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Cricket and Islam

Is Pakistan winning this year’s Twenty20 a symptom of the receding influence of the Tableeghi Jammat in the team, asks Nadeem F. Paracha.

In 1996 when the underdog Sri Lankan cricket team created one upset after another to finally win that year’s prestigious Cricket World Cup, the then decade long Civil War on the island between the Sinhalese-dominated government and the Tamil Tigers took a subtle but definitive turn. [1] Continue reading

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Remembering Ojhri Camp 1988

Mass murder in Rawalpind and Islamabad

By Tariq Mehmood

First Published in Bradistan Calling


21 years ago, on the 10th April 1988 Ojhrii dump in Rawalpindi was blown up. This was a deliberate act of destruction. Hundreds upon hundreds of missiles rained down on Rawalpindi and Islamabad. Over 5000 people were killed. Many, many thousands more were injured.

I was working as a journalist for the Frontier Post and along with a colleague, Imran Munir, went into the camp, early the day after the explosion. Every now and again, a rocket or missile would take off, and land somewhere, causing yet more deaths and destruction. Continue reading

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Taliban: General Zia-ul-Haq’s children

As the entire Pakistani nation watches video footage of a 17-years-old girl screaming on their television screens during the process of her torture at the hands of the brutal Taliban in Swat, one wonders if the mothers, sisters, daughters and the male members of this nation will ever take time out to think about this system of justice advocated by these men who are not even qualified to interpret the Quran and Sunnah.

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30+ Worshippers martyred in Imam Bargah in Chakwal

By Yasser Latif Hamdani

In an attack that was apparently sectarian in nature,  30+ people were killed in suicide bombing in the once peaceful Chakwal District of Punjab.  

Pakistan’s very existence is now on the brink.  Will we continue to look for scapegoats or will we now take stock of the situation.  The Frankenstein monster created by our government  to fight Soviet Union in form of Afghan Jehad and its local Sipah Sahaba variant which was created to counter the Shiite Islamic Republic in our neighborhood in 1980s has now pinned us down. Continue reading

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