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International Human Rights Day: Pakistanis question state institutions about their missing human rights

Men, women and children belonging to the most marginalized segments of the society including gypsy community, brick kiln workers, sanitary workers, trans-genders, Persons with...

March From Pakistan to Al-Bakistan

Benazir Bhutto, former Prime Minister, once said, “Extremism can flourish only in an environment where basic governmental social responsibility for the welfare of the...

ماروی سرمد:کلوزنگ جہاد فیکٹریز

پچھلا جمعہ مالا کنڈ کا پچھلے کئی مہینوں کا خونی ترین دن ثابت ہوا .میڈیا رپورٹس کے مطابق اس دن دیر نے اکیس تابوت...

The sweet sound of a glorious oil-drenched slap

The following piece was originally published by Express Tribune on 12th April 2015 but was removed from their website reportedly on the orders of...

The worst of the blasphemy law is yet to come

A blasphemy case has been registered under sections 295, 295C 298C and others against GEO media group owner, Mir Shakilur Rehman, anchor Shaista Lodhi,...

Human rights movement strongly recommends Malala Yousafzai for the Nobel Peace Prize

Following statement was released by Asian Human Rights Campaign today: In this age where women and girl children do not receive the protection promised to...

Jinnah unequivocally wanted Pakistan to be a secular state

I am writing this article as a rebuttal to Khuldune Shahid’s article “Jinnah’s Pakistan a mirror of his contradictions.” It is necessary because if...

I.A. Rehman: Jinnah’s New Pakistan Is Possible

The following piece is courtesy Dawn and was originally published on 14th August. The discourse on Pakistan’s political ideal has taken a new...

Dera Bugti chronicles: Too scared to go to school

DERA BUGTI: Since that incident, Asif Ali Bugti has never been to school, as his father fled from the troubled district and took refuge...

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Pakistan Must Allow Effective Local Governments

Devolution and decentralization are key to democracy and democratic governance in today’s day and age. In Pakistan, unfortunately, the state is reluctant to allow...

Army has started its catharsis. Will political parties do introspection too?

In his last public speech before retiring on November 29, outgoing army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa chose to speak about the legacy of...

Pakistan Gets New Boss as its Army Gets New Chief

It is said that most countries around the world have armies, while the Pakistan army has a country. In Pakistan, people may not care...

China Helping Pakistan in Baloch Genocide

The Pakistani state has long viewed any calls for ethnic or linguistic diversity as subversive and anti-national. This has meant that any demands by...