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The wrong kind of sacrifice

Namia Akhtar

Eid-ul-Azha has become more about the price of our cattle than the extent of our sacrifice DHAKA/BANGLADESH: Eid is an occasion to reconnect with our higher selves, the transcendent self that exists within us to connect with the celestial and to instill at least a fragment of that celestial order in our lives. Nonetheless, in contemporary Muslim society in urban ...

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King Amanullah Khan: The less we know and the more we talk about

Asadullah Daudzai

Codifying, articulating and translating Amaanism: undocumented ideology and an alternative narrative We are a nation of much sensation and high talks and less consciousness and actions, we talk a lot but we act rarely, we are attached to sensation and thus always driven by it but less exposed and friendly to consciousness and this Afghan typical disposition has its own ...

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Dr. Ruth will go to hell?

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Dr. Ruth is no more with us. The social media is paying tributes to the noble soul. However, some of the people started to post about her faith and showed concern for her afterlife. It sparked an unwarranted debate whether she would go to paradise or hell. As if we are gods to decide about the jannat and jahanum of ...

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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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