An unbelievably apt protest struts the centre of Islamabad

Staff at the capital’s Lal Masjid found themselves in an unexpected situation on Thursday evening when a large number of civil society activists, politicians and students arrived at the mosque chanting slogans against the chief cleric and lighting candles as part of a vigil.

The candlelight vigil and protest was organised in response to a . . . → Read More: An unbelievably apt protest struts the centre of Islamabad

Undertaking an unconventional path with art

“Find what you love and let it kill you.”

“I stumbled upon this quote by the German-born American writer Charles Bukowski at a very crucial stage of my life,” Naveen Shakil explains.

Caught between an inherent desire to create or pursue a more conventional path in life, Bukowski’s words came as a clear flash to . . . → Read More: Undertaking an unconventional path with art

Public transport owners ignore PTI’s call in Faisalabad

Activists of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf and the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-N confronted each other here on Sunday as the textile city braced itself for a tense Monday declared by the former as the venue for launching its ‘Plan C’ protests against alleged vote fraud.

The PTI has announced its plan to paralyse the city and later . . . → Read More: Public transport owners ignore PTI’s call in Faisalabad

Karachi – Ideas 2014 an eye opener for the world

Dunya News – PM Nawaz lauds Ministry of Defence… by dunyanews

Prime Minister (PM) Nawaz Sharif inaugurated the 8th International Defence Exhibition and Seminar IDEAS 2014 on Monday at Expo centre in Karachi and said that defence production of Pakistan has opened the eyes of international world.

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26th Nov 2014 – Foreign Policy updates

Pakistani media mogul sentenced for purported blasphemy

On Tuesday Mir Shakeel-ur-Rehman, the owner of Geo News, Pakistan’s largest media group, was sentenced to 26 years in jail for airing a program that showed people dancing to a song about the wedding of the Prophet Muhammad’s daughter (Reuters). The charges were brought against ur-Rehman after the . . . → Read More: 26th Nov 2014 – Foreign Policy updates

24th Nov 2014 – Foreign Policy updates

U.S. President Barack Obama accepted Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s invitation on Friday to be the guest of honor at India’s 66th Republic Day Parade on January 26, 2015 in New Delhi (WSJ,Reuters, NDTV). Modi — @narendramodi — tweeted: “This Republic Day, we hope to have a friend over… invited President Obama to be the . . . → Read More: 24th Nov 2014 – Foreign Policy updates

Why does Nawaz Sharif want his own car at the SAARC summit

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has rejected the use of a bulletproof car provided by rival India for next week’s summit of South Asian leaders in Kathmandu, a Nepalese official said Monday.

Sharif “will be bringing his own car… all other vehicles for (visiting) heads of countries have come from India”, said foreign ministry spokesman . . . → Read More: Why does Nawaz Sharif want his own car at the SAARC summit

How USA was trapped in the Israel’s creation crime

“Prodigiously documented… Alison Weir must be highly commended for throwing such a brilliantly hard light on the relationship between the United States and Israel. I hope this marvelous book gets all the attention it deserves.” – Ambassador Andrew Killgore, Publisher, Washington Report on Middle East Affairs.

Soon after WWII, US statesman Dean Acheson warned that . . . → Read More: How USA was trapped in the Israel’s creation crime

Only The Longest Thread – An immersive and riveting journey through the Eureka moments in Physics

Tasneem Zehra Husain is a writer, educator, and Pakistan’s first female string theorist. She holds a PhD from Stockholm University and did post-doctoral research at Harvard University. Husain is fascinated by scientific theories, how we engage with them, and how they change us. She explores these themes in her fiction and nonfiction writing, her popular talks, . . . → Read More: Only The Longest Thread – An immersive and riveting journey through the Eureka moments in Physics

Apple’s Cook says he’s proud to be gay

(By Abby Ohlheiser) “I’m proud to be gay, and I consider being gay among the greatest gifts God has given me,” Apple CEO Tim Cook wrote in a Bloomberg Businessweek essay, discussing his sexual orientation for the first time in public.

Now that Cook has come out, some people and groups who oppose LGBT rights have spoken . . . → Read More: Apple’s Cook says he’s proud to be gay