Turning grief into action: How Pakistan’s citizens face off the state’s demons

Death visited Peshawar on Tuesday, the 16th of December, 2014. It brought one of the gravest tragedies that the city had seen so far. The school massacre may have ended 141 lives, but it put a halt also to a far larger number of dreams. As opposed to the routine and custom condemnations that came . . . → Read More: Turning grief into action: How Pakistan’s citizens face off the state’s demons

Let us never forget

Pakistanis are a strange lot; we have witnessed more than our fair share of violence, extremism, dead bodies and devastation. While some believe we have become a brave and resilient nation in the process, there are others who fear that after being subjected to violence on such a large scale it has desensitized us.  Today, . . . → Read More: Let us never forget

Time to press for an overhaul

By Minahil K.

In India, Ajit Doval inspires the envy of many—he is dubbed as the one man army, rightist Modi’s right hand man, the man-in-charge of India’s external and internal security. His omnipresence within post-Modi India’s intelligence and policy circles is noticeable. It is rumored that Modi had already made up his mind to appoint . . . → Read More: Time to press for an overhaul

The world condemns Peshawar massacre

The Presidents of Russia, Iran and PMs of Nepal, Japan expressed grief, sorrow over loss of precious lives.

World leaders continue to condemn the horrible attack on a school in Peshawar.

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Pakistani Student’s Association at NYU – mourns Peshawar attack victims

Candle Light Vigil for Peshawar Event in New York

5 Avenue, Waverly Place, West 4th and MacDougal Streets, New York Tuesday 16 December 2014, 18:00 Organized by : Mahin Shamsi

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Army Public School Peshawar – A story retold

Once you enter the gates of the school, there is a long straight road ahead of you, with a playground to the right of the road and the school wall to the left. Perhaps it would not seem so long now, 13 years later.

In my mind’s eye, the length of the road remains the . . . → Read More: Army Public School Peshawar – A story retold

Pakistan’s hidden IS

Speaking to the Jamaat-e-Islami’s (JI’s) three-day convention in Lahore, the ameer (chief) of the party, Sirajul Haq, told his followers that UK agents in Pakistan were trying to spread the propaganda that Jinnah had envisaged Pakistan to be a secular state. He went on to claim Jinnah had written a letter to Maulana Maududi promising . . . → Read More: Pakistan’s hidden IS

Pakistan Army – Our last hope

As I write this piece . I write this with a heavy heart that today as a Pakistani. My belief in the current political set up has been reduced to almost Zero. They continue fighting each other on seats, ministries , rigging, money , power and the post of Prime Minister Ship. What they are . . . → Read More: Pakistan Army – Our last hope

A failure from all sides

There are moments in life when everything loses its meaning and words become shallow. Today is that day when over 130 children, in a Peshawar school, were sacrificed for the political agenda of terrorists. It is not failure of just the state or intelligence agencies it is failure of all of us as . . . → Read More: A failure from all sides

Forced conversions to Hinduism in India – banned on Christmas?

Police in India’s Uttar Pradesh state have said they will not allow Hindu nationalist groups to hold a religious conversion ceremony on Christmas Day.

Mohit Agarwal, senior police official in Aligarh town where the ceremony is planned, said “strict action” would be taken against the organisers.

Conversions are legal if they do not . . . → Read More: Forced conversions to Hinduism in India – banned on Christmas?