Day: November 4, 2012

The secular Jinnah

Daily Times: by Yasser Latif Hamdani Apparently, ‘secular’ is some sort of a bad word and anyone using this word in connection with Quaid-e-Azam is automatically a traitor Our Urdu press, conspiratorial, nationalist and rightwing, is full of nazriati (ideological) warriors. This article is a rebuttal of two of the most popular standard-bearers […]

Forbidden Faith. Dawn.com

File Photo Two years ago on May 28, eighty-six members of the Ahmadiyya community were massacred in their places of worship in Lahore, during the Friday congregation. Since then, an all-out war seems to have been declared against them with the oppressors becoming more vitriolic and aggressive. “Since the extremists […]

A Surprise Step by Bank Of Japan

Business Insider: Over the past few weeks, there’s been a growing buzz about central banks playing a greater role in explicitly serving as funders of government. The idea that people (journalists and Wall Streeters, mostly) have been talking about is the notion that central banks could buy government debt (as […]

Malicious intent

Humanist: by Beena Sarwar. Those calling for a global blasphemy law should heed the lessons from Pakistan In Pakistan a democratically elected but weak government struggles to hold on to power against tremendous odds. If, despite the challenges, it completes its tenure and makes it to the next election it […]

Gay Pakistanis seek acceptance

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/04/world/asia/gays-in-pakistan-move-cautiously-to-gain-acceptance.html?ref=todayspaper LAHORE, Pakistan — The group meets irregularly in a simple building among a row of shops here that close in the evening. Drapes cover the windows. Sometimes members watch movies or read poetry. Occasionally, they give a party, dance and drink and let off steam. Related Times Topic: Homosexuality […]

From Jesus to Muhammad (1 of 8)

Dr. Dirks is a Sunni Muslim, his views about crucifixion are in keeping with his identity, but, rest of his scholarship, can be very helpful to Ahmadi Muslims studying Christianity. In the book, The Cross and The Crescent, Dr. Dirks, a former ordained minister (deacon) in the United Methodist Church, […]

Family blames hospital and province for death of Vaughan woman

http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/article/1280585–family-blames-hospital-and-province-for-death-of-vaughan-woman Family blames hospital and province for death of Vaughan woman Amey Dempsey, Toronto staff Reporter Published on Thursday November 01, 2012 Amy Dempsey Staff Reporter One Sunday two years ago, Laiq and Badrunnisa Khurshid set out for a midnight stroll. The couple walked hand in hand through their suburban […]