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.


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.


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.


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.

Mandela is dead - Why hide the truth about Apartheid?

---By: Fidel Castro ---
Maybe the empire thought that we would not honor our word when, during days of uncertainty in the past century, we affirmed that even if the USSR were to disappear Cuba would continue struggling.

World War II broke out on September 1, 1939 when Nazi-fascist troops invaded Poland and struck like a lightning over the heroic people of the USSR, who contributed 27 million lives to preserve mankind from that brutal massacre that ended the lives of 50 million persons.

Role of Media Communication in Disaster Management

Salman Khalid-In the wake of sufferings caused by natural and man-made disasters in the last couple of decades, a new realization is taking place in the contemporary world. There prevails a general comprehension to minimize the losses both to life and property to maximum possible level through effective communication utilizing technology based systems.

Baku Forum: Lessons for Pakistan

Muhammad Asif Noor-
Two-day Baku International Humanitarian Forum in October 2013 attracted world's attention and brought galaxy of dignitaries from around of the world including former Presidents, Nobel Laureates, Diplomats, prominent figures of science and culture elite of different countries, academicians, journalists, heads of international influential organizations, parliamentarians from more than 100 countries.