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Lawmakers with perks

Lawmakers with perks

The long list of exemptions has made the office of profit a farce. Delhi Assembly case is an opportunity to debate the issue afresh.

By: S Y Quraishi The office of profit issue keeps coming up every now and then and leaves behind several questions. The most recent case pertains to appointments made by Delhi’s AAP government on March 13, 2015. As many as 21 MLAs were appointed as parliamentary secretaries and attached to various ministers. One Prashant Patel […]

 raza rumi

Forget the world, militias are a threat to Pakistan

Forget the world, militias are a threat to Pakistan

What is clear is that our narrative regarding a successful fight against terrorism is not being accepted by the world

The Financial Action Task Force (FATF), an international watchdog, is all set to place Pakistan on its watch list this summer. This development will have serious ramifications for Pakistan’s economy and will add to growing isolation abroad as part of the increasing US pressure on the country. Last week’s extraordinary moves led by the US […]

 Barkha Dutt

Trudeau’s India trip is a total disaster, and he has himself to blame

The Canadian premier’s orchestrated dance moves and multiple costume changes in heavily embroidered Indian finery make him look more like an actor on a movie set or a guest at a wedding than an astute politician

How did Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, the world’s favourite liberal mascot — a feminist man, with movie-star good looks, a 50 per cent female Cabinet and a political lexicon that has replaced “mankind” with “peoplekind” (making millions swoon) — end up looking silly, diminished and desperate on his trip to India last week? Trudeau’s […]

 Azad Hussain

PURPOSEFUL USE OF SMARTPHONE

PURPOSEFUL USE OF SMARTPHONE

Smartphone has made our  life convenient but it's  improper use can lead to demerits

Earlier,  to  use internet , which has now  become  the necessity of life,  you had to visit a  Cyber Cafe. You would   travel a long distance to reach there  and   to avail internet facility, you needed to pay a good  amount of money for the purpose. But  nowadays Smartphones have brought internet  at easy access […]

 Taha Akyol

War of words in Turkey’s religious orders

I have been sadly observing the power struggles, competition for economic benefits, and bursts of anger among the Tariqats (Islamic orders) and Islamic community groups in Turkey. We have even witnessed self-styled sheikhs promising that whoever kisses their hand will go to heaven, or selling shrouds that will supposedly keep the wearer away from hell. […]

 Towseef Ahmad

Taxonomy of Rights

The infinite relationship of the constitution with the recognized mandate of sovereign will of society makes it evidently clear that the constitution caters to the efficacious and extraordinary exemplar of the rule-making taxonomy and purposive program of its sentient characteristics and essentials. This also points to the evolution of the constitutional interface whilst the point […]

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THE SWORD OF ALLAH, KHALID BIN WALEED (RA)

THE SWORD OF ALLAH, KHALID BIN WALEED (RA)

BY: MUBASHIR IQBAL KITABA Khalid bin Waleed (RA) was born in a highly respected family of Banu Makhzum of the tribe of Qureysh in Makkah in nearly 585 AD. His folks were one of three primary people of its clan and were also in charge of the matters relating to battles. That is why he […]

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The Islamist Confusion of Branding Religion as Political System

By: Ali Al-Amin In order to dismantle the tyranny and violence issuing from the Islamist system of the Arab world today, there should be focus on researching the essence of Islamic culture, not religion. One day as a child, the great poet Muhammad Iqbal was reciting verses from the Holy Quran, when his father entered […]

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A Woman Can Lead Friday Prayers

BY: Syeda Hameed I was a member of the National Commission of Women in 1998 when I met Daud Sharifa, who was building a mosque for women at Puddokotai, Tamil Nadu, since women were denied entry into mosques there. Last week, I read reports that a woman in Mallapuram district led the Friday prayers, which […]

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AJK-GB democratic deficit, way out

AJK-GB democratic deficit, way out

By: Manzoor Gilani Parts of princely state of Jammu and Kashmir, known as Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) and Gilgit Baltistan (GB) under the administrative control of Pakistan are neither its constitutional part nor autonomous to be called as ‘local authority’ as mandated by UNCIP. Despite that they are controlled by the Government of Pakistan […]