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Combating crisis

Combating crisis

Letter to Editor Today we are living in a time of immense crisis. Militancy and extremism have affected us all profoundly. In this situation, we feel it is vital that the media play a role in reshaping opinion and determining peoples’ behavior towards each other. The owners, operators and publishers of all TV channels, radio stations, newspapers, magazines and other media outlets need to run a campaign for one year to combat extremism. To achieve this, all … Read entire article »

Filed under: Citizens, journalism, Pak Tea House, Pakistan, Regulatory Affairs, Rights, Terrorism

Terrorism in Rawalpindi

Malik Omaid This short peom of Raza Rumi uncovers the hypocrisy of the leadership and the Muslim world which is helping the terrorists to continue their ‘Holy mission’ in Pakistan and all over the world. The Usual routine. Terrorism in Rawalpindi: Outrage Condemnations Sectarian point-scoring Foreign Hand Arrests Bails Freedom Until next target… #Pakistan — Raza Rumi (@Razarumi) January 10, 2015 The apologetic behavior with out countering the narrative which helps to fuel extremism. “This is not Islam” “Muslims can’t do this” “Well OK they are misled” “Hang them – now” “Relatives of victims forgave them” The End. — Raza Rumi (@Razarumi) January 10, 2015 The Irony. You incited Provoked me I had no option But to kill I can’t draw,can’t write I can’t rally My killing is not the issue Your provocation is! — Raza Rumi (@Razarumi) January 10, … Read entire article »

Filed under: Blasphemy, Islam, Islam for Peace, Pak Tea House, Pakistan, poetry, Raza Rumi, Religion, Storify, Taliban, Terrorism, Twitter

Not in my name! #JeSuisCharlie

Malik Omaid Raza Rumi tweeted after the brutal attack on French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo as a ‘revenge’ to provocative cartoons on Islam. 12 People were killed in this attack.   [View the story "Not in my name! #JeSuisCharlie" on Storify] … Read entire article »

Filed under: Blasphemy, Islamism, journalism, Raza Rumi, Storify, Terrorism, Twitter, violence, Writers

THE “NAAN ROTI TANDOOR” SECURITY POLICY

THE “NAAN ROTI TANDOOR” SECURITY POLICY

By Saira A. Nizami In the wake of the gruesome attack in Peshawar school killing 132 children, Pakistan’s interior minister Chaudhry Nisar gave a press conference on December 21, 2014. He began by announcing of providing an alert system, which is a helpline to alert of anything that seems suspicious and for all to be alert for security. In an example of what could be “suspicious,” he suggested that madrassahs are not to be blamed for terrorism, … Read entire article »

Filed under: Pak Tea House, Pakistan, Peshawar, Politics, Short Story, Terrorism, violence

We burnt our flowers, we killed them.

We burnt our flowers, we killed them.

By Balal Haider Never have I rushed home in such speed, never have I gone straight to my young son and kissed him and embraced him with such warmth. Never have I ever bursted in to tears on his impulsive laughter. Never have I gone room to room in my home feeling as a coffin lies somewhere. Never can take out the image of a child begging for mercy when a terrorist put his AK 47 … Read entire article »

Filed under: Children, Peshawar, Religion, Taliban, Terrorism, violence, war, Zarb-E-Azb

توہین مذہب کی مختلف اقسام اور ہمارا رد عمل

توہین مذہب کی مختلف اقسام اور ہمارا رد عمل

ملک عمید   کچھ دنوں پہلے جنید جمشید کی ایک ویڈیو دیکھی جو سوشل میڈیا پر شیئر کی جا رہی تھی اس عنوان سے کہ ‘جنید جمشید امہات المومنین کی گستاخی کرتے ہوئے’۔ سو اپنے آپ کو ایسی ویڈیوز سے پرہیز کرنے کی عادت کے باوجود اسے دیکھنے پر مجبور پایا۔  ویڈیو میں جنید جمشید کسی ماہر فنکار کی طرح حضرت عائشہ کی نقالی کرتے ہوئے پائے گئے، نیز کہانی کا سبق یوں تھا کہ “عورت تو … Read entire article »

Filed under: Blasphemy, Constitution, Islam, Islamism, Justice, minorities, Pak Tea House, Religion, secularism, Taliban, violence

Photo of the Day: International Terrorism Report 2013-14, Pakistan Termed as third Most affected Country

Photo of the Day: International Terrorism Report 2013-14, Pakistan Termed as third Most affected Country

Malik Omaid According to News Tribe NEW YORK: International Terrorism report 2013-14 issued, Pakistan stands third in the list of most affected countries by terrorism. According to a International Terrorism report, Pakistan stands third in the list of most affected counties by terrorism with 1933 violence case, in which 2345 peoples were killed while 5035 wounded. Iraq is the most affected by terrorism, further in report. Almost 80 percent of death toll belonged to Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Nigeria. … Read entire article »

Filed under: Al Qaeda, Army, Citizens, Iraq, ISI, Islamism, Pak Tea House, Pakistan, Photo of the Day, Photos, Religion, Secterainism, Taliban, Terrorism, violence

KARACHIWALA , A Subcontinent within a City – Part II

KARACHIWALA , A Subcontinent within a City – Part II

By Shahran Asim Just recently , I had chance to review some interesting excerpts from a book titled “Karachiwala, A subcontinent within a City”. Written by Rumana Hussain. Rumana, is well known art critic, who grew up in Karachi during the days when there was more tolerance and interaction among various communities. In writing this book she conducted 60+ interviews with the families of various communities. See: KARACHIWALA , A Subcontinent within a City – Part I Buildings in Karachi … Read entire article »

Filed under: Citizens, Egalitarian Pakistan, Islamism, Karachi, liberal Pakistan, minorities, Pak Tea House, Pakistan, Partition

KARACHIWALA , A Subcontinent within a City – Part I

KARACHIWALA , A Subcontinent within a City – Part I

By Shahran Asim Just recently , I had chance to review some interesting excerpts from a book titled “Karachiwala, A subcontinent within a City”. Written by Rumana Hussain. Rumana, is well known art critic, who grew up in Karachi during the days when there was more tolerance and interaction among various communities. In writing this book she conducted 60+ interviews with the families of various communities. The communities documented are quite a conglomeration and includes fisher folk, street … Read entire article »

Filed under: Citizens, Egalitarian Pakistan, History, Images, Karachi, liberal Pakistan, minorities, Pak Tea House, Pakistan

Pakistan: Hiding state failure by invoking the ‘foreign hand’ theory

Malik Omaid Raza Rumi explores the obsession of invoking ‘foreign hand’ to hide state failure after every terror attack which turns out to be a work of terrorists every time.   [View the story "Pakistan's 'foreign hand' Conundrum" on Storify] … Read entire article »

Filed under: Civil Service, History, India, journalism, Pakistan, Raza Rumi, Storify, Taliban, Terrorism, Twitter, violence, war

I am an Ahmadi and I love Pakistan

I am an Ahmadi and I love Pakistan

by Saniya Ahmad No matter how much I love Pakistan, it is not the place for me to be right now. No matter how much I say I love it, I will always be labelled a traitor in the place I call home. No matter how much I sacrifice for my country, my fellow citizens will always look at me with contempt and hatred. No matter how patriotic I am, I will be punished.. for being … Read entire article »

Filed under: Citizens, Democracy, minorities, New Writers, Pakistan, Religion, secularism, Society, Taliban

Remembering Shahbaz Bhatti, an unsung hero of Pakistan

Raza Rumi Fate connected me to Salma Peter John – the widow of Pakistan’s slain Christian Minister Shahbaz Bhatti who was assassinated by violent extremists. I cried then and cried yesterday after speaking to brave Salma and watching this video. I share your grief and stand by you. There is no reason that Cammy should have died, no justification but Pakistan and its negligent state enabled this killing. He was a bright man whenever I met him. At least I have the consolation that I will meet Salma in a few weeks and do whatever little I can to turn her grief into the voice that condemns injustice. All these instances of losing Mustafa, my driver-friend-family-member and so many others I know has only taught me one thing. No need to … Read entire article »

Filed under: Blasphemy, human rights, Justice, minorities, Pakistan, Raza Rumi, Religion, Taliban, Target Killing

Malala Yousufzai Winning Nobel Peace Prize: Divided Reactions from Pakistanis on Social Media

Malala Yousufzai Winning Nobel Peace Prize: Divided Reactions from Pakistanis on Social Media

Malik Omaid Malala Yousufzai the Swat girl who wrote diaries as “Gul Makai” for the BBC Urdu service and was shot by Taliban on speaking for Girls right of education won this years Nobel Peace Prize. While the whole world was praising this young girl, 17 years of age and the youngest of all Nobel Laureates, for her courageous promotion of Girls education not only in Taliban effected Pakistan but also worldwide, she was target of … Read entire article »

Filed under: Activism, Afghanistan, Al Qaeda, Army, Arts and Crafts, Children, China, Citizens, Civil Service, Conservation, Constitution, Corruption, culture, Dance, Democracy, Drones, Education, Egalitarian Pakistan, Environment, Europe, executive, Fashion, FATA, Heritage, human rights, Identity, Images, India, Iran, Islamism, journalism, Justice, Liberal Democratic Pakistan, liberal Pakistan, Literature, Love, Malala Yousufzai, Middle East, Music, Northern Areas, obituary, Opinion, Pak Tea House, Pakistan, Pakistan-India Peace Process, peace, Photos, psychology, quetta, Raza Rumi, Religion, Reviews, Rights, state, Storify, Sufism, Taliban, Target Killing, Terrorism, violence, war, Women, youth

Pride of “Nuclear State”-Murdering Humanity

Pride of “Nuclear State”-Murdering Humanity

By Syed Foaad Hassan Just when most of us celebrate “Youm e Takbeer” every year, the day when we experimented a device which can tear your flesh , destroy every single tree, bird in-fact every living thing in milliseconds, just when India and Pakistan talk about war, capturing each other’s land and “Ghazwa e Hind” I want to recall “Humanity”. Four years ago more than 100 Ahmadis died brutally during Jumma prayers in Lahore, the Capital of … Read entire article »

Filed under: Citizens, Constitution, Democracy, Doctors, human rights, Islamism, Justice, minorities, Pakistan, Religion, Rights, Target Killing, Terrorism, USA, violence

Who was Raza Rumi?

It was only late in the night when I came to know that Raza Rumi was attacked—By whom and why? I do not know. I just know that because of the consequence of that unprovoked attacked, Raza was compelled to leave Pakistan and settle in some neutral land where his safety and security is, at least, not at risk. Well, so much has been written about the unfortunate circumstances and plight of the security of journalists in Pakistan and so much has been said already too. I may save myself from taking a dip in this vast sea. Here I want to expound on who was Raza Rumi. A Teacher? A Sufi Master? A Friend? I have no words to express my grief over these unfortunate and saddening times. Long gone … Read entire article »

Filed under: culture, human rights, Identity, Lahore, liberal Pakistan, Media, Punjab, Raza Rumi, Rights, secular Pakistan, secularism, Terrorism, Twitter, violence