Opinions

Fanaticism and opportunity, a dirty business amid chaos

By: | Muhammad Ali Azlan |   My blood boils as I write this, this is as much a rant as an informed opinion. The country is in tatters, the Aasia Bibi acquittal aftermath has resulted in an extremely volatile situation in the country, complete media blackout of the protests and skirmishes are being observed, mobile services are suspended in...

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Fanaticism and opportunity, a dirty business amid chaos

By: | Muhammad Ali Azlan |   My blood boils as I write this, this is as much a rant as an informed opinion. The country is in tatters, the Aasia Bibi acquittal aftermath has resulted in an extremely volatile situation in the country, complete media blackout of the protests and skirmishes are being observed, mobile services are suspended in...

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Deathbed and Death-row, the untold story of Taseer

By: | Muhammad Ali Azlan | It’s always been tumultuous times in the mercurial land of Pakistan and we are fortunately or unfortunately (God will decide) again on the precipice of a paradigm shift in the Islamic Republic. Aasia Bibi, 53, who has been death row for eight years, was acquitted by the country's top court on Wednesday morning. Bibi's...

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Why do you ignore Arbaeen?

By: |Syed Tazmeen Javed| I have not seen him with my eyes. But it is as He inspires me while I write down my feelings which are ought to be spread to the larger world. Arbaeen  e Hussain (AS)--- the term does not need any introduction. But alas, the largest gathering of the world is ignored by the main stream...

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Liaquat Ali Khan’s objectives: Tracing Pakistan’s origin

By: | Muhammad Ali Azlan |   Nawabzada Liaquat Ali Khan widely known as Quaid-e-Millat (Leader of the Nation) and Shaheed-e-Millat‬‎ (Martyr of the Nation), was one of the leading founding fathers of Pakistan, statesman, lawyer, and political theorist who became and served as the first Prime Minister of Pakistan; in addition, he also held cabinet portfolio as the first...

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When will we apologize to our minorities?

By: | Abdul Moiz Malik |   When Dr Atif Mian was appointed to the Economic Advisory Council, I knew that it was just a matter of time before his faith causes pandemonium in our society. I was apprehensive that the government will succumb to the uproar and will have to recant its decision. But, when information minister Fawad Chaudhry...

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Refuting 6th September narrative by few skeptical ‘pseudo’ intellectuals

By: Muhammad Tabish Sarfaraz (Masters in International Relations) The day of 6th September had always been a memorable day for me growing up. Special programs were telecast on the state televisions, commemorating the historic war that was fight with arch rival India in 1965. Over time, it came to include all stories about defence of the motherland. There were dramas...

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Beyond controversy, fake degree, secret marriage and hate preaching Aamir Liaquat stands nowhere

By: |Waqas Jawaid Arain|   The self-professed controversial religious scholar and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) member is in hot water once again, seems like he loves walking on thin ice. PTI’s disgruntled MNA Hussain had criticised PM Khan for “not listening to anyone”, as he vented out his anger at being given a cold shoulder by the party’s Karachi chapter as well as...

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Is Najam Sethi quitting as PCB chief?

| By: Waqas Jawaid |   The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) which has emerged as the winning party in general elections 2018 and likely to make government in centre with Imran Khan to become possible prime minister of Pakistan, it seems like Najam Sethi has finally decided to resign as PCB chief. The veteran journalist and PCB chief while giving reply...

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Election Review 2018: In Rebuttals and endorsements

By: |Syed Tazmeen Javed| A youngster and my colleague from Karachi, having vast experience in the field of media,  Muhammad Anas Rehman has come up with his review over the 2018 elections and massive allegations of rigging in the wake of All Parties Conference, seeking probe over the 'Rigging Fiasco', In a video of around 12 minutes uploaded on his...

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Imran the incumbent PM?

By: |Syed Tazmeen Javed| Has Imran's time finally come? The 2018 election with all predictions of deferment, 'technocratic set up' put aside, is hardly a day away, as we are going to witness a continuous transition of democratic power third time in a row. Two parties, Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) and Pakistan People's Party (PPP) which have ruled Pakistan faces...

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GHQ not behind Nawaz’s ouster as narrative more thrives on status quo mentality not knowing anything apart from it

By: | Muhammad Tabish Sarfaraz |(Masters in International Relations from University of Karachi) We all grow up idolizing our elders; parents, siblings, extended families and in few instances even those who are not our blood relatives. For a very long time, they are the ones who shape us; dressing, education and outlook on life even the things that are arbitrary such...

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Our plummeting collective wisdom

By: | Abdul Moiz Malik |   You switch on your TV and you won’t get even a modicum of an idea that 2 days ago, Pakistan was hit with the with its biggest terrorist attack after the traumatic APS attack. What happened in Mastung was so gruesome and horrible that no words would be enough to express the condolences...

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Tough competition expected in 44 NA constituencies as political bigwigs contesting against each other

By: |Waqas Jawaid Arain|   Pakistan gears up to another general elections as only 10 days are remaining in the polls to elect new political party for five years to rule over country. A total of 342 seats up for grabs, out of which 272 are general seats while the remaining 70 are special seats reserved for women and ethnic minority...

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The Panama Limbo, Saga nears it’s end?

By: | Muhammad Ali Azlan |   Just as the court judge  Muhammad Bashir  came into the courtroom, all the lawyers that linked with PML-N 's party entered the room and encircled the judge's bench, their argument was that the security forces that were outside the court,  stopped the lawyers from entering the room. The lawyers tried to disrupt the...

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The conundrum of vote

By: | Abdul Moiz Malik |   Its funny how we used to think in childhood that all your miseries will end once you enter adulthood and things will get sorted by themselves, you just need to grow up. But, only after you enter adulthood, you realize how grandiose a delusion that was. We grow up and our problems get...

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Free and Fair Elections that broke Pakistan

By: | Muhammad Ali Azlan |   On 23 March 1956, Pakistan removed the status of a Dominion of the British Commonwealth and became an Islamic republic after framing its own constitution. Although the first general election were scheduled for early 1959, severe political instability led President Iskander Mirza to abrogate the constitution on 7 October 1958. Mirza imposed martial...

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