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Culture, Ethics & Architecture

Culture, ethics & architecture

Building and construction have been significant activities in human civilisation. The journey from caves to building gigantic cities reflects the enormous interest and capacity of human beings in these areas.…

Costly Appeasement

Costly appeasement

The past week has left the Pakistanis grappling with two serious issues: they cannot protect the Hazara Shias of Quetta, nor can they resist the armed extremists. The result of…

Is Sharia Immutable?

Is Sharia immutable?

It is believed by millions of Muslims across the world that Sharia laws are immutable and represent divine will. This is based on serious misunderstanding. Sharia is not and cannot…

Consensus On Terrorism

Consensus on terrorism

The tone for a much-needed multi-party conference has finally been set. The leadership of the Awami National Party (ANP) has started contacting the leadership of other political parties. The plan…

The Long Betrayal

The long betrayal

Now that the dust on the caravan of Dr Tahirul Qadri’s long march has settled, it is time to focus on the lessons learnt. Without exaggeration, it was one of…

Political Jugglers (Part I)

Political jugglers (Part I)

Asadullah Khan Ghalib was an indomitable and versatile figure.  He could, in simple verse, express human characteristics in all aspects. The following verse is a masterpiece in describing the contradictions…

Lessons For The US

Lessons for the US

There were significant moments in the 20th century when heightened awareness of major human values – freedom, justice, order, security etc – forced American, and other western thinkers and academics…