Daily Archives: August 20, 2009

Congratulations! Adil Najam bestowed with a well-deserved honour

Raza Rumi

I would like to extend heartiest congratulations to Dr Adil Najam, a respected climate change expert and the founder of Pakistaniat blog. It was great to hear a good piece of news amid all the negative stuff one is becoming used to.

Founding Editor of Pakistaniat.com, our very own Dr. Adil Najam has just been awarded the Sitara-i-Imtiaz by the government of Pakistan for his contribution and public service in the field of environment and development policy….

Read the full story at ATP


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The Films before the Fanaticism

By Nadeem Farooq Paracha

Last weekend I finally managed to get my hands on the DVD versions of two Pakistani films that I had once seen on the big screen many years ago, and was looking to do the same again, but this time in the privacy of my TV lounge. I went looking for them after a friend and I discussed the possibility of finding the cultural roots of what grew into mainstream socio-political extremism and myopia in Pakistan. Continue reading


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Going Jinnah’s Way: An Indian Muslim’s View

By Jawed Naqvi

The expulsion of former Indian foreign minister Jaswant Singh from the Bharatiya Janata Party could not have come as a surprise to him. He had said last week that having written an adulatory account of Mohammad Ali Jinnah in his seminal book on the Quaid-i-Azam, he was ‘prepared for the noose.’ Continue reading


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