Saad Rasool

  • TThere are no words to express the grief, the shock, and the anger that people of Pakistan feels at the death of Zainab Amin. There is no version of prose, or verses of poetry, that can express the pain. The facts of the case – to the extent known – are agonizingly straightforward: ...

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  • TA three-member bench of the honourable Supreme Court of Pakistan has released its detailed judgment in the Hudaibya case, dismissing NAB’s appeal against the LHC judgment dated 11th March, 2014. The honourable apex Court’s reasoning – erudite and judicious – reads as a ...

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  • TShahzeb Khan was murdered, in cold blood, on 25thDecember, 2012. Almost five years later, his murders are out of jail, and all charges against them are likely to be dropped as a result of some undisclosed “out of court settlement” between the powerful Jatois and the hapless family ...

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  • TThe speech delivered by US Vice President Mike Pence, at the Bagram Airbase in Afghanistan, earlier this week, has created a stir within the national security establishment in Pakistan. This speech – which is a reflection of President Trump’s boorish style of governance – has been ...

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  • TThree years ago, on the 16th of December, 2014, Pakistan suffered the most heart-wrenching tragedy in history of modern day terrorism; not just because 141 souls were martyred that day; not simply because of the cold-blooded nature of the attack; but because the victims were unarmed ...

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  • TJerusalem has been at the heart of Abrahamic religions, since the dawn of history in holy scriptures. All divine Abrahamic books – the Torah, the Bible, and the Quran – have references concerning Jerusalem and the children of Israel (though the Quran never mentions the name ...

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  • TAs the nation recovers from TLY’s dharnas in Islamabad and Lahore, one lamentable fact has become painfully clear: no matter who the victor was in this stand-off, the State of Pakistan was the loser. In fact, not sine the introduction of ‘Nizam-e-Adl Regulations’ in Sawat, back in ...

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  • TThe gradually increasing temperature of Islamabad’s Tehreek-e-Labbaik Ya Rasul-Allah (SAWW) has finally reached its boiling point. At the time of writing this article, government’s operation to disperse the dharna participants is underway; electronic media transmissions have been taken ...

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  • TPolitics, in Pakistan, is the art of making the ridiculous seem sublime. As George Orwell once famously said, “Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.” And our incumbent political elite ...

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