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What Is There To Talk About?

What is there to talk about?

The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) delights in showing us off as a helpless and contemptible force. So last week, when the TTP’s offer of peace talks hit the newswires we perked…

The Imperative Of Subversion

The imperative of subversion

The passing of the so-called ‘Fair Trial’ Bill in the National Assembly this past week should have raised eyebrows. Notwithstanding its name, the legislation will empower state agencies to intercept…

Violence And The Media

Violence and the media

Every day 15 to 20 innocent people are murdered in Karachi, including some eminent religious scholars. Miscreants even managed to kill with impunity several people attending a public meeting arranged…

Critical Choices

Critical choices

“Israel, India and agencies are playing games in Pakistan. They want to capture this country and its nuclear assets”. I was given this piece of news by a few knowledgeable…

Minorities In Islam

Minorities in Islam

The gruesome murder of the minorities’ minister Shahbaz Bhatti must sit as a blot on the conscience of all Muslims of this country. While it shows that in this Islamic…

The Hawks And The Offer

The hawks and the offer

Should the government talk to the Taliban, or should it not? That is the question. The answer from the hawks would be a resounding no. They would argue that the…

The Women From Kohistan

The women from Kohistan

Four women clapping and two men dancing appeared in a grainy cellphone video from a remote village said to be in Kohistan. The ill-fated gathering was said to have occurred…