Umer Ali

  • TQuetta has bled once again. A suicide bomber exploded himself near emergency ward of Civil Hospital, Quetta. His target was a group of lawyers who had gathered outside the emergency ward after President of Balochistan Bar Association was shot dead in the morning. As per the latest reports, ...

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  • TIn a town that is always ringing with slogans and high on religious hatred, lived Sitara. Tiny and beautiful like her name, she had an unquenchable thirst to learn new things and phenomena around her. She grew up questioning everything around us. Such was the scale of her curiosity that her school ...

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  • T“We broke the necks of Ahmadis and buried them forever,” exclaimed former Prime Minister of Pakistan, Raja Pervez Ashraf in a recent PPP gathering. Top leadership of PPP, including Bilawal Bhutto,was present but no one objected to his remarks. This recent statement by a prominent PPP ...

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  • TIn a recent exam, I was asked a mind-boggling question: How to save Pakistan from secularism? It could have been phrased differently but the author of this question had already taken a position that secularism was bad for Pakistan. During his lectures, the author of this question had insisted upon ...

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  • THow on Earth would Junaid Jamshed even have thought of what happened to him last night? A small Barelvi group who landed in Islamabad last night to attend the chehlum of Mumtaz Qadri roughed Junaid Jamshed up at the airport. Punching and kicking him, they chanted ‘Labaik Ya Rasoolullah’ ...

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  • TEver since Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy won the Oscar for Best Documentary (Short Subject) for her documentary, A Girl in the River: Price of Forgiveness, she has been dubbed as a ‘traitor’, a ‘Western sellout’ and a conspirator who depicts a bad image of Pakistan to the world. The ...

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  • TLast week was an eventful one, to say the least. Much praise has been directed towards the current PML-N led government for hanging convicted murderer, Mumtaz Qadri to death. He was executed five years after he killed then Governor Punjab, Salmaan Taseer in cold blood. Terming his deep love for the ...

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  • TA month after Pakistan observed the first anniversary of the deadly APS Peshawar attack, Islamist terrorists belonging to the banned TTP have struck again – this time at Bacha Khan University in Charsadda. According to the latest updates, 21 people have been killed in the attacks with over 60 ...

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  • T“Pakistan enjoys close and brotherly relations with Saudi Arabia and other Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries and attaches great importance to their security,” Chief of Army Staff, General Raheel Sharif said in a meeting with Saudi Defense Minister and Deputy Crown Prince, ...

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