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Why Europe Needs a New Renaissance

Britta Petersen

Europe does not exactly look good at the moment. In fact it looks like a greedy old man who sits on his money and refuses to notice that his time has passed. The Danish parliament seriously believes that confiscating all valuables from refugees exceeding an amount of 400 Euro is a good idea. The so called Visegrad countries (Poland, Hungary, ...

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Why hatred should dictate us?

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Hatred is a satanic instinct, infectious in character and only found in human species. It is not spontaneous like anger and has roots in evil intelligence. It has some erroneous characteristics like fire. The fire initially needs fuel, subsequently, it consumes itself, the left over is ash. The hatred generates and thrives on bitterness and intolerance. It destroys the host ...

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Militancy in Education

Saeed Ullah Mandokhail

Why does modern Pakistani education produce educated militants? Education is a continuous process of behavior formation. Similarly, Russell believes education is not information; it is formation of character. Each advancing step or level leads to a new observation, exposition and acquisition. In his thoughts on education Imam Ghazali says it is a process which enables an individual to distinguish between ...

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Strategy of buying loyalties is futile

Farman Nawaz

Last week I searched the internet but couldn’t find any report that could explain that since 9/11 what are the major changes Pakistan has brought in its policy to deal with the menace of terrorism? After Talibanization the plant of Islamic State is sowed in the region and still common Pakistanis are not complaining that why they are dying every ...

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Profitability, Imperialism and Mother Language Education in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Dr. Khadim Hussain

It is now a well-known fact that language is not only a tool of communication and does not only represent identity but it is also a reservoir of indigenous wisdom and history. Language carries and expresses diverse threads of a culture. Its complex structure signifies belief system and is indicative of a worldview.  It is the tool through which discourse ...

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Privatization: A Confession of incompetence

Muddasir Kasrani Baloch

The privatization is being preached and propagated as the only panacea of the sufferings of PIA by the government. The comparison charts of PIA are being pasted on social media for the justification and for gaining support and sympathy from the masses. Unfortunately a large population has been mesmerized by the governmental propaganda. We are always bent upon looking at ...

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The Eye-wash Report of Probe Committee on Bacha Khan University

Dr. Khadim Hussain

The present security and political scenario in Pakhtun lands can best be described through three interesting quotes from Shakespeare’s play, ‘King Lear’:  Come not between the dragon and his wrath Vengeance! plague! death! confusion! No rescue? What, a prisoner? The dastardly horrible terrorist attack on Bacha Khan University Charsadda (the ancient Pushklavati), a suburban district of Peshawar valley in Khyber ...

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Repercussions of Creating Pakistan

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The creation of Pakistan was shrouded in a mysteries to give political life to few. Otherwise it was clear to everyone that state was proclaimed for a person and an army.  More ink has been sprinkled on this subject than needed. The real issue was ignored, the repercussions of its creation on global politics and peace? Very few have elaborated ...

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FCR: The Biggest Drone Attack

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Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968), an American clergyman and Nobel Prize Winner, once said: “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere”. The situation in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) truly mirrors these remarks. Primarily due to the Frontier Crime Regulations (FCR), the tribal belt today is a place where humanity is daily ridiculed. It is undergoing the worst ...

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The Exploding Mountains

Dr. Khadim Hussain

The grisly and dastardly terrorist attack on a university in Charsadda named after the apostle of non-violence—Bacha Khan—is a shocking reminder that the states of the region have to re-visit their narratives and policies. The ideological networking, strategic re-adjustment and tactical amorphous techniques of the violent extremist organizations in Pakistan and other states of the region have mostly fed on ...

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