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PM Imran Khan Your Last Chance!

By: |Syed Tazmeen Javed| Prime Minister Imran Khan rose to power on July 25th, 2018 with lot of hopes, aspirations bestowed upon him by the people of Pakistan. He sworn in as the premier on 18th August, 2018 vowing to bring visible changes for Pakistan and its inhabitants. He based his government performance over the ground of upcoming 100 days,...

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Will public hanging of one culprit save other kids from the same fate?

BY: Abdul Moiz Malik The dead body of 7-years old Zainab was found in a heap of trash. She was molested and then murdered. The incident raged the people. Violent protests erupted in Kasur as it was 12th case of this kind in a year. This incident ignited the debate on how safe are our kids? What should be done?...

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How many Zainab’s will it take?

By: |Abdul Moiz Malik| Societies are plagued with elements that can’t be termed as humans. Every now and then these vile elements exploit the innocence of our people to satisfy their putrid appetite. The result is what we called crimes. Crimes are everywhere, In every society. There is a chasm between good and bad. Crimes can be very heinous. But,...

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Yes, Palestinians are oppressed but, what about Yemenis?

By: Abdul Moiz Malik Pakistani public, government, media, political parties and establishment have unanimously stood with Jerusalem, denouncing US President Donald Trump's action to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital. Infact, the whole Muslim world has criticized Donald Trump's move and have been in concordance that this move will disrupt region’s peace. Palestinians have long faced oppression against the hand of...

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Batting for peace: Why is Indo-Pak cricket diplomacy not working?

By: Waqas Jawaid This is the land of a nation which did not close eyes even in its worst circumstances. This is about a nation that foresaw light at the end of every tunnel with its sheer commitment, contentment, hard work and self belief. This is a tale of passion of a nation whose hearts beat for the game called...

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Pakistan’s Redemption: Saying ‘No More’ to Trump

For Pakistan, the year 2018 started with this tweet. The United States has foolishly given Pakistan more than 33 billion dollars in aid over the last 15 years, and they have given us nothing but lies & deceit, thinking of our leaders as fools. They give safe haven to the terrorists we hunt in Afghanistan, with little help. No more!...

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Are we all Sharukh Jatoi?

Sharukh Jatoi was allowed to go home after an affidavit was presented in the court the signed by the slain Shahzaib Khan’s father that he has forgiven the convicts in the name of Allah and that he no longer wishes to pursue the case. Subsequently, a powerful wadera was freed even after murdering in cold blood. It caused immense furore...

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PTI has become everything they said they won’t become

Ali Tareen, the son of Jehangir Khan Tareen will contest the by-elections on the seat left vacant by the disqualification of his father. There is no wrong in a son filling up the boots of his father or choosing the same occupation as his father. But, the problem lies in our political system where dynasties rule on the basis of...

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Bhutto’s demise and Zardari’s rise

People were optimistic. They knew someone is coming back who’ll raise a voice for them. Rapturous, they were looking forward to her return. Benazir Bhutto was coming back. In October 2017, Benazir Bhutto came back to Pakistan after 11 years in self-exile. She came back to her people who were eager to welcome her. The adulation was ubiquitous. It was...

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If Quaid comes back to life and heads out for a stroll

By: | Abdul Moiz Malik | This year, we’ll commemorate Quaid’s 141th birthday. Had he been alive, what he would have seen in the country he created? Let’s imagine the resurrection of Quaid.  He walks out of his grandiose mausoleum and what’ll greet him? Couples eloping near his resting place treating it like a place for leisure and excursion. Massive ditches...

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Misuse of Blasphemy laws and Religious exploitation

FIA submitted a report in Islamabad High Court that it was unable to find any evidence of blasphemy being committed by the bloggers who were alleged to have committed this crime. These bloggers, Waqas Goraya, Salman Haider, Asim Saeed, and Ahmed Raza Naseer were abducted earlier this year. Initially it was being treated as another case of forced disappearance. Their...

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(Part 3) Civilian Dictators, Dictatorial Democrats, and Bangladesh

By: | Muhammad Ali Azlan |   PART 1 PART 2 Capitalizing on West Pakistani fears of East Pakistani separatism, Bhutto demanded that Sheikh Mujib form a coalition with the PPP. The Agartala Conspiracy Case was a sedition case in Pakistan during the Ayub Regime against Awami League, brought by the government of Pakistan in 1968 against Sheikh Mujibur Rahman,...

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Australia defying expectations and Starc’s ‘ball of the century’

If something that encapsulates the current Ashes’ outcome, it is the ball bowled by Mitchell Starc to James Vince on the fourth day of Perth test. A peach of the delivery bowled from round the stump pitching on middle stump, straightened up to castle Vince’s off stump leaving a bewildered Vince just stare at the pitch in shock. On any...

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It is not creativity, but a ‘non serious’ attitude mixed with religious sentiments in recitals

By: |Syed Tazmeen Javed| Recitals are the purest form of expression of Love that one could express while reciting anything that hold sanctity. Known as 'Religious Hymns' among Christians,  'Bhajan' in Hindu literature; whereas in Islam it is more sensitive and delicate. My hands may be shaking to the extreme that could cause dissents for the readers but let speak...

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(Part 2) Civilian Dictators, Dictatorial Democrats and Bangladesh

By: | Muhammad Ali Azlan |   PART 1 Bhutto was not a common man. He didn’t come from a common family and nor did he have common upbringing. He was born with a silver spoon in his mouth and hailed from a prominent political family with his father being the last diwan (prime minister) of the state of Junagadh,...

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Civilian Dictators, Dictatorial Democrats and Bangladesh (Part 1)

By: | Muhammad Ali Azlan | Dictatorships are often unexpected. They have arisen among prosperous, educated and cultured people who seemed safe from a dictatorship – in Europe, Asia and South America. Consider Germany, one of the most paradoxical and dramatic cases. During the late 19th century, it was widely considered to have the best educational system in the world....

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Reciting from the heart is reason of success for Nadeem Sarwar

By: |Syed Tazmeen Javed| Nadeem Sarwar! An Elegy reciter, who is renowned for his unparalleled recitation and has spread his voice all over the Muslim world. What could be said about this man that gave more than 3 decades for reciting for  Prophet Muhammad(PBUH), the Ahlulbayt(AS) and Imam Hussain(AS) in particular. Why I am writing this? Because he deserves accolade,...

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