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Pakistan’s slow journey toward modernity takes shape online

Modern China, like Pakistan, has often been unfriendly to homosexuality. However, recently a Chinese court has agreed to hear a same-sex marriage case but the Pakistani version of The New York Times was hesitant to publish the picture of this news story and a blank space was left on the front page of the local edition of the newspaper. The ...

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Is the State not willing to End the Game?

The arrival of the New Year 2016 has brought a gigantic and an unprecedented waves of violence and terror. Indeed, the terrorist assaults were allegedly – reported as the religious terrorism – instigated by the Tehrik -i- Taliban Pakistan (TTP) in Balochistan. Thus, around 42 people comprising police and FC personnel have been palpably killed in numerous terrorist attacks in ...

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CII and and its relevance: Islam sieged within not without

The Council of Islamic Ideology is a constitutional body that advises, according to Article 230, the legislature whether or not a certain law is repugnant to Islam, namely to the Qur’an and Sunna.However, its religious and intellectual output is non-binding, advisory in nature. Peeping back into the history, all the major theologies and civilizations have been transformed in at par ...

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The Survival of Pashtun National Question

Every national struggle has fundamental and strong relation with the national question. The question is how to fight for political and economical sovereignty and what role should be essential for national based social equality. The struggle for national and social autonomy, problems solving of language, culture and national identity. This question is about national integration and full authority on national ...

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The Role of South Asian Youth with Special Focus on Afghanistan

Historical Appraisal of Youth and its Role in Peace-building, Decision-making and Development and Defining their Future Strategic Direction: Perspective on South Asian Youth with Special Focus on Afghanistan Youth are no doubt the precious asset of any society which today constitute the major part of total world population in general and Afghanistan in particular. Young people are talented, equipped to ...

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A Counter-Narrative

For decades we have remained in a state of denial about terrorism and militancy, shielding ourselves behind a thick screen of ambiguity. However, after a long spell of extremism, there is growing realisation that force alone cannot defeat violent extremism, therefore, the situation warrants the knitting of a natio­nal counter-narrative. Yet without understanding the radicalisation process — how and why ...

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Absent From the House

PARLIAMENT in Pakistan posted some noticeable improvements during 2015 including greater transparency in members’ attendance records. National Assembly committees also undertook a detailed preview of the federal budget for the first time in the country’s history. Despite these and other improvements, one major weakness continued to overshadow the performance of both houses of parliament; for that matter even of the ...

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Divorce with Reham Khan could Damage Imran Khan’s Political Career

The marriage had brought a very prominent change in the attitude of the PTI chief. Reham motivated him to focus on Khyber Pukhtoonkhwa, the only province that voted his party into office. Political system in Pakistan is passing through transitional stages, but with the passage of time the main political strata have determined their nuclei. Punjab has been made a ...

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The Rise of Russia: Dr. Mubarak Ali

It is thrilling and inspiring to read about societies which transformed from the old system to a new one. Generally, the process of change is initiated by students, workers and intellectuals concerned with the backwardness of society that they live in. One example of this change is Russia, which was under the grip of old medieval conservative traditions and customs, ...

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Identity Crisis and the Responsibilities of the Present Pakistani Historians: Professor Dr. Sayed Wiqar Ali Shah

[Following is the keynote address by Professor Dr. Sayed Wiqar Ali Shah. The address was delivered by the professor last month in Khairpur University, Sindh, on 25th November, which ultimately led to his removal from the post of the director of the National Institute of Historical and Culture Research (NIHCR), Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad. Professor Dr. Sayed Wiqar Ali Shah is ...

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