Wishal Raheel

  • TA fellow party leader’s recent trip to the US apparently left JI chief Sirajul Haq in shock as the former saw a couple split an ice cream bill equally amongst themselves. The JI chief, at a clerics’ conference in Peshawar, stated that he did not want a similar culture in Pakistan. He ...

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  • TYet another man has lost his life in the Land of the Pure because of his faith. Yet another family has been forced to go through the trauma no family deserves to experience. This man’s crime was that he was an Ahmadi. We conveniently blame General Zia for bringing in religious extremism in ...

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  • TA video from Algeria has been circulating on social media lately which includes short interviews from common individuals on a rather serious matter; domestic violence. The video starts with a woman expressing her views on the violence women often have to endure at the hands of men. While any sane ...

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  • TRecently, a huge debate started online when a minister said in one of his speeches that female students wearing headscarves at colleges would be given extra marks. On social media, this statement seemed to have attracted a lot of criticism, and duly so. However, we cannot ignore the people – ...

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  • TCan a woman ever cause harm to another woman? Logically speaking it is of paramount importance that any group affected by injustice should stand united. Yet in the case of Pakistani women, that sadly does not happen. When we speak of patriarchy, we immediately think of a concept created and imposed ...

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  • TRunning down the hall to get to one of my classes on time, I was stopped by a senior colleague who had come to inform me of the DHA Z block blast. Puzzled, I started calling family and friends in the area to confirm if everyone was fine. When I got to class, a sea of young eager faces looked ...

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  • TCongratulations to our state; nobody will be celebrating Valentine’s Day. Not because of the preposterous ban or the wrath of the mullahs. But because our hearts ache for the loss that we have had to face. Because terror, once again, has gripped the entire country. There will be no ...

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  • TTrump’s decision to stop the admission of refugees into the US has sparked a global outcry – with due reason. These refugees are perhaps some of the most vulnerable people on the planet. Disallowing them to seek refuge for a safe life is synonymous to mass murder. It is most certainly a ...

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  • TWaking up to the news of blocked roads and protests isn’t something new for a Lahoriite. I still remember last year, when Mumtaz Qadri was hanged. I was in the middle of teaching a class of children when the school started sending them home. The children, confused at what was happening, asked ...

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