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Playing politics with religion: Imran Khan puts himself between a rock...

James M. Dorsey | Less than a week in office, Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan has made blasphemy one of his first issues, empowering militants...

What happens in the brain during a spiritual experience?

News Desk | The question as to what happens in the brain when we have a spiritual experience has been explored numerous times, with varying...

I am already a part of politics, just not electoral politics:...

News Desk | The man who could very well be described as the Jack of all trades. He was a police officer from Pakistan’s Central...

A Nation’s obsession with speed breakers

Col Amjad Mahmood(r) | Every society has its exclusive set of obsessions normally ranging from sports, movies, religion, social norms, and food to politics etc. While globalization has...

Indian Muslims unite to save their Religion and Country

News Analysis | In India, Muslim groups call protest rally to ‘save religion, save country’. It is probably for the first time in post-Independence India,...

Imran Khan welcomes Aamir Liaquat: Is PTI compromising on its ideology?

News Analysis | Aamir Liaquat Hussain, former Muttahida Qaumi Movement lawmaker and a famous TV host, has formally joined the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI). Mr. Hussain made...

Saving Pakistan from border incompetence

Junaid Ali Malik | COAS Qamar Bajwa attended the 54th Munich Security Conference in Germany. While presenting the viewpoint of the state of Pakistan in...

PadMan’s director upset that Pakistan not showing movie

PadMan director Balki says he is planning a special screening of a movie for Pakistani human rights activist Malala Yousafzai. He says that the...

Hamza Ali Abbasi Asks the censor board to Grow Up

News Desk | Pakistani actor and social media activist, Hamza Ali Abbasi confronted an onslaught of criticism on social media following his tweet that condemned...

Saudi man allegedly married 4 Moroccan women simultaneously

News Analysis | A Saudi man allegedly married 4 Moroccan women at the same time. This sparked a heated debate about polygamy and the status...

Pakistan is not solely responsible for maintaining peace in the region

Junaid Ali Malik | The major stakeholders in Pakistan should be more worried about their home then taking the responsibility of finding a solution to...

Muslim family told to move to Pakistan by Hindutva extremists

News Analysis | A Muslim family in a village in Haryana was recently threatened to leave their home and shift to Pakistan. The family from...

Will Pakistan ever see another leader like Jinnah?

Shiffa Yousafzai | Everyone in our country wants to be a leader and wants to become the Prime Minister of Pakistan. More than half of...

PML-N image worsens as sub-inspectors at Sihala made to wait

News Analysis | Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) is seemingly confused and left with very limited options to make sure its presence in national politics. Neither...

Revolutionary government, religion and politics in the Philippines

Jumel G. Estrañero | Break from the weekday government tasks, one of my lectures in the university (as a sideline during Saturdays) got me into...

Union Minister calls Dalits to renounce Hinduism

News Analysis | Invoking Babasaheb Ambedkar, Union Minister Ramdas Athawale on Wednesday said he embraced Buddhism only after he was convinced that Dalits would not...

Pakistan: Surviving on uncanny strengths!

Amjad Mahmood | Every tribe, ethnicity, empire, dynasty, and nation since ages has held some form of authority, power, and influence during different segments of...

Should we have pride in our culture?

Where have all the flowers gone? This is a traditional Pakistani dress. Not this... These are Bangladeshi dresses.... Not these.... These are...

Brussels enters the debate on good or bad Islam

James M Dorsey | It’s hard to prove beyond doubt a direct causal link between militancy and Saudi-inspired ultra-conservative forms of Sunni Muslim Islam. That...

Will the Islamabad sit-in end peacefully?

News Analysis | The Interior Minister, Ahsan Iqbal, gave the final warning to the protestors in Islamabad to disperse on Friday night. The Islamabad High...

Islamabad sit-in: Will the state surrender?

News Analysis | The question about the role of religion in public life in Pakistan has always been there. Some favored an Islamic society, some...

BJP condemns Tipu Sultan’s birth anniversary celebrations

News Analysis | The Congress government in Karnataka celebrated the birth anniversary of Mysore ruler Tipu Sultan amid tight security across the state. The sultan...

Rawalpindi-Islamabad residents helpless as police fail to dislodge protesters from Faizabad...

News Analysis | Religious groups – led by the Tehreek-e-Labaik Yah Rasool Allah Pakistan and Sunni Tehreek Pakistan – have been in Islamabad and Rawalpindi...

Child abuse continues unabated in Pakistan

News Analysis | A report compiled by an NGO that works against sexual abuse of children has declared that more than 1700 child abuse cases have been...

Will ultra-conservatives accept the change in Saudi politics?

James M. Dorsey | Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s recent disavowal of the kingdom’s founding religious ideology had a master’s voice quality to it. His words...

Shah Mehmood’s brother attacks him during ‘urs’

News Analysis | Yesterday, the lesser known brother of Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Mureed Hussain Qureshi was in the news for all the wrong reasons. While...

UK Website encourages men to get second wife

News Desk | A UK based website named ‘secondwife.com' encourages men to seek additional wives. The website that promotes polygamy has unbelievably got more than...

Pakistan: Fixing religious fault-lines in the age of ISIS..?

Afrah Jamal | Pakistan's Bold Response to Sectarianism? A few days before Muharram, grand proclamations advocating peace and calm that suggested people shun their religious, sectarian...

China: A story of a great transformation

Umair Aslam | I recently embarked on a journey to China for three weeks to attend a Seminar on New Energy Industry Cooperation for Developing...

‘Why just crackers? Ban Muharram bloodshed too’: Chetan Bhagat

News Desk | Irked over the ban of firecrackers by Indian Supreme Court on the occasion of Diwali, infuriated Indian columnist and author Chetan Bhagat,...

Has Captain Safdar shown the real face of PML-N?

News Analysis | PML-N lawmaker and son-in-law of former prime minister, Nawaz Sharif, Captain Safdar while launching a spiteful attack on the Ahmadi community said...

Big bang theory explained

Asif Haroon Raja | The universe is 13 billion and 18 crore years old. The universe came into existence as a result of a Big...

Hijab style trends: From the Afghan burqa to the cover of...

July 12 is National Hijab Day in Iran, a celebration that has been met by defiant protests by women driving headscarf less in their cars. At the same...

PEMRA and the fate of Indian shows

News Analysis | The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has decided to approach the Supreme Court against an interim order of the Sindh High...

Recep Tayyip Erdogan: The revival of Ottoman Empire?

Ahsan Hamid Durrani | For the world he may seem an autocrat in the guise of democratically elected presidency; for western media he might be...

How safe is Indonesia’s democracy from Islamic extremism?

In May, the governor of Jakarta, Indonesia – a Christian – was convicted for blasphemy against religion and sentenced to two years in prison. The conviction has shocked observers around...

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