Restless soul of Asma will never be at rest

   R.I.P. is the cryptic note one reads on thousands of social media reactions on The Asma Jahangir demise. I wonder whether the restless soul – if there is one – of Asma will ever be at rest as long as there are people whose human rights and religious rights are threatened by the state […]

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Paigham e Pakistan – The Islamic counter narrative

Better late than never. The government has finally managed to get a unanimous FATWA from over 1800 Islamic religious leaders which was named “Paigham-e-Pakistan”. Though late by 3 years it was the big achievement of the government and the military establishment to bring religious scholars and Muftis of all sects of Islam in Pakistan to […]

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Bangladesh was made in 24 years (Daily Times)

24 years of exploitation made Bangladesh Beleaguered Nawaz Sharif  may not be Sadiq and Amin and is facing NAB cases but when he said that we should do some soul-searching the reasons of the breaking of the country and creation of Bangladesh- He was absolutely right. However, some hyper-nationalist pounced on him in the media. […]

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Pakistan US Relations (Dawn)

President Trump’s undiplomatic and harsh tweet regarding Pakistan has provoked fury in the country particularly in the hyper-nationalist politicians and media. The trouble with conducting sophisticated, diplomatic politics through 280 characters is that such tweets gives very terse messages. A short tweet statement cannot give a right perspective to the complex issues but in spite […]

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Karachi Population

What is the real population of Karachi? Sadly there is little respect for statistics in the country thou we are living in the 21st century. This fact is apparent when it comes to holding the National population census, which is so important for all the planning in any country. Coaxed by the Supreme Court the […]

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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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