Anwar Abbas

Idiomatic politics

Idiomatic politics

Several idioms come to mind as politicking continues.

Published 15 Aug, 2019 06:55am
Rebuilding hockey

Rebuilding hockey

No effort is contemplated to achieve the goal.

Published 26 Dec, 2018 06:55am
Soldiers of peace

Soldiers of peace

One hopes the Kartarpur initiative will meet with success.

Published 02 Dec, 2018 07:01am
Status of a teacher

Status of a teacher

If society is unfair to educators, they are in turn unfair to it.

Published 31 Oct, 2017 02:37am
Reverse aid

Reverse aid

The Third World provides the West with highly skilled manpower.

Published 03 Oct, 2017 07:00am
Admission days

Admission days

Money and recommendations play a role in the admission process.

Published 01 Apr, 2015 01:08am
Religious unity

Religious unity

Islam is part of a continuing process of faith in the Almighty.

Published 13 Feb, 2015 02:21am
Boosting books

Boosting books

Why are we losing the reading habit?

Published 05 Feb, 2015 06:23am
Ways of the VIPs

Ways of the VIPs

Privileges for politicians can further burden our strained economy.

Published 19 Oct, 2014 06:04am
Legacy of tolerance

Legacy of tolerance

The Prophet (PBUH) completed the work done by earlier messengers.

Published 10 Oct, 2014 01:53am
Islam & modernism

Islam & modernism

Islam does not reject science and rationalism.

Published 29 Aug, 2014 01:33am
The morning after

The morning after

The decades have proved that it is not easy to retain freedom.

Published 12 Aug, 2014 06:11am
Responsible charity

Responsible charity

Giving charity may distract from finding the best solution.

Published 25 Jul, 2014 01:01am

Sharia’s attributes

SALVATION and grace cannot be regarded as the monopoly of any one faith, any one sect or any one people. No one can...

Published 28 Feb, 2014 07:48am

A part of history

THE suicide attack on a bus carrying pilgrims from Iran to Pakistan has deeply saddened me not because I was born in...

Published 30 Jan, 2014 07:38am
Disenfranchising women

Disenfranchising women

BEFORE the advent of Islam the position of women was not enviable, neither in Arabia nor in other parts of the ...

Updated 26 May, 2013 10:30am
Old & disabled ignored

Old & disabled ignored

GENERAL elections in Pakistan are round the corner. Politicians and political parties are crying themselves hoarse...

Updated 30 Apr, 2013 03:12pm

Old & disabled ignored

GENERAL elections in Pakistan are round the corner. Politicians and political parties are crying themselves hoarse promising change, an improved economic situation for the people, freedom from debt and slavery of the US and elimination of corruption.

Published 30 Apr, 2013 05:15am

Thoughts before polls

MY wife and I react differently to television coverage of killings by bombs and guns, and to devastation caused by intolerance and greed of a few over a large number of people.

Published 16 Apr, 2013 05:00am

A tale of goodwill visits

A LITTLE over 15 years ago, a friend approached me to secure for his mother a ‘multi-entry’ visa for India. His grandmother was ill in Mumbai and the mother (the only daughter) wanted to visit her from time to time.

Published 25 Sep, 2012 12:20am