EUEF award nominates Malala

Days after winning the Nobel Peace Prize, Malala Yousufzai has been nominated by the European Union Education Foundation (EUEF) for its annual award.

“The EUEF will award Malala for her contribution in the education field,” said the foundation’s spokesperson Azfar Bukhari on Sunday.

“We have sent a message to . . . → Read More: EUEF award nominates Malala

Islam has nothing to do with terrorism

Beheadings, stoning to death, blasphemy, conversion by the sword, caliphate — words that have come back to haunt us from the Middle Ages. You just have to open a newspaper or watch TV and you read about the Boko Haram in Nigeria, the Taliban in Pakistan and Afghanistan, the Islamic State of Iraq . . . → Read More: Islam has nothing to do with terrorism

Why has Afghanistan expelled Times reporter?

(By Rod Nordland and Rick GladStone) KABUL, Afghanistan — The Afghan government lashed out Thursday at criticism of its expulsion of an American journalist, the first such action since the ouster of the Taliban, denouncing him as a spy in an official statement.

Both the American ambassador and the . . . → Read More: Why has Afghanistan expelled Times reporter?

USA – Can’t stay out of other country’s affairs

Ukraine. Gaza. Syria. Yemen. Pakistan. If it feels like the United States is always at war somewhere, that’s because it is. Not just Iraq and Afghanistan – the two wars we all know about. And, granted, we’re not only talking boots on the ground. It’s our money, our weapons and – more often in recent . . . → Read More: USA – Can’t stay out of other country’s affairs

Analyzing Pakistan’s society

The Pakistani nation, hostage to some of the worst forms of terrorism, much of it inbred, has been debating on whether or not talks with the Taliban would be productive. Most of the discussions revolve around whether it is justifiable to sit across the table with those who have caused thousands of civilians, among them . . . → Read More: Analyzing Pakistan’s society

Either speak up on time or stay quiet

(By Saroop Ijaz) As we pass the anniversary of the darkest days of our history, July 5, 1977, it is useful to reflect on what we have learnt (or not) and how far we have moved (or not) since.  Ziaul Haq was a vile mad man, and there is no question about it. No one . . . → Read More: Either speak up on time or stay quiet

Keeping Pakistani youth from being radicalized

One of the world’s youngest countries, with more than half of its population below 25 years of age, and the world’s 9th largest English speaking nation, has a growing middle class and steadily rising domestic demand.

That’s Pakistan for you – one of Asia’s most strategically located nations, a gateway to northern India, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, . . . → Read More: Keeping Pakistani youth from being radicalized

Now it’s Pakistan’s war

By Fatima Rizvi

In todays interconnected world no country is alone because the media makes sure that everything is splashed across in headlines and breaking news breaks. One just has to take the time to survey the world. Right now the Somali terrorist group Al Shabab is carrying out bombings in Somalia and Kenya. Sudan is facing . . . → Read More: Now it’s Pakistan’s war

The amazing history of Waziristan

KARACHI: To understand the Waziristan conundrum, go back 78 years. The year is 1936. The place is Mirali, North Waziristan. A Hindu girl converts to Islam and elopes with a young Pashtun schoolteacher.

The girl’s mother alleges forced conversion. A court sentences the youth to two years in jail and returns the girl to . . . → Read More: The amazing history of Waziristan

What is keeping IDPs from coming to Camps?

 Bakkakhel, Pakistan – The government-run camp for internally displaced people in the village of Bakkakhel, in Pakistan’s Frontier Region Bannu district, is a sight to behold.

There are rows upon rows of new tents, each equipped with electrical connections for lights and fans, as well as distribution points for several tonnes of . . . → Read More: What is keeping IDPs from coming to Camps?