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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

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

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

Taboos on the brink: What you don’t know about Balochistan

Taboos on the brink: What you don’t know about Balochistan

By: Farooq Abdullah For Most of us, the group of words like violence against women, harassment at institutions or work places, rape, honor killing and gender disparity are not that staggering because we listen about these so often in mainstream media–both domestic and international–that it offers none but very little appall by now. Besides, it is way too “ordinary” a news in this part of the world to get noticed. India, for instance, where reports of raping … Read entire article »

Filed under: baluchistan, Citizens, Conservation, culture, Democracy, Education, human rights, liberal Pakistan, Pakistan, public policy, Rights, Women

Are Pakistan and Israel Similar Ideological States?

Are Pakistan and Israel Similar Ideological States?

By Fazal Abbas The Israeli onslaught on Gaza enters its third week; more and more evidence of atrocities is being made public, producing widespread expressions of outrage around the world. There have been numerous protests around the world against the war crimes being committed by Israel whereas political leadership of the world, Muslim in particular, remains in slumber. The deaths hike the total Palestinian toll to 583 since the Israeli military launched Operation Protective Edge on … Read entire article »

Filed under: Democracy, Gandhi, Hinduism, History, India, Jinnah, Kashmir, Pakistan, Palestine, Palestine-israel, Partition, war

Pakistan’s youth: The ideological challenge

Pakistani Leaders have abused religion and Anti-America slogans to achieve political gains for decades. This has created a society where committing barbarities in the name of Religion or using Anti-America sentiment is Kosher. For decades our youth have been in filled with Ideas that Taliban are fighting a “Holy War” against the Imperialist and Anti Islam forces thus their barbarities are overlooked. [View the story "Pakistan’s youth: The ideological challenge" on Storify] … Read entire article »

Filed under: Afghanistan, Al Qaeda, Army, Drones, ISI, Pakistan, public policy, Raza Rumi, Storify, Twitter, violence, war

How Journalists have become kingmakers

How Journalists have become kingmakers

پاکستان کی صحافتی دنیا میں بہت سے کالم نگاروں اور ٹی وی اینکرز نے عملی سیاست کا بیڑا اٹھا لیا ہے چاہے وہ حکومتوں کو گرانا ہو، آئی ایس آئی اور فوج کو کنٹرول کرنے کی سعی کرنا ہو یا ایسے سیاست دان جو کہ کئی دہائیوں سے اصولی سیاست کرتے آئے ہیں ان کی تذلیل کرنا ہو یہ سب ایک فیشن سا بن گیا ہے۔ حال ہی میں سلیم صافی جو کہ پاکستان کے … Read entire article »

Filed under: Army, baluchistan, Constitution, Democracy, Drones, Elections, ISI, journalism, liberal Pakistan, Media, North-West Frontier Province, Pakistan, Parliament, Politics

Agony of Pakistani Women Enslaved by Dubai Sex Trade

Agony of Pakistani Women Enslaved by Dubai Sex Trade

Trafficking of Pakistani women is a major issue recognised by the United Nations here is a story by NDTV on sex workers who were tricked by greedy agents who seem to have impunity.   Faisalabad:  Zunera once dreamed of becoming a computer engineer. Instead, aged 16, the bright-eyed Pakistani girl was tricked into prostitution in the UAE, beginning a four-year nightmare of cruelty, violence and rape. Pakistan has long been an important source of cheap labour for the … Read entire article »

Filed under: human rights, Media, Pakistan, Rights, sex, Society, UAE, Women

Overcoming Pakistan’s Nuclear Dangers

Overcoming Pakistan’s Nuclear Dangers

By Ahmad Khan ‘Overcoming Pakistan’s Nuclear Dangers’ is an endeavor from one the prominent scholar from the west to undertake a study on the inherited nuclear dangers emanating from one of the de facto nuclear state—Pakistan. Mark Fitzpatrick is currently the director of nonproliferation at International Institute of Strategic Studies London, has pinned down another research articulating the perceptions and realities regarding Pakistan nuclear weapons. Primarily the book is the investigation of the problem that Pakistan is increasing … Read entire article »

Filed under: Army, Democracy, Nuclear Pakistan, Opinion, Pak Tea House, Pakistan, Pakistan-India Peace Process

Iftar Deals In Pakistan 2014

Greetings to all Muslims on Holly Ramazan. Ramazan is a special month for Muslims of and they respect this month, keep fasts, offer prayers and recite Quran-E-Pak (Islamic Holy Book). People love to do very early morning breakfast (before Fajar Prayer) called Sehar and don’t eat or drink whole day and allow to eat or drink just (before Maghrib Prayer) called Iftar. Many people love to go outside for Sehar and Iftar and enjoy the best tastes from restaurants in Pakistan. Sehar: Sehar is very early breakfast time in Ramazan people eat healthy dishes to maintain their whole day because keeping Fast they can’t eat or drink anything so they love healthy meals. People of every age love Ramazan and they have energy in them to complete the law of Islam. We see … Read entire article »

Filed under: Arts and Crafts, culture, Food Crisis, Islam, Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore, Liberal Democratic Pakistan, Pak Tea House, Pakistan, Society

Pawns in a game

Pawns in a game

by Saad Hafiz It is no exaggeration to state that women have lived under centuries of arbitrary androcentric traditions and religious intolerance. An early illustration is the tale of Hypatia of Alexandria, a female philosopher and mathematician, born in Alexandria, Egypt in 370 CE. Hypatia was the daughter of the mathematician Theon, the last professor at the University of Alexandria, who tutored her in math, astronomy and the philosophy of the day, which, in modern times, … Read entire article »

Filed under: ancient civilisations, History, Honor Killing, human rights, Philosophy, Religion, Revolution, Women

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

Social and Economic Changes with Mobile Phone Use in Pakistan

Social and Economic Changes with Mobile Phone Use in Pakistan

By Dr. Tahir Rauf Mobile phone subscribers are 131 million in Pakistan out of 170 million. Pakistan is ninth in top ten mobile phone users with annual growth of 13.3%. The mobile penetration rate amongst urban class people is almost 100%.  The recent award of 3G and 4G licenses to cellular service provider likely to be more deployment of the mobile technology. Mobile services in Pakistan started in the late nineties during Musharraf’s regime. The government policies … Read entire article »

Filed under: Citizens, Economy, Media, Multinational Corporations, Regulatory Affairs, Technology, Telecommunication