Archive for June, 2010

Ahmadiyoon Ka Masla(2) by Abbas Ather

5 June, 2010
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Baloch Ki Pagari by Abdul Qadir Hassan

5 June, 2010
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Hate and horror in Lahore by Irfan Husain

5 June, 2010
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Irfan Husain Saturday, 05 Jun, 2010 A day after the slaughter of nearly 100 Ahmadis in Lahore last week, Britain’s Channel 4 aired a programme on Iraq in its ‘Unreported World’ series. The narrator described the plight of the Christians and other minorities in the north who were being regularly targeted by Sunni militias. One ancient […]

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State of denial by Arif Nizami

5 June, 2010
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Saturday, June 05, 2010 Arif Nizami The simultaneous attacks on two places of worship of the Ahmedi community in Lahore, which claimed at least 95 lives, and the subsequent attack on the Jinnah Hospital to free an injured suicide attacker were perhaps not enough to wake the provincial government from its deep slumber. Despite the […]

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Right this wrong by Kashif Jahangiri

5 June, 2010
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Saturday, June 05, 2010 Kashif Jahangiri We cannot divorce the present form of terrorism from religious extremism. The terrorists are a fruit of the tree called extremism. We need to uproot the tree, as otherwise the poisonous fruit will keep on growing. With the approval rating of the Taliban on the decline for some time, […]

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N Waziristan: the final frontier by Sherry Rehman

5 June, 2010
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Saturday, June 05, 2010 Sherry Rehman There is a saying that if you can’t defeat your enemy, befriend him. This is particularly applicable to the tribal areas that border Afghanistan, where in six agencies the army is in the midst of an unprecedented military offensive against the militants. The cornerstone of security policy here is […]

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Before it’s too late by Tasneem Noorani

5 June, 2010
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Saturday, June 05, 2010 Tasneem Noorani We have had terrorist attacks on the police, the army, the ISI, the FIA, the FC and hotels lodging foreigners, because they are perceived to be helping the US. Our history is replete with incidents of sectarian violence. But where does the attack on the Ahmedi community come from? […]

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People’s court? by Babar Sattar

5 June, 2010
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Legal eye Saturday, June 05, 2010 Babar Sattar The writer is a lawyer based in Islamabad. As constitutional principles are designed not for a given era but for the vicissitudes of time, the need for establishing the right rule in matters of constitutional interpretation cannot be overstated. Now that the Supreme Court is seized of […]

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A brief respite by Raoof Hasan

5 June, 2010
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Saturday, June 05, 2010 Raoof Hasan After breathing fire for weeks, Law Minister Babar Awan presented himself meekly before the Supreme Court seeking more time to respond to queries regarding the NRO. His false claims in the court elicited a rebuke from none other than the principal secretary to the president, Salman Farooqui, who in […]

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Terror & the subsequent Tehelka by Tallat Azim

5 June, 2010
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Tallat Azim The recent days, particularly last weekend, have wrought so much anguish that they have forced everyone to stop and do some soul-searching. Like all terrorist attacks, especially against the vulnerable segments of society, the Lahore attack on the unarmed Ahmadis as they offered their prayers was inexcusable and unforgivable and showed what depths […]

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