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Utilization Of Young Population In Pakistan

Utilization Of Young Population In Pakistan

By Ibn Azhar Background As per UNICEF’s 2013 Statistics, Pakistan is a country with one of the largest youth bulge in the world where almost 35 % of the population is under the age of 15 . This staggering amount of young people on one hand is a huge human resource full of potential waiting to be tapped and on the other hand, amidst rampant corruption, unemployment and terrorism, it can be a ticking bomb waiting to … Read entire article »

Filed under: Arts and Crafts, Children, Education, Egalitarian Pakistan, Elections, Liberal Democratic Pakistan, Pakistan, youth

ایک دن پاک فوج کے ساتھ

ایک دن پاک فوج کے ساتھ

تحریر: عائشہ کنول، عثمان شاہد فوجی مائنڈ سیٹ میں واضح تبدیلی محسوس کرنے کےلئے کسی کتاب، تجزیہ نگار یا تحقیقی مقالہ کی ضرورت نہیں ۔ دہشت گردی کے خلاف جنگ سے آرمی پبلک سکول پشاور پر دہشت گردوں کے حملہ تک بہت کچھ بدل چکا ہے اور تبدیلی کا یہ سلسلہ جاری ہے۔ تاہم ایک بات واضح ہے کہ فوج کسی طرح بھی اپنی طاقت، رتبے اور عزت میں کمی کےلئے تیار نہیں ۔ سیاست دانوں … Read entire article »

Filed under: Army, Education, India, ISI, Pak Tea House, Pakistan, Taliban, Terrorism, Zarb-E-Azb

جبران ناصر کا دورہ امریکہ اور چند مودبانہ گزارشات

جبران ناصر کا دورہ امریکہ اور چند مودبانہ گزارشات

“نوٹ: پاک ٹی ہاؤس انٹرنیٹ پر فکری تبادلۂ کی ایک کھلی اسپیس ہے اور ہم آزادی اظہار پر مکمل یقین رکھتے ہیں نیز ادارے کا کسی بھی لکھاری کے نظریات سے مکمل متفق ہونا ضروری نہیں۔ ہم اپنے قارئین کو دعوت دیتے ہیں کہ وہ کسی بھی تحریر سے متفق نہیں ہیں تو حقائق اور دلائل پر مبنی جواب ہمیں بھیجیں ہم اسے جگه دیں گے۔” محمد شعیب عادل کچھ ماہ پہلے اسلام آباد میں مولانا عبدالعزیز … Read entire article »

Filed under: Army, Citizens, Democracy, ISI, Islamism, Liberal Democratic Pakistan, Opinion, Pakistan, Parliament, Politics, Secterainism, secular Pakistan, Terrorism, USA

R.I.P. Sabeen Mahmud. You blazed a trail and passed the spark on to us

R.I.P. Sabeen Mahmud. You blazed a trail and passed the spark on to us

By Samir Gupta We are cross posting this piece by Samir Gupta from Aman Ki Asha blog. Samir has given a tribute to Sabeen Mahmud from India, where many have responded with grief to the murder of the Pakistani activist and entrepreneur in Karachi last Friday. Late last Friday night, I was talking on the phone with a Pakistani friend who suddenly stopped our conversation with: “Oh my god, oh my god, Sabeen has just been shot”. I did … Read entire article »

Filed under: baluchistan, Blogroll, Media, obituary, Pak Tea House, Pakistan, Photos, Target Killing, Terrorism

Changing Geostrategic Realities: China-Pakistan Economic Corridor

Changing Geostrategic Realities: China-Pakistan Economic Corridor

By Misbah U. Azam, Ph.D. Well known public intellectual, political analyst and TV anchor person, Mr. Farrukh Khan Pitafi once told me that years ago while he was interviewing Dr. Stephen P. Cohen — a famous American political scientist, a prominent expert on Pakistan, India, and South Asian security and senior fellow in foreign policy studies at the Brookings Institution – he asked Dr. Cohen if there is any example in the world in his knowledge … Read entire article »

Filed under: baluchistan, China, Economy, India, Iran, ISI, Middle East, Pakistan, Zarb-E-Azb

Distorting Pakistan’s history and identity

Distorting Pakistan’s history and identity

By Umer Ali Ever since Pakistan came into being, it has faced different challenges of various magnitudes. Right after its creation, Pakistan lost its father, Muhammad Ali Jinnah. With his body, the hope for a better, progressive Pakistan was gone as well. After the death of Jinnah, a campaign started which led Pakistan to where it is now – radicalized, intolerant and on the verge of destruction. Pakistanis are living through lies and myths presented to them. … Read entire article »

Filed under: History, India, Islamism, Pakistan, Partition, Secterainism

کرائے کی ریاست کا کردار بند ہونا چاہیے

کرائے کی ریاست کا کردار بند ہونا چاہیے

تحریر: محمد شعیب عادل ایران اور سعودی عرب کی جنگ اب یمن میں لڑی جارہی ہے ۔ یمن میں حوثی شیعہ قبائل جن کو ایران کی فوجی و مالی امداد حاصل ہے یمن کی سنی حکومت کا تختہ الٹ کر اقتدار پر قبضہ کرنا چاہتے ہیں۔ اگر یمن میں شیعہ اقتدار پر قابض ہو جاتے ہیں تو ظاہر ہے یہ سعودی عرب کی شیعہ اقلیت کے لیے تقویت کا باعث بنے گااور یہ اقلیت سعودی بادشاہت … Read entire article »

Filed under: Army, Middle East, Pakistan, Religion, Secterainism, Urdu, war

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

PAKISTAN’S MISSILE CONSCRIPTION AND ESSENCE OF WAR

PAKISTAN’S MISSILE CONSCRIPTION AND ESSENCE OF WAR

Ahmad Khan The technical revolution in modern day warfare operations and tactics tantamount to Revolution in Military Affairs (RMA) ostensibly appeared in the jargon of military organization as enhanced data connectivity, optimized reliability, missile development, and space weaponization. The political and military leadership in the contemporary world is over-reliant on the technological uplifting to find the solution of social, political and military problems. This makes the contemporary technological revolution, not only changing the mission parameters, but … Read entire article »

Filed under: Army, Cricket, Opinion, Pakistan, south asia, sport, war

Why “India’s Daughter” got Banned

Why “India’s Daughter” got Banned

By Andeel Ali Is it December or is it the Winter? Why do we receive painful news in this month? Or may be it is just a mere coincidence. A very painful coincidence. In the December of 2014 we received the news of Peshawar Attack. Innocent lives were martyred. Likewise, in the December of 2012 an innocent soul was brutally raped and murdered. Right now the internet is flooded with talks on the documentary that … Read entire article »

Filed under: India, Pakistan, violence, Women

Katas Raj Temple – Shiva’s Tears

Katas Raj Temple – Shiva’s Tears

PTH is highly grateful to Mr. Rakesh Vaid for contributing this article. Apart from being a travel log, there is also a deeper message of mutual friendship here. Rakesh Vaid March 21st 2004, Gaddafi Stadium, it’s bustling with cheerful crowd from India and Pakistan in an atmosphere exuding good humour and bonhomie. Looking at the crowd around me I was wondering who coined the word archrivals for India and Pakistan. To me that moment replicated the joy … Read entire article »

Filed under: culture, Heritage, India, Pakistan, Pakistan-India Peace Process

A new realism

A new realism

by Saad Hafiz President Obama’s recent visit to India, while ignoring Pakistan, is being seen as a “diplomatic failure of Islamabad”. Failure or not, the visit does warrant a review of the effectiveness of Pakistan’s foreign policy given the changing nature of a state and the realities of the international scene. Generally speaking, a country’s foreign policy is the face that it presents to the rest of the world and should, therefore, be based on a … Read entire article »

Filed under: Afghanistan, Army, India, Opinion, Pakistan, state, Taliban, Terrorism, USA, Zarb-E-Azb

Shared History and Shared Hopes

Shared History and Shared Hopes

A discussion in context of India and Pakistan organised at world book fair by cross boder friendship initiative Aaghaz-e-dosti 14 FEB, New Delhi, World Book Fair. Aaghaz-e-Dosti, a cross border initiative for Indo-Pak Friendship organised a session today on inaugral day of World Book Fair, New Delhi. This session was organised at ‘Sahitya Manch’ and theme was ‘Shared History-Shared Hopes’. Guest speakers include Prof. Chaman Lal, Ms. Sadia Dehlvi, Ram Mohan Rai and Dr. Dhananjay Tripathi. Session … Read entire article »

Filed under: Citizens, Democracy, India, Pakistan, secularism

AAP’s success in Delhi: Listening Aam Aadmi instead of parachuting an agenda

AAP’s success in Delhi: Listening Aam Aadmi instead of parachuting an agenda

By Samir Gupta The recent assembly elections in Delhi have produced a result that seem groundbreaking to many in India and Pakistan. The Aam Aadmi Party’s success is the ultimate feel good Aam Aadmi story one can imagine in South Asia. An in-depth analysis, however, reveals a familiar tale of electoral politics in India While AAP’s success has been attributed to several factors, from Modi’s 10 lakh suit to the Sangh Parivar’s shrill Hindutva agenda to the … Read entire article »

Filed under: Democracy, Elections, Hinduism, India

Photo of the Day: China, Russia backs India on UN resolution against Terrorism

Photo of the Day: China, Russia backs India on UN resolution against Terrorism

The Express Tribune reported: “China and Russia decided on Monday to back the Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism (CCIT) — a resolution supported by India and heavily biased against Pakistan.” The report further says: The CCIT was proposed by India in 1996 in lieu of Pakistan allegedly backing Kashmiri separatists. The international media has reported that in the 13th meeting of RIC (Russia, India and China) foreign ministers Asian heavy weights Russia and China has agreed to support the Resolution. The Indian … Read entire article »

Filed under: Afghanistan, Al Qaeda, Army, China, India, Kashmir, Lashkar e Taiba, Pak Tea House, Pakistan, Peshawar, Photo of the Day, south asia, Terrorism, violence