Why we don’t say sorry (Dawn)

SORRY is the five letter word seldom used in Pakistani Society. What does it mean? It means that the person is apologising for something which he/she has done wrong. Accepting the mistake is not in the popular value system of Pakistan, instead those who are in power lack this virtue the most. Let’s see some […]

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Religious Extremism Cannot Be Countered Through Bigotry

Pakistan’s capital-Islamabad has been under-siege now for 22 days. A lot of time was spent on trying to reason out with the unreasonable leadership of Tehreek-e-Labbaik Ya Rasool Allah (TLYR). Having done that the government finally launched an operation on November 25, against the protesting members of this organisation to break the siege of the […]

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Accepting Pakistan’s mistakes made our case more convincing

In the din of the Panama leak case the focus from the real issue is being shouted down by many hyper nationalist; politicians and the media pundits. To me the real issue is that for the first time an elected government has declared that it`s time for introspection to find out what was wrong with […]

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Youth and Terrorism

How educated youth are attracted to militant groups For the last many years it’s the same basic question: why militant Islamic organistions are finding it easy to influence even educated civilian and military people? Every time we discussed this issue the government pledges that it is going to develop an anti-extremism narrative and check the […]

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BB Assassination case Act II starts

After 10 years the Benazir Bhutto assassination case was decided by the Anti-Terrorist Court. But it seems that the 10 year long proceedings were just the act one of this tragic drama.  The act two has already started as the two senior police officers who were convicted for the dereliction of duty have filed the […]

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Deliver Afghan Taliban on the negotiation table or face the music

President Trump brashly shifted much of the blame for the US troubles in Afghanistan on Pakistan.  While he may be right to some extent, the United States should not forget that it unleashed the terrorist organisations and gave them a Jihad in Afghanistan when it suited them in the 80s. So today, if we have […]

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Newsline Article

In Pakistan’s short 70-year history, military dictators ruled the country directly, for 33 years. Even when the military was not in power, its long shadow haunted civilian governments, who accused them of keeping all political dispensations unstable through covert intrigues, and hindering the democratic evolution of the country. General Ayub Khan abrogated the 1956 Constitution […]

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