Author Archives

zakariavirk

Zakaria Virk is a writer, translator, author and historian of Islamic science. He has compiled 17 books in Urdu and English, written scores of article published in newspapers, magazines of India, Pakistan, UK, USA and Canada. He is a retired civil servant. He has two sons both living in the US, one Adnan is ESPN sports TV anchor in Bristol, Connecticut. He has traveled to more than 15 countries. He has published 5 books on the life and achievements of Muslim world's first Nobel laureate Dr Abdus Salam. (1926-1996).
He has donated blood 50 times in Canada. He is a card carrying member of Liberal Party of Canada.

Pakistan: Jinnah and Dr Salam

OP-ED    dawn.com  Jinnah and Salam Inspired perhaps by Pakistan, India has also become obsessed with fifth columns and rewriting history Yaqoob Khan Bangash MAY 9, 2018 If there was ever any doubt that Pakistan and India were conjoined twins who grew up to have a volatile and self-destructive rivalry, the […]

25 INFLUENTIAL AMERICAN MUSLIMS

25 INFLUENTIAL AMERICAN MUSLIMS By Daniel Burke and Madeleine Stix, CNN.com  4/5/2018 We asked American Muslims to name the most influential people in their fields. Here’s what they said Who speaks for American Muslims? The short answer is, no one. No individual or group can claim to speak for this country’s nearly 3.5 million Muslims, a diverse […]

Utah: 16,000 years old horse unearthed in Utah

Paleontologists recently determined that a skeleton discovered during a landscaping project belonged to a horse from the Pleistocene Era. NYTimes 03/05/2018An illustration of Haringtonhippus francisci, an extinct horse species that was found in North America during the last ice age. Rick Hunter, a Utah paleontologist, said the horse, whose skeleton […]

USA: Pres Trump lied 3001 times in 466 days

President Trump has made 3,001 false or misleading claims so far Washington Post (CNN)The Washington Post’s Fact-Checker blog has been keeping a strict count of President Donald Trump’s many misstatements, untruths and outright lies. And, over the weekend at a rally in Michigan, Trump hit a(nother) milestone: He topped 3,000 untrue or […]

Bangladeshi Maids abused in S. Arabia

http://www.middleeasteye.net/news/bangaldesh-women-in-saudi-domestic-workers-maid-are-sold-a-dream-flee-nightmare-brac-1336317441 DHAKA – The crowds wait outside the arrivals terminal at Shahjalal International airport as dozens of taxi drivers line the streets looking for business. Armies of beggars plead for attention from passersby, while passengers leave the arrivals hall carrying flat-screen TVs or oversized boxes wrapped in cling-film. A group of […]

What India owes to its first PM Nehru

Parvez Hoodbhoy, Lahore PANDIT Jawaharlal Nehru would never have won a popularity contest in Pakistan quite simply because he did his best to oppose our country’s creation. But nowhere is he reviled more than in India’s current ruling circles and among those whose loyalty they command. The accusations against Nehru […]

USA: 2 year old accidentally shot dead by mom

By Mary Papenfuss  Huffingtonpost.com “She’s gone. My baby’s gone.” OHIO> A gun being handled by a young mother in a town outside Cleveland accidentally discharged, sending a bullet into her two-year-old daughter’s chest and killing her, police said Saturday. The mother, who investigators did not identify, owned the weapon legally and had a […]