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Ardeshir Cowasjee – A man of strength and courage!

Ardeshir Cowasjee – A man of strength and courage!

By Farah Ehsan   It needs lots of courage to be an outspoken and fearless non-Muslim in my increasingly intolerant beloved homeland. Ardeshir Cowasjee – One of the few sane voices of my “Sohni Dharti”… he was far more a cosmopolitan and the representative of tolerant Karachi. He was a well-known journalist in one of the leading English newspapers in Pakistan. Ardeshir Cowasjee, a man who blindly followed ‘Quaid’ till death, with a continuous battle against all those who … Read entire article »

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

Lahore: The Winter Fumes of Sulphur

Lahore: The Winter Fumes of Sulphur

By Aneeq Ejaz   The exhale of a smoker, the cough of a wanderer, the soot of a kebab shop, all of it ends up in the air we breathe. A larger share is claimed by construction dust, vehicular exhaust and industrial emissions. For the past few days, Lahore has been under the cloak of an instagram-like yellow haze. The sky of Lahore seems to have vomited back on us a dry stew of microbes, minerals, soil … Read entire article »

Filed under: Climate Change, Health, Lahore, Opinion, Pak Tea House, Pakistan

Press Release: Pan-Asian International Film And Music Awards Issue Joint Statement In Light Of Issues Surrounding The Release Of Karan Johar’s Film Ae Dil Hai Mushkil

Press Release: Pan-Asian International Film And Music Awards Issue Joint Statement In Light Of Issues Surrounding The Release Of Karan Johar’s Film Ae Dil Hai Mushkil

Over the past decade, Indian and Pakistani cinema has brought together singers, actors and audiences alike in a way that politicians have always failed to do—proving that the arts and particularly cinema has the power to transcend in bringing peace, harmony and connecting the hearts of people across the the world. It is a very sad time for the arts when the hard work of artists across national boundaries over the past decade is brought … Read entire article »

Filed under: Pak Tea House, Pakistan

Concerns on safety and well being of writer-scholar Dr Ayesha Siddiqa

Concerns on safety and well being of writer-scholar Dr Ayesha Siddiqa

Prepared by friends of Dr. Ayesha Siddiqa in Pakistan – Pak Tea House supports freedom of expression and would like to alert everyone that Dr Siddiqa might be in danger. Background: Dr. Ayesha Siddiqa is a Pakistani civilian military scientist, geo-strategist, author, former bureaucrat and political commentator. She is the author of Pakistan’s Arms Procurement and Military Buildup, 1979-99: In Search of a Policy (2001) and Military Inc: Inside Pakistan’s Military Economy, (2007). Dr. Ayesha Siddiqa has recently reported on Indian … Read entire article »

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

Dear PML-N, Bashing PTI’s Party Workers Will Do You More Harm Than Good!

Dear PML-N, Bashing PTI’s Party Workers Will Do You More Harm Than Good!

By: Haider Rifaat PML-N has yet again managed to exercise unlawful power on innocent civilians, or the opposite party, thereof. Yesterday, the Youth Convention was intervened by a group of police officials who apprehended, jostled and harassed several PTI members including women and had the area evacuated on an urgent basis. It goes without saying that this obnoxious, dimwitted strategy was pre-planned by Nawaz Sharif and his party members in view of the protest scheduled on … Read entire article »

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

Lahore, the Dinosaur

Lahore, the Dinosaur

Ahmed Amin Malik   Lahore is a city of many charms and boasts of a history that puts it in a league of its own and all that is not very surprising given the fact that this city has served as a regional capital to some of the mightiest dynasties that ruled our planet, from the Mughal era to modern times. Add to this, the charisma of Sufi Saints whose shrines are visited by thousands since early … Read entire article »

Filed under: Lahore, Mughals, Opinion, Pak Tea House, Pakistan, Tourism

Is our Education framework drives youthful generation towards light ?

Is our Education framework drives youthful generation towards light ?

By Ayoub Khan The word education has been derived from Latin word “Educare” education of Educare, education and Educare” means to train to bring and to nourish while educare means to lead out, so we can say that education is to bring up, to develop and shaping up the individual talent and his inner potentialities. Aristotle said “Education is a process of creation of sound mind in a sound body”. All education is useless until it teaches … Read entire article »

Filed under: Education, Opinion, Pak Tea House, Pakistan, Society

Pakistan Belongs To The ‘Badmaash’ & Imran Khan Is Not One Of Them

Pakistan Belongs To The ‘Badmaash’ & Imran Khan Is Not One Of Them

By Haider Rifaat   If I were to meet Imran Khan one day, I would not ask him questions related to politics. Instead, I would give him a word of advice; give it up. Although I appreciate his enthusiasm to bring a ‘revolutionary’ change in Pakistan considering that it is impossible to do so unless political corruption is probed, his efforts seem futile and laughable. Have we all not seen it in the past? Khan’s relentless effort … Read entire article »

Filed under: Constitution, Democracy, Opinion, Pak Tea House, Pakistan, Politics

Two Brothers

By Sahir Palijo I live in Hyderabad, Sindh and at around 9 PM I entered a local store to buy some household items. I started picking up the stuff I wanted and when I was done I asked the store manager to prepare my bill, while I waited, two boys, most probably brothers because they kept calling each other ‘Bha’ which means Brother in Sindhi, entered the store. The eldest one was around 10 years old while the younger one must be 5 or maybe 6 years old. The eldest one wore a blue Shalwaar Kameez with dirt marks on it while the youngest one wore a pair of torn faded jeans and a shirt which missed buttons and was larger than the boy’s actual size. Their hairs were all messed up … Read entire article »

Filed under: Opinion, Pak Tea House, Pakistan

How Pakistan Looks Like on the Internet?

How Pakistan Looks Like on the Internet?

Aslam Kakar Last night, my friend from Chile showed me some pictures of her country on the Internet. She googled city after city like Santiago, Chile’s capital, Patagonia, and even smaller towns only for me to remain amazed at the captivating scenes, both natural and man-made. All the while, I kept repeating ‘wow!’, ‘wow!’, and more ‘wows!’ till it was my turn to show her some glimpses of Pakistan. So, I started with my hometown, Quetta, the … Read entire article »

Filed under: baluchistan, Malala Yousufzai, minorities, Pak Tea House

Blasphemy Ordeal in Pakistan

Blasphemy Ordeal in Pakistan

  Here are 16 tweets by Reema Omar who is ICJ’s International Legal Advisor for South Asia that tell the blasphemy ordeal in Pakistan as it is. Editor One year ago, @ICJ_org published a detailed study on fair trial violations in #blasphemy cases in #Pakistan https://t.co/1WaPO5jCBC — Reema Omer (@reema_omer) October 5, 2016 1. ICJ found Most #blasphemy offences in Pakistan, incl. 295-C, are non-bailable. Police may also arrest accused without a judicial warrant — Reema Omer (@reema_omer) October 5, 2016 2. … Read entire article »

Filed under: Blasphemy, Law, Opinion, Pak Tea House, Pakistan, Twitter

Part II: Pakistan’s Foreign Policy & Global Shifting Trends

Part II: Pakistan’s Foreign Policy & Global Shifting Trends

By Muqeet Tahir Malik Continuation of Part I A crux of foreign policy today is the nuclear doctrine adopted by a government. In South Asia, a balance of power exists as both India, and Pakistan have not rectified several accords. These include CTBT, Non -proliferation treaty, and with this status, both countries cannot be a part of NSG. However, it is in the monopoly of a few to give waivers but surprisingly, NSG was formed in reaction … Read entire article »

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A Pakistani soldier’s letter to daughter from Heaven

A Pakistani soldier’s letter to daughter from Heaven

By Zunaira Saqib Dear Baiti, I hope you are keeping up alright. I died yesterday at Line of Control. The media people must have reached the village by now. I wonder if they have already made a hero out of me. I woke up here… at a strange place. They said some place before they send us to heavens. You know I saw him, the guy. The guy from the other side, the soldier. I saw him and … Read entire article »

Filed under: Army, India, Opinion, Pak Tea House, Pakistan, peace

Part I: Pakistan’s Foreign Policy & Global Shifting Trends

Part I: Pakistan’s Foreign Policy & Global Shifting Trends

By: Muqeet Tahir Malik What is the foreign policy? What are the new treaties, and institutes constituted? Hace Pakistan’s diplomatic missions done enough to speak up for our role? Is it justified to provide India a position among the nuclear suppliers’ group members? Is Pakistan a rock solid lobbying country for its demands in context of Kashmir? Have you heard about the Shanghai Corporation (SEO)? Did you ponder over the transforming alliances trend? What are the … Read entire article »

Filed under: Army, Economy, Opinion, Pak Tea House, Pakistan, USA

The Strategic Imbalance Paranoia

The Strategic Imbalance Paranoia

By Misbah Azam, Ph.D. The attack on Uri once again exposed the vulnerability and volatility of the region and caused the concerns for not only those who live there or belong to the region but also to those who are far away from there and do not want to see the region in the nuclear holocaust. As expected, the Indian and Pakistan private media, political and defense analysts, ranking government ministers and other officials began the … Read entire article »

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