Archive for 'Current Affairs'

Pakistan’s Loss!

Pakistan’s Loss!

This piece is an attempt to show how Pakistan's progress has stalled while Bangladesh, previously East Pakistan, developed economically manifold since its independence in 1971. [...]

Country of Men in Uniform

Country of Men in Uniform

Raza Mahmood Khan, human rights activist and convenor of Aghaz-i-Dosti, initiative of friendship between the youth of India and Pakistan, was whisked away by ‘unidentified persons’ near his workplace in Lahore late last year. Despite, soon [...]

A Plea of the Daughter of a Victim of Enforced Disappearance

A Plea of the Daughter of a Victim of Enforced Disappearance

So just a day before I met this brave girl, Sindhia Abbasi, a gold medalist from NED University desperately is in search of her father Inam Abbasi, who has been missing for more than 230 days. [...]

Another Five Years, Another Transition

Another Five Years, Another Transition

  So, it’s been ten years now PPP has ruled and (mis)governed Sindh and equal number of years PMLN has ruled Punjab. But the difference of governance and development between two provinces is quite obvious. Today, [...]

Protect Our Ahmadi Citizens

Protect Our Ahmadi Citizens

We as #Pakistanis continue to this day ‘hue and cry’ over the 1992 destruction of Babri Masjid at the hands of extremists in India but there remains a ‘collective silence’ across Pakistan over the destruction of it’s own [...]

Pashtoon Tahafuz Movement Visits Karachi

Pashtoon Tahafuz Movement Visits Karachi

By Muhammad Salman Khan I have to say, I am in love with Karachi. Never have I been able to see so many oppressed communities – Pashtuns, Balochs, Sindhis, Urdu speakers and Gilgitis – united against [...]

Democratic deficit in Pakistan

Democratic deficit in Pakistan

By Asif Iqbal Existence of divergent point of views among people in a society regarding any aspect of life is inevitable. Appreciating and recognizing this multiplicity of views is an essential element of a democratic society. [...]

Gaza and the Muslim World

Gaza and the Muslim World

by Asif Iqbal   Saudi crown has given a statement condemning Israeli violence in Gaza as War crimes. The crown seems to be quite moved by civilian casualties in Gaza but it took a total of [...]

The Qadri Saga

The Qadri Saga

  By Akber Jan Marwat If it had not been, for the tragic police action against Manhaj- ul- Qurran head office in Lahore, where more than ten people lost their lives, the whole Qadri affair would [...]

Zarb i Azb

Zarb i Azb

  By Aber Jan Marwat One has to be really grateful to God, that the farcical charade of peace talks with the militants is finally over and full fledged operation against the militants in North Waziristan, [...]