Daily Archives: October 15, 2009

Poem: Where Do You Stand ?

Here I stand,
Upon this pyre
My house,
as fire smolders out
From our actions
Of dishonesty and indifference
remain they distant in anticipation
Of disasters and break ups Continue reading


Filed under Activism, Education, Jinnah, Jinnah's Pakistan, Jinnah's Pakistan, Justice, Pakistan

Hussain Haqqani is a Patriot!

Crossposted from New Pakistan

Recent rumours that Pakistan’s Ambassador to the US Hussain Haqqani is being replaced are harming Pakistan’s interests. At a time when Pakistan is literally under attack by enemies both foreign and domestic, responsible journalists and political figures from all parties should unite to support the best interests of the nation and defend those, like Mr. Haqqani, who have devoted their lives to supporting a strong, free, independent Pakistan. Continue reading


Filed under Pakistan

Fighting the Taliban

What, exactly, is being fought in Afghanistan?

By M. Reza Pirbhai

With US and NATO commanders on the battlefield of Afghanistan calling for more troops, how best to defeat the Taliban is being hotly debated by Washington’s policy-makers and their media pundits. Yet, nowhere are the types of questions posed by Arundhati Roy (the acclaimed Indian novelist and social activist) on a recent visit to Pakistan to be heard in the mainstream US discourse. Clarifying the purpose of her trip during an address at the Karachi Press Club, she stated, “I’m here to understand what you mean when you say Taliban…Do you mean a militant? Do you mean an ideology? Exactly what is it that is being fought?” Continue reading


Filed under War On Terror