THE WRONG CHOICE

From the venom pouring out in the newspapers and electronic channels of one media group it seems that a choice has been made.

The policy given or adopted by all who are associated with this group is to use all and every means to defame and run down an intelligence agency. The journalist whose shooting . . . → Read More: THE WRONG CHOICE

Dialogue is key to inter-faith harmony

A prominent American Muslim leader has urged for a sustained inter-faith dialogue effort towards fostering mutual understanding, peace and socio-economic development in the post-9/11 world, riddled with wars and violent extremism.

Frank Islam, a leading entrepreneur and philanthropist, was speaking at premiere screening of acclaimed Pakistani scholar Akbar S Ahmed’s play Noor, which focuses on . . . → Read More: Dialogue is key to inter-faith harmony

Lahore hosts the Baisakhi Festival

Sikh Pilgrims performing religious rituals during the Baisakhi celebrations at Gurdwara punja sahib in Hasanabdal on April 14, 2014

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Brother guns down sister and 4 others over marriage decision

A brother gunned down five persons including his sister, brother-in-law and nephew over marriage of choice at Qab Ghani on Monday here, Geo News reported.

Police said that the sister of the accused, who had married by choice some eight years ago and had left the area, returned to her native place a few days . . . → Read More: Brother guns down sister and 4 others over marriage decision

Blasphemy law: motivation and ramifications

By Azmaish Ka Waqt

We live in a political world. One in which every act, gesture, thought, has a place in the complex butterfly effect equation. Things are no longer what they seem and laws, set in place to protect and safeguard people, have taken on divine mandate oppressing the very people . . . → Read More: Blasphemy law: motivation and ramifications

Chance of finding MH370 decreasing

Malaysia has warned that the reasons for the Malaysia Airlinesplane’s disappearance may never be known, as Prime Minister Najib Razak heads to Australia for talks on the search.

Malaysia’s police chief said that their investigation could “go on and on”.

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Between Crimea and Kashmir

By Muhammad Faysal 

Over the past week after the Russian annexation of Crimea, global politics have completely changed. The annexation which took place after a controversial ‘referendum’ shows that the aspirations of people are more powerful than politically drawn borders.

Yet, many political observers see the Russian backing of the referendum as damage control after Moscow lost its . . . → Read More: Between Crimea and Kashmir

A game of Bangladeshi Whispers

How often have we been told that Bangladesh came into being because of a history of unequal treatment of East Pakistan by the western wing? In the same corollary, the demand for asking forgiveness for the atrocities of 1971 has recently become a part of popular discourse. Stories of selective genocide by . . . → Read More: A game of Bangladeshi Whispers

The Illegitimate Government of Bangladesh

By Azmaish Ka Waqt NEWSVINE

Digging up a bitter past full of memories that all sides need to forget and get over, and sometimes distorting – and other times, playing lying about – established historical facts and ground reality; the incumbent Awami League government of Sheikh Hasina Wajid has constructed a fictitious “external enemy” to build . . . → Read More: The Illegitimate Government of Bangladesh

Pakistan – Bangladesh relations: From conflict to cooperation…and back?

Relations between the two wings of the same country had soured in utero and culminated in a bitter and bloody civil war in 1971 that left lasting scars, more so for the former East wing. The promise of normalization of relations came in 1976 – when the diplomatic missions of both countries took their positions . . . → Read More: Pakistan – Bangladesh relations: From conflict to cooperation…and back?