Criminal Neglect

Karachi has again become engulfed in the fire of sectarian conflict, protests, strikes and target killings. The criminal negligence accorded to the city by every incumbent administration has lead to the situation, where the citizens of Karachi live under the perpetual shadow of fear. While every major and aspiring political parties choose the metropolis for...
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Subverting the Media

Another journalist murdered and this time it was Tehrik-e Taliban Pakistan (TTP), who took the responsibility of the attack. Mukarram Khan Atif was gunned down in Charsadda by the assailants, while praying at a mosque. Unfortunately, Pakistan is now being deemed as one of the most dangerous places globally for journalists, where according to Human...
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Misspelled Blasphemy

The intolerance and radicalism has been promoted at such levels by the mullahs, in our society that a misspelling by an eighth grade Christian girl has again stirred up the controversial blasphemy issue. This the place is Havelian and the accused misspelled the Urdu word “naat” meaning praise for the Holy Prophet (P.B.U.H.) in her...
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See No Evil

Instead of looking into the report of Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Baluchistan and investigating the information laid down in it, our security establishment has plainly rejected it altogether. They have been, for reasons known and unknown; ignoring the hue and cry of citizens in the province. The citizens in Baluchistan are suffering at the...
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Ceremonious Relief

In recent days interior Sindh has been worse affected from the floods, resulting from the monsoon rains. Surprisingly it has been reported in the media that the relief camps have not been able to operate, due to absence or non-availability of political personalities to inaugurate the camps. It is unfortunate that in this time of...
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One Year Onwards

It has been a year since a private airliner crashed into the Margalla Hills in Islamabad, killing 152 passengers and crew. But the inquiry reports of the crash have still not been made public and the grieving relatives are still looking for answers. Findings from FIA and CAA investigations are present in the defense ministry,...
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Irresponsible

A government spokesman in Islamabad termed U.S. Admiral Mike Mullens statement as “irresponsible”, in which he stated that the Pakistani Government had sanctioned Saleem Shahzad’s killing. One shudders to even think that this may be true; one prays that this is only be a misunderstanding. If this is true then it has defaced the nascent...
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