As the Chhattisgarh sterilisation tragedy mounts, the question is where will the accountability lie? In an exclusive interview to NDTV, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh dismissed Congress’s demand for his resignation, saying his resignation or that of the state health minister won’t solve the problem. He said that prima facie it appeared that SOPs . . . → Read More: Indian politicians clear themselves of Chhattisgarh deaths
Amid swelling reports of the Islamic State (IS) rapidly emerging in Pakistan, a most recent meeting in Balochistan between the leadership of Abu Bakar Al Baghdadi-led IS and a splinter group of the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan – Jundallah – has created ripples in the Pakistani establishment circles.
The news about the meeting between the delegations of . . . → Read More: Should Pakistani leadership wake up to the IS developments
Imran Khan says PTI won’t remain peaceful after Nov 30 rally in Islamabad
Apparently frustrated by the fact that their three-month-long agitation against the government of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has failed in achieving their primary objective – the prime minister’s resignation –Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan and his close ally Sheikh Rashid . . . → Read More: PTI won’t remain peaceful after November 30 rally in Islamabad: Imran Khan
Opposing calls for repealing the blasphemy law, Pakistan Ulema Council chairman Hafiz Tahir Ashrafi has suggested that instead those misusing the law should be given the punishment prescribed for its violators.
Referring to IS posters and wall-chalking being reported in suburban areas of the provincial metropolis, he describes it as a reaction to the hoisting . . . → Read More: Ashrafi suggests punishment for violation of Blasphemy law and not repeal
(By Pervez Hoodbhoy) Some 300 years ago the age of reason lifted Europe from darkness, ushering in modern science together with modern scientific attitudes. These soon spread across the world. But now, running hot on its heels is the age of unreason. Reliance upon evidence, patient investigation, and careful logic is giving way to bald assertions, . . . → Read More: Age of reason comes to an end
WHY does the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) wish to garnish its credentials as a party that isn’t bound by the law and its procedures? Whether it’s Imran Khan’s resolve to oust Nawaz Sharif in a manner not contemplated by the letter or spirit of our Constitution or his call for civil disobedience (encouraging people to refuse . . . → Read More: PTI’s above the law thinking
At the end of Second World War, Europe was devastated economically and militarily. Germany, France, Italy, UK, Hungary and Poland were most affected by the five years of wars. Two events enabled Europe to get back on its feet. First was the Marshall Plan introduced by USA. It provided much needed financial capital to these . . . → Read More: NATO – future unknown
(By William Booth and Taylor Luck) Several hundred robed Muslim clerics recently packed themselves into an auditorium to hear the minister of Islamic affairs issue their new marching orders. The meeting was mandatory.
“You clerics are our ground forces against the extremists,” Hayel Dawood told them.
Then he made himself clear: Preach moderate Islam — . . . → Read More: Moderate Islam in Jordan by guiding the Muslim clerics
(By Khaleeq Kiani) The government has put a tight squeeze on public sector development funds to create a substantial cushion for meeting international commitments on fiscal control in case of a shortfall in revenue collection.
In the first four months (July-October) of the current fiscal year, the government disbursed Rs99.8 billion for the Public Sector . . . → Read More: Uplift funds to be shrunk due to International commitments
RT, one of my favorite news sources, has fallen for a fake story put out by the Pentagon to support the fantasy story that a SEAL team killed Osama bin Laden, who died a second time in Abbottabad, Pakistan, a decade after his first death from illness and disease.
This fake story together with the . . . → Read More: Does anyone know the real Bin Laden story?