The Pakistani wedding for dummies

A concise introduction The Pakistani weddings are great affairs provided you are blessed with infinite patience. Even better if you are not weighed down...

Pakistan’s major problems and their solutions

Keeping democratic institutions strong Pakistan has faced major challenges in its socioeconomic situation over past seventy years. However, not all problems have been overcome....

An open letter to Ben Affleck

Your heart was in the right place, but… Dear Ben, I am writing to you today as a woman who was born and raised in Islam....

Council of Islamic Ideology declares women’s existence anti-Islamic

Islamabad - Sharia Correspondent: The Council of Islamic Ideology (CII) concluded their 192nd meeting on Thursday with the ruling that women are un-Islamic and that their...

Kafiristan’s ‘Muslims’

Their tale of communal love, harmony and peace   By Hassnain Malik   We used to go to whichever village in Chitral, made a list of the...

“Wato Izzo Mantasha Wato Zillo Mantasha”

God gives honour to whom He pleases and dishonour to whom He pleases The phrase “Wato Izzo Mantasha Wato Zillo Mantasha” is from Surah Al-Imran...

Sufism in the subcontinent

The spiritual dimension of Islam     It may seem ironic to many that throughout Islamic history the voices against religious fundamentalism did not come as much...

Another machination of India

Doing it now with maps   By Rameez Mahesar   History shows that India has always been flaunting its malevolent behaviour towards Pakistan. Until now, it has...

Myth of normalcy in IOK

The agony of the Valley continues   Notwithstanding the fact that the world at large has not endorsed the Indian action regarding Indian-Occupied Kashmir, expressed...

Globalisation and Pakistani culture

Ours is a hybrid culture     Globalisation is deeply related with various issues including “the spatial reorganisation of production, the interpenetration of industries across borders, the...

The sheer importance of cinema

How unreality of cinema provides an oasis to those sick and buried in real lives  Some things- they could be a quote, a picture,...

Modi must be stopped

More than words and dialogue required now It has been more than a hundred days since Narendra Modi sent 600,000 of his soldiers to...

Aitchison College disowns Ch Nisar, Imran

--Principal calls emergency meeting following statements on Qadir Mulla --Fears college would directly be held responsible for producing Nisar, Khan Lahore – Our Education Correspondent: Aitchison...

Thank you, dear Muslimaat

A letter of gratitude to #MuslimahPride social media jihadis Dear Muslimaat, I don’t have words to express my gratitude and appreciation for your noble battle against...

A futuristic vision of Pakistan

Here is how we can rebuild our homeland   Today Pakistan, pitched as it is, on the crossroads of its short but eventful national history, is...

Pillars of state

Why we need to respect the constitution   Every now and then there is a wave of articles proposing that it is more important to save...

Elementary education

Trends and needs There has been much talk and debate regarding quality education in Pakistan. Ironically, they all revolve around mostly the types, sources and...