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Peshawar Massacre: We Must Hold the Mullahs Accountable

In the aftermath of the greatest tragedy visited upon Pakistan in recent times, the mullahs still keep spewing the rationalizing bullshit that has poisoned our national culture. One example of such venomous rhetoric is the stance taken by the Imam of Lal Maijid, Maulana Abdul Aziz. In his Friday sermon, just days after the murder of…

Taliban Monstrosity and Murder of Children

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As I write these words, the news is still pouring in of the murder of over 100 children by the Taliban who attacked an Army Public School in Peshawar yesterday. Even though I am trying to capture my feelings in words, I know, deep in my heart, that there is no language for this. At a…

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پاکستانی بچوں کے قتل پر مولانا عبدالعزیز کاناقابلِ یقین موقف

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آج جبکے پوری پاکستانی قوم اور تمام اقوام کےلوگ اور انکی حکومتیں ہمارے بچوں کے قتل پر ایک آواز سے اس درندگی کے مذمت کر رہی ہیں، لال مسجد کے امام مولانا عبدالعزیز کو اتنی ہمت اور خدا کا خوف نھیں کہ اپنی ذبان سے طالبان کے اس ظلم کی کھلی مذمت کریں۔ یہ ایک انتہائ…

Democracy and Divided Narratives…..!!!

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The so-called Inqalab and Azadi marches have heated up the debates at different societal and political levels. Nobody could guess what will come out of the ongoing political strife, but one thing it has come up with is the polarization of society on political discourse. It has not created it; it has raised it to…

This is not the Time for Cricket Metaphors

Pakistani politician Imran Khan stands on a vehicle in Mianwali, northern Pakistan

In the wake of the recent popular protests in Islamabad, quite a few cultural and political writers have opined upon the nature and potential of these protests. Some have even compared these events to the Tahrir Square. In this excitement to valorize popular protest, we should be careful with our labels and with our assertions.…

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Change in Policing culture of Pakistan: Lessons for American Militarized Policing

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The capacity of police to both prevent and provoke conflict is increasingly recognized all around the world. In recent political turmoils in Pakistan the role of Pakistan police has been really apprecaitive. Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) & Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) led anti government marches towards the capital city Islamabad. These marchers have entered the Red…

Some Thoughts on Solidarity and Community

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(I had written this article for our Save the UNT Library blog; I think it applies to more than just one cause and that is why I am sharing it ehre) We live in a world constructed to force us to internalize our own insignificance. Every single day we go on with our daily activities,…