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By Fazal Elahi The Pakistan media, like the world media and media of the Arab world, was abuzz with news pertaining to the first summit of the new Islamic Military Counterterrorism Coalition (IMCTC), also referred as Islamic Military Alliance (IMA), which kicked off and concluded in the Saudi capital Riyadh...

The Indian fault lines

December 6, 2017

By Mohammad Jamil During the recorded history of 3000 years, India has never been a cohesive unit except for a brief period during Ashoka era for 41 years, Aurangzeb Alamgir era for 49 years, and finally British Raj for 89 years. Some sociologists are of the opinion that Indian caste system has blighted India, which hindered formation of one India for centuries. Some ascribe...

Repentance of Hindutva

December 5, 2017

By Imran Ahmed Siddiqui Alauddin Khilji, the Sultan of Delhi ruled in the first quarter of fourteenth century around 1303 AD and Malik Muhammad Jayasi wrote his epic or Masnavi ‘Padmavat’ in 1541 AD, how he can said to be the true narrator of an occurrence when he was not there at all or near to the time. As it is said he was a Sufi, ‘pir’ and it was a practice...

By Deeba Shahnaz Akhter International Volunteer Day (IVD) designated by United Nation (UN) General Assembly through Resolution 40/212 on 17 December, 1985. Since having the legal recognition civil society, United Nation Systems, Non-Government organizations, Government organizations celebrate the IVD on 5th of December every year. This is the day to promote volunteers...

By Iqbal Khan Asia is a wonderful continent with unique peculiarities and trends. It has had compelling American influence over wide swaths of territory....

From Shanghai with love

November 29, 2017

By Sahibzada M. Saeed “When we shake hand with someone he remains our friend for life.” These were the words of my cherished host in Shanghai Mr....

By Dr. Irfan Ashraf Recently a seminar was organized in Quetta with the objective to bring together the intelligentsia of Balochistan, Tribal Chiefs,...

What next?

November 26, 2017

By Asif Mehmood If memory serves better few years back it was Mr Ayaz Amir who raised this crunch question: what if Machiavelli comes back to this world and decides to join politics? Which party he will opt for? I don’t know what answer Mr. Ayaz forwarded to this presumption but today I find myself grappled with another same kind of question. What if Mulla Nasir Uddin...

Junaid Ali Malik It has been more than three weeks that the sit-in of Tehreek Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) is going on. The police took the action after a long time, and unfortunately a policeman has lost his life. According to some hospital sources, five people have been killed. The protesters are still there – more charged and pepped up. They are even ready to fight for...

By M. S. Sheikh “Family” and “School” are two different and very important social institutions of the society and have different roles and responsibilities...

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