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Time To Choose Another Oppressor

Time to choose another oppressor

The upcoming general elections on July 25, 2018, like many previous elections will leave out large sections of the population from the democratic process. Workers, peasants, small farmers, small traders…

Pre-poll Violence

Pre-poll violence

Ahead of the general elections on July 25, terrorism has again reared its ugly head in Pakistan, threatening the security of political leaders and the electorate. The fresh wave of…

The Fading Art Of Rhetoric

The fading art of rhetoric

The art of rhetoric requires complete command over the use of language, and techniques to make speeches more appealing by quoting suitable verses and the sayings of renowned scholars. Speakers…

New Arrival

New arrival

The divisive and badly controversial polls 2018 have thrown up a plethora of political trends that will shape the national landscape for decades ahead. Among them the more striking one…

Will The PML-N Survive?

Will the PML-N survive?

Political pundits have painted a doomsday scenario for the PML-N. With their zeal to demonstrate their mastery in sycophancy, political commentators who worship the rising sun have even started calling…

A Chronicle Of Surrender And Appeasement

A chronicle of surrender and appeasement

The agreement signed with Khadim Hussain Rizvi to end the Faizabad sit-in marks a new low in Pakistan’s history of appeasing the religious right groups. Both state and society have…

Where We Stand

Where we stand

Mashal Khan was murdered by a mob. The students were worked up into a frenzy, with the knowledge that they will harm Mashal, and then they were led to him…

The Dilemma Of Unity

The dilemma of unity

When US President Donald Trump announced his disruptive policy to shift the American embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, the divided Muslim world awoke from its deep slumber and issued…

The JUI-F’s Dilemma

The JUI-F’s dilemma

The Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam (JUI) is one of the oldest religio-political parties in the subcontinent. It has rendered a valuable contribution towards shaping the contemporary Muslim identity in India and Pakistan,…

About A Counter-narrative

About a counter-narrative

Disappointed at the government’s failure to develop a narrative to counter the militant extremists’ explanation for their terrorist activities, the judiciary and civil society organisations are offering alternative narratives and…