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Persecution in Pakistan is the culmination of stewing hate speech that has been growing unchecked in our society. Religious minorities here are the worst ones anywhere in the world to suffer the brunt of hate crimes.

The Saudis and Emiratis must realise the damage they have done to Pakistan in their funding of jihad on our soil. Suicide bombers are another gift to us from the Saudi largesse

The most appropriate response would be for Pakistan to play a neutral, mediatory role. The consensus that emerged in parliament was that Pakistan should not participate in any military offensive


Pakistan’s parliament has unanimously passed a resolution to stay neutral in the Yemen conflict while assuring complete support to Saudi Arabia against any violation of the Kingdom’s territorial integrity. 


Media reports and statements made by responsible parties have confirmed that a discussion on the various issues contributing to unrest in Balochistan and causing anxieties to the civil society was banned.


Whenever we Pakistanis start to think that our democracy is gaining ground, however slowly, Balochistan appears in our peripheral vision and brings us back to earth. 


Though it is not yet an outright no to the “biradar country”, the reluctance on display is by itself a momentous shift for Pakistan, especially so now, when the country is headed by someone who owes everything he has to the Saudis.


It is heartening to note that investment in human and social development rather than physical development has become an overriding concern for our policy makers, at least in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa


 The massacre that took place at the Army Public School (APS), Peshawar, on December 16, 2014, devouring the lives of more than 100 innocent young students, transformed both the internal and external policies of Pakistan.


With new vision and inspiration Pakistan is back on the track with unity, faith and discipline, the basic ingredients of nation building. 


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Thirteen year old Bhuma (name changed) spends his day at home. He does not go to school, or play with children in his neighborhood to avoid being laughed at.
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Over the Years, a collection of 106 short articles, offers us interesting sidelights on the currents and cross- currents in the public life of India during two distinctive periods: (I) 1987 to 1991 and (II ) 2010 to the present.

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