Women rise to the challenge: first female jirga in Pakistan

When 16-year-old Tahira was murdered in a horrific acid attack last year, her poverty-stricken parents got no justice. Pakistan officials slammed the door in their faces and the police refused to listen.

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Of faceless monks and Rumi’s Alchemy

Faceless monks and whirling dervishes adorned the walls of VM Art Gallery at the launch of artist Faiza Shaikh’s exhibition, Tolerance, on Monday.

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Where freedom is a function of religion

For days running, Ansar Abbasi of The News has been ardently defending the Constitution of Pakistan in writing and by making appearances on news channels. In his reading of Articles 31, 62 and 63, as they must be applied to the potential people’s representatives during the process of scrutiny by the Election Commission of Pakistan, Abbasi has . . . → Read More: Where freedom is a function of religion

PAKISTAN HAS NO ENEMIES

By Ahsan Waheed

As of now Pakistan has no enemies. Even those who hate us and want to do us in are not really our enemies. Take India for example—basking in the glow of its many achievements it is gloating as Pakistan stews in its own juices. All it has to do is wait for . . . → Read More: PAKISTAN HAS NO ENEMIES

Bigger, more isolated, with development

By Ahmad Rafay Alam

The urbanisation in Pakistan brings with it a massive demand for housing, especially in our cities. Urban areas constitute no more than three per cent of Pakistan’s total land mass, yet, are home to at least 35 per cent of its population.  And if demographic projections are accurate, urbanisation . . . → Read More: Bigger, more isolated, with development

The best place for a woman to live is Canada

Policies that promote gender equality, safeguards against violence and exploitation and access to healthcare make Canada the best place to be a woman among the world’s biggest economies, aglobal poll of experts showed on Wednesday.

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PTI, khan and reality

When Imran Khan launched the Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaf in 1996, then Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto rhetorically asked, “Can Imran win 51 per cent seats in parliament to form a government?” A decade and a half later, the same question haunts Mr Khan even when he has recently gathered together the largest public assembly of his entire . . . → Read More: PTI, khan and reality

Wall Street Under Attack: Revolution In Progress in USA!!

Are you aware?

As of this writing (September 30th, 2011), protesters have been occupying Wall Street, the financial district of New York, for 12 days straight.

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Karachi Violence – Setting free the dons

The two men sat on the floor of a room that looked more like a billet than a dera befitting the leading members of Lyari don Arshad Pappu’s gang.

One of them, Pappu’s brother, named Yasir Arafat after the legendary revolutionary Palestinian figure, looked like a dehydrated parrot with a beard. His brother in arms, . . . → Read More: Karachi Violence – Setting free the dons

چمن غریب میں اب کوئی رہا بی ہے؟