cajole  women to marry? What is the consaguinity of Naïve romanticism with western women joining isis? How efficacious is social media in the campaign of “Jihadi Brides”?  Did you ever try to figure out relationship between Liberal fascist and religious extremists? Aforementioned are pertinent questions … Read entire article »

Filed under: Pakistan, violence, war, Women

Lahore Church Blast Expired Couple News From Mian Channu

Lahore Church Blast Expired Couple News From Mian Channu

رضا جعفری O/C:۔یوحنا آباد لاہور چرچ بم دھماکوں میں ھلاک ہونے والے میاں بیوی کو ان کے آبائی گاؤں میں سپرد خاک کردیا گیا،تدفین سے قبل دعائی رسومات میں ہزاروں مردوخواتین کی شرکت ۔ V/O: ۔یوحنا آباد لاہور چرچ دھماکوں میں مرنے والے میاں بیوی کا تعلق میاں چنوں کے نواحی گاؤں135سولہ ایل سے تھا،جنکی میتیں انکے آبائی قبرستان پہنچا دی گئیں ہیں اور مذہبی رسومات کرنے کے ساتھ انکی تدفین کی گئی۔ مرنے والے میاں عبید … Read entire article »

Filed under: minorities, Pakistan, Terrorism

The Parallel Universe: Do We Live in World # 1?

Misbah U. Azam, Ph.D. Driving on the express way, we come across different exits which we may or may not take, depending upon the destination requirements, traffic densities, breaks for food, gas or other human needs. Now let us consider a scenario. You are driving on the road and there was an exit. You are debating whether to go out on it and stop by some restaurant to eat or for a cup of coffee or tea. Due to some deliberation you decide to keep driving for some more time before taking a break for coffee. After some time you drive, you see a car which overtook you minutes ago gets into an accident. You stop your car, come out and call the emergency. Then you approach the wrecked car and … Read entire article »

Filed under: India, Pak Tea House, Pakistan, Partition, Society

Are Things Really Changing in Pakistan?

Raza Habib Raja Sixteen December, 2014 in some ways could be called the darkest day in Pakistan’s history. That day the Taliban militants killed countless innocent children in order to “seek” revenge against the ongoing military operation against them. Before that fateful day, a substantial part of the population had doubts whether launching an operation was good idea. In fact over the years, Pakistani population had by and large opposed the military action as it had considered terrorism merely a “reaction” against Pakistan’ s support for US instigated “War on Terror”. The horrific incident eliminated all the apprehensions against the military action and in fact united the Pakistani nation. Finally the government has acquired the support which had previously eluded it. With the public support behind it, the Government has taken a series … Read entire article »

Filed under: Pakistan, Religion, Terrorism

Secular Democracy: the only way forward for Pakistan

Secular Democracy: the only way forward for Pakistan

Mustafa Kamal Today, on 15th March, 2015. Two Taliban suicide bombers attacked a Christian church in Lahore, killing almost 14 and injuring around 76 people. The death tolls will increase, it is doubted. Previously, Christian churches have been vandalized, and towns resided by Christian community have been set torched and looted by fundamentalist Islamic groups. Number of Christian individuals have faced severe punishment as they were falsely accused of blasphemy in Pakistan.  As a state, Pakistan … Read entire article »

Filed under: Democracy, Pakistan, secular Pakistan, secularism, Society

Twitter reactions and comments on Lahore Church Blasts

Malik Omaid Pakistani twitter was full of pain and condemnation on the tragic Lahore blasts in Youhanabad area at a Christian Church killing 15 and injuring more than 70 people. All day Politicians, journalists, analysts and common people commented on the incident and the failure of security forces, Punjab Government and its establishment to protect its minority citizens. Others criticized the apathy of many who were busy celebrating the victory on cricket match in these painful times. Some of the selected tweets are presented here to show the different aspects of discussions on social media: A nation is judged by the way it protects it’s most vulnerable & that includes its minorities #Pakistan #ChristiansUnderAttack #LahoreBlast — Sayeeda Warsi (@SayeedaWarsi) March 15, 2015 Let’s all agree that those earlier rumors of the TTP’s demise were … Read entire article »

Filed under: Lahore, minorities, Pak Tea House, Pakistan, Religion, Taliban, Terrorism, Twitter, violence, war

Macaulayism breeds Dynasty Education

Macaulayism breeds Dynasty Education

Andaleeb Rizvi Unemployment is such a boon for the activist. Going to protests holding placards and chanting slogans against whomever. The government too likes it this way. The angry unemployed going around on streets asking for one thing or another, while they themselves languish in their lavish abodes with offspring sent to boarding schools and foreign universities at the cost of the unemployed. See More: Our reaction is proportional to the amount of violence. A murder is … Read entire article »

Filed under: Children, Education, Imperialism, Left, liberal Pakistan, Pakistan, poverty

30 Vital Points for countering Terrorism

Raza Rumi tweeted 30 vital points or short term and long term measures that should be taken to counter terrorism in Pakistan.   [View the story "30 Vital Points for countering Terrorism" on Storify] … Read entire article »

Filed under: Pak Tea House, Pakistan, public policy, Storify, Terrorism, Twitter, violence, Zarb-E-Azb

Civil society says NAP Implementation Disappointing Press Release

Citizens Group to Watch National Action Plan (NAPwatch) Islamabad – March 13, 2015 A broad based alliance of concerned citizens today announced that they would monitor the implementation of NAP and related commitments by the government of Pakistan (including the military) to fight terrorism in the country. #NAPWatch will regularly review the progress made and identify the gaps that need to be addressed. Thus far the most worrying aspect according to the group has been the dilution of NAP agenda as announced by the PM, the vital tasks of madrassa regulation seems to have been dropped. Highlighting the initiative, one of the initiators of #NAPwatch, Marvi Sirmed said that the group was expanding with every coming day with many noted citizens becoming part of it. She said that the presence of scholars … Read entire article »

Filed under: Pak Tea House, Pakistan, Terrorism