Farah Adeed

  • TPakistan is expected to hold a general election in the current year. This is a positive sign with regard to the democratisation process in Pakistan where the parliament is going to complete its tenure (second time) without any external intervention. But at this juncture, Pakistan’s largest ...

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  • TThe election of Prime Minster Narendra Modi was a good news for many of his like-minded Hindu followers. Modi essentially represented the beautiful face of Indian democracy where a tea-seller managed to hold the highest executive office of the country. Indians told it to the world and the entire ...

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  • TThe Supreme Court (SC) of Pakistan has once again given a verdict against former prime minister Nawaz Sharif. This decision is linked with what the apex court had observed, established and decided in Panamagate judgment. The SC has made it clear that a person after being declared ...

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  • TThe state has once again surrendered before a politically motivated group of religious fanatics.  The government of Pakistan agreed to accept ‘all demands’ of the protesters. The protesters, then, announced their great victory and ended 22-days long Islamabad sit-in. There was a ...

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  • TNAB has finally rolled up its sleeves to trial the Sharif. Nawaz, contrary to what his political rivals and some analysts have expected and predicted came back and appeared before the court. Many termed Nawaz’s unexpected appearance before the NAB court the success of democracy and a ...

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  • TThe Supreme Court of Pakistan has finally disqualified Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, the third time elected Prime Minister of Pakistan. In 2015, Nawaz landed in hot waters when Panama Papers exposed so many ‘leaders, criminals, celebrities’ of the world. Imran Khan, Chairman Pakistan ...

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  • TLet’s acknowledge everything which Imran Khan has done for Pakistan. Let’s give him due credit for his all contributions; from winning a World Cup for us to the massive political mobilisation to change or reform our outdated political system. He really deserves our appreciation and ...

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  • TSo now we all know what Imran Khan actually wanted to achieve. Now we know it was never about transparency or accountability. We know it was neither about the rule of law nor about the establishment of democracy. It was about politics and power. More importantly, it was about one political party ...

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  • TAccording to a report of the Aurat Foundation, Pakistan is a country where almost 70% women are victims of domestic violence, at least once in their lives. This violence is generally committed by their intimate partners---husbands. These figures, however, do not include psychological violence, ...

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  • TLove it or hate it, own it or ignore it, Imran Khan is not so good at playing politics. There is nothing useful in glorifying him for things he doesn’t possess or has not done as yet. But as a matter of habit, in a parochial political culture, many Pakistanis do it. And this ...

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  • TInsecurity is bane. It is as much fatalistic for the states as it is for the individuals. Moral insecurity is, in particular, the most dangerous type of insecurity which has pernicious effects for the whole world. Generally, those who pose as the beacon and guardians of moral system, in the ...

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  • TPakistanis are unique people. Many of you will be thinking about two things at the moment: Pakistanis and unique Pakistanis. If you aren't, do it for a bit. Pakistan is, in fact, a unique country with a unique socio-political fabric based upon certain unique values---and probably with a flavor of ...

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  • TThe Pakistan Super League (PSL) is coming to an end. All Pakistanis who are in love with Afridi and cricket, have enjoyed all the matches and supported their favorite players and teams. People got a topic, in a country like ours, other than terrorism and bullets to talk about and we all felt a sigh ...

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  • TDear Pashtuns,  I am a Punjabi who has been living in the capital of Punjab for almost four years. I am studying both politics and sociology simultaneously at the University of Punjab, Lahore. I know very little about your culture and political beliefs but, for sure, I know more ...

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  • TYes, the boys are back in the town. They are once again here to remind us of their old narratives with the same strategies: bullets and bombs. Whether they stay longer this time or not but they have done their job quite well. Blood. Pain. Fear. And hopelessness. This time being Punjabi, Pashtun or ...

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  • TWomen and minorities in Pakistan are not safe. This is the truth of the day, no matter if hyper-nationalists and religious fanatics accept it or not.  We regularly hear about honor killings and persecution of religious minorities in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. These cases, as a matter of ...

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  • TIn Pakistan, like so many other developing countries, media is considered to be the most powerful means to attain all sort of fair and unfair ends. Media houses are mostly owned, used and controlled by none other than the powerful business tycoons. Politicians who use media – both print and ...

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  • TPakistan has an extremism problem. And mostly this is what is commonly termed as religious extremism---or to be more accurate, Sunni extremism. This problem has been created, developed and sustained by none other than the state itself. Intentionally, the state creates both extremists as its ...

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  • TImran Khan is more important for Pakistan People’s Party than Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf. He sets stages, creates events, gathers people and urges them to come up against Nawaz Sharif. He remains successful in doing all that business---and this keeps him high in political world.  But ...

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  • TMian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, the three-time Prime Minister of Pakistan, remains in troubled waters most of the time. He gets out of the hole, but can’t stay out for long. He wins but hardly moves forward. He is a lucky man, but at the same time he is disappointedly unlucky. Or probably he has ...

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  • TDemocracy is, apart from a form of government, a philosophy, an attitude and a complete socio-political system. It carries out certain values that lay down the foundation of a democratic polity. Principally, these values are: freedom of expression, tolerance, individual liberty, respect for ...

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  • TFinally Donald Trump has won the game. He has been elected as the 45th president of the United States of America. Congratulations, Mr. President. As a matter of fact, this decade has been a decade of political uncertainties and great upsets. It includes the shocking victory of Indian Primer ...

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  • TFinally Imran Khan, Chairman Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf, has decided not to seal off the federal capital. This is a welcome move by PTI’s Chief in such critical circumstances. In this brief piece, my intention is to analyze a very simple yet very important point: what is the significance of ...

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  • TIt is always, morally speaking, a bit cheeky to state something indigestible or undesirable at the very outset while writing a piece for the general public, but at the very same time, intellectual ethics, as a rule, demand us to be honest and clear in our observation and expression. And, we should ...

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  • TThe Kashmir conflict: a tale of blood, bravery, struggle, freedom, passion, suppression, and brutality. Everyone knows whose blood is running in the streets, but nobody dares to point out the killer, even though they all know who it is. Death of humanity. Insensitivity of humans. Blindness of the ...

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  • TMost of the talks and intellectual debates across the globe in public spheres – particularly on electronic media – rely upon widely held perceptions. But the problem with this kind of discussions is both big and dangerous, because they do not confirm the existing fundamentals of ...

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  • TA few days ago, I went through an interesting book, Aman Mera Haq. This book was presented to me by Dr. Raghib Hussain Nameemi, the author and the editor of the book, almost two months ago when I interviewed him. I am, being a student of Muslim political philosophy, keenly interested in ...

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  • TA few days ago, I saw some posts on social media (Facebook) and I came to know that some self-declared philosophers are of the view that whether or not you celebrate Independence Day on August 14 (or 15), it does not matter much because Pakistanis are not mentally independent yet. Such posts, as an ...

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  • TA despicable attack hit Quetta yesterday. 70 innocent people have lost their lives and many are injured. The loss is irreplaceable for the families and huge for the nation. Not only 70 individuals have died, rather 70 families have lost their happiness, peace and breadwinners. We have lost ...

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  • T 'Our [Muslims’] duty is carefully to watch the progress of human thought, and to maintain an independent critical attitude towards it.'   (Dr. Muhammad Iqbal: The Reconstruction of Religious Thought in Islam, 1930) Who am I? Who created me and why? Who created this universe? How was ...

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