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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

Peshawar Attack: Taliban and Banu Qurayzah

Peshawar Attack: Taliban and Banu Qurayzah

Since the appalling murder of nearly 150 innocent souls in a Peshawar school, a Taliban propaganda snippet in Urdu has been circulating on social media. In this, their spokesman Khurasani makes the outrageous claim that Taliban did a repeat of Banu Qurayzah against these children as per the Sunnah: killing of children who had attained puberty and justifying the murder of women! It is indeed an insult to one’s faith to even make a linkage … Read entire article »

Filed under: Pakistan

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

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

Photo of the Day: International Terrorism Report 2013-14, Pakistan Termed as third Most affected Country

Photo of the Day: International Terrorism Report 2013-14, Pakistan Termed as third Most affected Country

Malik Omaid According to News Tribe NEW YORK: International Terrorism report 2013-14 issued, Pakistan stands third in the list of most affected countries by terrorism. According to a International Terrorism report, Pakistan stands third in the list of most affected counties by terrorism with 1933 violence case, in which 2345 peoples were killed while 5035 wounded. Iraq is the most affected by terrorism, further in report. Almost 80 percent of death toll belonged to Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Nigeria. … Read entire article »

Filed under: Al Qaeda, Army, Citizens, Iraq, ISI, Islamism, Pak Tea House, Pakistan, Photo of the Day, Photos, Religion, Secterainism, Taliban, Terrorism, violence

Pakistan: Hiding state failure by invoking the ‘foreign hand’ theory

Malik Omaid Raza Rumi explores the obsession of invoking ‘foreign hand’ to hide state failure after every terror attack which turns out to be a work of terrorists every time.   [View the story "Pakistan's 'foreign hand' Conundrum" on Storify] … Read entire article »

Filed under: Civil Service, History, India, journalism, Pakistan, Raza Rumi, Storify, Taliban, Terrorism, Twitter, violence, war

Wagah Border Explosion: National Security Apparatus Should Rethink its Strategy

Wagah Border Explosion: National Security Apparatus Should Rethink its Strategy

Malik Omaid Raza Rumi’s analysis on Wagah Border Bomb blast in Lahore. [View the story "Wagah Border Explosion: National Security Apparatus Should Rethink its Strategy" on Storify] … Read entire article »

Filed under: Army, Citizens, Lahore, Lashkar e Taiba, Pakistan, Raza Rumi, Storify, Terrorism, Twitter

I am an Ahmadi and I love Pakistan

I am an Ahmadi and I love Pakistan

by Saniya Ahmad No matter how much I love Pakistan, it is not the place for me to be right now. No matter how much I say I love it, I will always be labelled a traitor in the place I call home. No matter how much I sacrifice for my country, my fellow citizens will always look at me with contempt and hatred. No matter how patriotic I am, I will be punished.. for being … Read entire article »

Filed under: Citizens, Democracy, minorities, New Writers, Pakistan, Religion, secularism, Society, Taliban

Remembering Shahbaz Bhatti, an unsung hero of Pakistan

Raza Rumi Fate connected me to Salma Peter John – the widow of Pakistan’s slain Christian Minister Shahbaz Bhatti who was assassinated by violent extremists. I cried then and cried yesterday after speaking to brave Salma and watching this video. I share your grief and stand by you. There is no reason that Cammy should have died, no justification but Pakistan and its negligent state enabled this killing. He was a bright man whenever I met him. At least I have the consolation that I will meet Salma in a few weeks and do whatever little I can to turn her grief into the voice that condemns injustice. All these instances of losing Mustafa, my driver-friend-family-member and so many others I know has only taught me one thing. No need to … Read entire article »

Filed under: Blasphemy, human rights, Justice, minorities, Pakistan, Raza Rumi, Religion, Taliban, Target Killing

Symbols of defiance

Symbols of defiance

By Saad Hafiz Anne Frank and Malala Yousafzai, two girls from different eras, share a certain kinship. They lived under fear and terror. Their ability to read and write allowed them to share their stories with the world. Both are regarded as symbols of defiance against the forces of cruelty and darkness. Anne died of typhus with her sister Margot, at the Bergen-Belsen internment camp in March 1945. Malala was shot and gravely wounded by a … Read entire article »

Filed under: Children, Education, History, human rights, Malala Yousufzai, Malala Yousuzai, Taliban, Target Killing, violence, Women, World

Pakistani Women: Nobel, Oscar, Emmy and what not?

Pakistani Women: Nobel, Oscar, Emmy and what not?

Malik Omaid In the last 20 months, Pakistani women have brought home an Oscar, an Emmy, the Nobel Peace Prize & the Asian Gold in cricket -Khadija Amjad — Mariam Chughtai (@MariamChughtai) October 13, 2014 Malala Yousufzai was given the Nobel Peace Prize for 2014 on her championing the cause of Children’s right for education, especially for girls. This is the young girl who was brave enough to ask for her right of education despite the ban from … Read entire article »

Filed under: Children, Citizens, culture, Democracy, Education, human rights, Identity, Images, Islam for Peace, Liberal Democratic Pakistan, liberal Pakistan, Malala Yousufzai, Pak Tea House, Pakistan, peace, People's Pakistan, Photos, Religion, Reviews, Rights, secular Pakistan, secularism, Taliban, Women