A much needed shift towards science

The most important rule in Islam is “judgment on anything is a branch of conceptualising it”. To determine whether a belief can be accepted by a Muslim or not, this is the first and most often repeated principle. However, when it comes to matters scientific, this indispensable rule for correct judgment is . . . → Read More: A much needed shift towards science

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The East India Company is back

I went to the East India Company (EIC) last year… barely able to contain my mirth on the way to its flagship emporium at No. 7 Conduit Street in London. And when an extremely pleasant ‘white’ man served me tea to sample there as I browsed, I nearly fell out of my skin. You will . . . → Read More: The East India Company is back

The human rights treaties debacle

Amid the state’s efforts to curb another killing binge in our northwest, through talks with Taliban, the following might seem anachronistic and idiotic at best. Still, like most crucial things in our country that are swept under the carpet with a tag of not-for-now, the not-for-now at hand is Pakistan’s inhuman treatment of human rights treaties. What follows is . . . → Read More: The human rights treaties debacle

CNN’s mystery flight has yet to land

CNN took off with the Malaysian airliner’s disappearance, and still hasn’t landed. It has been flying high in the ratings for its unrelenting coverage of the mystery of “Malaysia Airlines Flight 370″.

Even when it became known that the plane wasn’t lost, hijacked, let alone snatched by extra terrestrial powers - but that unfortunately, it had crashed into the sea – . . . → Read More: CNN’s mystery flight has yet to land

SC: If not food provide them with poison

The Supreme Court (SC) on Monday said if the government could not provide flour to the masses, it should give them rat-killing pills.

A three-member apex court bench, presided over by Justice Jawwad S Khawaja, made these remarks during the course of the hearing of JI Secretary General Liaquat Baloch’s petition against the growing prices . . . → Read More: SC: If not food provide them with poison

Let’s not be bitter about our loss: Hafeez

Taking responsibility for Pakistan’s failure to defend the World Twenty20 crown, captain Mohammed Hafeez has pleaded with the fans to accept it gracefully and not react like “bad losers”.

“We accept responsibility for playing poorly against the West Indies in the crucial match but we must also not be bad losers. They played better on . . . → Read More: Let’s not be bitter about our loss: Hafeez

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”.

. . . → Read More: Chance of finding MH370 decreasing