Opinions

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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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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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. Controversial TV anchor has been caught in another controversy after alleged marriage with a lady associated with media industry probably his second wife. Contesting from NA-245 Karachi on a PTI ticket,...

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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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Reham Khan’t

By: | Muhammad Ali Azlan |   Reham kicked off her career at the BBC after studying a postgraduate course ‘in Broadcast Journalism at North Lindsay College’, in Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire, according to her own official website. However, according to officials at North Lindsey, it has never offered such a course, but that is a whole other can of worms, for now we...

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Online Cab-Hailing, The big swindle

By: | Muhammad Ali Azlan |   I have been pushed to write this article after detailed interviews with at least 8 cab hailing service 'captains' and listening to their grievances. The metropolis has been plagued with a dearth of public transport for a few decades now, one of the largest countries in the world and the biggest and most...

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Daughters Of Kashmir

 By | Umm-e-Tehniyat |   ASIFA BANO – a little nomad Muslim girl went to bring back grazing horses one evening, and never returned. Her parents were unaware that their missing 8 year old is facing physical torture and rape by the hands of Hindu zealots. They found her after three days lying in the jungle. The death of this innocent...

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Nawaz Sharif seeks justice for ‘Mumbai Attacks’

By: | Muhammad Ali Azlan |   Chaos and fear continues to haunt India as the poor continue to pay with their flesh and blood, for a senseless war that has been imposed on them by the followers of a violent ideology. With rampant news of continued atrocities in Indian Occupied Kashmir and the appalling state of affairs that the...

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Generational Warfare for dummies: Pakistan’s inefficiency to understand and tackle

By: | Muhammad Ali Azlan |   The concept of four "generations" in the history of modern warfare was created by a team of United States analysts, including William S. Lind, for the purpose of an argument for "the changing face of war" entering into a "fourth generation". First-generation warfare refers to Ancient and Post-classical battles fought with massed manpower,...

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The Need for Acceptance of Love Marriage in Our Society

By: |Areesha Anwer| (Department of International Relations, University of Karachi) Doesn't it sound bizarre if one day a stranger comes to you and asks if you both could live together for the rest of your lives as partners? Well, astonishingly I am talking about one of the most common norms of our society prevailing since forever – arranged marriage. As children,...

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The Enigma of Dr. Abdus Salam

By: | Muhammad Ali Azlan |   Published on: Jan 29, 2017    “I was born in the country town of Jhang, then part of British India, now Pakistan, in 1926. My father was a teacher and educational official in the Department of Education and my mother was a housewife. I had 6 brothers and 1 sister. My family was by...

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The plight of ‘Hazara’ community persists amid two competing narratives

By: |Syed Tazmeen Javed| While penning down this brief article of mine,  I chose to display a picture from the Facebook history archive, January 2013, showing a child protesting against the targeted persecution against the Hazara community, calling upon the former  eighth Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon from January 2007 to December 2016, to address the inhumanity committed continuously...

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ICC Champions trophy victory against India last year, just became sweeter

By: | Muhammad Ali Azlan & Waqas Arain |   The 180 run mammoth victory by Pakistan over a much stronger India left 1.3 billion people stunned and shattered and on the other side of the border a nation of 200 million danced in ecstasy and were overjoyed on the occasion, Pakistan had defeated their arch nemesis India in a humiliating fashion...

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