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قومی ایئر لائن نجکاری “ہنگامہ ہے کیوں برپا”‎

قومی ایئر لائن نجکاری “ہنگامہ ہے کیوں برپا”‎

تحریر: عماد ظفر گھر میں بسنے والے اپنے گھر کی دیکھ بھال اور مرمت کا کام ٹھیکے پر دیتے ہیں۔ گھر بڑا ہے اور بلند منزلہ ہے اس لیئے اس میں بسنے والے ٹھیکے پر اپنی مرضی سے ٹھیکیداروں کا چناؤ کر کے گھر ان کے حوالے کرتے ہیں تا کہ گھر میں تعمیر شدہ ڈھانچے کی حفاظت بھی ہو سکے اور گھر کا خرچہ بھی چلتا رہے۔ گھر میں بالائی منزلوں تک رسائی کے لیئے … Read entire article »

Filed under: Economy, Opinion, Pak Tea House, Pakistan, Urdu

لندن پلان پارٹ ٹو بھی ناکام فلم ثابت ہو گی‎

لندن پلان پارٹ ٹو بھی ناکام فلم ثابت ہو گی‎

نوٹ: تمام خیالات مصنف  کے اپنے ہیں اور پاک ٹی ہاؤس بلاگ کا ان سے متفق ہونا ضروری نہیں۔ تحریر: عماد ظفر سیاست بھی نرالا کھیل ہے جس میں دکھایا کچھ جاتا ہے اور پس پردہ کچھ اور ہوتا ہے۔ اس کھیل میں نہ تو مستقل دوست ہوتے ہیں اور نہ مستقل دشمن اگر مستقل کوئی شے ہوتی ہے تو وہ مفادات کا تحفظ اور اقتدار کے تخت پرقبضہ کرنے کی خواہش۔وطن عزیز کی سیاست کا کھل … Read entire article »

Filed under: Army, Democracy, Opinion, Pak Tea House, Urdu

The Neglected Land

The Neglected Land

By Ahmad Karim Imran Farooq murder case registered in Pakistan is taking its course with an aim to further shock MQM’s leadership. The recent confessional statements by Khalid Shamim and Mohsin Ali, who were being arrested by Pakistani LEA’s a few days after the assassination of Imran Farooq in London, not only put the MQM on back foot but also developed a milieu in which PPP’s leadership is susceptible to mega set-back. On Thursday both the alleged … Read entire article »

Filed under: Karachi, Opinion, Pak Tea House, Pakistan, Politics, Sindh

Significance of the Name of a Political Party

Significance of the Name of a Political Party

By Obaidullah Khan You might see an illiterate man with a name Ilm Din or a poor lady with a name Dolat bibi. But you would not hear a right wing political party named as Communist Party or a left wing party with a name Islamic party. Name of a political party is to be suggested thoughtfully. It reflects its manifesto and popular tide it is planning to go with. Our political arena is demanding a new … Read entire article »

Filed under: Islam, Pak Tea House, Pakistan, Politics

Leadership: Irking Passions or Guidance

Leadership: Irking Passions or Guidance

By Misbah Azam During the mid-1960s, when America witnessed the Civil Rights Movement and the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, then the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which gave the voting rights to African-Americans, the Republican Party Presidential candidates, Berry Goldwater and Richard Nixon exploited the Republican Party’s “Southern Strategy” to woo the white conservative voters by appealing to racism against African Americans. Historians believe that 1960s Republican’s strategy created ready audiences for … Read entire article »

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

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

Remembering Fauzia Wahab – A Photo Essay

Remembering Fauzia Wahab – A Photo Essay

Ali Wahab   … Read entire article »

Filed under: liberal Pakistan, obituary, Pakistan, People's Pakistan

Putting Humpty Dumpty Back Together

Putting Humpty Dumpty Back Together

By Misbah Azam, Ph.D. “For an hour I was transported to a place where every new minute inspired me to fall in love with Pakistan again.” Above are the words of one brilliant Pakistani entrepreneur of Silicon Valley, Dr. Safwan Shah, which he wrote to convey his tributes to a dynamic young Pakistani lawyer, politician and social activist, Mohammed Jibran Nasir, after attending his talk in a USA Talk Series 2015 seminar in the Silicon Valley, San … Read entire article »

Filed under: Activism, Pak Tea House, Pakistan, Terrorism, USA, Zarb-E-Azb

The Chessboard of Pakistani Journalism

The Chessboard of Pakistani Journalism

By Awais Saleem To say that the exposé done by the New York Times on a Pakistan-based IT company, Axact’s shady business practices has caused ripples in the Pakistani media industry would be an understatement. The way it has divided opinions among the working journalists, be it senior or those still learning the ropes, is even more startling. The NYT story had detailed alleged involvement of Axact in running an international network selling fake online diplomas and degrees through sleek websites of ghost … Read entire article »

Filed under: Constitution, Democracy, Economy, journalism, Pak Tea House, Pakistan

Bhutto’s legacy

Bhutto’s legacy

By Saad Hafiz Thirty-six years have passed since Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, Pakistan’s first elected prime minister, was executed by a military dictatorship on April 4, 1979. However, Bhutto’s legacy and significance in the country’s troubled political history remain the focus of heated debate even today. His passionate supporters remember him as the populist reformer and spellbinding orator who restored national pride after a humiliating defeat by the Indian army in 1971, the man who returned Pakistan … Read entire article »

Filed under: Constitution, Democracy, History, liberal Pakistan, Pak Tea House, Pakistan, Parliament, People's Pakistan, Politics

A New Model of Politics

Malik Omaid Political Parties making alliances with violent groups. [View the story “A New Model of Politics” on Storify] … Read entire article »

Filed under: Politics, Raza Rumi, Secterainism, Storify, Twitter

پاکستانی سیاست کے مینار

پاکستانی سیاست کے مینار

تحریر: تنویر آرائیں پاکستان میں سیاست کرنے لئے عقلمندی، رواداری، اخلاقیات، شرم وحیا یا غیرت ضروری نہیں ہے اور صرف ان چیزوں کے سہارے آپ سیاست میں کامیاب نہیں ہو سکتے اور نہ ہی اعلیٰ تعلیم، پالیسی سازی میں مہارت، مسائل سے نمٹنے کے تجربے یا حکمت کی ضرورت ہے. پاکستان میں سیاست میں کامیابی حاصل کرنے کے لئے آپ کو فقط بیچنے کا سلیقہ ہونا چاہیے، غلط سمجھنے کی ضرورت نہیں میں تجارت کی بات … Read entire article »

Filed under: Opinion, Pakistan, Politics, Urdu

Divergent political paths of India and Pakistan

Divergent political paths of India and Pakistan

by Saad Hafiz In terms of history, culture, language and religions, India and Pakistan have much in common. However, the political paths of the two states have so considerably deviated that it seems unimaginable that they had shared origins. Today, despite many domestic problems that are impairing its growth, India is increasingly an important global political and economic player. Pakistan, in comparison, is trapped in a current of economic, political and social problems that have no … Read entire article »

Filed under: History, India, Pakistan, Politics

Stop using religion for Politics

Raza Rumi’s reaction on the attack on people remembering Salman Taseer at Liberty roundabout, Lahore.   [View the story “Stop using religion for Politics” on Storify] … Read entire article »

Filed under: Blasphemy, human rights, Islam for Peace, Islamism, Pak Tea House, Pakistan, Raza Rumi, Storify, Taliban, Target Killing, Terrorism, Twitter, violence

THE “NAAN ROTI TANDOOR” SECURITY POLICY

THE “NAAN ROTI TANDOOR” SECURITY POLICY

By Saira A. Nizami In the wake of the gruesome attack in Peshawar school killing 132 children, Pakistan’s interior minister Chaudhry Nisar gave a press conference on December 21, 2014. He began by announcing of providing an alert system, which is a helpline to alert of anything that seems suspicious and for all to be alert for security. In an example of what could be “suspicious,” he suggested that madrassahs are not to be blamed for terrorism, … Read entire article »

Filed under: Pak Tea House, Pakistan, Peshawar, Politics, Short Story, Terrorism, violence