Pakistan Info Minister supports ISPR statement

Federal Information Minister Pervaiz Rasheed,  stated that the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) statement directed at the Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) chief  Munawar Hassan was not an interference in politics, Express News reported on Tuesday.

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Terrorists, Traitors and the Coward Maulvis

By Ghalib Sultan

So it has started to happen… we knew that one day it would happen. We used to think that it would take longer than this but I guess we were wrong. Like a giant skyscraper on fire which looks as if it will survive the intense heat of roaring flames engulfing it from . . . → Read More: Terrorists, Traitors and the Coward Maulvis

SHEEPISH SHEEP

As the day of sacrifice approaches the numbers of bovine creatures become more and more visible. They await their fate helplessly as religious fervor increases by the day. Looking at these animals one wonders if the vast majority of those who live in this land are any different from them—except, of course, for the obvious . . . → Read More: SHEEPISH SHEEP

Violence in Karachi leaves 15 dead

By Salis bin Perwaiz

KARACHI: Fifteen people, including workers of Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) and Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), were killed in separate incidents reported in the city on Monday. Syed Manzoor Hussain Abidi, 40, was shot dead in Surjani Town police limits. The incident took place on Monday night in Sector-7D, North Karachi, Surjani Town.

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The tsunami needs taming

Ever since Imran Khan gave his political quest the name “Tsunami” I have pleaded with the PTI to please change the name to, say, “clean sweep” or “landslide victory” or whatever, for tsunamis are hugely destructive storms that can devastate whole towns and cities, even countries, and kill hundreds of thousands of people, animals, trees: whichever and . . . → Read More: The tsunami needs taming

Impaired Justice in Bangladesh’s war crimes case

By DAVID BERGMAN

Instead of the death penalty, the protesters at Shahbag should be demanding fair trials for those accused of war crimes in 1971

A peaceful mass secular protest involving people from all walks of life, spearheaded by a tech savvy young generation, apparently independent from political parties, seeking accountability for war . . . → Read More: Impaired Justice in Bangladesh’s war crimes case

The boy who cried wolf

The announcement for the annulment of assemblies on March 16th was a wakeup call for political parties all across Pakistan. The clock is ticking and the time to make changes, stir up electoral issues and leave a lasting impression on voters in now here. It is thus quite remarkable how projects like the Metro . . . → Read More: The boy who cried wolf

Private sector initiatives improving state of education in Pakistan

By Shahid Javed Burki

Statistics don’t paint a very pretty picture of the state of education in Pakistan. It is now recognised that most of the Millennium Development Goals to which Pakistan subscribed will not be met. It spends only 2.7 per cent of its gross domestic product on education, with the sector claiming only . . . → Read More: Private sector initiatives improving state of education in Pakistan

Tattoo on dead militant raises questions

By Kamran Yousaf

One of the 10 terrorists involved in Saturday night’s brazen attack on Peshawar airport had Western-style “tattoos” on his body, raising questions about the identities of those behind the assault.

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It is no conspiracy

By Farman Nawaz

Last Week, Qazi Hussain Ahmad held America and India responsible for the suicide attack aimed at him. Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) took the same stance when the attack on Malala Yousafzai took place.

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