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Pakistan: Four Ahmadis asked to record statements

Source: tribune.com.pk Lahore: A judge of the Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) on Tuesday ordered that statements of four men accused of distributing a daily newspaper of the Ahmadi community, which allegedly contained…

Asian parents in care homes

theguardian: by Sarfaraz Manzoor — “There are not too many Pakistanis because their children have been brought up with different values – their children would be too ashamed to put…

Ali Dayan Hasan: The Wrong Kind of Pakistani

Guernica: by Ali Dayan Hasan — On the invention of “the liberal extremist” and the attempted assassination of a friend. He’s just the wrong kind of Pakistani—the kind that is…

Muslim Zion?

Daily Times: As in the case of the Irish Catholics and Protestants, the South Asian Two Nation Theory made an exclusively territorial claim, i.e. Indian Muslims are a nation and…

The Middle East we must confront in the future will be a Mafiastan ruled by money In Iraq, mafiosi already run almost the entire oil output of the south of the country

by Robert Fisk, The Independent Saudi Arabia is giving $3bn – yes, £2bn, and now let’s have done with exchange rates – to the Pakistani government of Nawaz Sharif. But…

Suffer the children

by SYED FAKHAR KAKAKHEL DAWN “Amrikay jasees day,” (It’s an American spy) they shouted in the typical Waziri dialect as they gathered to witness the execution of a US spy…

Malala: A Role Model for Young Girls

By Haadia from Lahore Tuesday 9th of October 2012, an ordinary day, at least for me. But the life of a girl from Swat was dangling in the midway of…

Gunmen target prominent Pakistani news anchor Hamid Mir

By Pierre Meilhan and Greg Botelho (CNN) – Gunmen wounded a prominent Pakistani TV news anchor on Saturday in an attack his brother linked to the nation’s government, despite its firm denial. Hamid Mir…

The legacy of Sir Ganga Ram, Lahore

  The legacy of Sir Ganga Ram Sir Ganga Ram still lives in the hearts of millions of people in India and Pakistan through these two hospitals in Lahore and…

Feminism in Islam

Observer: by Rohi Sarbaz Khan — Friday, April 18, 2014 – Feminism is a collection of movements and ideologies aimed at defining, establishing, and defending equal political, economic, cultural, and social…

Violence in the name of Islam is haram: fatwa

Daily Times — New code of conduct approved by ulema convention declares that no prayer leader/cleric will debase or induce his followers to debase any of the holy prophets, their…

Solutions for Pakistan

By Saeed Qureshi Unlike Saudi Arabia and Iran Pakistan is not a religious but a nation state. It should be liberated from socio-religious taboos that hinder its progress and development…

Detailed judgment on LG polls: State can’t interfere in people’s beliefs, says SC

ET: ISLAMABAD: Issuing its 65-page detailed judgment on delimitation for local government (LG) polls, the Supreme Court on Tuesday observed that it is the duty of the state not to interfere…

Karachi to Hollywood: Pakistani visual effects artist wins third Oscar

ET: KARACHI: Richard Parker swims in the Life of Pi ocean. Afterwards, the 10 million hair on the Bengal tiger’s body are wiped down, his fur gradually morphing from dripping wet to dry.…

Moderate Muslims, Hard Line Islam

Pak Tea House: Raza Habib Raja Council of Islamic Ideology (CII) is a body whose job is to give recommendations to the government for making the legal framework more in…

DG ISI General Pasha apologised to former president Zardari on Memogate

Source: ET The latest talk on the media is that former DG ISI General Pasha apologised to former president Zardari on Memogate and took the defence plea that he did…

Qasmi, “The Ahmadis and the Politics of Religious Exclusion in Pakistan”

Source: clrforum.org Next month, Anthem Press will publish The Ahmadis and the Politics of Religious Exclusion in Pakistan by Ali Usman Qasmi (Lahore University of Management Sciences). The publisher’s description follows. ‘The Ahmadis…

Pakistan: History at the altar of dogma

Source: The Daily Times In Social Studies textbooks it is mentioned that Hindus are extremists and eternal enemies of Islam, whose culture and society is based on injustice and cruelty,…

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