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End this discrimination

By Ali Saif Recent incidents of racism in USA and rest of the world have not happened by chance or accidental in nature actually such incidents were expected. President of US, Barack Obama is right when he says that massacre at historic African-American church in Charleston in South Carolina is racism and that racism still haunts the United States. He has also warned that people of US have to be vigilant since it still lingers and when it is poisoning the minds of young people, it betrays our ideals and tears our democracy apart. No doubt that they have made great progress in terms of strict legislation on racism but still it haunts United States. Actually dynamics of the population have changed, since last century world has entered into the age of urbanization and cosmopolitanism … Read entire article »

Filed under: Democracy, Free Speech, human rights, Identity, Pak Tea House, Pakistan, Society, urban

A Tale of Two Sermons

A Tale of Two Sermons

By Ahmad Faruqui First there was the ‘Eid sermon which began at 9:30 am. As the congregational service at a small town Fairgrounds ended, three of us stood up and moved to a shaded area with chairs, tables and tents. The sun was beating down on us mercilessly and the day had just begun. We were no longer officially in the congregation but the post-prayer sermon was audible. Another friend joined us and we began to chat among ourselves, … Read entire article »

Filed under: Islam for Peace, Pak Tea House, Pakistan, Religion, Terrorism

امریکہ ایران ڈیل۔۔۔ پاکستان کو سبق حاصل کرنا چاہیے

امریکہ ایران ڈیل۔۔۔ پاکستان کو سبق حاصل کرنا چاہیے

تحریر: محمد شعیب عادل امریکہ اور یورپ کی ایران کے ساتھ ڈیل پر سوشل میڈیا میں ایک کمنٹ آیا کہ ’’چالیس سال تک مرگ بر امریکہ کا نعرہ لگانے والوں نے بالاخر اسی سے سمجھوتہ کر لیا لیکن چالیس سالوں میں مذہب کے نام پر ایک نسل کو ختم کردیا‘‘۔ کچھ نے کہا کہ ماضی کو کوسنے کی بجائے اب ہمیں آگے کی طرف دیکھنا چاہیے اور اس معاہدے کا خیر مقدم کرنا چاہیے۔ لیکن کیا … Read entire article »

Filed under: Democracy, Iran, Islamism, Pak Tea House, Pakistan, Terrorism, Urdu, USA

جرم بولتا ہے

جرم بولتا ہے

تحریر: ابن اظہر جرم بولتا ہے اوراس کی آواز چاہے کتنی خفیف کیوں نہ ہو، اگر قانون اندھا ہونے کے ساتھ ساتھ بہرہ نہیں ہے تو یہ آواز سن لیتا ہے. جرم اپنی لمبی ٹانگوں سے کتنی ہی قلانچیں کیوں نا بھر رہا ہو قانون کے لمبے ہاتھ اس تک پہنچ کر ہی رہتے ہیں……. اگر وہ پہنچنا چاہیں.سارا کھیل نیت ، ارادے اور اس پر بروقت عمل کرنے کا ہے.فی زمانہ جس معاشرے میں ہم … Read entire article »

Filed under: Corruption, Pak Tea House, Pakistan, Society, Urdu, USA

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