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Wajid Shamsul Hasan and the Punjab Assembly

Wajid Shamsul Hasan and the Punjab Assembly

Pakistan’s ex-envoy to London Wajid Shamsul Hasan spoke last week at the annual Ahmadi Convention. It was a frank talk which hit home certain important points, the gist of which was that declaring Ahmadis Non-Muslims was a huge mistake on part of Pakistan’s National Assembly -which has destroyed the social fabric of the state. Wajid Shamsul Hasan comes from a family which has been committed to Pakistan. His father Syed Shamsul Hasan was a close … Read entire article »

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The Objectives Resolution and the Misunderstood Role of Sir Ch. Muhammad Zafarulla Khan

The Objectives Resolution and the Misunderstood Role of Sir Ch. Muhammad Zafarulla Khan

By Dr Mirza Sultan Ahmad The resolution, ‘Aims and Objectives of the Constitution’, was presented in the Legislative Assembly of Pakistan on 7th March, 1949, and was approved after just a few days ‘discussion. All members of the Muslim League who were Muslims cast their vote in favor of the resolution. The respected members of the Assembly who belonged to the Hindu faith suggested a few amendments in the resolution which were rejected by a majority … Read entire article »

Filed under: History, Islam for Peace, Justice, minorities, Opinion, Pak Tea House, Pakistan, Partition

TheFunKids- A Brand New Pakistani Start-up With an Educational Agenda

TheFunKids- A Brand New Pakistani Start-up With an Educational Agenda

By Sidra Javed When I said told my 10 year old one afternoon to throw out the garbage, he rolled his eyes at me, paused his PSP game and stomped off to do the chore I’d been asking him to do since morning. If I would have come to my son’s room hours later, my guess is that he would still be playing video games, or watching TV- and that has been his routine during the … Read entire article »

Filed under: Children, Education, Pakistan

شجاع خانزادہ کی شہادت اور سوالیہ نشان

شجاع خانزادہ کی شہادت اور سوالیہ نشان

تحریر: عماد ظفر دہشتگردی کے سانحات میں جان گنوانے والوں میں ایک اور شہید کا اضافہ ہو گیا۔ پنجاب کے ہوم منسٹر کرنل ریٹائرڈ شجاع خانزادہ کو ایک خودکش حملے میں ہلاک کر دیا گیا۔ یہ اندوہناک واقع اٹک کے قریب انکی رہاہش گاہ پر پیش آیا۔ مرحوم شجاع خانزادہ پنجاب سے دہشت گردوں کے خاتمے کیلیے انتہائی مستعدی اور دلیری سے کام کر رہے تھے۔ باخبر ذرایع کے مطابق چند ہفتے پہلے مارے جانے والے … Read entire article »

Filed under: Al Qaeda, Army, Democracy, Islamism, Opinion, Pak Tea House, Pakistan, Religion, Secterainism, Taliban, Terrorism, Urdu, violence

Case Closed

By Misbah Azam, Ph.D. Max Fisher — an ex-staffer of Washington Post who left the Post in February 2014 along with two of other staffers to join Ezra Klein’s new Vox Media-backed venture — on January 28th, 2014, wrote an interesting article in the Post. In his article Fisher presented the mathematical model by Jay Ulfelder — a political scientist, a former research director of the Political Instability Task Force commission by the Central Intelligence Agency, and a moderator of a blog “Dart-Throwing Chimp” – who roughly estimates the likelihood that each country will experience a coup in the year 2014 by tracking over a dozen variables – from political system to years of independence the presence of absence of an “elite” ethnic group. Ulfelder claims that because he “fine-tuned” the model … Read entire article »

Filed under: Al Qaeda, Opinion, Pak Tea House, Pakistan

Fake Quote: Laboratory of Islam

Fake Quote: Laboratory of Islam

This is how history was distorted in Pakistan in General Zia’s brutal dictatorship. The quote here has taken a life of its own; it has even made it to textbooks. Here is the problem: 1. Jinnah was not even in Peshawar on the said date. He was in Karachi on 13 January 1948. 2. Jinnah did not refer to Pakistan as an Islamic laboratory. 3. He spoke at Islamia College Peshawar on 14 April 1948 and the said … Read entire article »

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Nation of confused and forgetful Patriots

Nation of confused and forgetful Patriots

By Dawar Nauman Butt For the past two days, I witnessed the type of gung-ho Patriotism I had never before seen since memory serves. It seemed like a good occasion for some well-needed introspection for a strife-torn country like Pakistan. A country where little children aren’t safe in their homes nor at their schools. Where the poor cannot have a place to live if the rich deem them uncouth and unfit to live near them. Where our … Read entire article »

Filed under: Democracy, obituary, Pak Tea House, Pakistan, Taliban

Nation that Transcends Hypocrisy Indices

Nation that Transcends Hypocrisy Indices

By Armughan Ahmad Daud Pakistan is a strange country and a palpable source of research on behavioural hypocrisy at national and individual levels for Phd scholars. We see our heroes as traitors and our enemies as heroes, and we do not tolerate any opinion that goes against ours, you dare you are a traitor as well. We live in a delusional world of impeccable self-righteousness and anybody having different thinking pattern, albeit more logical and having more … Read entire article »

Filed under: Democracy, Islam, Justice, Opinion, Pak Tea House, Pakistan, Parliament, Religion, Rights, Secterainism, Terrorism, violence

Jinnah’s Pakistan: Actions speak louder than words

Jinnah’s Pakistan: Actions speak louder than words

By  Mohammad Ali Ilahi A never ending debate that has been raging on between the seculars and conservatives for quite some time is about the nature of the country that the Quaid envisioned Pakistan to be. While the seculars use the 11th August speech of the Quaid as the basis of their argument, their counterparts present the 1st July 1948 speech which Jinnah delievered on the opening ceremony of the State Bank and which called for Pakistan … Read entire article »

Filed under: Jinnah, Liberal Democratic Pakistan, liberal Pakistan, minorities, Pak Tea House, Pakistan

عہد حاضر کے مسلم معاشروں میں کتاب کا زوال

عہد حاضر کے مسلم معاشروں میں کتاب کا زوال

تحریر: حارث اظہر صدیوں سے چلی آرہی انسانی تاریخ اس بات کی گواہ ہے کہ ہر دور میں انسان نے اپنی عقل اور شعور کا استعمال کرتے ہوئے ہمیشہ آگے کی طرف سفر برقرار رکھا ہے۔ غاروں میں رہنے والوں نے بھی اپنی کھوج اور پہچان کی خاطر خوابوں کے ساحلوں پر کھڑے ہوکر اپنی تعبیر کے دریاؤں کو عبور کیا ہے۔ یہ جذبہ آج بھی موجود ہے کہ انسان ہر وقت اس کائنات کے انگنت … Read entire article »

Filed under: Books, Education, Islam, Pak Tea House, Pakistan, Urdu

The Dilemma of O & A Level Students and the Private Education Mafia

The Dilemma of O & A Level Students and the Private Education Mafia

By Muhammad Ali Ilahi Whilst there is a general perception that students who follow the British education system fare better than their peers who take the matriculation and FSc exams , the reality is however a lot more different. The course content of the O & A level system and the learning outcomes are undeniably superior to the local obsolete system of Metric and FSc, however the O & A level students are at a much … Read entire article »

Filed under: Education, Pak Tea House

Celebrating Unity as One Nation on August 14th

Celebrating Unity as One Nation on August 14th

By Haris Raja Growing up as a kid in Pakistan, I still remember how much joy 14 August brought to our lives. The Independence Day used to be the main attraction of the summer vacations for many of us. I recall my brother and I staying up late night decorating our house with candles, flashy lights and buntings. We would wear badges of “Dil Dil Pakistan” and “Jashn-e-Azadi” with the Pakistani flag on them. This was … Read entire article »

Filed under: minorities, Opinion, Pak Tea House, Pakistan, People's Pakistan

کہتے ہیں بھولنا صحت کے لئے بہت اچھا ہوتا ہے

کہتے ہیں بھولنا صحت کے لئے بہت اچھا ہوتا ہے

تحریر: ایم اے کہتے ہیں کہ انسان زندگی کی تمام یادیں اور تمام دکھ یاد کرنا شروع کر دے تو وہ زندگی میں آگے کبھی نہیں بڑھ سکتا. کہتے ہیں کہ بھولنا انسانی نفسیاتی صحت کی علامت ہے. مگر جیسے انسان کی زبان سے پھول بھی جھڑ سکتے ہیں اور زہر بھی؛ جیسے انٹرنیٹ سے ہم دوستیاں بھی بڑھا سکتے ہیں اور دشمنیاں بھی؛ جیسے ایک چاقو انسان کے لئے مفید بھی ثابت ہوتا ہے اور نقصاندہ … Read entire article »

Filed under: Opinion, Pak Tea House, Pakistan, Taliban, Terrorism, Urdu

سانحہ قصور کے مجرم ہم سب ہیں

سانحہ قصور کے مجرم ہم سب ہیں

تحریر: عماد ظفر بچے سب کے سانجھے ہوتے ہیں. ایک معصوم سا وجود رکھنے والے پھولوں کی مانند جو اپنے وجود کی خوشبو سے چار سو مسرتیں اور مسکانیں بکھیر دیتے ہیں. انسانی زندگی کا سب سے حسین دور بچپن کا ہوتا ہے اور یہ دور انسان کی شخصیت کی بنیادہیں بھی بناتا ہے.بدقسمتی کہیے یا اخلاقی دیوالیہ پن یا پھر شاید انسانیت کا جنازہ کہ اس معاشرے میں بچے بھی جنسی ہوس اور تشدد سے … Read entire article »

Filed under: Children, Law, Pak Tea House, Pakistan, sex, Urdu

ہم انڈیا سے کھیلنے کے لیے کیوں مرے جا رہے ہیں

ہم انڈیا سے کھیلنے کے لیے کیوں مرے جا رہے ہیں

تحریر: عمیر حسن حال ہی میں پی سی بی کے سابقہ ٹاپ آفیشل نجم سیٹھی کا بیان سامنے آیا جس میں ان کا کہنا تھا کہ وہ اب بھی انڈو۔پاک کرکٹ سیریز کے لیے پر اُمید ہیں۔یہ بات سمجھ سے بالا تر ہے کہ ہماری کرکٹ کی ٹاپ مینجمنٹ اس بات پر بضد کیوں ہے کہ ہماری کرکٹ کی بھلائی اسی میں ہے کہ ہم بھارت سے کرکٹ کے تعلقات دوبارہ استوار کریں، حالانکہ دوسری جانب … Read entire article »

Filed under: India, Pak Tea House, Pakistan, south asia, sport, Urdu