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Dr Muhammad Iqbal’s Political Philosophy in the light of his poem, The Advisory Council of Satan (Iblees ki Majlis-i-Shura) – (1936)

Nov 9th, 2015 | By | Category: Latest
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 1. Introduction ‘Muhammad Iqbal – lawyer, jurist, and poet – rests in a simple tomb just outside the main entrance to the Badshahi mosque in Lahore. That simple tomb is a place of pilgrimage to me. For Iqbal was a man who belonged to all races; his concepts had universal appeal. He spoke to the […]



Israel’s Zionist Foundation and Expansionist Dream – A Short History

Jul 16th, 2014 | By | Category: Latest, World
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‘At Basel, I founded the Jewish State. If I said it out loud today, I would be answered by universal laughter. Perhaps in five years, and certainly in fifty, everyone will know it.’[1] ~ (Theodor Herzl writes in his diary about Basel Zionist Conference, 1897 where Zionism was officially coined) The birth of the State […]



The ‘Begum’ and ‘Saheb’ Culture

Sep 11th, 2013 | By | Category: Featured, Latest, Pakistan, Religion, Social
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Come, visualize with me.. Sakeena, a 10 year old who has never been to school, never enjoyed playing with dolls let alone the funky hi-tech gadgets,  is carrying a 1 year old in her lap, sitting on a table distant to begum saheba’s. Her dull glitterless clothes, unadorned arms and ears tell us, she’s the odd one. […]



A Message From An American to Pakistanis

Apr 23rd, 2013 | By | Category: Latest, Pakistan, World
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Micah Daigle, an American citizen from San Francisco, posted on Facebook after Boston Bombings. “On Friday at 7:05pm Eastern Time, Boston Police received a report that suspected terrorist Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was hiding in a boat in Watertown.At 7:15pm, the low buzz of a drone was heard overheard. Seconds later, an enormous explosion engulfed the area, destroying the […]



We Are All Shahzeb Khan

Dec 31st, 2012 | By | Category: Latest, Pakistan, Social
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Just like Madame Defarge of Charles Dickens’ ‘A Tale of Two Cities’ silently kept knitting the registry of all those condemned to death and punishment, once the simple and humble peasants eventually rise to the massacre of the oppressors, the nature is writing down all the names and crimes of the feudals acting as pharaohs […]



Israel Has a Right to Defend Itself

Nov 23rd, 2012 | By | Category: Latest, Religion, World
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“Israel has a right to defend itself just like a burglar has, who busts open someone else’s house, not for theft but for invasion, expelling the residents out with force, with a ‘superpower’ fully supporting his actions. Even if the burglar has the most sophisticated weapons, the children of the house fighting for their right […]



Peace March, Political Stunt and Killer Drones

Oct 9th, 2012 | By | Category: Latest, Pakistan
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You don’t have to be a PTI worker to see what Imran Khan’s peace march to Waziristan has achieved. Nor can you be so blind, unable to read and recognise the hypocrisy written all over Fazl-ur-Rehman’s and Abdul Ghafoor Haidri’s statements calling Imran Khan an agent of the ‘Jews’ and by personally attacking his ex-wife […]



The Worthless Human Life and Our Role

Sep 14th, 2012 | By | Category: Latest, Pakistan
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It was my first day at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge as a trainee doctor, ‘the Induction day. Being a medical graduate from Pakistan, it was a very important day for me to get acquainted with the system. As expected I went through Basic Life Support training, precautions before transfusing a patient, infection control, hand washing techniques […]



Why is My Hijab, Your Problem?

Sep 4th, 2012 | By | Category: Latest, Media Watch, Pakistan, Religion, Social, World
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I am a woman, not a sexualized commodity; I am a human being just like you are. I am a Hijabi and Hijab is my identity and my ideology. I wasn’t a Hijabi by birth, nor did it come from an oppressing ‘Mullah’ father or brother. Oh no! No one can force me to do […]



Am I a Seasonal Muslim?

Sep 1st, 2012 | By | Category: Latest, Pakistan, Religion, World
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I am all alone at home, no one is watching me. The fridge is full of yummy food and my favourite chocolates and desserts. But I wouldn’t eat. The world would still think I am fasting if I quietly take a sip of water or a chunk of chocolate. But I wouldn’t. Why? When a drop […]