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ہمیں خود ہی کچھ کرنا ہوگا: جبران ناصر

ہمیں خود ہی کچھ کرنا ہوگا: جبران ناصر

ملک عمید حالیہ دنوں میں جبران ناصر کے نام سے کون واقف نہیں ہے۔ ان کا نام طالبان کی جانب سے آرمی پبلک اسکول پر 16 دسمبر کو ہوئے حملے کے بعد تب سے سوشل میڈیا اور مین اسٹریم میڈیا میں لیا جانے لگا جب وہ لال مسجد کے خطیب مولوی عبدالعزیز کے طالبان کی مذمت سے انکار کرنے کے خلاف لال مسجد کے سامنے اکیلے ہی احتجاج کرنے کے لیے کھڑے ہوگئے۔ دیکھتے ہی دیکھتے … Read entire article »

Filed under: Activism, Afghanistan, Army, Benazir Bhutto, Citizens, Constitution, Democracy, ISI, Islamism, Kashmir, liberal Pakistan, Opinion, Pak Tea House, Pakistan, Parliament, Politics, Secterainism, secular Pakistan, Society, Terrorism

جبران ناصر کا دورہ امریکہ اور چند مودبانہ گزارشات

جبران ناصر کا دورہ امریکہ اور چند مودبانہ گزارشات

“نوٹ: پاک ٹی ہاؤس انٹرنیٹ پر فکری تبادلۂ کی ایک کھلی اسپیس ہے اور ہم آزادی اظہار پر مکمل یقین رکھتے ہیں نیز ادارے کا کسی بھی لکھاری کے نظریات سے مکمل متفق ہونا ضروری نہیں۔ ہم اپنے قارئین کو دعوت دیتے ہیں کہ وہ کسی بھی تحریر سے متفق نہیں ہیں تو حقائق اور دلائل پر مبنی جواب ہمیں بھیجیں ہم اسے جگه دیں گے۔” محمد شعیب عادل کچھ ماہ پہلے اسلام آباد میں مولانا عبدالعزیز … Read entire article »

Filed under: Army, Citizens, Democracy, ISI, Islamism, Liberal Democratic Pakistan, Opinion, Pakistan, Parliament, Politics, Secterainism, secular Pakistan, Terrorism, USA

On the Road to Bin Laden’s House

On the Road to Bin Laden’s House

By David Peduto   Four years ago today, Osama bin laden was killed in Abbottabad, Pakistan. Then a senior in college, I remember being crowded around a TV in a roomful of classmates as President Obama broke the news to the world. It seemed strange to think that instead of a cave in Afghanistan, the terrorist leader was found in a three-story compound just down the street from Pakistan’s West Point. Even stranger is the fact that … Read entire article »

Filed under: Afghanistan, Al Qaeda, History, Islam for Peace, Pakistan, Terrorism, USA, war

Iran nuclear deal framework announcements on Twitter and Quick Reactions

Iran nuclear deal framework announcements on Twitter and Quick Reactions

Malik Omaid Thursday evening rocked the world with the announcement of agreement on Iran and World powers nuclear deal framework. Formal announcements were made on twitter by world leaders and reactions were made. Pakistani twitterati who were anticipating these talks with great enthusiasm (of course we are neighbours) gave quick reactions. Some of them are below:   Found solutions. Ready to start drafting immediately. — Javad Zarif (@JZarif) April 2, 2015 Big day: #EU, P5+1, and #Iran now have … Read entire article »

Filed under: Iran, Middle East, Twitter, World

A new realism

A new realism

by Saad Hafiz President Obama’s recent visit to India, while ignoring Pakistan, is being seen as a “diplomatic failure of Islamabad”. Failure or not, the visit does warrant a review of the effectiveness of Pakistan’s foreign policy given the changing nature of a state and the realities of the international scene. Generally speaking, a country’s foreign policy is the face that it presents to the rest of the world and should, therefore, be based on a … Read entire article »

Filed under: Afghanistan, Army, India, Opinion, Pakistan, state, Taliban, Terrorism, USA, Zarb-E-Azb

A clarion call

A clarion call

By Shanzeh Iqbal How far lifting the moratorium on death penalty would be effective in curtailing terrorism is a matter of debate now. The executions seen as an antidote to terrorism are discussed by some analysts as a feeble method. They argue that the real terrorist has a genuine faith and is not afraid of death; rather he or she is willing to embrace it. So the death penalty may not act as a strong deterrent. … Read entire article »

Filed under: Afghanistan, Al Qaeda, Army, Pak Tea House, Taliban, Terrorism, violence, war, Zarb-E-Azb

Peace, Volunteerism ,and Youth: Perspectives Pakistan

By Muqeet Tahir Malik Have you ever thought of youth as the building blocks of peace? Why are there plethora of aspirations attached to youth? How does the psychology of youth affect the society? Do you know the significance of volunteering? How to assess productivity of Youth in relation to volunteerism? Do you know the pivotal consanguinity that exists between Peace, and Volunteerism? How can we eradicate terrorism from Pakistan through productive generation? These are imperative pertinent questions that will be covered upon in my essay. Firstly, the idea of social cohesion through volunteering is evident as people always volunteer in groups which means that they are selfless and work together for a common concern. For instance, the program Dream Education for All, headed by Jasir Shahbaz of Lahore university of management sciences … Read entire article »

Filed under: Education, Lahore, Pakistan, peace, youth

Nevada Multi-Ethnic Coalition Candidates’ Forum

Nevada Multi-Ethnic Coalition Candidates’ Forum

October 18, 2014, a candidates’ forum was arranged, at Origin India, by Nevada Multi-ethnic Coalition. More than 250 community members attended to engage with progressive prospective leaders of Nevada. Coalition had members of different  ethnic communities living in Las Vegas. Enthusiasm shown by different communities for engaging with these leaders was really heartening. Forum was organized under the leadership of Mr. Akbar Moten and Dr. Zaffar Iqbal. Mr. Moten worked tirelessly to engage different ethnic communities … Read entire article »

Filed under: Citizens, Pak Tea House, Photos, public policy, USA

Gaza Under Attack

Gaza Under Attack

by Vijay Prashad More than ten days of Israel’s war on Gaza have passed. It has been catastrophic for this small piece of land – and for the Palestinians who live a bare life on that land. On Wednesday, Israeli forces shot at and killed four young boys who were playing hide and seek right in front of the hotel — Al-Deira — that houses the international press (and where many on this list have stayed at … Read entire article »

Filed under: Justice, Middle East, Palestine, peace, violence, war, World

The other side of the operation

The other side of the operation

By Waqas Rafique With Operation Zarb-e-Azb a few days old now, news broadcasts that I get to present these days are dominated with updates on the offensive launched against terrorists and violent extremists that had found safe haven in North Waziristan. In the past, we have been told all such operations have been important and made gains. Be it Operation Rah-e-Rast in South Wazirstan or Rah-i-Nijat, which was the battle for Swat. But we have also seen … Read entire article »

Filed under: Army, Children, Citizens, human rights, Media, North-West Frontier Province, Pakistan, peace, Taliban, Terrorism, violence, war

Reporting in Pakistan- Protecting Journalists in One of the World’s Most Dangerous Countries

Raza Rumi spoke at the New America Foundation with Kati Marton, Peter Bergen and Joel Simon on the dangers of reporting freely in Pakistan. It was a robust discussion and Raza tried his best to add some nuance to the discussion. As he says “Horrible to be the ‘news’ yourself!”. Reporting in Pakistan- Protecting Journalists… by razarumi1 See More … Read entire article »

Filed under: human rights, ISI, Islam, Islamism, journalism, Lahore, liberal Pakistan, Media, Raza Rumi, secular Pakistan, Terrorism, USA, video, violence

Imran Khan’s USA Conundrum

Gohar Qureshi Having read Mr. Imran Khan’s recent statement about TTP, that they do not seek to enforce Shariah in Pakistan rather liberate it from the US war. I might be the only one who supports PTI manifesto for what it is and NOT because Imran Khan leads the party. Being a law abiding Pakistani American it is offensive to come across anti American narrative that Mr. Khan leads his followers with. Has he ever attempted to educate his followers on what led the US war on terror. The youth of today who must have been very young when 9/11 happened have no awareness whatsoever on how tolerant US was and still is. That we could travel domestically in the US without body scans which we were always subjected to flying … Read entire article »

Filed under: Pakistan, Politics, secular Pakistan, Society, Taliban, Terrorism, USA

The Islamization of Pakistan

The Islamization of Pakistan

by Syed Foaad Hassan Quaid-e-Azam in his March 1940 presidential address said “It is extremely difficult to appreciate why our Hindu friends fail to understand the real nature of Islam and Hinduism. They are not religious in the strict sense of the word, but are, in fact, different and distinct social orders; and it is only a dream that the Hindus and Muslims can ever evolve a common nationality. This misconception of one Indian Nation has … Read entire article »

Filed under: Islamism, Jinnah

The Wizards of Langley: Inside CIA’s Directorate of Science and Technology

Ahmad Khan Jeffery T. Richelson is an American author, who has extensively produced literature on the process of intelligence gathering, historical technological up-gradation of intelligence agencies and its impacts on national security in America. He came up with The Wizards of Langley: Inside CIA’s directorate of Science and Technology in which he highlighted a brief history of CIA directorate of Science and Technology (DS &T) under the administration of different individual and CIA’s different aerial and space reconnaissance programs. He gives brief historical accounts of technological genies that resided inside CIA (DS &T). Richelson calls them the wizards of the Langley—the place where CIA headquarters is located— because of their technological and scientific achievements, which enabled CIA to architect an empire of international intelligence gathering. The primary objective of DS &T was to excavate … Read entire article »

Filed under: Al Qaeda, USA

I am Proud to be a Warmonger

Raza Habib Raja Merely two days ago, Hakimullah Mehsud, the head of Tehreek-i-Taliban was killed by a drone. The slain chief was the individual who had repeatedly claimed responsibility for a number of suicide attacks. Moreover, his organization recently also killed a Major General and then proudly posted the video of the assignation on the web. TTP and its various offshoots are also responsible for suicide bombings in shrines whereby the target have been the “infidel” Barelvis. Number of times, their outlawed sister organizations such as Lashkar-e-Janghavi, have killed Shiites and proudly claimed responsibility. And yet when Mr. Mehsud was killed, our media and leading politicians erupted in protests and have constantly labeled it as a deep conspiracy to derail the “peace” process. In social media also, I can see a flurry of … Read entire article »

Filed under: Afghanistan, Taliban