From The Dawn:
Daily Archives: April 19, 2009
From The News
By Shandana Minhas
During his visit to Beijing President Asif Zardari said terrorism ‘needs to be tackled on an urgent basis’ and that he would ‘utilize every forum to brief the world about prevailing situation.’ Here’s an idea. Why doesn’t he do the same for Pakistan? For all the millions still doing the ala ostrich routine? He could be on all the channels simultaneously. His PR people could make him a slick presentation with charts and everything (no giving him a laser light though, that might be asking for trouble). Points he might like to cover include: Continue reading
From Morung Express
Posted by Raza Rumi
Usman Sadozai, an active member and visitor and soon to be an author of PTH has contributed the selection of this post and the thoughts for a preamble.
Following on from our thread “Partition of India: The Dialogue Continues”, here is the next part in the series of articles by A G Noorani appearing in The Hindu’s Frontline magazine in 2005. The story of Partition has recently attracted much interest from both sides of the border. Our continuing series has generated some involved, informed and (predictably) occasionally heated debate amongst many of our readers. The present interest is a result of Pakistan regularly occupying global headlines, for all the wrong reasons as far as Pakistanis are concerned. Many Indians want to know, especially since 26/11, what makes Pakistan tick. Pakistanis want to find out where and how did we go wrong in our worryingly tumultuous history. Continue reading
Once again, it is time for Islamic Awareness Week here at Rutgers Newark.
This is in and of itself a good thing: we here read the name of the week in two ways, namely that non-Muslims become more aware of Islam while at the same time Muslims become more aware of non-Muslims. There are several events marking the week such as a discussion on faith and reason, an analysis of Malcolm X, and an invitation to watch and learn about the Friday Prayer.
Mukhtar Mai, Glamour Magazine’s woman of the year 2005, ties the knot, for reasons she defines as “to support women’s rights.” I hope that this woman who has not backed down in the face of oppression in the name of culture, tradition and religion will continue to hold on tight to that principle even when the honeymoon is over. There are some troubling signs in this new relationship. One is that the groom, Mr. Gabol is an unstable character, younger and indelibly lacking in the maturity she possesses, and was a little too quick to commit suicide with sleeping pills when she turned him down in 2007. Continue reading