There's no one like Imran Khan in all Pakistan: Fawad Chaudhry

 Federal Minister Fawad Chaudhry, while criticising the opposition, has said that the opposition parties should ...

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Dr Shahnaz Khan

  • As we mourn the passing away of Nelson Mandela, we must also remember that he has left an unfinished business, the task of completing which lies on the shoulders of those who remain. One thing I want to say at the outset is that he is celebrated and glorified by the leaders of the world because in ...

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  • News of the month in December in Pakistan was retirement of Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry. His controversial career, his assertiveness, his activism and what he could have or should have done, his sense of fairness or the lack of it were all dissected, debated and deliberated upon by all ...

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  • So, Mr. Obama blinked.  At least for now.World leaders competing for power and clout are scurrying across the globe pretending to bring “peace” to this troubled world, thriving on these golden opportunities for leaving a “legacy” behind just like Henry Kissinger, whose ...

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  • Equality is a complex and contested subject, debated among philosophers and thinkers for centuries, without reaching a consensus as to what it means, why it is important, how to measure it and, most importantly, how to achieve it. As inequality, in all its dimensions, is increasing in the world, ...

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  • As people of Pakistan held their breath, the much awaited budget was announced with a lot of fanfare. Out of all the decisions a government makes and out of all the powers it has, arguably, budget making is at the top of the list. Budget is a vehicle for the fulfilment of social contract ...

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  • A nation in turmoil cannot progress and people in deep depression lose their will to fight, thus strengthening the forces that are creating chaos and anarchy, which is perhaps their main goal. This seems to be happening in Balochistan where truth is buried in the deep secrets of the state and ...

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  • How to reconcile religion with science? This question, which seems to be at the heart of the controversy around the Council of Islamic Ideology’s (CII’s) statement regarding use of DNA test in rape cases, is not unique to Islam. While religion is sacred and close to people’s ...

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  • In part one, I said that a real change is about economic equality of all human beings, regardless of race, religion, gender, ethnicity or nationality. In essence, it means: end of this huge income disparity and accumulated wealth, equal access to and right of all people over all that is produced or ...

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  • If there was one slogan, during election 2013, that politicians used it to their heart’s content and people bought it with all their heart, it was ‘change’. No one asked and so no one explained the nature of this much sought after ‘change’. Thus, the agenda of change ...

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  • Einstein said: “Great spirits have often encountered violent opposition from weak minds.” How true is this in the case of Malala! Just imagine what this nation would be like if all parents raised their daughters like Malala? What if they infused the love of learning in them; gave them ...

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  • Revolutions are the locomotive of history,” says Karl Marx. Ninety five years ago, this month, the downtrodden of Russia decided to take matters in their own hands destroying the centuries old despotic Tsarist regime and created a new political, social and economic order. October 1917 Russian ...

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  • My first memory of social unrest is from the late 60s when students’ protests forced Ayub Khan to step down. “....…that twenty two families controlled 70 percent of manufacturing and 90 percent of banking and insurance business in the country jolted his regime to its ...

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  • I am numb with grief, anger, hopelessness and helplessness, watching the carnage and mayhem on the streets of Pakistanon all the TV channels. The religious establishment is basking in the glory of its street power; political leaders don’t want to lose “the moment” and are cashing ...

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  • “Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals.” –Martin Luther King Jr.The popular discussion about justice in Pakistan currently centres around legal proceedings, primary ...

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  • “The fastest way to change society is to mobilize women of the world.”– Charles MalikThe world observed International Women’s Day on March 8 to commemorate and honor those women who made history not as monarchs, political leaders, or presidents but as ordinary citizens by ...

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  • Muslims all over the world celebrated the Prophet’s birthday during this month by remembering the details of his life: His birth, childhood, marriages, and struggle to spread his message, kindness, courage, wisdom, last sermon and finally death. There is emphasis on how he spoke, loved, ...

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  • Karl Marx said: “Social progress can be measured by the social position of the female sex.” Thinking about this has always depressed me because the social position of the female sex is abominable in Pakistan. A society’s moral strength and its claim to democratic values ...

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  • The purpose of this article is to highlight the impact of the religious laws in Pakistan, as they are being currently interpreted and implemented without going into the finer nuances of either the law or the religion. These laws come into limelight from time to time for brief periods only when ...

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  • Recently, the police recovered 45 people, most of them children, from a madrassah in Karachi, where they were kept in chains and being tortured. The television channels repeatedly flashed the innocent faces of the children and their chained hands and feet, describing their ordeal of being beaten, ...

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