Cohen has examined the numerous strategic schools of thought that prevail in India and Pakistan...
THE Holy Prophet’s (PBUH) sermon of Sha’aban, in which he outlines the goals and spiritual
Two figures dominate Dadu: the PPP’s Pir Mazharul Haq and Liaquat Ali Jatoi, who hitched his wagon to the PML-N.
For most of its history, Pakistan has only known one Pir Pagara: Shah Mardan Shah II, leader of the Hur Jamaat,...
The electoral contest in Tharparkar, the large desert district of Sindh bordering India, promises to be an exciting...
Zulfikar Mirza set himself apart from the dull characters dominating Sindh's political scene because of his fiery, ill-timed and politically incorrect outbursts.
Going into the 2013 polls, it seems the MQM is in a stagnant position and comfortable with the assumption that its hold over urban Sindh is relatively secure.
THE power of the minbar (pulpit) in Muslim societies such as ours is considerable. For whatever flows from this source is heard with rapt attention and largely accepted as true by most believers.
IN the aftermath of two savage bombings that have between them claimed nearly 200 lives and have left many more injured, an uneasy calm prevails over Quetta.
QUETTA: Saeeda’s house is barely a few metres away from the snooker hall in Quetta’s Alamdar Road which was struck by devastating twin bombings on Jan 10. For her the sectarian violence targeting Balochistan’s
IT can be argued that the biggest dilemma confronting the Muslim world currently is a moral and ethical one. The root cause of all the major ills that plague Muslims — ignorance, poverty, intolerance, etc — is the fact
AROUND three months after YouTube was officially blocked from Pakistani computer screens, it appears that the...
TO say that Pakistan faced many health challenges in 2012 would be quite an understatement. Health – as, indeed, ...
THE human rights situation in Pakistan in 2012 remained dismal as usual. While there were a few bright spots, these...
A MAN of myriad talents, Ardeshir Cowasjee, who died in Karachi on Saturday at the age of 86, will be remembered as much for his uncompromising stance on matters of principle as for his acerbic wit.
KARBALA epitomises the apogee of human values. While the event may have occurred over 1,000 years ago, its message is timeless and resonates with great clarity and magnetism even today, as if the battle occurred
KARACHI, Nov 7: One of the fundamental problems of Pakistani society is the lack of recognition of ethnic and class differences in the country; the long-term solution to resolving this issue is to let the political process
KARACHI, Nov 6: The mindset that encourages increased centralisation in Pakistan needs to be addressed as this approach has led people to believe that Islamabad is more patriotic than Karachi, Lahore, Quetta or Peshawar
THE multi-faceted personality of Hazrat Ali has attracted mystics, seekers of knowledge and the truth for different reasons over the centuries.