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Account of an enlightening evening with PTI’s Minister of Education

Account of an enlightening evening with PTI’s Minister of Education

By  Sipah-e-Jinnah Today i.e. 25 June 2016, my wife and I went for an Iftar dinner in Islamabad. It was a farewell for a Spanish diplomat I know from gym.  I was unaware of who the organizers were. There I was introduced to four  “boys” (these were 30somes and 40somes) who were all standing together awkwardly.  One of them introduced himself as the Minister of Education in KPK. When they found out I was from Lahore, they volunteered that … Read entire article »

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Tribute to QAWAL Amjad Sabri (A soul staggering Incident)

Tribute to QAWAL Amjad Sabri
(A soul staggering Incident)

By : Iqra Saeed He didn’t have a protocol He didn’t have a squad He lived like a common man Prospered by a plod He didn’t have the weapons He didn’t hold criminality Ambushed so viviciously Payed for fidelity Wolves feed on human blood Ripped off the innocent All humans shed tears On act of this dissident Curse you all devils Curse you so loud All your filthy bodies Soon face the shroud … Read entire article »

Filed under: Arts and Crafts, culture, Music, Pak Tea House, Pakistan, poetry, Reviews, Sufism, tribute

Tribute to Amjad Sabri: JABAR KAY ANDHEROON MEIN ZINDAGI GUZARI HAY

Tribute to Amjad Sabri: JABAR KAY ANDHEROON MEIN ZINDAGI GUZARI HAY

By Rafique Ali April 2016 will now stay in my memory forever. Its was a gloomy Saturday evening in Atlanta, usually people in my adopted city don’t like grey sky. Being a native of sunny Karachi, I will forever remain fond of the clouds and rain.  Amjad Sabri was doing US tour and I was on my way to attend his concert. Clouds, light rain, Amjad Sabri and even my wife agreed to accompany me (as she … Read entire article »

Filed under: Arts and Crafts, culture, Media, Music, Opinion, Pak Tea House, Pakistan, Reviews, Sufi, Sufism, USA

Honor Killing: Pakistan’s National Sport

Honor Killing: Pakistan’s National Sport

By Ahmad Karim   Last week, Zeenat, a resident of Lahore’s rundown residential town, was set ablaze on charge of eloping with her lover Hasan. It was her callous, enraging mother and brother who burnt her own daughter/sister. And that she has no remorse or regret for burning her daughter to death. Parveen, the mother of Zeenat, according to some media reports, roamed in the locality after burning her daughter shouting angrily that she had burnt her … Read entire article »

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

Pakistan The Land Of Forgotten Heroes

Pakistan The Land Of Forgotten Heroes

By: Murtaza Khokhar   Once, Calvin Coolidge said that “a nation that forgets its heroes will itself soon be forgotten”, Pakistan is such one nation that has forgotten its heroes on religious grounds. The forgotten heroes of Pakistan are some of the Ahmadis like Dr. Abdus Salam, Sir Zafarullah Khan and many more   who are castoff by the motherland on religious bases. The constitution of Pakistan has declared them non-Muslims so some of the hard liners in … Read entire article »

Filed under: Dr. Abdus Salam, Opinion, Pak Tea House, Pakistan

Pakistanis and the love of Trump

Pakistanis and the love of Trump

By S Mahmood I think we can all agree that Donald Trump’s stated policies towards Muslims are discriminatory and whenever he comments about them, Muslim voices are raised against him including in Pakistan. Not just against Donald Trump but also injustices against fellow Muslims in places like Syria and Palestine. Yet back home, every time somebody calls for justice in the case of Ahmadis, our sense of fairness is absent. Recently letters to Hamza Ali Abassi have … Read entire article »

Filed under: Opinion, Pak Tea House, Pakistan, Religion, secularism

TRUMP PRESIDENCY – ARE YOU READY?

TRUMP PRESIDENCY – ARE YOU READY?

By Rafique Ali “I  DONALD JOHN TRUMP,  do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States, so help me God”   Signed (Donald J. Trump) – Jan 20th, 2017   Yes Donald Trump wins 2016 election with thin majority, a new era started in United States of America. As President elect repeating 44 … Read entire article »

Filed under: Elections, Opinion, Pak Tea House, Pakistan, USA

Reinvent Yourself to Chase Your Dreams

Reinvent Yourself to Chase Your Dreams

By Hafsa Sarfraz Major life changes are never easy because your instincts and the urgent matters of the day work against you. But when you learn to focus on your future-self, you’ll be surprised at what can you achieve. Many of us dream of a future that’s very different from our present. We’ll live in Hawaii instead of Haversack, abandon single-hood for family life, or paint murals for a living. But getting from here to there … Read entire article »

Filed under: Opinion, Pak Tea House, Pakistan

ماروی سرمد ، مولانا حمد اللہ ، خواجہ آصف ، شیریں مزاری .. مسئلہ کہاں ہے ؟ مسئلہ کیا ہے

ماروی سرمد ، مولانا حمد اللہ ، خواجہ آصف ، شیریں مزاری .. مسئلہ کہاں ہے ؟ مسئلہ کیا ہے

فہد رضوان   مولانا حافظ حمداللہ صاھب صرف کی جانب سے ماروی سرمد صاحبہ کو جس طرح بے ہودگی کا نشانہ بنایا گیا اس سے بہت سے خوش عقیدہ حضرات کی آنکھیں کھل جانی چاہیں . یہ زوال صرف مدارس دینیہ ہی نہیں ، ہمارے جدید تعلیمی اداروں میں پڑھنے والے افراد کی فکر میں بھی نظر اتا ہے . وزیر دفاع خواجہ آصف کی جانب سے ، شیریں مزاری صاحبہ کو دیے جانے والے القابات اس … Read entire article »

Filed under: Opinion, Pak Tea House, Pakistan, Urdu, violence, Women

Shameful Attack on Marvi Sirmid and Even More Shameful Reaction on Social Media

Shameful Attack on Marvi Sirmid and Even More Shameful Reaction on Social Media

Raza Habib Raja The fact that Pakistan has a dismal record with respect to gender is not a new thing. But it seems that now we are hell bent on achieving new lows.  Marvi Sirmid, was attacked and abused on live TV by a Mullah. He started to obstruct the moment she tried to speak and used language which is shameful. We are pasting the link of the video so that all of you can see … Read entire article »

Filed under: Media, Pakistan, Women

No honour in honour killings

No honour in honour killings

By Eraas Haider Pakistan is no exception when it comes to ills of honour killings. Every year, according to estimates, nearly 1000 lives are lost in the name of honour killing, mostly women. The recent incident in Lahore where a mother burnt her 17 year old daughter, Zeenat, for marrying a guy of her choice is just another case of countless atrocities women in our society suffer from. Zeenat was legally married to the person she … Read entire article »

Filed under: Honor Killing, Honor Killings, Opinion, Pak Tea House, Pakistan, secularism, sex, Women

I Guess, it’s Gonna Be Trump!!!!

I Guess, it’s Gonna Be Trump!!!!

   PTH is grateful to Abhinav Pandya for this post. We do not endorse Trump and nor  do we essentially agree with the points made in this article By Abhinav Pandya                                                     Just about six months back Donald Trump was hardly taken as a serious contender for American Presidency. A New Yorker, who … Read entire article »

Filed under: Left, USA

The Crisis of Good Governance in Pakistan

The Crisis of Good Governance in Pakistan

By Najeeb Kakar Good governance is an indeterminate term used in the international development literature to describe how public institutions conduct public affairs and manage their resources. However, governance is “the process of decision-making and the process by which decisions are implemented (or not implemented)”.  One of the definitions of good governance is “establishing of policies [and rules], and continuous monitoring of their proper implementation by the members of the governing body [government] of an organization [country]”. Good … Read entire article »

Filed under: Opinion, Pak Tea House, Pakistan

Men & Mice Conflict Provokes Intellect: An Analogical Reasoning

Men & Mice Conflict Provokes Intellect: An Analogical Reasoning

By Gulzar Ahmad The current remarkable let up in suicide bombings across the country as a result of ongoing military operation in the tribal belt of Waziristan has ‘overtly’ created an illusion that the use of force is durable  in purging society from the evils of militancy and insurgency that continues to haunt the state of Pakistan from the very outset. It goes without saying that human beings are in perpetual conflict with mouse specie since … Read entire article »

Filed under: Free Speech, Opinion, Pak Tea House, Pakistan, Zarb-E-Azb

Is Pakistan Responsible for Destabilization of Afghanistan?

Is Pakistan Responsible for Destabilization of Afghanistan?

By Misbah Azam, Ph.D.   By definition, sovereignty is the quality of having independent authority over a geographic area. It can be found in a power to rule and make laws that rests on a political fact for which no pure legal definition can be provided. The land or territory is considered sovereign if the state has its law implemented there and the people are bound to follow the Social Contract between the people and the state. … Read entire article »

Filed under: Opinion, Pak Tea House, Pakistan, Taliban, Terrorism