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The myth of accountability

Afrasiab Khan Khattak

Although the Supreme Court is expected to take up the inquiry report of the JIT against the Sharif family on Monday, but it seems to be a mere  formality as the cheerleaders of the creeping coup are determined to force the Apex Court to sack the elected Prime Minister of the country. By now it’s pretty clear that in actual ...

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Baloch in the eye of storm

Afrasiab Khan Khattak

It has become almost a norm for Balochistan to make it to the headlines during every regional crises situation in the last so many decades. Afghanistan was accused by Pakistan for supporting Baloch nationalist uprisings that started in 1973 after the unconstitutional dissolution of the elected provincial government of Baloch nationalists by the Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto led federal government of ...

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Pakistan won’t change its support for terrorism inside Afghanistan

Aimal Faizi

The May 31 Kabul truck bomb attack, the worst since 2001, shows that Pakistan won’t change its support for terrorism inside Afghanistan unless there is a strategic shift in US policy towards Pakistan. How Ghani’s appeasement towards Pakistan has worsened the situation inside Afghanistan. Afghan president Ashraf Ghani referred to Pakistan nine times in his 36-minute speech at the Kabul ...

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Inspire and Burn in Hell- Brzezinski!

ډاکټر فرحت تاج

Zbigniew Brzezinski was a well known American-Polish scholar of International Relations and a former American National Security Advisor who served during the Carter administration (1977-1981). He profoundly influenced US policy in dealing with tumultuous world events during the late 1970s, such as the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan (1979) and the Islamic Revolution in Iran (1979). The US policy along with ...

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The Role of Music in Islam – Keynote speech by Shaykh Dr. Umar Al-Qadri

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On the evening of Monday, May 22, a group of Pashtun musicians from Peshawar lit up the Edmund Burke Theatre at Trinity College, Dublin with their electrifying, energetic instrumental folk sound, based on Pashtun tunes, fused with western instruments. Khumaryaan performed to a packed theatre with a big turnout of people originally hailing from Afghanistan and Pakistan. The concert involved ...

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Justice for Mashal

Afrasiab Khan Khattak

Writing about the lost blood of the wretched of the earth, Faiz Ahmad Faiz, the outstanding progressive poet of Urdu in the 20th century, says in his poem “No trace of blood”: Neither on the hands and nail of the slayer Nor any sign on the sleeve No redness in the dagger’s edge No any colour on spear’s head No ...

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Where Pakistan stands in multi-polar world?

Dr. Khurshid Alam

I think when Dr Tariq was writing his book‘the death of a state” it was the early 70s. In his canvas there was forsaken of’lesser Muslims’ in the then East Pakistan, nucleation of the eyes of the eldest son of the Nawab Attaullah Mengal and Sukkur tribunal with civilian Martial administrator on the top. The canvas is the same today ...

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Civil society and civic life in Afghanistan

Dr. Khadim Hussain

It is interesting to note that electronic media has taken longer strides than print media in the war-torn country. The evolution of the concept of civil society over the past several hundred years makes an interesting study.  Hobbes, Locke, Hegel, Marx, Tocqueville and Gramsci took hard efforts to construct the concept of civil society at various phases and eras of ...

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Pakistan and abuse of religion

Dr. Khurshid Alam

Pakistani ruling elites hold Pakistan acrimonious to Islam and proudly claims that it was the first country which was carved from the belly of India in the name of Islam. Unless one has detailed knowledge of philosophy, one cannot use it for a particular mission. Every mission needs a driving force and the religious scholars were not a driving political ...

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The Witch-hunt

Dr. Khurshid Alam

The two nations narrative, based on religious hatred suddenly ceased to exist when India was declared independent and a new state was carved from its belly, named Pakistan on 15th August 1947. On the first anniversary, the date was changed to 14th as it was sacred Friday. To have same Independence Day with India was unacceptable to the elites of northern India ...

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