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Young Blood for Sale

By Mehreen Hamdany   Far from home, from the warm embrace of a mother, He cowers under a flimsy desk, and chokes on the scream he tries to smother, Above his head, lead was flying, The air stained with smoke, and the stench of the dying. On the black market of the faithless, Young blood was on sale, The blood of those before, of the wrong brand – too stale, This blood was fresh, and still unspoiled, Blood that was only slightly soiled. Many moons before, another winter had crept, On the coffins of others, who silently slept, The sleep of martyrs, who can never die, Death came only for those, who just watched and stood by. They had not raised their voice, in that season of smoke and steel, When bombs … Read entire article »

Filed under: Children, Citizens, Islam for Peace, Peshawar, poetry, Taliban, Terrorism

Death Penalty is Justified

Death Penalty is Justified

By Kashif Shaikh Two recent terrorist attacks have proved to be a watershed in our history. First, the unfortunate siege of Karachi airport that resulted in loss of many innocent lives and thereby, creating a proverbial consensus among many Pakistanis in support of military operation. Since then, there have been debates on what a successful military operation entails? The commentators have regularly suggested that military solution must accompany certain policy changes such as terminating the distinction … Read entire article »

Filed under: Citizens, Constitution, human rights, Islam, Justice, Law, Pak Tea House, Religion, Rights, Taliban, Terrorism, violence

مجھے پشاور کی ماؤں کو پُرسہ دینا ہے اور بس

مجھے پشاور کی ماؤں کو پُرسہ دینا ہے اور بس

عابدہ چوہدری۔سڈنی آسٹریلیا اے مالکِ لوح وقلم ! تیری دنیا میں پہلے سے موجود ،حزن وملال اورآہ وزاری کےلئے مستعمل سارے لفظ آج بے معنی اور حقیر ہوگئے ہیں۔مجھ پہ اَن چھوئے لفظوں کی وحی اتار کہ مجھے پشاور کی ماؤں کو پُرسہ دینا ہے ملالہ کو نوبل پرائز ملا تو میں نے سوچا قوم کی بیٹی ہے اور بے وطن ہے ،تہنیت نامہ لکھوں تا معروف کو سراہنے کا فرض بھی ادا ہو اورکچھ اپنی مہجوری … Read entire article »

Filed under: Children, Islamism, Malala is a Drama, Malala Yousufzai, Pakistan, Peshawar, poetry, Taliban, Terrorism, violence, war

Photo of the Day: Political parties show Unity while Imran Khan calls of ‘Dharna’

Photo of the Day: Political parties show Unity while Imran Khan calls of ‘Dharna’

Malik Omaid In a positive outcome after the deadly Peshawar Attack on innocent children, the political leadership of Pakistan has sit together setting all political differences aside. Express Tribune reports: “We have decided to draft a national plan of action against terrorists and act upon it immediately,” Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said while reading out decisions taken at a meeting of heads of all parliamentary parties at the Governor’s House in Peshawar. “We have unanimously decided that a committee … Read entire article »

Filed under: Al Qaeda, Islamism, Pakistan, Peshawar, Photo of the Day, Photos, Raza Rumi, Religion, Taliban, Terrorism, violence, war, Zarb-E-Azb

Peshawar: City of flowers to City of Coffins

Peshawar: City of flowers to City of Coffins

Amir Abbas Turi Peshawar: a fabulous and historic city, also known as city of flowers has now been remodeled into the town of coffins, terror and blood. Yesterday’s heart shattering incident – attack on military-run school, Army Public, by heinous monsters – in the provincial capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan, has had shocked the world. The messages of condolences from all over the world attempted to mend the irreparable injuries Peshawrities had received. Our greatest … Read entire article »

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

محض مذمت چھوڑئیے اور کچھ کیجیے!

محض مذمت چھوڑئیے اور کچھ کیجیے!

ملک عمید لکھے ہوئے الفاظ دوبارہ لکھنے میں بڑی اذیت ہے۔ مگر پاکستانیوں کو اس پر کچھ زیادہ توقف نہیں ہوتا، ہم بے حسی سے ایسے مواقع گزار دیتے ہیں۔ پشاور میں سینکڑوں بچوں کا قتل عام ہوتا ہے، جہادی اس پر خوشی کا اظہار کرتے ہیں، ہم روتے پیٹتے ہیں، گالیاں دیتے ہیں، مذمت کرتے ہیں،  فوج کی بہادری پر ناز کرتے ہیں اور ان بھیڑیوں کو قرار واقعی سزا دینے کا مطالبہ بھی کرتے … Read entire article »

Filed under: Children, Islamism, Pak Tea House, Pakistan, Peshawar, Religion, Society, state, Taliban, Terrorism, Urdu, violence, war, youth, Zarb-E-Azb

On Peshawar’s traumatizing event

On Peshawar’s traumatizing event

By: Sana Ahmad, Today as the death toll in Peshawar was rising, I was at a local theme park, surrounded with cousins the same age as the children who were martyred.Cousins who were riding swings or going down the slide, laughing and playing merrily as they should, while the same aged children of Peshawar were struggling for their lives. Today as I was riding the swing with my 5 year old cousin I had a momentary … Read entire article »

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

Peshawar bleeds dry – 16th December 2014

Peshawar bleeds dry – 16th December 2014

By Saniya Ahmad 16th December, 2014 has turned out to be the worst possible ending of the year 2014 with 130 people killed, out of which 120 were children and more than 150 injured. It all began on the morning of 16th December, 2014, when six to eight militants entered the Army Public School (APS) in Peshawar and opened gunfire and blasted bombs, killing anyone who came in their way. The counts started from 7 children dying … Read entire article »

Filed under: Islamism, Pakistan, Peshawar, Taliban, Terrorism, violence, war, Zarb-E-Azb

The Darkest Hour

The Darkest Hour

Raza Habib Raja All countries face those times which due to sheer tragedy end up being called the darkest hour. Over the years, Pakistan has witnessed so much mayhem that to even single out one particular tragedy as the darkest or most sinister has become  difficult. Over the last 13 years, we have seen numerous suicide attacks, killing of Hazaras and several high profile political assassinations. At one point suicide attacks had become so frequent that they … Read entire article »

Filed under: Terrorism

Killing children is the end of humanity

Raza Rumi tweeted about the Peshawar tragedy and here are a few. [View the story "Killing children is the end of humanity" on Storify] … Read entire article »

Filed under: Al Qaeda, Pakistan, Raza Rumi, Terrorism

آئو کھیلیں برداشت برداشت!

آئو کھیلیں برداشت برداشت!

عندیل علی   آپ کے آبأ و اجداد کا تعلق کہاں سے ہے؟ اجمیر شریف سے؟ او ہو تو آپ بہاری ہیں! وہ کیا کہتے ہیں بہاریوں کے بارے میں، ’جو کٹے نہ آری سے وہ کٹے، بہاری سے!‘ آپ کا تعلق کہاں سے ہے؟ لاہور سے؟ اچھا تو آپ ڈگے ہیں! آپ کا تعلق؟ پشاور سے؟ نسوار کھائو گے؟ نسوار؟ اور آپ؟ سکھر سے؟ مانڑو ہو؟ آپ کا تعلق؟ کراچی سے؟ او ہو! بھتہ خور ہو! اور آپ؟ آراوان سے! یہ … Read entire article »

Filed under: Anniversery, Bangladesh, Citizens, Opinion, Pakistan, secular Pakistan, Society

Zarb-e-Azb

Zarb-e-Azb

By Ebad Ahmed Reality checks are good, delusions are bad. Where the former may sound obnoxious, complex and difficult to digest; however with all its “ill” attached nonetheless at the end of the day it’s a reality, which in its nature demands to be accepted. On the other hand, delusions are sexy; looking at the issues through rose colored glasses keeps one satisfied, but unfortunately where it may bring smiles, in the same breath it keeps far … Read entire article »

Filed under: Afghanistan, Al Qaeda, Army, Islamism, Kashmir, Pakistan, war, Zarb-E-Azb

ہم کہ ٹھہرے اجنبی

ہم کہ ٹھہرے اجنبی

ملک عمید آج مشرقی پاکستان کو بچھڑ کر بنگلہ دیش بنے تینتالیس سال ہوگئے ہیں۔ تاریخ کو غور سے دیکھیں تو بنگلہ دیش ، بنگالی عوام کے دلوں میں کہیں پہلے وجود میں آچکا تھا، مگر ہم نے ہی اپنے مقبوضہ علاقے کی عوام کے شعور کو سمجھنے میں غلطی کی تھی۔ فیض صاحب نے کہا تھا کب نظر میں آئے گی بے داغ سبزے کی بہار خون کے دھبے دھلیں گے کتنی برساتوں کے بعد آج تینتالیس سال ہونے … Read entire article »

Filed under: Anniversery, Army, Bangladesh, Democracy, Egalitarian Pakistan, Elections, History, ISI, Pakistan, Raza Rumi, video

Another attempt to derail the Democratic Process?

Malik Omaid Raza Rumi tweeted about the Lahore protests and Imran Khan’s strategy which reminds one of the 1977 PNA movement and other establishment backed efforts to derail the democratic process.   [View the story "What's new in Naya Pakistan?" on Storify] … Read entire article »

Filed under: Citizens, Democracy, Elections, History, Islamabad, Lahore, movements, Pakistan, Raza Rumi, Revolution, Storify, Twitter, Women

Living with political Islam

Living with political Islam

by Saad Hafiz As secularists and democrats, we do not want religion applied to politics, as we believe that religion is too divisive. We believe that democratic freedoms are strengthened by the separation of religion from politics. We are sceptical of religion playing a constructive role as an agent of stability and predictability. This does not mean, however, that we should support demands to ban political parties having a religious platform, like the Muslim Brotherhood in … Read entire article »

Filed under: Al Qaeda, Citizens, Islam, Islam for Peace, Islamic Holy Book Quran, Islamism, Middle East, minorities, Pak Tea House, Pakistan, Politics, Religion, secularism, Society