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Security Institutions Failed in Karachi

Muhammad Aamir Rana - IT was shocking that for a considerable long time criminal elements continued firing in Kharadar and Lyari areas of Karachi on Friday and the whole locality looked like a war theatre.

AN UNCERTAIN FUTURE

Fidel Castro
During their evolution, Homo Sapiens, as intelligent beings unique among millions of living species, never had a concept of the nature of, or reason for, their existence. Endowed with the ability to think, they were governed by strict instincts. They knew nothing of the rest of their marvelous planet. It is not even known when they came into possession of this ability; in rare instances some state that it was a million years ago or a little more, but it is generally considered to have been more than 200,000 years ago.

DESTRUCTION OF MAKKAH BY ITS CUSTODIANS

ZIAUDDIN SARDAR
WHEN Malcolm X visited Mecca in 1964, he was enchanted. He found the city “as ancient as time itself,” and wrote that the partly constructed extension to the Sacred Mosque “will surpass the architectural beauty of India’s Taj Mahal.”

THE RIGHT "NOT" TO BE BEATEN

While women's development and activists organisations continue to focus on violence against women through protest against it, providing legal and medical help where possible, they do not take a political stand on it, to push for legislation that does not allow domestic violence to be viewed as a private, non-cognizable offence...         
Najma Sadeque

Brutality of Security Establishment Towards Relatives of Missing Persons

Muhammad Aamir Rana - Amina Masood is the real voice of the relatives of missing persons in Pakistan. She is struggling for the release of hundreds of missing persons since years. Now she is a syble of struggle for finding whereabouts of these unfortunated people. But she is getting a harsh treatment from the authorities in response rather than justice. The darkest day in the life of the relatives of missing persons was when they were gathered in D-Sqaure of Islamabad to launch a protest for the release of their dear ones but the law enforcing authorities uleashed a rein of terror on the.

USA ASSESSMENT REPORT ON MH17 DOWNING

We assess that Flight MH17 was likely downed by a SA-11 surface-to-air missile from separatist-controlled territory in eastern Ukraine. We base this judgment on several factors.

Letting Farzana die

Yasmeen Aftab Ali

Farzana did not die on 27th May, 2014, as claimed, for marrying a man of her choice and allegedly being stoned to death outside the Lahore High Court by her family. She has died over and over again. Farzana survived an attempted attack on her when her father, brother and some family members shot her, stuffed her in a sack and threw her in a canal near Hafizabad. Only she was called Saba Maqsood then. An 18-year-old whose crime was that she wanted to marry a man she loved.

Ambassador Olson’s speech, delivered at the Leaders Summit in Islamabad

It is a great honor to be with you for this exciting event. This morning I would like to address the theme of this gathering – leadership – through my lens as a career public servant. I will discuss how the private sector can bolster the state, how the state has responsibilities to the private sector, and how both can work in tandem for mutual gain.

CHILD MARRIAGE DOES NOT EXIST IN ISLAM

Khalid Zaheer - A RECENT recommendation by the Council of Islamic Ideology to allow child marriage in Pakistan has invited a new debate on whether Islam allows marriage of minors. At the very heart of the CII’s recommendation is the understanding of our traditional religious scholars that since the Prophet (PBUH), according to interpretations of some ahadith, married Hazrat Ayesha when she was six years old and nine years old at the time of consummation of marriage, no law that ignores this historical reality can be deemed to be valid from an Islamic point of view.

FAIR TRIAL OF MISSING PERSONS - BASIC RIGHT

Muhammad Aamir Rana - Missing person’s case in Pakistan has aggravated because it is fetching attention of many inside and outside of Pakistan. Wife of Zahid Baloch chairperson of Baloch Student Organization– Azad (BSO-A) has issued a letter in the media in which she has said that “He was abducted by some unknown persons at gun point. A friend Banuk Karima, vice chairperson of BSO-A, witnessed the abduction. She writes, We are deeply concerned about his safety and feel that his life is under serious threat.

Honoring Aitzaz Hasan: Fighting the Demons of Sectarianism

By Sehar Tariq -
On the morning of January 6th, Aitzaz Hasan lost his life while preventing a suicide bomber from entering his school. The only thing standing between the 2000 children enrolled in the local Government High School Ibrahimzai in Hangu and a suicide bomber sent to kill them was the courage of this teenager.

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