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The Substandard of Academic Society

I am the substandard of the academic branch of social activities in Pakistan. I have the student-position in university. Pedagogy, however, fills the middle chambers of the academic order; and a politically highly backward establishment of Pakistan orders universities. Countries where universities are ordered by politically backward establishments, unfortunately, do not feel the need for thought and science in society. ...

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A Review of ‘The Pathans’ by Ghani Khan

Ghani Khan (1914-1996) was born in Hashtnagar (Charsadda), Pakhtunkhwa. Ghani was the eldest son of the great Pashtun political and spiritual leader Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan (aka: Bacha Khan) (1890-1988), who dedicated his life for the freedom, education, empowerment and cause of Pashtun people. Renowned and revered for his peaceful campaign of social and political reform, Bacha Khan was nonetheless ...

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The Enormity of the Germany’s Refugee Crisis

Last Saturday a big counter demonstration took place at Oberhausen, a former industrial town in the “Ruhrgebiet” of North Rhine Westphalia, NRW, the western part of Germany, which now have less than 215,000 inhabitants. The town was founded in 1850 when industrialization formed the landscape between the rivers Lippe and Ruhr. All citizens were practically migrants from other parts of ...

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Pros and Cons of FATA’s Merger

The geo-strategic considerations and the Russo-phobia put constraints on the British imperial rule to introduce reforms in what came to be known their North West Frontier. The fearful British policy makers equated the reforms in such a ‘dangerously explosive’ land with holding match to a “gunpowder magazine”. More than a century has passed since then, but still the same fear ...

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Ethics and Morality – How Do They Apply to You?

Think of morality as a set of rules. These rules may be set by the government and manifested in laws or they may be determined by societal agreement in traditions. They are rules to live by, rules you believe in, rules allowing and enabling great gatherings of human beings to live together in harmony. Ethics are the originators of those ...

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South Asia Calls for Action

Recently, Pakistan celebrated the golden jubilee of Defence Day with great fervour as it claims the September 6, 1965 to be of its victory over India. On the other hand, BBC reported on 28th August that, “India has begun more than three weeks of celebrations to mark the 50th anniversary of what it claims was victory in the 1965 war with ...

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Why Pronunciation of English Matters?

English is a composite language; various racial elements have come together in its making such as Angle, Saxon, Dane etc. It has borrowed at various stages, words from different languages such as Latin, Greek, French, German and Italian etc. that is why it poses complexity for its learners at various junctures. The English language has some oddities or peculiarities i.e. ...

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Analysis: The Ghost and After the Ghost

It is an unending debate whether Mullah Omar did really exist or not. The name Mullah Omar is a mere reality while the person with the name is no less than a ghost. In reality, ghost exists nowhere but in fear everywhere. People know that the ghost first started his journey from Kandahar which ultimately ended in Karachi but nobody ...

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