Saadia Gardezi

  • TThe Council of Islamic Ideology (CII) was to convene on Wednesday to discuss the meaning and connotation of “Black Friday” sales. They are meeting in good time since Black Friday sales are 11 months away. Either the flurry over buying things at 50% off really bothers the scholars, or ...

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  • TMothers, sisters, daughters, wives- all were safe in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, unlike many other countries where men were dominant and ruthless due to the mere fact of their physical strength. But Pakistan was a “ghairatmand” society, and what is important than respect to the ...

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  • TTo say that we now live in a post-truth culture would mean that at one time we lived in a “truth culture,” which has never really been the case. Post-truth politics is a political culture in which debate is framed by appeals to emotion disconnected from the details of policy, where ...

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  • TIn 1975 the New York Times said about Pakistan that it “has unexpectedly emerged as the most economically buoyant nation on Asian subcontinent following its defeat in the ‘71 war with India. Foreign economists here—Europeans, Americans, those with the World Bank—are ...

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  • TOn April 29, the Pakistan army in a tweet "rejected" a notification by the Sharif government. The content of the tweet is not the subject here, but the rising practice of expressing grave statements on social media. The army, as the most respected institution of the state, legitimised the used of ...

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  • TIt’s quite intuitive to think that to fix problems of poverty and crime, the state’s structure must be reformed. However, academics and policy makers have taken seventy years since decolonisation to really come to this conclusion. “Structural violence”, as a characteristic ...

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  • T“Self-determination is not an option for Kashmiris. Kashmir will be a small landlocked country surrounded by three nuclear powers. It is impossible to go it alone.” Farooq Abdullah, twice Chief Minister of Indian Jammu and Kashmir, has said this on many occasions and I have heard his ...

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  • TThe Pentagon acknowledged on Thursday that Pakistan had lost more lives and troops to terrorism than any other country. Is the US administration ever going to look beyond these empty acknowledgements, and formulate a foreign policy of reconciliation and actual trust building? The current Af-Pak ...

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  • TThese were the top five stories on Pakistan yesterday on Google. 1. The crisis in Pakistan continues 2. A militant leader is set free in Pakistan. Here’s why it matters to the US 3. Gunmen attack Shiite mosque in Pakistan, kill 1, wound 3 4. Pakistani law minister quits after weeks of ...

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