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Ayaz Amir
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Islamabad diary
A gun attack on a prominent journalist in the country’s largest city, on the road from the airport, would be enough bad news and to spare anywhere else. And everyone would be examining the cult of violence, and the ...
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Friday, April 18, 2014
Ayaz Amir
Islamabad diary I got a call from someone the other day – a politico who used to be quite a thing in her time – who asked whether what we were hearing, and partly seeing, was at all serious or just a storm in a teacup. Muttering a ...
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Ayaz Amir
Islamabad diary Oh, ever so subtly it changeth. A week ago, give or take a few days, no man had more reason to be self-satisfied than Mr Nawaz Sharif, virtually master of all he surveyed. Suddenly the landscape before him looks ...
Friday, April 11, 2014
Ayaz Amir
Islamabad diary Four coups, long years in power, uneven war performances…a less than distinguished record for which the army is justly criticised. But it’s been slightly different these past last ten years: the army fighting a ...
Tuesday, April 08, 2014
Ayaz Amir
Islam in today’s world should not be about obscure points of doctrine, fiqh and Shariah. Mujtahids and reformers have been at the reconstruction of religious thought in Islam for the last 1400 years without any success. They can be ...
Friday, April 04, 2014
Ayaz Amir
Islamabad diary I was aware that my hesitant comments about Allama Sir Muhammad Iqbal would ruffle the feathers of the patriotic brigade. But I was expecting something stronger than the limp outpourings – high on anger, low on ...
Tuesday, April 01, 2014
Ayaz Amir
Islamabad diary Pakistan has still to recover from its last troop export to the holy kingdom. This was in the 1980s when Mard-e-Momin Gen Ziaul Haq was reconverting the Islamic Republic to Islam – or, to be accurate, his version ...
Friday, March 28, 2014
Ayaz Amir
Islamabad diary Immortal poetry dedicated to the uplift of the Muslim mind, a mind sunk then in sloth and passivity (as, alas, it seems to be even now), poetry at its most poignant capable of bringing tears to the hardest eyes – ...
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Ayaz Amir
Islamabad diary What is the good life? Is it the life lived in virtue? But what is virtue? It is different things to different people. What usually passes for virtue in our climate either sticks in the throat or is a stimulus to ...
Friday, March 21, 2014
Ayaz Amir
Islamabad diary Napoleon was defeated not just by the Russian winter. More crucial in the scales was the toughness of the Russian soldier. At the Battle of Borodino on the road to Moscow the Russian army was more than a match for ...
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Ayaz Amir
Islamabad diary The Lord gave us some of the world’s most fascinating rivers, the tallest mountains, and a broad expanse of the bountiful sea. What the Lord did not give us, for reasons best known to Him, was boldness of spirit – ...
No ceasefire: No good news for innocents
Abdul Hafeez
Posted : Apr 17, 2014
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Posted : Apr 06, 2014
When protectors become persecutors
Syed Taha Ahmed
Posted : Apr 03, 2014