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Posts Tagged ‘Punjab’

The Panama Papers case: A narrative against democracy

DP photo   By Imad Zafar The famous Panama leak case judgment is about to be announced in Pakistan. The highest court in Pakistan took months by hearing both the accuser and the defendants.

Gunmen kill 59 in attack on police academy in Pakistani city of Quetta

Naseer Ahmed/Reuters   By Gul Yusufzai At least 59 people were killed and more than 100 wounded when gunmen wearing suicide vests stormed a Pakistani police training academy in the southwestern city of Quetta and took hostages, government officials said on Tuesday.

The Forgotten

Jewel Samad/AFP   By Zeeshan A. Shah On August 30th every year, the world marks the International Day of the Disappeared, many countries around the world falling back to recall the gravity of the crisis – a shocking and terrifying experience that some of us went through in our lives; the loss of our precious children. […]

CPEC: Centre of the World

By Sabena Siddiqi The China Pakistan Economic Corridor runs through one of the most important and central geo-strategic locations in South Asia.

Operation Blue Star: An Untold Story

By Sabena Siddiqi Operation Blue Star was a highly controversial military operation carried out by the Indian government to repress Sikh minorities in 1984. Injustices perpetrated by the Indian state on Sikhs after the partition of 1947, brought things to such a pass that Sikhs decided they wanted a separate Sikh country, Khalistan.

A Justice with Pakistan

By Sattar Rind Mumtaz Qadri, the confessed killer of Pakistan People’s Party politician and ex-Governor of the Punjab province Salmaan Taseer, was executed at the Adiala Jail in Rawalpindi at 4:30am on the morning of February 29 2016.

Militancy setting down roots in Pakistan

By Sattar Rind It may or may not be accepted, but it is a fact that most political parties at a national level in Pakistan, either directly or indirectly are supporting the Islamic militants.

Who will stop the militants from killing?

By Sattar Rind Thirty five years ago a group was created by General Zia with the financial support and funding of Saudi Arabia for the killing of Shiite leaders and people in Pakistan. Today we continue to observe the constant killing of human beings all over the world.

A General who became a hero

By Sattar Rind Following the passing of Pakistan’s founder Muhammad Ali Jinnah a year within gaining independence in 1947, no one individual had moved the country forward, politicians instead blaming one another and calling them an agent of India. Everyone wanted to acquire more power from a relative infant country, all for personal leverage.

Pakistan hit by new spate of suicide attacks

  By Sattar Rind It has now been over a year since Pakistan’s comprehensive joint military operation, Zarb-e-Azb (sharp and cutting strike), began. This operation is against local or foreign militants who are hiding in the safe havens of North Waziristan and other parts of the Pak-Afghan Border areas.

Pakistan’s Child Sexual Abuse Scandal

  By Sattar Rind A few days ago in the daily newspapers of Pakistan news emerged that a gang of twenty five people had been making pornographic videos of children between the ages of six and sixteen. The abuse was said to have taken place in the village of Husain Khanwala in the Pakistani Kasur […]

An irrational Khan

  By Sattar Rind The head of Pakistan’s Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party Imran Khan, a cricketer turned philanthropist and politician has without doubt proved himself to not only be inflexible but pretentious also, having no link or rapport with political logic or sensibility, in this writer’s opinion.

Hard Truth with Anant Mishra: Kashmir: the Good, the Bad, the Ugly

By Anant Mishra Right from the partition, India and Pakistan have debated on numerous occasions for the territorial rights over the State of Jammu and Kashmir. Despite the tremendous rivalry between the two nations, there have been attempts to resolve the conflict through cease fires and diplomatic talks; however the efforts turned out to be […]