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Once upon a time there was Pakistan

Once upon a time there was Pakistan

By Shahzada Muhammad Ali Problems? Poverty, lawlessness, inflation, nepotism, robbery, forgery, money laundering, smuggling, land grabbing, extortion, drug trafficking, corruption, black marketing, political violence, abduction are just a few. Earthquakes and floods add to the flavor of it. PPP is a great opposition indeed. Zardari is on incognito mode. Altaf Bhai is a blessing already. Maulana Tahir-ul-Qadri likes playing his agonizing game of hide and seek. But let’s talk about the two giants, PML-N and PTI, … Read entire article »

Filed under: Army, Constitution, Democracy, Elections, History, journalism, Justice, Lahore, Media, movements, Revolution, violence

Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah addresses to the nation on partition on 15 Aug 1947

Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah addresses to the nation on partition on 15 Aug 1947

Malik Omaid Muhammad Ali Jinnah’s vision for the Pakistani state was never controversial. It was nothing new to the people Jinnah was addressing to. But during the course of time when Pakistan’s state adopted the ideology or it was forced to do so, the secular ideas of Jinnah were also made to hide. People now mostly know the idea of Pakistan as an Islamic state. But the 11th August speech was a stone in the way … Read entire article »

Filed under: Anniversery, Citizens, Constitution, Democracy, Egalitarian Pakistan, History, human rights, Islam, Jinnah, Karachi, Liberal Democratic Pakistan, liberal Pakistan, minorities, movements, Pak Tea House, Pakistan, Pakistan-India Peace Process, Partition, peace, People's Pakistan

Photo Story: Super Moon 2014

Photo Story: Super Moon 2014

Tonight on social media people have been posting amazing pictures of Super Moon. Lets see how they have caught Super moon on their cameras.   [View the story "Super Moon 2014" on Storify] … Read entire article »

Filed under: Citizens, culture, Dance, Environment, Images, Pakistan, Photos, Raza Rumi, Society, Storify, Twitter

Inqilab March Unites with Azadi March

Inqilab March Unites with Azadi March

On these crucial moments of political chaos, Raza Rumi analyze the situation after the call of merging Tahir ul Qadri’s “Inqilaab March” with Imran Khan’s Azadi March.   [View the story "Inqilab March included in Azadi March" on Storify] … Read entire article »

Filed under: Army, Constitution, Democracy, Economy, Elections, History, journalism, Judiciary, Lahore, Media, Pakistan, Politics, Raza Rumi, Revolution, state, Storify, Twitter, violence

Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah’s speech on 14 August 1947

Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah’s speech on 14 August 1947

Pak Tea House is sharing another speech from the founder of Pakistan, M A Jinnah. These speech’s are being shared to better understand the vision of M. A. Jinnah right after the very foundation of Pakistan as on which principles the state of Pakistan will operate.             Transcript: Inauguration of the Pakistan Constituent Assembly on 14th August, 1947 Your Excellency, I thank His Majesty the King on behalf of the Pakistan Constituent Assembly and myself for his gracious … Read entire article »

Filed under: Citizens, Colonialism, Constitution, Democracy, Egalitarian Pakistan, History, Islam, Islamic Holy Book Quran, Jinnah, Justice, Liberal Democratic Pakistan, Pakistan, Partition, People's Pakistan, Photos, Rights, south asia, video

Is this Jinnah’s Pakistan?

Is this Jinnah’s Pakistan?

By Fazal Abbas   As the Independence Day, August 14, comes nearer national flags can be seen — hoisted on the government and private buildings, houses, markets, cars, trucks and motorcycles. Every Pakistani is aware what the flag of our country, adopted during a meeting of Constituent Assembly on August 14, 1947, symbolises. The white and dark green fields represent minorities and Muslims respectively. The crescent on the flag represents progress whereas the five-rayed star represents light and … Read entire article »

Filed under: Citizens, Constitution, History, Islam, Islamism, Jinnah, Justice, minorities, Pak Tea House, Pakistan, Religion, Rights, violence

Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah’s speech of June 3, 1947

Pak Tea House is sharing this speech for our readers delivered by Quaid-e-Azam on 3rd June 1947 from the All India Radio in Delhi. This speech was released by all India Radio. Quaid-e-Azam – Speech From All India Radio by razarumi1 Transcript – released by All India Radio 3rd June, 1947 from the All India Radio, New Delhi, giving his reactions to June-3 Plan I am glad that I am afforded an opportunity to speak to you directly through this radio from Delhi. It is the first time, I believe, that a non-official has been afforded an opportunity to address the people through the medium of this powerful instrument direct to the people on political matter. It augurs well and I hope that in the future I shall have greater facilities to enable me … Read entire article »

Filed under: Constitution, Democracy, Egalitarian Pakistan, History, India, Jinnah, Liberal Democratic Pakistan, liberal Pakistan, Pak Tea House, Pakistan, Partition, secular Pakistan, video

Peace and tolerance

Peace and tolerance

by Saad Hafiz In yet another manifestation of the hate that appears to be deeply ingrained in Pakistan, four members of the Ahmedi community in Gujranwala were murdered last week by a mob protesting an allegedly blasphemous post on Facebook by an Ahmedi youth. A mob incited by the pulpit, feeding on suspicion and rumour, killed the defenceless for simply being different. These acts ensure that minorities live with murderous intolerance that tarnishes society at large. It … Read entire article »

Filed under: Blasphemy, human rights, Islam, Islamism, minorities, Pakistan, Religion, Rights, violence

Ahmadiyya Community digging graves day before Eid

Ahmadiyya Community digging graves day before Eid

by Syed Foaad Hassan Eight Months old along with an eight year old girl and 55 years old women laid to rest just a day before Eid in Rabwah. Sunday night a mob attacked Ahmadi houses in Gujranwala, Four people were burnt alive, there was an unborn child also who died in womb due to suffocation. On media people in mob were seen dancing and enchanting slogans against community after burning down their homes. Series of … Read entire article »

Filed under: Blasphemy, human rights, Islam, minorities, Pakistan, Religion, Rights, violence

Please celebrate Eid for me

Please celebrate Eid for me

By Bilal Haider Sitting on the second day of Eid, still wondering if Eid has finally come. Never have I experienced such a quiet and barren array of emotions. Each gush of blood down my viens, warms memories of little Kainat and her sister, who were burnt alive in Gujranwala. Every moment a text message of Eid Mubarak comes in on my phone, a new vision of Kainat celebrating Eid comes in front of me and … Read entire article »

Filed under: Blasphemy, human rights, Islam, Islamism, minorities, Pak Tea House, Religion, Rights, violence

Who is the father of Pakistan’s Nuclear Program? Exposing Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan’s fraud

Who is the father of Pakistan’s Nuclear Program?  Exposing Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan’s fraud

  By Yasser Latif Hamdani We champion Baba-e-Bum Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan, a fraud and a quack scientist, as the father of the nuclear bomb. Can he really be called the “father of the Islamic Bomb” as some wish to call him?  In order to be the metaphorical father or mother of some idea or achievement, one should be deemed to play a central role in it so much so that if the said “father” or “mother” was … Read entire article »

Filed under: Pakistan

Eid Mubarak

To all the readers and friends of Pak Tea House, Eid Mubarak. May this Eid bring peace, prosperity and happiness to all of you and above all Pakistan. Raza Rumi [View the story "Eid Mubarak" on Storify] … Read entire article »

Filed under: Blasphemy, Egalitarian Pakistan, India, Iraq, Islam, liberal Pakistan, Middle East, Pak Tea House, Palestine, Palestine-israel, Raza Rumi, Religion, Storify, Twitter, war

گوجرانوالہ سانحے کا ایک نوحہ

گوجرانوالہ سانحے کا ایک نوحہ

Pak Tea House is not affiliated with the views of this Article. آج صبح بھی کم و بیش ویسی ہی ہے جیسا کہ روز ہوتی ہے۔ مگر مجھے کیوں اتنی گھٹن محسوس ہورہی ہے۔ علی الصبح کی خاموشی تو ایک معمول کی بات ہے مگر مجھے یہ ماتم کناں کیوں لگ رہی ہے۔ پرندے روز ہی چہچہاتے ہیں مگر مجھے کیوں آج انکی چہچہاہٹ میں بین  کا تاثر مل رہا ہے۔ شاید یہ سب میرے اندر … Read entire article »

Filed under: Blasphemy, Constitution, human rights, Islam, minorities, Religion, Rights, violence

Photo of the day: Can you Spot the Difference?

Photo of the day: Can you Spot the Difference?

By Saira Nizami Comparison of 3 major incidences, we leave it on the reader to see how they react to each.         Saira Nizami is a Human rights activist and can be reached @sainiz … Read entire article »

Filed under: Blasphemy, human rights, Islam, minorities, Pak Tea House, Pakistan, Palestine, Palestine-israel, Photos

Pakistan, Where Hate Crimes are a Norm

Pakistan, Where Hate Crimes are a Norm

Raza Rumi tells us as why the latest Gujrawala massacre of Ahmadi homes where 4 people, including an unborn baby died due to suffocation will never get any justice how much ever voices are raised and petitions are filed – They always go unheard. [View the story "Pakistan, Where Hate Crimes are a Norm" on Storify] … Read entire article »

Filed under: Blasphemy, Constitution, Jinnah, Media, minorities, Pakistan