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[19 Jun 2012 | Comments Off | ]
The Chat Room: Dual Citizenship: Split Allegiances?

Can dual nationalities lead to conflicting allegiances? Join our chat room today at 7pm.

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[22 May 2012 | Comments Off | ]
The Chat Room: Minority Report

What are the fears and concerns of Pakistan’s minority communities? Does the government offer any protection to the vulnerable and persecuted? Will we let extremists have the last say? Join Newsline for a live chat at 7pm today to discuss all this and more.

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[4 Mar 2012 | 2 Comments | ]
No Laughing Matter: Saying No to Rape Jokes

Somehow in my country, when people talk about rape, they deny the violence and view it as adultery.

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[16 Feb 2012 | One Comment | ]
Pakistan-India Trade: Are Stronger Economic Ties for Real?

Before this week’s trade meetings, there have been promises of visa reform, and soon Pakistan is supposed to supply India with a new “negative list” detailing the goods that cannot be exported from India into Pakistan.

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[26 Jan 2012 | 6 Comments | ]
Playing God: A TV Host and Abuse of Power

What impression are we giving the world by being so haughty and by undertaking moral-policing? What lessons are we teaching our children? And what dangers are we exposing people to?

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[25 Jan 2012 | One Comment | ]
Pakistan’s Spin Zone

This is where “breaking news” is ‘broken’ in such a way that it can never be ‘fixed.’ And here, Pakistanis, in general, buy the spin and live happily ever after.

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[19 Jan 2012 | One Comment | ]
Video of the Day: The Many Lives of Mansoor Ijaz

It’s ironic that while bikini-clad wrestlers face-off in what Ijaz, as match commentator, pitches as the match of the century, the bigger denouement to a thrilling clash of wits may be just round the corner.

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[16 Jan 2012 | One Comment | ]
The Mysterious Ways of the Pakistani Police

Farieha Aziz’s experience with the Clifton police left her both surprised and impressed.

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A Year from Today…

Salmaan Taseer was tragically gunned down a year from today for speaking up against the country’s controversial Blasphemy Law. Newsline has compiled interviews with and articles on the former governor of Punjab as well as the Blasphemy Law debate.

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2012 Resolutions Unplugged

A top ten make-believe resolutions list of Pakistani politicians and celebrities.