Pakistan is an ideological state, a nation created in the name of religion and it is for this very reason that religion and politics are not separate from each other. Skillfully articulated by Iqbal, the spiritual father of the nation, “Judaa ho deen siasat se to reh jaati hay Changezi” (statecraft divorced from faith leads . . . → Read More: Hypocrisy, thy name is… us
The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) annual conference begins on March 2 and will conclude with an address by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on March 4. The organisers boastthat the meeting of “America’s Pro-Israel Lobby” will attract “more than 14,000 pro-Israel Americans, more than two-thirds of Congress, [and] more than 2,200 students from . . . → Read More: AIPAC: On the wrong side of history?
10: Saban-Waban Chor: Majid Jahangir and Ismail Tara (1978)
The passionate South Asian music genre of the Qawali reached a peak in popularity among urban Pakistanis in the mid and late 1970s.
Two of the most famous exponents of the genre were Aziz Mian Qawal and the Sabri Brothers.
Over a period of time a rivalry of . . . → Read More: Pakistan’s top political, social parody songs
Hundreds of protesters took to the streets and clashed with police in Istanbul and Ankara to denounce voice recordings suggesting that Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned his son to hide large sums of money from the police.
Police fired tear gas and rubber-coated steel bullets to disperse the anti-corruption demonstrators during a protest in . . . → Read More: Turkish protestors react to fake wiretap
Days after Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar’s tea-seller jibe at BJP PM nominee Narendra Modi, Union Minister Salman Khurshid called the Gujarat Chief Minister “impotent”, prompting the opposition to hit back, saying that the senior Congress leader has lost his mental balance.
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A policeman has lost his job after citizens were left unimpressed by his drunken dance moves, while four other police officials were dismissed from service for misconduct and corruption, apart from five who were censured for poor performance.
Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Mian Maqbool dismissed Sub Inspector Manzoor Hussain, Assistant Sub Inspector (ASI) . . . → Read More: The dancing cops of Pakistan
Forget a healthcare law bearing his name. President Barack Obama is reportedly the face of contraband Viagra being sold in a northern city in Pakistan.
According to the Agence France-Press, the banned pills — illegal in the country — are smuggled across the country’s border with Afghanistan.
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ENCOURAGINGLY, the government’s negotiating committee is standing firm. Cleverly, the outlawed Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan is trying to muddy the waters further by levelling grim allegations. Yesterday, the impasse continued as the TTP announced its conditions for a ceasefire by the militants, and the government committee rejected a conditional ceasefire. The TTP claims that the security forces . . . → Read More: TTP’s failed media campaigns
Over the last few months Kejriwal and his AAP have turned the spotlight on a number of fundamental issues: one of the most important of them, which has not received the scrutiny it deserves, is the attitude of the mainstream media-primarily the elitist, English language TV channels and print media- towards the Aam Aadmi party . . . → Read More: Why is Indian media against Kejriwal?