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[27 May 2011 | One Comment | ]
More Questions Arise in US after PNS Mehran Attack

For many people, the success of the May 22 attack on PNS Mehran suggests some complicity from within the armed forces. It is not surprisingly then that the US government has sternly warned Pakistan against playing both sides.

News & Politics »

Cold Winds of Change?

A university professor from Istanbul says Ataturk’s Turkey may well be a thing of the past.

Opinion, Viewpoint »

[28 Apr 2011 | Comments Off | ]
Not Jinnah’s Pakistan

The Pakistan dream is now a nightmare as we have abandoned the vision of our founding father.

Opinion, Viewpoint »

[28 Feb 2011 | Comments Off | ]
Reconciliation, Not Intimidation

Reconciliation, dialogue and enlightenment are the need of the hour, not intimidation and coercion.

Art, Arts & Culture »

[23 Feb 2011 | Comments Off | ]
Relics of the Past

Koel’s recent calligraphy exhibition attempted to explore the spiritual dimension of art.

Editorial, Opinion »

[10 Feb 2011 | 3 Comments | ]
Editor’s Note: February 2011

The government has categorically stated that it has no intention of either repealing or amending the Blasphemy Law, yet religious parties continue to hold demonstrations and threaten all potential “blasphemers” with grave consequences.

Blog Row, The Water Cooler »

[14 Jan 2011 | 3 Comments | ]
Another Major Round of Censorship and Blocked Websites in Store?

It is likely that many valuable, innocent and harmless sources of information and entertainment will be blocked at the virtual gates of the land of the pure. And voices of political dissent will also be muted under the guise of preserving the honour of Islam.

News & Politics »

[10 Jan 2011 | One Comment | ]
Martyr to the Cause

Salmaan Taseer’s murder is an indicator of the growing religiosity and an extremist mindset in society.

Blog Row, The Water Cooler »

[5 Jan 2011 | 13 Comments | ]
Pakistani Writers and Bloggers React to Salmaan Taseer’s Death

In this sad time for Pakistan, when justice, reason and compassion are in short supply, here are a few voices from the Pakistani blogosphere who have stood up for Salmaan Taseer’s shared values and are railing against the madness that seems to be strengthening its hold on the country.

News & Politics »

[29 Dec 2010 | Comments Off | ]
Prisoner of Prejudice

A petty quarrel between women results in a death sentence and stirs a heated national debate.