Malala’s tribute to Aitzaz Hasan

Let this be the last time an innocent child loses life due to terrorism. Though our dear country has been a target of terrorism for years, there have been courageous people and youth who have stood up for peace and even sacrificed their lives for their rights.

Think about the story of the brave teachers . . . → Read More: Malala’s tribute to Aitzaz Hasan

There is no freedom in hate speech

(By Vijay Prashad) Sadness and pain from Peshawar to Paris should not blind us to the clichéd responses of those in power. More airstrikes in Syria and Iraq will not help France with its social disintegration. Hypocrisy diverts and only breeds war.

Peshawar… Imagine the pain that courses through the veins of Andaleeb Aftab, a . . . → Read More: There is no freedom in hate speech

The endless sorrow – Peshawar school attack martyrs

The death toll following the massacre at a military-run school in Pakistan his risen to 141 — including 132 children, most of whom were 16 years old or younger. A number of people are taking to social media to express grief and share stories about the victims. Here are some of those who . . . → Read More: The endless sorrow – Peshawar school attack martyrs

Our resolve is stronger than your bullet!

Army chief Gen Raheel Sharif received on Monday children to mark resumption of schooling in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa after horrific Taliban-led attack on Army Public School (APS) in Peshawar on December 16 last leaving some 150 people, including 132 schoolchildren, massacred.

“Everyone (is) in high spirit,” a tweet from ISPR chief Maj.-Gen Asif Bajwa quoted Gen . . . → Read More: Our resolve is stronger than your bullet!

Livin’ on a Prayer

Recently, a former politician turned television host, with a huge fan following, in his infinite wisdom placed the blame of the Peshawar attack solely on the shoulders of a much targeted minority sect on his wildly popular morning show. With absolute conviction, he stated that the members of this sect are Zionist agents and do . . . → Read More: Livin’ on a Prayer

Inciting violence through media

It is now time for the institutions to engage in self-reflection, to sit down and ponder over the current state of affairs and the right way forward. There is a grave need for some institutional debate and reforms to counter the menace of extremism. This unfortunate Peshawar incident not only brought together political . . . → Read More: Inciting violence through media

We must embed these horror images in our hearts

1. A mother mourns the death of her son, Mohammed Ali Khan, 15, who was brutally killed by the Taliban attackers. This is simply heartbreaking.

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Seven conflicts of 2014 not reported much

2014 has been a brutal year. The death toll of Syria’s ongoing civil war likely eclipsed 200,000, while the hideous rise of the Islamic State spurred a U.S.-led bombing campaign. A separatist insurgency in eastern Ukraine led to thousands of deaths and clouded relations between the West and Moscow, which is believed to be aiding . . . → Read More: Seven conflicts of 2014 not reported much

Mr Kaplan got it wrong… intentionally!

In an article published in Forbes—“Rearranging the Subcontinent”—the author Mr Robert D Kaplan starts with the profound observation that-‘the division of the Indian subcontinent may not be history’s last word in political geography’— thereby implying that the situation is in some kind of flux and may be resolved with changes. The fact is that a . . . → Read More: Mr Kaplan got it wrong… intentionally!

Roots of Arab terror in Pakistan

As Pakistan reels from yet another terrorist attack, this time on schoolchildren in Peshawar, the world is stunned and united in its pain at the loss of innocent women and children. The brutal tactics of the Taliban in Pakistan have been replicated by the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq. The most significant . . . → Read More: Roots of Arab terror in Pakistan