Malala supports dialogue with the terrorists

While there is an ongoing debate on the merit and demerit of pursuing peace dialogue with Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), Malala Yousafzai, who was herself targeted by militants on November 9, 2012, supports talks.

She said the problem of militancy should be addressed through dialogue. “You cannot end a war through war nor peace is . . . → Read More: Malala supports dialogue with the terrorists

Taliban Khan: A lethally accurate label

PLENTY, if it happens to be ‘Taliban Khan’. The wit who bestowed the nickname on Imran Khan probably had no idea how lethally accurate this label would prove to be. He may have intended to be ironic, but turned out to be prescient.

The TTP, in nominating the PTI chief to their negotiating team, recognised . . . → Read More: Taliban Khan: A lethally accurate label

National Women’s Day- Stand Straight Stand Proud

No one thought that Zia’s amendments to the Constitution would ever be implemented till, two years after the legislation, Fehmida was sentenced to 100 lashes and Allah Bukhsh to death by stoning for committing ‘zina’ [Fehmida had married Allah Bukhsh, an already married man, without her family’s approval].

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Diana’s Charmer Hasnat Khan treating Pervez Musharraf

Hasnat Khan, the heart surgeon who had a two-year affair with Diana, Princess of Wales, is caring for Pervez Musharraf.

The heart surgeon whom the late Princess of Wales called “Mr Wonderful” is being consulted over the health of former Pakistanimilitary ruler Pervez Musharraf, it has been revealed.

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Malala steals limelight among stars

There was a flamboyant pop star; a legendary singer; a TV star, some supermodels, and one of the world’s most powerful philanthropists. Even a former secretary of state who may soon be running for president.

But of the 13 prominent women who appeared onstage Monday night at the GlamourWomen of the Year awards in New York, . . . → Read More: Malala steals limelight among stars

Fatima Bhutto reviews ‘I Am Malal’

By Fatima Bhutto

Fatima Bhutto on Malala Yousafzai’s fearless and still-controversial memoir.

In Arabic, “revolution” is a feminine noun. This is fitting, as without women revolutions are sterile. They have no movement, no life, no sound. Urdu, a distorter of tongues, pilfering as it does from Persian, Hindi, but largely Arabic, uses the masculine word . . . → Read More: Fatima Bhutto reviews ‘I Am Malal’

ملالہ کی مغرب میں پذیرائی پر پہلے شکایت اب تشویش

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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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Malala’s struggle for Pakistan

By Husain Haqqani

As Pakistan’s political leaders embrace a victim mentality, Malala Yusufzai is leading a movement to do the right thing, whatever the consequences.

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Nobel Peace Prize goes to chemical weapons watchdog

The organization responsible for destroying stockpiles of chemical weapons in Syria has received this year’s Nobel Peace Prize for ‘extensive efforts to eliminate chemical weapons’, the Nobel Committee announced in Oslo.

The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) was founded in 1997 to enforce the Chemical Weapons Convention, an international treaty that bans . . . → Read More: Nobel Peace Prize goes to chemical weapons watchdog