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لہو لہان کوئٹہ اور جز و کل کی جنگ

لہو لہان کوئٹہ اور جز و کل کی جنگ

تحریر:تنویر آرائیں بلوچستان کا دارالحکومت کوئٹہ ایک بار پھر لہو سے بھیگ گیا جب کالعدم تنظیم کے کارندے پولیس ٹریننگ سینٹر میں گھسے اور بارود کی بو دور دور تک بکھیر دی۔ بارود کی اس بو نے ٹریننگ سینٹر کی حدود متعین کرنے والی کچی دیواروں کو شرما دیا اور خوں سے لت پت لاشیں منہ تکتی رہ گئیں جبکہ ملک میں بسنے والی کروڑوں زندہ لاشیں یہ سوچنے پر ایک بار پھر مجبور ہو گئیں … Read entire article »

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

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

The Quetta Massacre and My People’s Annihilation

The Quetta Massacre and My People’s Annihilation

Aslam Kakar               A little over a week has passed since the massacre of lawyers in my hometown and Balochistan’s capital, Quetta. The shock and pain from the attack, while writing these lines from a university bench on the streets of New Jersey, is ever recurring and daunting. Away from home and writing about a carnage, which was too cruel to be true, is beyond the description of words: however, they are my only refuge from the devastation … Read entire article »

Filed under: baluchistan, Judiciary, Justice, quetta, state

Fueling Hate

Fueling Hate

By Abrahim Shah   A hearing in the United States Congress a few weeks ago titled “Pakistan: Friend or Foe?” saw several congressmen unleash an unprecedented and vituperative salvo against Pakistan, labeling our administration “repressive” and accusing our government of “manipulating American chumps”. The intense polemic has given voice to the frustration many in the US feel towards Pakistan, but perhaps more alarmingly, it threatens to unbalance the civil-military balance in Pakistan by providing our army the … Read entire article »

Filed under: India, Kashmir, Opinion, Pak Tea House, Pakistan, Terrorism, USA

امجد صابری کے قتل سے رینجرز پر اٹھنے والے سوال

امجد صابری کے قتل سے رینجرز پر اٹھنے والے سوال

تنویر آرائیں ملک کے معروف اور عالمی شہرت یافتہ لاکھوں دلوں کی دھڑکن قوال امجد صابری کا قتل پاکستان سمیت دنیا کے مختلف ملکوں میں بسنے والے ان کے گرویدہ یا چاہنے والے لاکھوں افراد کو سوگوار کر گیا۔ پاکستان کے معاشی مرکز اور اہم ترین شہر کراچی میں کسی اہم شخصیت یا عوام کے دلوں پر راج کرنے والے شخص کو پہلی بار نشانہ نہیں بنایا گیا۔ اس شہر میں اس سے قبل بھی کئی … Read entire article »

Filed under: Karachi, Opinion, Pak Tea House, Pakistan, Sufi, Taliban, Target Killing, Terrorism, Urdu

Inherited Militancy

Inherited Militancy

By Ahmad Karim   Shahbaz Taseer the son of slain governor Punjab, Salman Taseer, was abducted by Usman Basra and his companions on August 26, 2011, from Gulberg area of Lahore. Taseer was later released mysteriously by the abductors and was found in a hotel of Kuchlak, near Quetta. Let’s first discover how Usman Basra turned out to be a kidnapper. Usman completed his matriculation from DPS (Divisional Public School) Lahore in 1999. He was a brilliant student … Read entire article »

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

Lahore, you have been strong

Lahore, you have been strong

Kamini Masood For years now you have held us, all of us huddled together in your ever growing palms You have held us and we have jostled for space, knocking each other around and striking bruises into our flesh and yours You have held us and we have built homes upon homes in the lines on your palms that are more our future than yours You have smiled down at us as we, unbothered by difference, unfazed by change, … Read entire article »

Filed under: Pak Tea House, Pakistan, poetry, Taliban, Terrorism

Review:The Wandering Falcon—Exploding the Myth about Tribal Culture(s) in Pakistan

Review:The Wandering Falcon—Exploding the Myth about Tribal Culture(s) in Pakistan

By Aslam Kakar The Wandering Falcon, Jamil Ahmed’s debut novel, was published in 2011—almost four decades after it was written in the early 1970s. Why it took so long for the novel to hit the bookstores’ shelves were the endless rejections from publishers from around the world. One wonders what was it then that kept the author for so long from trashing the manuscript at first.   Perhaps, it was the book’s promising content and Ahmed’s faith in … Read entire article »

Filed under: Afghanistan, Baloch, Honor Killings, North-West Frontier Province, Northern Areas, Opinion, Pak Tea House, Pakistan, Raza Rumi, Religion, Reviews, violence, Women

Turk-American Relations & the Kurdistan Divide

Turk-American Relations & the Kurdistan Divide

By Tanveer Arain A new debate has sparked when the President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan had said earlier on Friday that, the United States supplied weapons that had been used against civilians by a Syrian Kurdish Militia Group – the same group that Ankara blamed for the deadly suicide bombing this week. Turkey has blamed the Syrian Kurdish Militia Group (YPG) for the suicide car bomb attack on Wednesday that killed 28 people, most of which … Read entire article »

Filed under: Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, NATO, NATTO, Opinion, Politics, Terrorism, Turkey, USA, violence, World

یہ رانگ نمبر ہے خان صاحب‎

یہ رانگ نمبر ہے خان صاحب‎

تحریر: عماد ظفر ہم اس ملک سے تعلق رکھتے ہیں جہاں گزشتہ ایک دہائی میں قریب 70ہزار سے زائد افراد دہشت گردی کا شکار ہو کر لقمہ اجل بن چکے ہیں۔ سیکیورٹی فورسز کے جوان ہوں یا سکولوں یونیورسٹیوں میں جانے والے معصوم طلباء۔ ان سب کو دہشت گردوں نے بدترین طریقے سے قتل کیا۔اتنا خون بہنے اتنی غارت و قتل گری کے بعد بھی ،دنیا میں شاید ہی کوئی ایسی قوم ہو جو دل ہی … Read entire article »

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

TTP Confronts Balochistan

TTP Confronts Balochistan

By Najeeb Kakar The arrival of the New Year 2016 has brought a gigantic and an unprecedented waves of violence and terror. Indeed, the terrorist assaults were allegedly reported as the religious terrorism and instigated by the Tehrik – i – Taliban Pakistan (TTP) in Balochistan. Thus, around 42 people comprising of police and FC personnel have been palpably killed in numerous terrorist attacks in Quetta city and its outskirts. However, this act of terrorism has … Read entire article »

Filed under: Army, baluchistan, Civil Service, Northern Areas, Opinion, Pak Tea House, Pakistan, peace, People's Pakistan, Politics, Taliban, Zarb-E-Azb

طالبان اور دہشت گردی پر آدھا تیتر آدھا بٹیر بنی ہماری قوم کب سیکھے گی ؟

طالبان اور دہشت گردی پر آدھا تیتر آدھا بٹیر بنی ہماری قوم کب سیکھے گی ؟

نوٹ: پاک ٹی ہاؤس بلاگ آزادیِ اظہار پر یقین رکھتا ہے۔ یاد رہے کہ مصنف کے خیالات سے ادارے کا متفق ہونا ضروری نہیں۔ ایڈیٹر تحریر: رخشان میر آپکا کمزور ہونا اتنا خطرناک نہیں جتنا کے آپکا کنفیوز ہونا خطرناک ثابت ہو سکتا ہے۔ میں کچھ مہینوں سے پاک افغان تعلقات کا مطالعہ کر رہا ہوں پر کوئی نتیجہ اخذ نہیں ہو پا رہا۔ ہر کتاب ، ہر کالم ، ہر نیوز سٹوری اک الگ ہی منظر … Read entire article »

Filed under: Afghanistan, Al Qaeda, Army, Opinion, Pak Tea House, Taliban, Terrorism, Urdu

NAP- without Abdul Aziz

NAP- without Abdul Aziz

By Dr Muhammad Hassan Auj The National Action Plan failed to deliver in the areas associate with religious extremism and is fizzling out in the air. Though its efforts should be applauded to whatever success it has made, but it failed to strike in the areas that were crucially needed. Eyebrows will be raised and questions will be asked to the one implementing NAP, not on the attack of Bacha Khan University and Charsadda where 21 … Read entire article »

Filed under: Afghanistan, Army, Constitution, Corruption, Islamabad, Opinion, Pak Tea House, Pakistan

IN THE LOVE OF PROPHET by JDC

IN THE LOVE OF PROPHET by JDC

By Dr. Muhammad Hassan Auj   I was compelled by my pen to produce this after the glorification of Mr. Mumtaz Qadri as a nationwide hero which was a stab to the Islam I believe in, humanity I strive for. Do terrorism and justice ever dwell together? Can extremism and harmony ever be tuned with each other? Will the transformation from Barbarian society to a humane civilization ever complete? Till when will the saviors of the nation … Read entire article »

Filed under: Hinduism, History, human rights, Islam, Islam for Peace, Islamic Holy Book Quran, Islamism, Opinion, Pak Tea House, Pakistan, Terrorism, violence, war

قصہ ایک دیوانے کا

قصہ ایک دیوانے کا

تحریر: عبید الله خان ایک دفعہ کا ذکر ہے کہ کسی بستی میں ایک شخص رہا کرتا تھا ۔ اسکا اپنا گھر تھا جس میں وہ اسکے بچے رہا کرتے تھے۔ آخر اسکا انتقال ہوا اور گھر کا بٹواراہوا۔ بڑا بھائی چالاک اور طاقتور تھا جبکہ چھوٹا کمزور تھا۔ گھر کی تقسیم ہوئے تو بڑے نے اپنی چالاکی سے چھوٹے کے کچھ حصے پر قبضہ کرلیا۔ لیکن وہ اسی مکان میں رہنے پر مجبور تھے۔ لہٰذا … Read entire article »

Filed under: Afghanistan, Al Qaeda, Army, Opinion, Pak Tea House, Pakistan, Taliban, Terrorism, Urdu