Archive for 'April,2014'

Assassination attempt on Hamid Mir: an analysis

Assassination attempt on Hamid Mir: an analysis

By Akbar Jan Marwat   The dastardly murder attempt on prominent anchor and media man Hamid Mir, as on Ruza Rumi before him, is symptomatic of the failure of the state and its institutions, to provide [...]

The Anatomy of Musharaf’s Trial

The Anatomy of Musharaf’s Trial

By Akber Jan Marwat   Gen Musharaf’s trial for high treason; according to article six of the constitution, for violating the constitution for the second time in November 2007, is indeed a very significant development in [...]

طالبان کا اسلام پر احسان عظیم

طالبان کا اسلام پر احسان عظیم

تحریر: ٹیپو یوسفزئی کہتے ہیں کہ خدا نے دنیا میں کوئی چیز بھی بے فائدہ پیدا نہیں کی۔ تاہم جتنی بھی خطرناک چیزیں پیدا کی ہیں انکی کوئی تو بہتری بھی ہوگی۔ ہم تو کہتے ہیں [...]

Secularism as a model for Pakistan

Secularism as a model for Pakistan

By Aamir Butt There are arguments in favour and against Pakistan being an Islamic republic.  Some of the arguments take strength from the Pakistan movement. I don’t think such arguments can be applied to justify the [...]

History of Democracy

History of Democracy

By Aamir Butt   Historically democracy was established in Greek city states, most notably in Athens in the 5th century BC. The concept of an ideal democracy was based on the following requirements:   1. The [...]

Prostitution ring in UAE part 2

Prostitution ring in UAE part 2

By Timotheus Paul I have been acquainted with variety of multi-cultured dances. I am not too  familiar with the ABC of dance but yet I can distinguish the categories of dance. I was thinking of how [...]

22 years to the happiest day for Pakistan cricket

22 years to the happiest day for Pakistan cricket

By Nayyar Afaq Just a few days ago, 25th March marked the 22nd anniversary of one of the happiest days for the nation – the enthralling victory in the cricket world cup 1992. Those were different [...]

Iqbal and Faiz

Iqbal and Faiz

By Aamir Butt   All humans go through various phases during their lives, their thoughts, ideas and philosophy changes according to which phase they are in. It is not uncommon what our thoughts were at 20 [...]

A Friendly Cricket Match

A Friendly Cricket Match

By Akbar Jan Marwat   Breaking news has just come in, that the Taliban Cricketing Shoora has accepted the invitation of the Interior Minister, for a friendly cricket match, between the Taliban and the Government teams. [...]