(By Dr. Zahid Bukhari) Ferguson, a small suburban town in Missouri, has recently earned global fame. The shooting and killing of a black teenager, Michael Brown, by a white police officer, Darren Wilson, on August 9 and the violent street protests afterward, where the State Governor has called the National Guard and imposed midnight . . . → Read More: Racial divide is a real issue in USA
In 1968, the United States military, as part of the infamous Tet Offensive, heavily bombarded a town in Vietnam called Ben Tre. There were heavy civilian casualties and an estimated 550 people were killed and another 1,200 were wounded. What distinguished this battle from others in the Vietnam War was a quote from . . . → Read More: Attack on PTV station
(By Adnan Rehmat) The fiercest political confrontation in some years is playing out in Pakistan. Political ambitions, careers, mandates and jobs are at stake. And the pitched battles, which have spilled over from the realm of sound bites into physical violence, is underpinned by real-time sensationalist rhetoric and hysterical, rebellious narratives. Facilitators of this rhetoric and . . . → Read More: Media’s involvement in Islamabad political crisis
The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has approached the Supreme Court seeking the disqualification of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif under Article 62-F of the Constitution.
The petition was moved by PTI senior leader Ishaq Khan Khakwani under Article 184 (3) of the Constitution. PM Nawaz Sharif and the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) . . . → Read More: PM to face PTI chief in the court
Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah has approved the appointment of another batch of 1,000 retired army soldiers, in addition to the induction of 10,000 police personnel during the current financial year. He was presiding over a meeting at the CM House to review the law and order situation in the province.
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The Punjab Bar Council (PBC) issued a strike call on Sunday when police subjected journalists and protesters to violence on the orders of the government.
Lahore Bar Association (LBA) and Faisalabad Bar Association (FBA) officials said on Sunday that lawyers would observe a strike on Monday against police violence on journalists.
Advocate Asif Chattha said . . . → Read More: Lawyers protest over police brutality against media people
Ghazwa-e-Hind refers to an indoctrinated view of a final apocalyptic war in which India will be conquered by a jihadi army. All soldiers of this army are guaranteed a place in heaven.
This term is freely used in jihadi circles and on the web, but is considered bizarre by . . . → Read More: Should India be worried about Al Qaeda’s inroads
(By Nasir Iqbal) ISLAMABAD: If the trend of toppling governments through agitation becomes the norm, the Supreme Court fears, civil war and chaos may reign in the country.
“There would be chaos and civil war in the country if this trend of mobilising crowd to unseat the government of the day catches on,” observed Justice Anwar . . . → Read More: There will be civil war in the country if trend of revolt catches on: SC
Following two rounds of talks with Federal Ministers Ishaq Dar and Zahid Hamid, Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) chief Dr Tahirul Qadri late on Wednesday night announced that dialogue process with the government has ‘completely failed’.
In a bid to resolve prevailing political stalemate with respect to issues concerning the PAT, Ishaq Dar and Zahid Hamid . . . → Read More: Dialogue process with the government has completely failed: Tahir-ul-Qadri announces revolution day
Muttahida Qaumi Movement Chief Altaf Hussain has asked the federal government to step down if it is not willing to accept “just demands” in the prevailing circumstances.
In a statement issued here on Thursday, he said that he will not be in a position to refuse if the MQM’s coordination committee . . . → Read More: Altaf won’t refuse if his party joins sit ins; Asks government to step down