Challenges to the future of Pakistan

                   Islam was exploited during the British Raj to drive a wedge between the masses of India on communal basis to serve the interest of the Muslim elite and middle class. That is why the religious leadership continues to insist that ‘Ideology of Pakistan’ was to implement Islamic laws and Shari’a. At the same time […]

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Need for deterent punishments for IPR violations

If master ghazal singer Mehdi Hassan’s records and cassettes were not pirated, he wouldn’t have needed anybody’s help today when he is on the sickbed. He would have been a millionaire in dollar terms through his earnings from the royalty. He is not an isolated case. Many singers, musicians, writers, film and TV play producers […]

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In the two states tug of war the Kashmiris bleed

In the two states tug of war the Kashmiris bleed States are heartless creatures. The ruling establishments claim that their policies are to serve the people but more often in practice these are hollow claims. People’s benefit is only the byproduct of some of the policies of the states ruling classes. Many a time’s right […]

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Win hearts and minds of the MQM voters

A friend quipped recently “what the establishment of Pakistan couldn’t do to MQM, perhaps a bottle of Johnnie Walker did it.” That was the lighter side of this show. Whether the MQM godfather was drunk on his brand of alcohol or not cannot be said with certainty as this statement is hearsay. But one thing […]

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What’s wrong with the Sindh governments?

What’s wrong with the Sindh governments? The induction of the new Sindh government is now complete, hopefully. By any standard a large cabinet was sworn in to aid the new and young Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah who has replaced the octogenarian man for all seasons Qaim Ali Shah. Stanford educated Murad Ali Shah is […]

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Terrorism and Turkey

  Islamist terrorists are fighting the windmill Relentless attacks by the Islamic terrorists have rocked the world. In 2016 alone there have been 1272 terrorist attacks killing over 11,772 people across the world. In the ongoing month of July, 39 Islamic terrorist attacks were reported in 13 countries taking a toll of 615 lives and […]

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Katyal a peace harbinger is no more

Kumar Krishan Katyal who passed away last week at a Delhi hospital after a brief ailment was a gentleman journalist. He had the knack of asking tough questions without raising his voice and being rude to an interviewee unlike most of the television journalists these days. Perhaps it was because he believed that a journalist […]

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