Burhanuddin Hasan

  • TUS President Barack H Obama was awarded Nobel Peace Prize recently much to the astonishment of the American people and the world at large. Normally, this prize is awarded to the people who have excelled in any field of arts or science or for the cause of peace after a lot of effort and dedication. ...

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  • TThere has been a continuous give and take between Pakistan and the US since 1954 when General Ayub Khan entered into military alliances of SEATO and CENTO. By early 1958 the US had come to regard Ayub as their man to dismantle the decaying political system of Pakistan. Ever since then we are ...

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  • TThe Muslim world is passing through turbulent times since the advent of this decade at the hands of the militants who have distorted the image of Islam. God has described the Holy Prophet (PBUH) as "mercy for the entire world." So, how can this religion be used to spread terror and kill innocent ...

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  • TFor the past few weeks there has been an unprecedented upsurge of government propaganda through hundreds of large and colourful advertisements in newspapers to celebrate one year of President Asif Ali Zardari's rule. The advertisements placed by almost all the government departments and ...

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  • TPresident Barack Hussein Obama recently held an Iftar dinner in the state dining room of the White House for the elites of the Muslim community living in the United States. Previously several US presidents had hosted such iftar dinners in the White House, however, this one was very ...

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  • TA retired brigadier who was an unknown IB chief in 1992 suddenly appeared on the television and started spilling the beans about top secret information on the Jinnahpur scandal, formation of a political party named IJI by ISI, doling out of slush money to important political leaders to help ...

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  • TEvery passing day of Ramadan, newspapers and TV channels are full of shameful images of fasting people standing in long lines in scorching heat in front of stores to purchase atta and sugar at subsidised rates because they cannot afford these essential items at normal market rates which have gone ...

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  • TThe prime minister in a welcome move has renewed his government's commitment to fight corruption with determination and full force. To begin with he has sacked the Chairman of Pakistan Steel Mill (PSM) and has ordered the audit of his own secretariat as the first step. However, one will be ...

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  • TThe historical judgment of the Supreme Court striking down the November 3 emergency by General Musharraf, the court considered it appropriate to leave NRO and the issue of Musharraf's punishment for Parliament to decide. These are two most complex issues over which parliament seems to have ...

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  • TPML-N chief Mian Nawaz Sharif has asked the armed forces of Pakistan to give a pledge that they would never violate the constitution and impose martial law in the country. Nobody knows better than Mian Sahib that the Pakistan Army has always been the supreme power in the country and has ruled it ...

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  • TAugust is the month of reckoning and retrospection to take stock of our service to the nation in the light of Quaid-i-Azam's ideals and aspirations. This year like many previous years our performance has been pathetically dismal. Our government has failed to control terrorism which has spread like ...

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  • TA high priority development which the nation was anxiously waiting for, has taken place. The Supreme Court has issued summons for Mr Pervez Musharraf to appear before the court in person or through his lawyers to defend himself before a 14-member bench of the Supreme Court headed by the Chief ...

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  • TDuring the last few days the Pakistani media carried several stories which could be described both absurd and tragic. After eight months, President Zardari broke the ice and had a marathon meeting lasting four hours with Nawaz Sharif at his Raiwind residence. As usual there were hopes and ...

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  • TThe partial withdrawal of US troops from Iraq late last month was the first significant step in fulfilling President Obama's promise to end the six-year long war. It is generally considered that the pledge to end the misbegotten conflict in Iraq was the most important for Obama's victory in 2008 ...

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  • TAmericans by and large are very proud of their family values which they celebrate through elaborate functions such as the birthdays of their children, Father's Day and Mother's Day every year. This year Father's Day was celebrated as always in the third week of June. Newspapers were full of ...

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  • TPresident Obama's Cairo address to the Muslim world is still reverberating in the hearts of radical elements in America. They expected Mr Obama to act aggressively to the human rights abuses committed by the Islamic Republic of Iran to crush violent demonstrations following presidential elections ...

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  • TEver since the election of Mr Obama as the first black President of the US with a thumping majority, the radical white minority groups have let loose a campaign of vilification against the president and his policies particularly his Cairo speech extending a hand of friendship to the Muslim world at ...

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  • TEver since President Obama declared his intention to close down Guantanamo Bay prison, where 240 captives still remain, it is still not known how many others are still rotting at the Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan and elsewhere in the world. Their detention without trial under the due process of ...

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  • TUS President Obama's landmark visit to Middle-East which began from the Saudi capital Riyadh was his first significant move to win the hearts of the Muslim world. In his own words he launched his journey from "a place where Islam began. The son of a Kenyan Muslim who lived part of his childhood in ...

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  • TAs a measure of damage control following some tension in the Pak-US relations on the Taliban issue and the deal with Sufi Mohammed for the introduction of Taliban brand of Shariah Justice System in Swat and Malakand Division, the Pakistan Embassy in Washington has published a half- page ...

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  • TWhile on the one hand, Pakistan Army is fighting a full-fledged war against the emboldened militants in the tribal areas which they had almost overrun due to the government's lazy response, the Balochistan province, on the other hand is boiling over to the point of eruption due to the neglect and ...

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  • TQuaid-i-Azam and Allama Iqbal are two icons whose vision and historic political struggle mobilised the Muslims of India to win the battle for Pakistan in the face of the dogged opposition of the Hindu majority for Akhand Bharat on the one hand and the outrageous opposition by the obscurantist ...

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  • TApril 13, 2009 was indeed a sad day for Pakistan, when the president and Parliament handed over Swat and Malakand division of NWFP to the Taliban to establish their brand of Shariah laws in place of Pakistans own Islamic judicial system. The federal government and the provincial administration of ...

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  • TAs the process of Talibanisation is inching towards the rest of Pakistan from its safe haven in NWFP, America is also getting increasingly concerned for its own safety. President Obama has openly expressed his fear that another big Al-Qaeda terrorist attack like 9/11 is imminent from the ...

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  • TWith terrorism raging with full force in Pakistan, Afghanistan, and America too receiving threats of terror attacks on US homeland from Taliban groups hiding in Pakistani tribal areas, President Obama has revised his strategy to wipe out Al-Qaeda and Taliban menace from Pakistan and Afghanistan. He ...

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  • TUS President Barack Hussein Obama, who comes from a Muslim family of Kenya from his father's side, has extended an olive branch to the government and the people of Iran, after 30 years of extremely hostile relations between Iran and the United States following the Islamic Revolution in the country ...

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  • TA new chapter for dispensation of justice to the people of Pakistan has opened with the restoration of Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Choudhry and many of his honorable brothers who were thrown out of their offices summarily by a dictator when he imposed emergency and suspended the Constitution on ...

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  • TIt is regrettable that Pakistan's 61 year history is basketful of the debris of broken promises. Urdu poetry which is a form of the country's national language is also replete with unfulfilled promises of the beloved. Mirza Ghalib Says: Ghazab kiya tere wade pe eitbaar kiya / Tamaam raat qayamat ka ...

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  • TThe country is still in mourning on the attack on the Sri Lankan team and cricket officials at Liberty Chowk in Lahore on March 3, 2009 at the hands of terrorists. The targets were the Sri Lankan players who were on Pakistan's tour and on their way to the Gaddafi Stadium, for the third day's play ...

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  • TPakistan's deal with Tehrik-i-Taliban, to defuse the Swat situation is the first surrender of the Pakistan government and armed forces to Pakistani Taliban. The ink of the deal had hardly dried when it came under severe pressure with the ultimatum of Sufi Mohammad that qazis must be appointed and ...

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