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Nishwa seeks Justice

By: |Syed Tazmeen Javed| Negligence may be forgiven. But criminal negligence which affects human life is always detested and condemned in every sensitive world. From the administration to the high level government officials, the criminal negligence is condemned and with swift, timely action, the grievances and grief of affected parties are mitigated. But here in Pakistan it is a complete...

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Muniba Mazari – Frida Kahlo’s Soul Lives On

Muniba Mazhari - The Iron Lady of Pakistan https://youtu.be/LIF5BnugxYM I was emotionally wrenched after listening to Muniba’s story, I managed to hold in my tears and ponder over her strength and courage on the verge of tears, I realized that the details to her story resemble one of my favourite painters: Frida Kahlo. I was astonished on how two women’s...

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A New Arabia, evolving Persia: Friendships, trade, ‘moderate’ Islam and espionage

By: | Muhammad Ali Azlan | The article was originally published on 26/10/17 Saudi Arabia’s crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, has vowed to "return" the country to “moderate Islam” and asked for global support to transform the hardline kingdom into an open society that empowers citizens and lures investors. Welcome to a new Islam being created in the Saudi kingdom....

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The Crypto Bitcoin Boom, Fact from Fiction

What is Bitcoin? It is a digital currency that is not backed up by the government. It uses peer to peer network. Bitcoin is used through digital wallets and it is not linked to any bank. Bitcoin is a risky investment, its price increases and decreases. The rising price of bitcoins is leading to a lot of questions that if...

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It’s about power, not sexuality. It’s an isolating feeling: Priyanka on Weinstein Controversy

The 35 year old Bollywood and Hollywood actress who is currently busy shooting the third season of Quantico finally comes forward with her views on sexual harassment and confirms that you can find a 'Weinstein' wherever you turn your head. "There is not just 'a Harvey Weinstein' in Hollywood, there are many. It happens everywhere." Priyanka Chopra is a strong...

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The drones are back to haunt the Af-Pak region

US drones on Friday fired missiles near Pak-Afghan border, killing at least 12 people and destroying six militant hideouts. It was the fifth such attack in as many days. At least 41 people including Jamaat-ul-Ahrar chief Umar Khalid Khorasani have been killed in the drone attacks. Senior militant commander Asad Afridi has emerged as the favorite to become the new...

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Verna Trailer Released Starring Mahira Khan-The Yay or Nay Review

A lot of hype is trolled over the success of Shoaib Mansoor’s movies due to his previous successful directions of BOL and Khuda K Liye. With the recent release of Verna’s trailer we can depict that the film revolves around the issue of female oppression. The film casts Mahira Khan and Haroon Shahid as the lead roles with Zarrar as...

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Accountability of the Sharifs amid unfolding events

By each unfolding event, it is becoming apparent that the Sharifs are in intense pressure. Nawaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz and her spouse famously known for his inflammatory speech against Ahmedis,  Captain(R) Safdar is in jeopardy as the accountability court indicted them for Aveneue Field references and Azzezia Paper Mill. Nawaz managed to escape the proceedings as his wife Begum Kulsoom...

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Harvey Weinstein: From Hollywood honcho to sexual fiend and Pakistan’s sexual harassment woes

'Sexual harassment '  in any form is unwanted and undesirable sexual behavior  that is intimidating, offensive and unpleasant . It affects people in many ways  and it's against the law. Both men or women can become sufferers of sexual harassment. If you feel  intimidation, fear, or pain when someone is harassing you then this will be considered as sexual assault....

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Foreign Minister Khwaja Asif’s tumultuous US visit continues

Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif has dismissed “hollow allegations” and claims by a number of US officials about his Pakistan's possible collusion with terrorist groups wreaking havoc in neighboring Afghanistan. Washington has long been chiding Islamabad for not doing enough to curb militant groups like the Taliban. “You want us to sniff them out, we will do that. You...

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Knife bearing maniac on the loose in Karachi

A rather ridiculous series of events have recently left parents and women in fear, a motorcycle riding, knife bearing maniac has been seen attacking women on the streets at random leaving them bruised and then rushing away on his motorcycle. The motive of the attacker is yet to be determined and varying news about his identity are doing the rounds...

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Quaid-E-Azam, The great leader

By: | Muhammad Ali Azlan |   Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah was one of the greatest Muslim personalities of the sub-continent. He was a recognized leader of one hundred million Muslims of the subcontinent. His political life spread over many decades which had assured the Muslim of India of his astuteness, sincerity, courage audacity, perseverance and his proficiency in the...

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Lest we forget, The great Indian sabotage

By: | Muhammad Ali Azlan |   On the midnight of 18-19 February 2007, India-Pakistan Samjhota Express train was bombed in which 68 Pakistani nationals were killed. A Hindu extremist leader Swami Aseemanand, a leader of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) confessed to his involvement in the vile act. On 1 July 2009, the US Department of Treasury designated Arif Qasmani...

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Lest we forget, Samjhota Express

By: | Muhammad Ali Azlan |   On the midnight of 18-19 February 2007, India-Pakistan Samjhota Express train was bombed in which 68 Pakistani nationals were killed. A Hindu extremist leader Swami Aseemanand, a leader of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) confessed to his involvement in the vile act. On 1 July 2009, the US Department of Treasury designated Arif Qasmani...

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What’s cooking? Delhi in trumps National Security Council

By: | Muhammad Ali Azlan |   The appointment of Brigadier-General Robin Fontes as senior director for India, Pakistan and Central Asia at the NSC came a day after Trump's national security adviser (NSA) Michael Flynn resigned amid controversy, worrying India. Flynn was the only cabinet-ranking member of the Trump administration who had met his Indian counterpart, NSA Ajit Doval,...

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What’s Cooking? America First (Background)

By: | Muhammad Ali Azlan |   A continuation of the Hudson Institute Policy papers, 'In March 2009, then-President Barack Obama defined his top priority as being to disrupt, dismantle and defeat the Al-Qaeda infrastructure in Pakistan, which posed an imminent and significant threat to the United States and its allies. The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) was the lead element...

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What’s cooking? A New U.S. Approach to Pakistan

By: | Muhammad Ali Azlan |   Husain Haqqani & Lisa Curtis jointly authored a policy paper at the Hudson institute, following are the highlights, the complete paper could be read online on their official website. 'The new Trump Administration must review its policies toward Pakistan in order to more effectively contain, and eventually eliminate, the terrorist threats that continue...

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