This week, Rashid Rehman joined the ranks of Salman Taseer and Shahbaz Bhatti. A brave and courageous man, Rehman was the only lawyer in south Punjab brave enough to defend Junaid Hafeez, a visiting professor at Bahauddin Zakriya University now called a blasphemy accused. And he was murdered for it.
Rehman’s legacy . . . → Read More: The ‘other’ martyrs
The United Nations (UN) General Assembly has adopted a resolution, calling on States using drone strikes as a counter terrorism measure to comply with international law as the 193-member body acted on a range of issues relating mainly to human rights.
. . . → Read More: UN General Assembly passes resolution condemning drone strikes
By Brig Asif Haroon Raja
While India brags about democracy, secularism and human rights, in reality Hindu Brahmans aspire for Hindu Raj. They consider themselves to be pure and superior and all other communities impure and inferior. Four-fold caste system was conceived by the Brahmans to maintain their unchallenged supremacy. Brahmans insist that castes are . . . → Read More: A dream of pure Hindu India
By Saeed Qureshi The rigid and myopic application of constitution’s articles 62 and 63 to determine the suitability of candidates for contesting this year’s elections has gone too far. While Pakistan is awash with endemic violence, unremitting abuse and infringement of every moral, social and religious injunction, paradoxically a strict religious, unrealistic and fanciful . . . → Read More: Let Pakistan be secular
Badami Bagh is no less than a ravaged town awaiting life once again. Along the sides of the roads are little yellow tents set up for the Christian families who lost their homes when an angry mob set fire to the entire residential area.
These little tents are filled with people. It is as if . . . → Read More: Conversations with Badami Bagh residents
By Sanaa Jatoi
I come from a family with no male head of household. After my father’s passing in 2005, it has been my mother, my sisters and me. I have been privileged enough to make my own choices about how to live my life, but I have to admit that living in Pakistan in . . . → Read More: A tiny silver in the population
By Fred Reed
TSA I bet this won’t surprise you.
The United States is the most hated country in the world, followed closely by Israel, and then by nobody. Wny? Why not Ecuador? China? Russia? East Timor? The hostility puzzles many Americans, who genuinely believe their country to be a force for good, a pillar of democracy, . . . → Read More: Billy Bob’s got to move out
I am a Pakistani — born here, educated here and after working all over the world living here in Pakistan. I pay taxes — on all my income and my assets. In my home there is no gas, power only for three or four hours out of twenty four and the water supply is frequently disrupted. The . . . → Read More: What Should We Do?
Two Frontier Corps (FC) personnel were killed in an explosion near the FC headquarters in Zhob district of Balochistan, Express News reported on Friday.
. . . → Read More: Zhob Bomb blast kills 2 FC personnel
Pakistani police blocked a bail request for the minor who reportedly suffers from Down’s syndrome, claiming her release would endanger her life and that of her family. The girl is accused of blasphemy for allegedly burning a Koran.
. . . → Read More: Rimsha Masih in prison for her own safety