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Pakistan’s double game benefits none

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By Ezzatullah Mehrdad-From the very beginning of the global war on terror since 2000, Pakistan, a militarized country, has used to play a double game in volatile region which undermine peace and stability of Middle East, Central Asia and Southern Asian countries. The Pakistan’s game doesn’t even benefit Pakistani people, nor does it benefit other countries, including Afghanistan. Every intelligence ...

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Marriage: A tradition turning into taboo

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By Saba Aman Eusafzai:  Marriage is a lawful union amongst men and women. In the present times, individuals are reluctant to engage in such union. A pattern of avoidance is emerging in the society for the institution of marriage. Several reasons, ranging from individual to societal, are observed for such tendencies. Marriage is a major duty; there is no doubt about ...

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Plight of Pakistani labors: special reference to Khaadi

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By Santosh K. Verma-The June’s last week , Khaadi, a leading fashion brand in Pakistan, and its protesting employees show a picture of exploitation and endless plight of labors in Pakistan There are over a hundred laws that govern Pakistan’s labor market, but all are either out-of-date or ill-conceived. Take the example of The Factories Act, 1934, which deals with companies ...

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The terror problem from Pakistan

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Islamabad has shown no sign if it is genuinely willing to end support for proxies like the Haqqani network. With the Trump administration considering how to break the stalemate between Taliban-allied groups and the government of Afghanistan, terrorists detonated a car bomb in Kabul on May 31, killing more than 150. Afghan intelligence blamed the violence on Haqqani, a terror ...

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Destruction brings construction

Destruction brings construction

Change the system from within; if you try to collide with the system head on, then the ultimate result will be the destruction of society. This is the belief which I was earlier entertaining in my mind. But then I met with a young scholar, who is a linguistic anthropologist. His name is Mr. Ibrahim Khan and he totally changed ...

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Who resists the Revolution?

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Who resists the Revolution? Revolution comes through evolutionary ways, some says. They say that if the ground is not prepared for the revolution then the situation will be just like in France, where people brought revolution under the banner of Liberty, equality, fraternity and people sovereignty, however on the contrast, got the Robespierre. Furthermore, they argue that Afghanistan also faced ...

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Jingoism in Pakistan

Junaid Zahid

Jingoism is an extreme and aggressive patriotism. Its a pride in anything that belongs to one’s own state and hatred against anything foreign. This is exactly that is going on between India and Pakistan. Extreme hatred between the two is the result of the lies spread on media. Just one case of irrationality in India and our media will present ...

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Welcome to Pakistan

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Ashfaq Ahmed, a famous Pakistani scholar and writer always emphasized and insisted to have get together with “baabey” (a term used for the senior citizens). Knowledge, information is not only found in books, there is indeed many things that can be obtained through these get together with baabey, but unfortunately, we are only finding out things and solutions in books ...

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Evaluation of KP government

Babar Khan Yousafzai

Another 4 years of broken promises & violated pledges for the people of Khyber Pakhtoon Khawah. The PTI-led government has failed to bring about even an iota of change that was promised to the common folks. While Sehat ka Insaaf and Taleem ka Insaaf sold out well on Facebook and among PTI’s supporters, who have never been to KPK. The ...

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The Progressive ‘Khan’ and ‘Pakhtun’

Bacha Khan

In 1921, Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan founded an organization called Anjuman e Islah ul Afghania (Society for the Reform of Afghans) for economic, social and educational reforms. With the passage of time, Bacha Khan realized that the organization had slender success in mobilizing mass interest in social reform and nationalist struggle. Therefore, he began to give thought to a much ...

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