Sunday, February 17, 2019

Increasing suicide tendencies in Pakistan

By Taj NAbi Khan The staggering figure of annual toll of around one million suicides across the world and 6,000 in Pakistan, according to World Health Organization (WHO), is no doubt one of the biggest...

Pashtun anger is only rising

By Manzoor Ahmed The Pashtun community in Pakistan is angry and determined to take on the state for attacking them, destroying their homes and villages and cities, and heaping violence and repression on them for...

The veteran politician: Rasool Bux Palijo

By Naveed Sandeelo Rasool Bux Palijo took his last breath on 7 June 2018, at 88 years old. He was a prolific writer, political thinker, socialist, literary critic, distinguished lawyer and an avid scholar of...

Commotion over ‘Dr. Abdus Salam Centre’

By Pervez Hoodbhoy In another country naming or renaming a university's physics centre or department would be considered utterly unremarkable. But here in Pakistan - if the name is that of Abdus Salam (1926-1996, physics...

Aspersions on elections: Fair or engineered?

By Wajid Shamsul Hasan Pakistan nowadays is in grip of election fever. Election Commission has announced that all necessary arrangements have been made and the Commission is ready to hold the exercise at the given...

Saudi Arabia – a magic kingdom

By Faisal J. Abbas If the definition of a magic kingdom is a place where anything can happen, then it certainly applies to the new Saudi Arabia - a country undergoing unprecedented change driven by...

Shaheed MBB – an unforgettable chapter of history

By Senator Rehman Malik THE credit being first female prime minister of Muslim world obviously goes to Mohatarma Benazir Bhutto. Undoubtedly, she is unforgettable chapter of political history of Pakistan. I happened to see Mohtarma...

Benazir Bhutto: Champion of women cause

By Bashir Riaz The Daughter of Pakistan, Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto is the star on the horizon of politics that neither fades away nor breaks down. This tribute was given to Shaheed Benazir Bhutto by a...

Emergence of the Pashtun Tahafuz Movement

Dr Ishtiaq Ahmed Before leaving Lahore for Stockholm on March17, I had promised a Pashtun student of mine that I shall take up the demands of the Pashtun Tahafuz Movement (PTM) for fair treatment by...

Pak-India partition: Days of blood and rage

By Akbar Ahmed Of late I have recurring dreams, ominous and disturbing, which involve trains. They appear in the early hours when I am neither fully asleep nor fully awake. I continuously miss my train...