Archive for January 2016

Kashmir Solidarity Day – 5 February

Jan 27th, 2016 | By

Time to take the war on terror to where it belongs

Jan 26th, 2016 | By

BY SOHAIL PARWAZ   The attack on Bacha Khan University was exactly like the way APS Peshawar was attacked in December 2014. Nevertheless, the similarities are too many, like the time as both the institutions were attacked in the early morning; both the sacred institutions are situated in the KPK province of Pakistan; a large number

The Indian Dramas: From Star Plus to RAW Plus – III

Jan 26th, 2016 | By

By: Sohail Parwaz The Indian dramas are always out of place and out of time…… oh out of reality too (that I ‘shamefully’ forgot). As we have talked about some old productions by M/s RAW Plus, it has given us a fair idea about the level of perseverance, perfection and professionalism of the ‘Producers’. Even if

The Indian Dramas: From Star Plus to RAW Plus – II

Jan 26th, 2016 | By

By Sohail Parwaz In 2002, on February 27, a train Sabarmati Express was stopped outside Godhra station and a hell bent upon the Muslim passengers and the locals. Exact five years later, on 18 February 2007, on the anniversary of Godhra tragedy, another play was staged. This time it was Samjhota Express; a train shuttled

The Indian Dramas: From Star Plus to RAW Plus – I

Jan 26th, 2016 | By

By Sohail Parwaz Those were the good days when it was thought and considered that the Indian channel Star Plus was the most favourite and popular channel in Pakistan. Soon its popularity relegated and it became hot favourite with the maids only, working in middle and upper class houses with a hope that someday may

House Raid of Salman Masood and Government’s Over-Reaction

Jan 26th, 2016 | By

Sarah Khan   On 12 January 2016, the paramilitary Rangers raided the home of a New York Times journalist Mr Salman Masood, who is also the Islamabad-based resident editor of English daily The Nation. Soon after the raid, Salman Masood posted series of posts on his Twitter account, documenting the search as Rangers looked around

Indian Republic Day as Kashmiris Black Day

Jan 26th, 2016 | By

By Mr Tariq Rizwan   Pakistan and India achieved independence from British rule on 14 and 15 August 1947 respectively, as a result of independence struggle extended over decades. The two respective national leaders, Quaid e Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah and Mahatma Gandhi played decisive role for their nations’ victory.The constitution of India came into force

Hopes Still High for Afghan Settlement

Jan 26th, 2016 | By

Mr Tariq Rizwan Afghanistan enjoys a tremendous geostrategic importance and is considered a bridge between the warm waters and the minerals laden Central Asia and Eurasia. Such importance proved to be disadvantageous as the country remained a battle ground among the regional and extra regional powers coupled by the wary local Pashtun traditions. Indeed, the

Pakistan’s Pivot

Jan 26th, 2016 | By

BY UMAIR JAMAL,   Saudi Arabia is one of Pakistan’s oldest allies. The two countries have pursued extensive commercial and political relations since Pakistan’s establishment in 1947. However, Pakistan’s hesitancy to support its historic ally after Saudi Arabia’s recent execution of top Shia cleric Nimr al-Nimr, marks a distinct shift in Pakistan’s foreign policy. This is

India’s Republic Day is Black Day for Kashmiris

Jan 26th, 2016 | By

By Sajjad Shaukat   When every year, on January 26, is being celebrated by India as the Republic Day, Kahmiris on both side of the Line of Control (LoC) and all over the world, including their Pakistani brethren commemorate it as the Black Day in protest against Indian illegal occupation of Kashmir, while, the issue