Remembering Dr Salam on his 90th birthday

Dr Abdus Salam and all the wrong choices Pakistan made By Nayyar Afaq Published: January 29, 2016 65 CommentsPrintEmail Today is the 90th birthday of Dr Abdus Salam. The best way to wish him is to let freedom of religion and intellectual thought prevail in the country. PHOTO: YOUTUBE SCREENSHOT What […]


Saturday, 30 January 2016 | Ashok Malik | Farahnaz Ispahani in her book, Purifying the Land of the Pure: Pakistan’s Religious Minorities, bravely records not just the near-annihilation of religious minorities in Pakistan, but also the intensifying sectarian conflict Farahnaz Ispahani’s recent book, Purifying the Land of the Pure: Pakistan’s […]

The rights of minority students

ET, Good news emanating from the education sector anywhere in the country is rare indeed, even rarer when the good news comes with even better news for the religious minorities. There is a diversity of religious minorities in the country — Christian, Sikh, Buddhist, Hindu and Zoroastrian to name but […]

Snakes in Pakistan’s backyard

BY TAREK FATAH, TORONTO SUN FIRST POSTED: TUESDAY, JANUARY 26, 2016 06:22 PM EST | UPDATED: TUESDAY, JANUARY 26, 2016 06:30 PM EST While much of the West is pre-occupied with the war against Islamic State in Syria and Iraq and the Saudi-Iranian war of words, 2016 began with a far more dangerous development. Nuclear […]

Pakistan’s Unnecessary Martyrs

NY Times Op Ed: KARACHI, Pakistan — According to our security analysts, the massacre of students and teachers at Bacha Khan University in Charsadda on Wednesday proves that we are winning against terrorism. A month before that, Pakistan marked the first anniversary of the Army Public School attacks in Peshawar, […]

Sindh plans to regulate Friday sermon

  Dawn; KARACHI: In an attempt to “maintain sectarian harmony” among different schools of thought, the Sindh government is planning to table in the provincial assembly a bill which will allow only government-approved Friday sermons in all mosques, according to a key member of the provincial cabinet. “The move is […]


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