What’s Different?

16th December, 1971 – 16th December, 2011, a period of forty years, from the very day East Pakistan seceded and formed independent Bangladesh. This time period has also been tainted with turmoil, martial law, clash of institutions, terrorism and curtailing of rights of Pakistani citizens. So what is the difference between now and then? In...
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Ignoring the Issue

Last week has been dedicated to rallies, increase in political ante and allegations by political opponents. While this might be termed as a normal and encouraging sign in a democratic system, but in all the political bickering, the menace of terrorism has been ignored. The recent suicide blast in Nowshera targeting police officials has underscored...
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Struggled for Existence

It has been 65 years since Pakistan has attained its freedom. Like every other year the citizens of Pakistan celebrated the Independence Day with enthusiasm. But after all these years have we really made any progress or have we struggled just to maintain our existence? Our national sovereignty is under threat and this too by...
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Vision

Jinnah’s address to the Constituent Assembly on 11th August, 1947 clearly stated that, “You may belong to any religion or caste or creed that has nothing to do with the business of the State.” But after sixty four years this statement has been conveniently put aside and forgotten. The same right wing elements, which were...
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What Took So Long?

As I was skimming through the paper, a report caught my eye. The subject in bold conveyed that United Nations Security Council had added Tehrik-e Taliban Pakistan (TTP) to its terrorist list. Finally, there is some recognition for the TTP. After taking countless innocent lives and creating havoc throughout the country, the organization is finally...
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