Day: December 23, 2012

In the Footsteps of Salam: Pervez Hoodbhoy Rejected by LUMS Appointed Advisor on Disarmament to the Secretary General of the United Nations The Secretary-General of the United Nations recently appointed nine new members to his Advisory Board on Disarmament Matters to replace nine current ones whose terms will end on 31 December. Pervez Hoodbhoy from Pakistan was also nominated as a member of UN Secretary-General Advisory Board. Pervez Amirali Hoodbhoy, is […]

Seeking the truth about Jesus

Source: CNN Editor’s note: Jay Parini, poet and novelist, is author of the forthcoming book, “Jesus: The Human Face of God.” He is the Axinn Professor of English at Middlebury College. (CNN) — At Christmas, the name of Jesus resounds everywhere in homes, churches, in hauntingly gorgeous carols, even casual […]

Africa – The Next Twenty Years

Source: All Africa.Com What can Africa anticipate over the next twenty years? More of the same? If it is not to be more of the same, what economic and political processes need to change? J. Paul Martin looks into Africa’s future and addresses these crucial questions. Given the political and […]

Will other past atrocities towards minority communities receive the same kind of attention and treatment? The Ahmadi tombstones destroyed in Lahore on December 3 come to mind.

Source: ET. In an enlightening bit of news, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Ameer Haider Hoti recently announced Rs90 million for the rehabilitation and renovation of a church in Mardan that was destroyed back in September during riots over an amateur anti-Islam video. While this is a surprising move — as members […]

‘Save the state, not politics’: Qadri returns, in style

Source: ET Tahirul Qadri acknowledges supporters at Minar-e-Pakistan. PHOTO: NNI LAHORE: Influential religious scholar Tahirul Qadri set a three-week deadline on Sunday for the Pakistan Peoples Party-led coalition government to introduce election reforms or else face a “million-man march” on January 14. “Elections without reforms will be meaningless and people will […]

The defining moment

Daily Times: Mohammad Ahmad. Jinnah’s Pakistan was to be a land free of prejudice. Discrimination was to be the forbidden word in Jinnah’s Pakistan. Jinnah’s Pakistan was not created for the Taliban. The destiny of Pakistan will not be inked by India, the US or China. The future of Pakistan […]