Inamullah Marwat

  • TA few days ago, reports about students committing suicides because of failure in exams, got published in various dailies across Pakistan e.g. three students in Chitral committed suicides this week on the day of their Intermediate result was announced. These reports should not be taken for granted ...

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  • TFor majority of post-colonial states, one of the daunting challenges is to catch up with the most noticeable feature of the nation state; that is, nation states use the state as an instrument of national unity in economic, social and cultural life. It is formidable challenge for these states as ...

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  • TIn the backdrop of recent Sheikh Rashid’s episode that caused q ruckus in the National Assembly because of allegations’ exchanged between opposition and government benches, Minister of State/Chairperson Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) Marvi Memon posted a tweet which said, ...

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  • TThe zeitgeist of the current age might be defined by the features of extrovertism, that is to carry away the world with all what one has inside. This trend of being expressive, that is to put oneself in public court, not all the time but predominantly to grab public attention, has been supplemented ...

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  • TThe recent wave of students’ led protests in the Indian occupied Kashmir, triggered first by ruthless killing of separatist leader, Burhan Wani, which India claimed to be a militant, and lately getting impetus from Indian security forces raid on a college in Pulwama during which at least 50 ...

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  • TPolitical milieu of Pakistan has been transforming. For the last few years, the political binary, that was defined by PML-N and PPP for decades, has been battling with the strains created in the political system by third party inclusion that is, none other than, PTI. Since PTI has started to flex ...

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  • TThe Panama Papers case against incumbent Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, in the backdrop of Panama Leaks, has been making headlines these days in Pakistan. After large hue and cry by the opposition parties, predominantly by Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI), over the allegations that the prime ...

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  • TOchlocracy (mob rule) has been on the march. In the last two months, we saw two incidents of mob vigilantism. Both happened in mainstream universities with students’ lot at the forefront. On March, 21, 2017, a group of Islami Jamiat Talba students, equipped with canes and sticks, ambushed ...

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  • TMarch 21, 2017 was a big day in the history of University of the Punjab, Lahore, in the sense that a peaceful cultural festival organized by Pushtoon students of the university was ambushed by a fanatic lot of Islami Jamiat Talba (IJT), which considers itself to be moral police of the university. ...

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  • TPakistan and Afghanistan, as neighbors, have quite a lot in common. They have cultural similarity because both are home to a significant chunk of Pushtoons which constitute a major chunk of both countries’ populations. Not only overlapping culturally, both are also facing the invisible threat ...

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  • TThe meeting recently held between German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the United States (US) President Donald J. Trump was no less important. It was being viewed by pundits of International Relations around the world with great interest. It is because the meeting was being perceived as not only ...

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  • TPakistan and Afghanistan, as neighbors, have quite a lot in common. They have cultural similarity because both are home to a significant chunk of Pushtuns, which constitute a major chunk of both countries’ populations. Not only cultural overlaps, both are also facing the invisible threat of ...

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  • TThe passage of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Bill, 2016, recently by the National Assembly might have let the judiciary take a sigh of relief. A parallel legal system has been authorised by legislative corridors to help it rid of the backlog of cases, the resolution of which it had ...

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  • TWillem Koomen and Joop van der Plight, at the department of Social Psychology in the University of Amsterdam, in their book titled “The Psychology of Radicalisation and Terrorism”, published in 2016, have tried to analyse the phenomenon of radicalisation and terrorism from a ...

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  • TQuetta bleeds again. It was struck again where it was struck in 2006. The post-attack narrative reverberated with the same cast like in the past in which some were made heroes, cloaked in the narrative of martyrdom, while some were declared villains instigated by across the border intelligence ...

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