Saadia Gardezi

  • TIn 1915 a film called “The Birth of a Nation” was huge commercial success and broke technical records with its size and scope. The film was also extremely racist, unintelligent and portrayed the Ku Klux Klan as a heroic force. It led to the  formation of the “second ...

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  • TJournalists in Pakistan are keeping up with global trends and are not far behind their western counterparts in the spreading of alternative facts and fake news. More than a year ago someone from the US asked me at a conference if fake news was as big a problem in Pakistan as it was in the US. I ...

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  • TThis article is about the attack on women in our country. I realise, that many people will switch off here and move to another article. Women go harping on about their issues, and at one point, the not-female specially, has had enough and checks out. That is a worthy state of mind to reach, where ...

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  • TOxford, United Kingdom -  In an emotional and rousing talk on Monday at Worcester College in Oxford, Muhammad Iqbal Khan, father of Mashal Khan spoke about his son and the tragedy he and Pakistan have faced from the reign of mob violence and hate. The Oxford-Pakistan Society hosted Muhammad ...

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  • TWhen Bill Clinton became President of the USA in 1993, he didn’t appoint an ambassador to India for nearly a year, and went about opposing India on a number of fronts. No head of state today would think of treating India like this. Gold and guns are the not the only things that a country ...

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  • 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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