Stand up for the champions

The atmosphere has been, as if we have won the Cricket World Cup 2011, rather than just winning the quarter final. There were widespread jubilations and celebrations, while people were out on the streets expressing their joy. It was a fantastic experience to see Pakistanis throughout the country, cheering for their well performing team. The...
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Our Hypocrisy

A couple of days ago Qadaffi was being termed as the worst dictator in history by our people and the media. He was being compared to Hitler, for subverting the rights of his people and massacring them to prolong his rule. But as soon as the west stepped in to aid the rebellion, on the...
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The saga ends

The saga of Raymond Davis might be over but the right wing religious parties are still holding on to it. They have exploited this issue as their trump card and seem to be quite disappointed at its abrupt ending. The parties have called for countrywide protests and rallies on Friday, creating an environment of fear...
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Have we learned anything?

With Shahbaz Bhatti laid to rest, another blasphemer was gunned down in the outskirts of Rawalpindi, who was released one year ago. Credit goes to the right wing, hypocrite political parties of Pakistan, for finally bringing anarchy into the country. Our society has been brought a long way down the road by these parties, by...
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“It is blasphemy”

Hussain Haqqani stated during a memorial conducted for Shahbaz Bhatti in Washington, “If we are silent, we allow evil to win… It is unacceptable, it is un-Islamic, it is not what Pakistan was founded for… if I may use a term that has been abused in Pakistan — it is blasphemy.” The term “blasphemy” has...
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No country for sane men

Another advocating voice for justice and human rights has been silenced by the cancer, which has now taken deep roots in our beloved Pakistan. Shahbaz Bhatti, the Federal Minister for Minorities, who had taken heat along with Late Salman Taseer by calling for reforms in , was assassinated today by unidentified gunmen. This should be...
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The Art of Raising Slogans

A recent win of a world cup match by Pakistan, was followed by the usual slogan raising event at numerous public places. At one such event, the slogans which followed after “Pakistan Zindabad” were somehow both surprising and unrelated. The usual slogans of nationalism fervor were accompanied by “Raymond Davis Murdabad” and various modified anti-West...
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