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Religious bias okayed

IT’S always been easy for power-seeking Pakistani clerics and politicians to set our simple-minded religious masses on fire. But, as Prime Minister Imran Khan just discovered, jumping on to a…

The Sharifs And The Religious Right

The Sharifs and the religious right

Political alarm bells have begun to ring after the recent secondary dissection of the rightist vote bank into sectarian divisions after a period of 40 long years. It was in…

Religious Politics After NA-120

Religious politics after NA-120

The house and the last resting place of Syed Maududi, the founder of the Jamaat-e-Islami (JI), is located in Ichra, an area of Lahore that falls in the National Assembly…

Captain Aladin And Religious Minorities

Captain Aladin and religious minorities

We know that religion is the last refuge of a scoundrel. However, we did not know that our national son-in-law, Captain (r) Safdar, was so keen to join the league…

The Religious Right In Sindh

The religious right in Sindh

Despite intellectual property rights, the internet has broken the monopoly over books, libraries, distances, university degrees etc which are not confined to a few individuals now – including in Sindh.…

Mapping Religious Groups

Mapping religious groups

Extremism and terrorism pose an existential threat to the peace, progress and prosperity of the country. Unfortunately, we have failed to eradicate terrorism despite the fact that we have spent…

The Religious Right Strikes Back

The religious right strikes back

After offering their Fajr prayers, they boarded the bus destined for Peshawar without knowing this might be their last journey; dozens were injured and killed by the bomb planted by…

Perils Of Religious Economy

Perils of religious economy

Though Operation Zarb-e-Azb is yet to be completed and assessing its impact could be postponed till a later stage, it has undeniably brought a sense of relief to Pakistanis who…

Political Parties Need Women Leaders

Political parties need women leaders

IN the midst of the excitement of the formation of Pakistan`s new government, and all the self-congratulations about the transition from one democratic government to another, a different story captured…