The Horse and Cattle Show – Costs, resources and the misery of the police

THE Punjab government has released Rs420m for Horse & Cattle Show being started in the provincial metropolis from tomorrow (Thursday).

The main events of the show will be held at Fortress Stadium, while exhibition of various industries will be held at Jillani Park. The sports programmes will be organised at National Hockey Stadium and cultural . . . → Read More: The Horse and Cattle Show – Costs, resources and the misery of the police

My Islam and your Islam

The scenario I’m about to describe has happened to me more times than I can count, in more cities than I can remember, mostly in Western cities here in the U.S. and Europe.

I walk into a store. There’s a woman shopping in the store that I can clearly identify as Muslim. . . . → Read More: My Islam and your Islam

Reasons behind failing systems

(BY YASMEEN AFTAB ALI) According to a report by Duniya News (Feb 6, 2013) seven thousand flights were delayed, both domestic and international, during the five months prior to the report. The main reason has been owing to the VIPs boarding flights.

It may be reminded here that a woman gave birth to her baby . . . → Read More: Reasons behind failing systems

GM crops being force fed to African nations

US agencies, funders such as the Gates Foundation, and agribusiness giant Monsanto are trying to force unwilling African nations to accept expensive and insufficiently tested Genetically Modified (GM) foods and crops, according to a new report released today. [1]

“The US, the world’s top producer of GM crops, is seeking new markets for American GM . . . → Read More: GM crops being force fed to African nations

The comedy of blood

(By David Swanson) This is the serious part of tonight’s event, except that Lee often deals with very serious topics. So what I mean is: this is the unfunny part of tonight’s event, except that I’m going to talk about the United States government. One of my favorite things that Mark Twain didn’t really say . . . → Read More: The comedy of blood

A leader without a leadership

By Abdul Quayyum Khan Kundi

I have been driving around Karachi for last few weeks and many of its walls are adorned with the graffiti saying hamain manzil nahi rehnuma chahai (we want the leader not the destiny). In November 30th PTI jalsa in Islamabad I was sitting on stage 2 listening to speeches. Almost . . . → Read More: A leader without a leadership

GOP’s issues with Islam

By Peter Beinart

Will conservatives confront rising anti-Muslim rhetoric in the Republican Party?

Did Craig Hicks murder Deah Shaddy Barakat, Yusor Mohammad Abu-Salha, and Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha yesterday in Chapel Hill because they were Muslim? We don’t yet know for sure.

But we know this: In America today, the level of public anti-Muslim bigotry is . . . → Read More: GOP’s issues with Islam

Failure to recognize a hero

How Cyril Almeida gets it completely wrong in his article “Today’s Hero”

Today’s hero by Cyril Almeida

How Cyril Almeida gets it completely wrong in his article “Today’s Hero” (link to the article: http://www.dawn.com/news/1163649/todays-hero). The comment by one of the readers is worth reading and we hope that Mr Cyril also reads it . . . → Read More: Failure to recognize a hero

What makes us superior?

Those complicit in spreading terror masquerading to lead the charge against it

“The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars,

But in ourselves, that we are underlings.”

Shakespeare, Julius Caesar

For too long have we pointed our finger at others. For too long have we blamed the heavens, the stars, the moon, . . . → Read More: What makes us superior?

The disconnect between the state organs in Pakistan

Talk of any kind of imbalance and Pakistan has it. The civil-military imbalance is the most common, but what do you do when the established structures of the state like the bureaucracy and the police and the judiciary seem to be imploding with inefficiency and dysfunctionality?

As a consequence governance suffers, resulting in incessant criticism . . . → Read More: The disconnect between the state organs in Pakistan