Blasphemy Laws and Their Legality in The Islamic Sharia
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Religious

Blasphemy Laws and Their Legality in The Islamic Sharia

“Lo! this Qur’an guides to that which is most upright”. (17:9) The outrage against blasphemy in Muslim states observed in the passing years and the way authorities have handled it, makes it crucial for us to scrutinize the issue sternly.…

Kashmir, The Fallen Apart
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Art & Literature

Kashmir, The Fallen Apart

Kashmir I behold thee fallen apart, Doused in an ocean of dark red tears, Cosmic reflector casts thine woebegone estate. The blood that spills seizes the aroma of moon. The night wind woes, in unison I hear the heart-rending cries,…

The 1971 War – Revisiting India’s Victory
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Politics

The 1971 War – Revisiting India’s Victory

'Defense of the East lies in the West', was the strategic concept outlined by Gen. Ayub Khan in the late fifties, as lame as it seems today, also shows the latent inclination of the West to prioritize itself in contrast…

India China US Triangle
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Politics

India China US Triangle

As nations we all are derivatives of our cultures and civilization but if one wants to see a state wedged-in in pristine culture you could see the examples of India and China. Cultural preponderance and centuries-old civilizational heritage make the…

Legal and Political Aspects of Article 35-A
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Politics

Legal and Political Aspects of Article 35-A

The challenge to the constitutional validity of article 35A has both legal and political aspects. However, timing of the petition and the right wing background of the petitioner points to the broader ideological underpinnings behind it. From the legal-constitutional point…

Can India and Pakistan be equalized on Kashmir?
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Editor's Pick

Can India and Pakistan be equalized on Kashmir?

Wasim Khalid  From a long time, I have observed a particular bunch of people have become habitual of drawing a weird analogy between Pakistan parts of Kashmir with the one under India occupation. They push this absurd analogy by constantly…

‘Quaid was just as secular as Islam is’
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Politics

‘Quaid was just as secular as Islam is’

As we turn the pages of history to remind us how the miracle of the birth of a nation-state was possible; and how history is actually made within the churns and jostles of everyday life; we see idea and fervor…

70 Years of Independence: Achievements, Losses and Hopes
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Politics

70 Years of Independence: Achievements, Losses and Hopes

What Pakistan achieved and lost in the last 70 years? To know this it is inevitable to ascertain the importance of Pakistan. Without that we cannot come to know our journey of the last 70 years. In historical context Pakistan…

What’s next for Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif?
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Editor's Pick

What’s next for Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif?

Nawaz Sharif has stepped down as Pakistan's prime minister after the country's Supreme Court unanimously disqualified him on grounds that he lied about his assets during a corruption investigation. The ruling comes after months of hearings in a case that was prompted by the…