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Jinnah and the minorities

Yasser Hamdani This is with reference to Dr Ishtiaq Ahmed’s “Jinnah’s Prerogatives” piece in which he claims that Jinnah never returned to theme of equality that...

A different and dangerous enemy

Syed Ali Zia 2/Lt Moid, 21, became the 6,257th personnel of the armed forces to have laid down his life defending his motherland. While all acknowledge the meritorious...

Quo Vadis, my land of hope?

Raoof Hasan The above lines from Faiz’s unforgettable poem on Pakistan’s independence have a message that has lingered through decades, growing in meaning and...

Islamic lab results

Saad Hafiz Recent events have clearly demonstrated the massive power wielded by religious fascists in Pakistan. The organs of state power have never before so easily...

Intervention against gender inequality needed

Dr Rakhshinda Selective amnesia and apathy keeps the development business alive. Bonded labourers, maids, street children, transgenders, disabled, homeless, old,...

Islam in the modern age

Yasser Latif His Highness Aga Khan-IV, the hereditary imam of the Ismaili Aga Khani community, is on a visit to Pakistan. To my mind he represents the true spirit of...

Assets versus known means of income

Dr Ikramul Haq Ousted PM Nawaz Sharif, seriously or in a light vein, in a private gathering, reportedly said: “Even if my assets do not commensurate with my sources,...

Vulgarity and promotion of films

Ally Adnan The fine line that exists between fervent enthusiasm and brazen desperation has been all but erased in the audacious world of film promotion in Pakistan....

A global anti-corruption wave

Shaheen Sehbai While ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif repeatedly complains that he is being targeted singularly on charges of corruption, it may give him some solace...

Identifying extremism in the media

Altaf Khan Reporting on religion is one thing, reporting religiously is another, but it is totally different to be a religious extremist journalist. Extremism, like...