As Muslims mark the end of yet another Ramadan, one which has brought with it heightened tragedies across many regions; Eid has commenced with what seems like burdened grief; even though many have released photos of the Gazans celebrating Eid amidst the crushing invasion. With this inhuman invasion in Gaza, the on-going carnage in Syria, . . . → Read More: Placing one tragedy over another; the dehumanization of society
Gaza Strip — It is the saltwater coming out of the hotel tap that reminds you where you are, as you wake up in Gaza. And then you imagine your room besieged by honeybees. It is the constant whine of the drones that parade up and down Gaza, selecting targets.
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You’re not sorry to go, of course—the head of a state, by virtue of his work and the kind of commitment it requires, seldom finds the time to make a holy voyage. Much of what the opposition calls constructive and legitimate criticism has its roots in jealous resentment. It has been over a year since . . . → Read More: Sharif’s holy voyage
The official name for Israel’s latest assault on Gaza is “Operation Protective Edge.” A better name would be “Operation Déjà Vu.” As it has on several prior occasions, Israel is using weapons provided by U.S. taxpayers to bombard the captive and impoverished Palestinians in Gaza, where the death toll now exceeds 500. As usual, the . . . → Read More: How Israel has systematically occupied America
West Bank, Gaza Strip and Jerusalem are under illegal military occupation of Israel for the last 47 years. When Hamas won elections in 2003, Israel refused to recognize the election results. The US and the West backed Israeli stance and jointly declared Hamas a terrorist outfit. Israel then created rift between Fatah Party led by . . . → Read More: Has Israel been given a license to commit genocide
By Tauseef Ahmad Parray
Undoubtedly Pakistan faces many challenges, but it will be stable and successful democratic nation only through fair elections and with smooth functioning of governments-in-power for full-term. On the one hand, on June 5, 2014 Nawaz Sharif (as PM of Pakistan) completed the first year of the second consecutive democratic regime . . . → Read More: Nothing can hold back Pakistan from becoming a stable and prosperous state
A little after a year in office, the government seems to have run out of ideas and will power—the latter being more disappointing and dangerous for a country that is struggling to stay afloat. An unfortunate policy paralysis has allowed our problems to grow in magnitude to serve as existential threats. Pakistanis, this time around . . . → Read More: Mr. Prime Minister, Are You Listening?
Ved Pratap Vaidik, in the vortex of a political storm over his meeting with LeT chief Hafiz Saeed, went to Pakistan on a supposed Track 2 dialogue, which was led by Congress leaders Manishankar Aiyar and former foreign minister Salman Khurshid. The delegation also included a number of senior journalists.
According to Khurshid, the delegation was in Islamabad for . . . → Read More: Modi gets in trouble over India – Pak Track 2 diplomacy