Pakistan today said it expects India to conduct a “transparent” probe to ascertain the facts of the boat incident while highlighting that its own investigation has shown that there was “no sound evidence” to substantiate India’s assertions.
“On the so called terror boat incident, India has not approached Pakistan through diplomatic channels,” Pakistan Foreign Office . . . → Read More: Pakistan asks India to give evidence on terror boat
By Saleem Ali
I heralded the start of 2015, seated together with family around a bonfire, on a mildly foggy night in Lahore, Pakistan. The mist that surrounded us was metaphoric of the uncertainty that enshrouds my land of origin. During a three-week visit, I had witnessed the national horror of a terrorist attack against . . . → Read More: Hoping for unity amid tragedy
(By Saim Saeed) Last year, when I was still in college, a group of Israeli activists visited my school to talk about their role in the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement. They were young, intelligent and radical – at home on pretty much any college campus, squat, or co-op dorm in the United States.
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In a few hours from now, social media is going to experience a tsunami of emotions, nostalgia and patriotism. It’s that time of the year when we remember Baba-e-Qaum, tell him how proud we are to be his progeny and promise to make him proud this year. Baba sleeps peacefully knowing that he is missed . . . → Read More: Birthday Blues
Ideas matter more than anything else in shaping a society, a nation and a culture. There are good ideas and bad ideas; obliviously, they produce opposite consequences. A good society and state defined as peaceful, tolerant and pluralistic are built by ideas that have respect for life, liberty and the free choices that individuals make . . . → Read More: The need for us to reflect on some good ideas
HISTORY tells us that it is not the majority but a resolute minority that brings change. Those pained by the existence of bigotry and violence in Pakistan often argue that it is a fanatical intolerant minority that is holding our country hostage, which otherwise comprises rational, tolerant and amiable people. Has the Peshawar catastrophe given . . . → Read More: Eliminating the beasts amongst us
REMEMBER that old comic called Spy vs Spy that Mad magazine used to run? The contest between Imran Khan and Nawaz Sharif is increasingly beginning to look like that to me. Just when one of them is down, something happens to shift the tide.
The one thing that defined the characters in the cartoon was . . . → Read More: Hostage to cartoonish obsessions
By Abdul Quayyum Khan Kundi
Former Afghan Intelligence Chief Amrullah Saleh wrote an opinion piece for Aljazeera in which he placed all blame for Afghan misery on Pakistan. He seems to be devoid of Afghan history and tradition. He forgot that Afghan’s don’t get tired telling the world that it is a graveyard of Empires. . . . → Read More: Afghanistan is lucky to have a neighbor like Pakistan