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Talat Farooq
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Eighteen years old, headscarf wearing, college student Amina Bibi was gang-raped as she walked home from her college on January 5. This was duly confirmed by a medical report. Dousing herself with petrol she set herself alight last ...
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Saturday, January 25, 2014
Talat Farooq
There has been an upsurge in violence yet again. Never mind the academic discourse or political discussions or the security assessment by ‘senior analysts’; this piece seeks to ask some simple questions that non-academic Pakistanis, ...
Saturday, November 09, 2013
Talat Farooq
Hakeemullah Mehsud, the self-confessed killer of thousands of men, women and children, soldiers and police has finally been droned into oblivion. As far as earthly judgement is concerned, one can philosophise that those who live by ...
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
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In his recent interview with the Daily Telegraph Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif emphasised his “mandate for peace with India.” Asserting that the arms race must end and outstanding issues be resolved through peaceful means if “we have ...
Monday, July 08, 2013
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“I have a hat. It is graceful and gives me a certain dignity...Someday I may get up enough courage to wear it, instead of carrying it.” – Erma Bombeck Over the last one week I have heard the word ‘dignity’ mentioned twice by two ...
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
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The Geneva Conventions developed in 1949 codified general principles for aerial bombardment, in particular the need to discriminate between combatants and civilians and for attacks to be proportional to their expected operational ...
Saturday, May 18, 2013
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In his reaction to Altaf Hussain’s controversial statement – that Karachi should be separated from Pakistan if the MQM mandate is not acceptable – the British High Commissioner Adam Thomson emphasised British zero tolerance for such ...
Friday, April 19, 2013
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There is renewed interest in questions of Islamic ideology and the ideology of Pakistan following the implementation of the concepts of ‘sadiq’ and ‘ameen’ as per ROW (returning officers’ wisdom). In this regard one would like to ask ...
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
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Days before it completed its five-year term the PPP coalition government authored a series of anti-terror laws subsequently passed by parliament. The Anti-Terrorism (Second Amendment) Bill, 2013 remained pending with the Senate for ...
Saturday, March 09, 2013
Talat Farooq
Maulana Fazlur Rehman’s sudden gush of ‘peace-mongering’ and the Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) and the PML-N’s support for the same is one of those absurdities of life that are too deep for tears and too shallow for laughter. Politicians ...
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
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Gen (r) Shahid Aziz’s effort to ‘disclose’ an open secret has brought the Kargil conflict back into focus. Finding out who knew what and to what extent is certainly important. However, it is equally important to ask whether the ...
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