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South Asians don’t take pride in their Nobel laureates

Source: dnaindia.com The question is: Does South Asia deserve its Nobel laureates? If the answer is ‘Yes’, then why are they treated in such a rotten manner, as if they are…

Remembering Governor Salman Taseer

Remembering Fearless Salmaan Taseer By Pervez Hoodbhoy January 1, 2012 Governor Salmaan Taseer died at the hands of a religious fanatic on January 4 last year. Fearlessly championing a deeply…

15 Anti-Corruption Hadiths

By Muhammad Fathi      Source:    OnIslam.net Monday, 27 July 2015 Corruption is one of the worst predicaments that haunt many countries around the world. The abuse of power,…

India: Terrorist attack in Gurdaspur, Lashkar-e-Tayiba behind this

Gurdaspur, July 27: Dressed in army uniform, three gunmen opened fire at a police station in Gurdaspur. The gunmen who were said to be carrying AK-47 rifles, first opened fire…

In Pakistan, Detainees Are Vanishing in Covert Jails

                    Pakistani police officers escorting the wife of a missing person at a demonstratio protesting secret detentions in Islamabad, Pakistan, last year.…

No, Islam Is Not Inherently Misogynistic. Here’s Why.

Epigraph: “But whoso does good works, whether male or female, and is a believer, such shall enter Heaven, and shall not be wronged even as much as the little hollow…

The Ahmadis and the Politics of Religious Exclusion

The Ahmadis and the Politics of Religious Exclusion by Rabwah Times In this path-breaking new work, Ali Usman Qasmi, assistant professor at LUMS (Lahore University of Management Sciences) traces the history…

Moral brigade active in Islamabad again

ISLAMABAD: Are they back – the moral brigades that blackened the faces of women on advertisement boards in 2007? At least that is what people feared when they found bared…

Pakistan’s 15-year-old record-breaker struggles to find University Place

Source: rabwah.net The brightest 15-year-old in the world can’t find a place at university because she’s too young. Sitara Brooj Akbar moved from Rabwah, Pakistan to the UAE last year after…

Press Trust of India: Taliban militants involved in attack on Ahmadis held in Pak

Source: business-standard.com | Press Trust of India Three Taliban militants who attacked a place of worship of the minority Ahmadia community last week in Pakistan’s Punjab province have been arrested…

Munawar Shakeel: Cobbling his way to five award-winning books

Rizwan Safdar — Published about 17 hours ago, 7-14-15           The poet at his cobbler’s shop. —Photo by author In the small suburban town of Rodala,…

Pakistan: 100,000 Christian flee the country

100,000 Christians Flee Persecution in Pakistan Pakistani Christians are fleeing their home country because of violence perpetrated against them both by the state and by Muslim citizens. Wed, July 15,…

Maternal health in Pakistan is more disturbing than bomb blasts

Shahid Husain Sunday, July 12, 2015 An impressive slide show titled “A photographic journey into the lives of Pakistani women” by Wendy Merijnessen” was shown at the PMA House on…

For Over Six Decades Pakistan Has Been At War With Itself- Bigotry against Ahmadis is enshrined in law

Forbes.com: Pakistan was created, in the words of its founder MA Jinnah, to preserve “what is most precious in Islam.” But how do you determine what is best in any…

Pakistan bans English translations of Islamic terms, including translating ‘Allah’ as ‘God’

Source: Christian Today By Carey Lodge 07 July 2015 A number of Islamic terms have been banned from translation into English under a new law introduced by the Pakistani government. The…

First Cousin Marriages in Pakistani families Leading To Disabilities among Children

Source: Telegraph By Steven Swinford, Deputy Political Editor  150 Comments Couples who are getting married should be forced to have a DNA test first to ensure they are not cousins…

Pakistan’s minorities: A case of systematic marginalization

The Friday Times: “India grants citizenship to 4300 refugees from Afghanistan and Pakistan” read a recent news headline circulating in the media.  As a Pakistani, this headline carried more heartache…

Schooling and social change in Pakistan

Jul 04,2015 – JORDAN TIMES –  Muhammad Nawaz Sharif The importance of education — and especially schooling — cannot be overestimated. Not only has the expansion of primary and secondary…

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