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POLITICS

 |  6-minute read
Pakistan, India, Kashmir, Shahid Afridi

‘Boom boom’ Shahid Afridi bowls ‘no ball’ on Kashmir

The Pakistani cricketer said Pak should forget about Kashmir. Instead, he was made to forget his own words pretty soon.

ART & CULTURE

 |  7-minute read
Hyper nationalism, Books, Pakistan, Raza Rumi

Being Pakistani: Raza Rumi’s new book and his never-ending 'teenage' angst

His rejection of the mindset that is at work to cleanse the country of dissent and diversity is based on Pakistan's rich past that transcends national boundaries.

POLITICS

 |  Tarar Square  |  6-minute read
Economy, PTI, Imran Khan, Pakistan

Pakistan has got a national pastime. It's blaming Imran Khan

His government is just three months old. But criticism seems to have commenced before the tea-and-biscuit ceremony after his swearing-in ended.

POLITICS

 |  6-minute read
Israel-India ties, Saudi Arabia, Pervez Musharraf, Tel Aviv

Is Israel trying to woo Pakistan to gain credibility in the Islamic world?

In the process of establishing friendly ties with Pakistan to gain credibility in the Islamic world, is Israel adding to Pakistan's woes?

POLITICS

 |  8-minute read
Pakistan muslim league, Nawaz Sharif, Imran Khan, Pakistan

How Naya Pakistan is capitulating before its clerics

Welcome to Naya Pakistan – just like the Purana Pakistan.

POLITICS

 |  6-minute read
Bhutan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan

Diwali lights, and some dark, across South Asia

Outside India, Diwali is celebrated with joy in Nepal and Bhutan. But in Pakistan and Bangladesh, ironically once part of India itself, the glow of Diwali is much dimmer.

HUMOUR

 |  3-minute read

POLITICS

 |  7-minute read
India, Afghanistan, US, Foreign policy

Why a free Balochistan is central to ensuring peace in Asia, and stability in India too

Pakistan and China together suppressing Balochistan's freedom movement will adversely impact security interests of the US, Afghanistan and New Delhi.

POLITICS

 |  7-minute read
Imran Khan, Tehreek-e-labbaik, Pakistan, Asia bibi verdict

Pakistan burns over Asia Bibi: High time liberal Muslims spoke up for their minorities

The author wishes to stay anonymous owing to the contents of the article.

POLITICS

 |  Tarar Square  |  8-minute read
Imran Khan, Blasphemy, Asia bibi verdict, Pakistan

Asia Bibi verdict: What is happening in Pakistan now is blasphemy

Allah’s Quran does not have a worldly punishment for blasphemy. It teaches forgiveness.