An open letter to Muslims from Israel

Dear Muslims, Greetings! Hopefully this letter will find you in worst of health and we will keep on praying and putting our all-out efforts to ensure that those who try to undermine our interests remain in worst conditions ever. The intent of writing this letter is to congratulate you on achieving a highest level of hypocrisy. Such sheer hypocrisy that even we got surprised. We never thought that you can

Should Imran Khan Follow Gandhi or Jinnah?

Imran Khan doesn’t need any introduction what so ever. He was mentioned as 3rd in a list of nine world leaders by Global Post 2012. Asia Society recorded him as the person of the year 2012. The Phew Research Centre in the same year conducted a survey that showed Khan as the most favored by the youth. We all know about his transformation from an ultra shy Aitchisonian to super

Storming the Red Zone Peacefully?

Sounds of desperation are reverberating from Aabpara chowk and beyond to Islamabad creating ripples in the entire nation. First, the demand was simply for the Prime Minister to resign and elections to be conducted again. The public looked forward to the much applauded cricketer cum politician and were eager to march towards the federal capital. The allegations against the current government, to a layman, seem to be fair enough and

Songs that Revive the Spirit of Patriotism

The day we obtained our much fought for independence wasn’t always commemorated through pulling out silencers and participating in car parades in the middle of the night. And it didn’t warrant long marches either. What the 14th of August really did was act as a reminder of the sacrifices that our ancestors had to make and the struggles and hurdles our Quaid had to face so that Pakistan could come

The Role Pakistan Could Have Played in Palestine Crisis

For more than a month Gaza has been subjected to the worst massacre ever, Pakistan has not done anything substantial. Although everyone especially women and youth are very active on various social networks. There is not any corporeal demonstration by the citizens of Pakistan. The foreign office gave a formal statement, addressing Tel Aviv to halt its aggression against Palestine and condemning its actions. In past Pakistan has shown more

The US Policy of Indifference About Palestine

According to the United Nations Office for Coordination of Humaniterian Affairs (OCHA) the breakdown of those killed during the recent war on Gaza as last updated on August 6 is, 1030 men (166 militants) women 219, children 414. As for the Israel the death toll is civilians 2 and soldiers 64. The most recent ongoing Palestine-Israel conflicted escalated on 8th July, 2014. It does not qualify to be even called

Arsalan Iftikhar and His Rollercoaster Ride

Arsalan Iftikhar… Remember him? Who could forget him? Infamous in Pakistan for his endeavors in helping a certain Mr. Malik Riaz. Malik Riaz… Remember him? Well, that’s a whole other rollercoaster ride. Arsalan Iftikhar’s story begins with the lawyers movement; the one where his father was at the helm. His father rode his 4X4 SUV all the way to the capital and reclaimed his position as Chief Justice of Pakistan,

Saving Pakistan, Zaid Hamid Style

I love Zaid Hamid! There I said it! Pheww…That’s a load off! It’s all about the way he speaks. He just mesmerizes me with his words. No! I am not in that kind of love with him it’s just that every sentence that he utters seems to include one or more of the following: “Maar dalo” “Goli se uradho” “Suli per charha do” “Qatal kardo” It’s just amazing how, unlike

Why Are We So Obsessed With Being Friends With India?

Is it just me or have the number of positive programs and articles about India increased in our media? Every other day there is a piece on ‘hope for Pak-India friendship’, how to better our trade relations and how we are alike as a people. The general perception is that having good relations with your neighbor will help better the regional environment. Sure, that is a perspective, but has anyone reflected

Provisions of the Protection of Pakistan Bill 2014

The potentially controversial Protection of Pakistan Bill 2014 has been passed by the National Assembly and will now be in place for the coming two years. The proposed law allows security forces to enter and search premises without a warrant, and shoot on sight any suspected militants, subject to the permission of an official above grade-15. Zahid Hamid, the Minister for Science and Technology, had moved the bill in the