A Pakistani religious scholar’s view on Taliban

By Javed Ahmad Ghamidi

Polytheism, disbelief and apostasy are indeed grave crimes; however, no human can punish another human being for these crimes. This is the right of God alone 

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Tackling honor killings

By Rabail Baig

A plastic grocery bag is probably one of the most generously hoarded items in any Pakistani home. Ours all the way in Boston is no different. Two people and 200 plastic bags; look anywhere – under the mattress, over the closet, folded and tucked between prayer mats. A couple fall off every . . . → Read More: Tackling honor killings

Inside the Kidnappers Mind

Just like all the other crimes, this one is a part and parcel of life in Karachi. Hearing about a case of abduction did not really give me goose bumps before. However, all this changed the day one of my own kin got kidnapped.

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What is it about Oakland’s 99%

The streets of Oakland, a California city of about 400,000, became a battle ground again on Saturday, as police showed excessive force in their response to Occupy Oakland demonstrations. Around 400 protesters were arrested, and many more, including the elderly, children, and some unwitting passersby, were tear-gassed and injured during the course of the first day of Occupy Oakland’s Move-In Weekend . . . → Read More: What is it about Oakland’s 99%

Operation in Karachi effective: Rehman Malik

Operations without discrimination is helping improve law and order situation in Karachi, said Federal Interior Minister, Rehman Malik on Tuesday. He reiterated that no one would be allowed to disrupt peace in the trade city.

Talking to mediapersons during his visit to National Press Club (NPC), Malik said law enforcement agencies had apprehended 48 target . . . → Read More: Operation in Karachi effective: Rehman Malik

A major blow to curbing violence against women

The Supreme Court’s (SC) acquittal of men who gang-raped Mukhtaran Mai some nine years ago has not only caused heartfelt dejection for many, but it can have serious broader implications. It is feared that such a decision will only add to the existing on-ground difficulties faced by rape and other gender violence victims in our . . . → Read More: A major blow to curbing violence against women

FBI Director Sheepishly Admits Agency Hasn’t Solved Single Crime In 10 Years

WASHINGTON—In response to a probe into the bureau’s operational costs, FBI director Robert Mueller timidly told Congress Wednesday that the organization he oversees has not technically solved any crimes since 2001.

After confirming that the FBI does indeed have more than 13,000 special agents deployed to investigate cases all across the country, Mueller stressed that . . . → Read More: FBI Director Sheepishly Admits Agency Hasn’t Solved Single Crime In 10 Years

The fire of discontent

Last Friday, four weeks after a 26-year-old unemployed university graduate set himself afire in front of a government building, a revolution commenced in Tunisia, but it is not over – either for Tunisia or for all countries where the people have had enough of suffering, corruption, and lack of rights.

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