Nadeem F. Paracha
To maintain a public perception of an Islamic society, govts sweep certain socio-cultural products and spaces under the carpet.
All eyes should be on US and on how a new govt there is trying to restore public reason, democratic norms shattered by Trump.
Identifying ourselves as Muslim first indicates that something went wrong in constructing our national identity.
Ahmad Raza Khan Barelvi is seen as an influential Islamic scholar and the founder of the largest sub-sect among Sunni Muslims.
Contrary to common belief, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto’s government did not criminalise the Ahmadiyya from calling themselves Muslims.
Conservatism has become an easy excuse in countries like Pakistan for not doing what is required for a modern nation-state.
Does Israel have something in common with apocalyptic terror groups, for whom killing children is simply collateral damage?
Israel no longer faces an existential crisis. But it faces amoral opportunism from its leader Benjamin Netanyahu.
Crushed between Israel’s intransigence and belligerence of Gaza’s Hamas, is the rational space that PLO’s Fatah wants to explore.
Despite PM Imran Khan repeatedly claiming to know the West like no other Pakistani does,...
The trend set in NA-249 has the potential of changing the city’s political scene in the next general elections.
Those who believe they can continue to pragmatically pander to irrational passions must keep in mind what happened to Z.A. Bhutto.
Political parties born out of social movements, such as TLP and PTI, share volatility and internal contradictions.
By-polls in ethnically diverse NA-249 constituency offer a fascinating insight into changing demographics of the metropolis.
Is cricket really the unifying factor in Pakistan? What does the ethnic composition of its sports teams tell us about the...
Pragmatic centrism and the need to remain a bridge between Sindh’s electorate and the economic and political fruits of federalism
Why do some nations refer to their countries as their fatherland and some as their motherland?
Irrational conspiracy theories, fake media experts, selective facts and straw-man arguments are part of the dangerous moral panic.
Films often reflect conflicts that are hidden behind their more audience-friendly and entertaining narratives.
Is it a real manifestation of the expressions of the working and lower-middle classes or is it imposed from above?