Archive for December 2015

Walking in fear as a Muslim

Dec 30th, 2015 | By

By Mubeen Shakir A 12-year-old girl is beaten at school in New York, is called “ISIS” and nearly has her hijab torn off by her classmates. A 16-year-old Somali American dies in a fall from a six-story building in Seattle that his family and the Muslim community in the city suspect was the result of



After Iran, Is it Pakistan?

Dec 30th, 2015 | By

Sarah Khan After years of tough diplomacy and series of negotiations between Iran and P5+1, the US and Iran were able to conclude a nuclear deal in July 2015. The deal was also approved by US congress in November and very soon it will be in the implementation phase. By signing a deal with Iran,



Fall of Dhaka, the True Indian Face

Dec 30th, 2015 | By

By Tariq Rizwan     India is a worst case of conflict diplomacy and expansionist policy ever since its independence in 1947. Her relations with the neighbors; Pakistan, Siri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh and China has remained strained and lacked confidence. The victory of Narendra Modi led BJP has further put the plight of minorities in



India’s top secret nuclear city

Dec 30th, 2015 | By

  By Sultan M Hali A threat for global peace India made a hullabaloo regarding Pakistan’s tactical nuclear weapons, convincing the US to coerce Pakistan to give up its battlefield nukes. After failing in its ploy, India is now trying to psyche Pakistani opinion builders into rejecting the tactical nukes through the false premise that



India’s Orchestrated Boat Drama Revisited

Dec 30th, 2015 | By

By Sajjad Shaukat   On December 31, 2014, Indian agencies orchestrated a terror boat drama to defame Pakistan in the world. In this respect, Indian media and high officials unfolded the drama on the New Year’s eve by allegedly reporting that a Pakistani fishing boat as a Pakistan-based group Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) was intercepted by Indian



Quaid-e-Azam Day-Soft Image of Pakistan

Dec 30th, 2015 | By

By Sajjad Shaukat   Besides Christmas, every year, on December 25, Pakistanis celebrate Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah’s birth anniversary with every possible way of showing reverence to their country’s founder. It is called the Quaid-e-Azam Day. Jinnah was born on December 25, 1876 and founded Pakistan in 1947. On this very day, seminars, debates and



Need for Genuine Interfaith Dialogue

Dec 30th, 2015 | By

By Sajjad Shaukat   During a visit to Italy’s largest military cemetery of World War I, on November 14, expressing his grief over the November 13 terror attacks in Paris, Pope Francis called them a “piece of a piecemeal World War III…war is madness…even today…fought with crimes, massacres, destruction.”   On September 25, this year,



CIA: For Whose Protection?

Dec 30th, 2015 | By

By Sajjad Shaukat   No doubt, every country has a superior intelligence agency to protect the national interest of the state. It keeps a vigilant eye on the internal and external threats.  Even by playing a double game, it thwarts the anti-state subversion through various means.   Quite contrarily, from the very beginning, the US



East Pakistan 1971: The Allegories and the Accuracy – II

Dec 18th, 2015 | By

By Sohail Parwaz Only few of the pertinent and relevant excerpts for the interest, from the renowned Indian author and researcher Sarmila Bose’s book, “Dead Reckoning: Memories of 1971 Bangladesh War”, would be sufficient for the readers to evaluate reality and the intentions of such propaganda. For example a most common and propagated myth is



East Pakistan 1971: The Allegories and the Accuracy – I

Dec 18th, 2015 | By

By: Sohail Parwazon   Almost 44 years have passed but the wounds haven’t heeled yet. For those indifferent and heartless folks who considered the fall of Dhaka just as a geographical change it doesn’t matter much but those who have the hearts to cry for a motherland that was founded after the great sacrifices and lying