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From Aligarh To Charsadda

From Aligarh to Charsadda

As if the state’s own criminal negligence was not enough to keep us one of the most illiterate nations on earth, a faction of the TTP has declared war on…

Sir Syed’s Legacy

Sir Syed’s legacy

Sir Syed Ahmad Khan, a prominent 19th-century Muslim scholar, thinker and reformer of the Indian subcontinent, is vastly admired for his sharp observation of the challenges that faced his society.…

On The Christian Protests

On the Christian protests

The Christians of Punjab have finally stood up and the rest of us are afraid. After suicide bombings at two churches in Youhanabad on March 15 which luckily ‘only’ killed…

Looking At Crime Through Broken Windows

Looking at crime through broken windows

The national consensus on creation of military courts for the speedy trial of criminals and terrorists is a verdict against the existing criminal judicial system – which has failed us…

Malala, Salam, Faiz And Dr Khan

Malala, Salam, Faiz and Dr Khan

In Pakistan, with Malala Yousafzai winning the Nobel Peace Prize, it is proven once again that those subscribing to conservative social and political views reject new facts if they challenge…

Ghosts Of Revolutions Past

Ghosts of revolutions past

The history of mankind at various moments has been a history of dissent. Dissent against oppression, exploitation, violence, tyranny, abuse of power, exacted over a peoples by another. Whether both…

Ideological Welfare

Ideological welfare

A Report published recently in this paper shed light on the relief efforts undertaken by religious groups in areas affected by the ongoing military operation. As has been the case…

Bigotry In The Name Of God

Bigotry in the name of God

The chairman of the Council of Islamic Ideology (CII), Muhammad Khan Sheerani, has stated that prohibition of child marriage under the Muslim Family Law Ordinance is un-Islamic. He argued that…

A Swallow In Midwinter

A swallow in midwinter

There is no priesthood in Islam because the Quran rejects the concept of any intermediary in the communion between God and man. But despite this, clerics have emerged as the…