Archive for ‘Miscellaneous’

Alice Bhatti – A Case for Sainthood

by Rab Nawaz

Muhammad Hanif’s latest novel ‘Our Lady of Alice Bhatti’ demands our attention for a number of reasons. The novel captures complex Pakistani realities through exploring diverse themes including state of women, minorities, law enforcement and general societal degradation. Since these subjects are hallmark of Pakistan, a good deal has been said about them which in fiction lately took the shape of augmenting cliché mongering...

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6th

December
2011

9/11 & Pakistan

By Rab Nawaz The end of the post 9/11 decade is bringing forth mixed reactions from around the world. Analysts are grappling with the historic impact and future implications of the 9/11 attacks. It is commonly held that these attacks and their resulting policies have resulted in the establishment of a New World Order. However it can also be said that certain other events occuring in the same decade have perhaps had more far-reaching consequences than 9/11. In this decade...

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11th

September
2011

Islamism & the Far-Right: The Twin Faces of Terror

by Rab Nawaz   Isn’t it amazing that while a large number of Muslims grieve over the Christian West’s highhandedness and imposition of wars on Islam, a Norwegian Christian brutally kills more than 90 innocents of his own ‘tribe’ and terrifies all of Europe because of the West’s support for Palestine, its friendly relations with...

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27th

July
2011

Waging Non-Violent Action in Violent World

by Imran Khan

“Non-violent refusal to co-operate with injustice is the way to defeat it.” R.M Gandhi

We live in an extremely violent world. States and transnational non-state actors use violence to achieve their political and strategic objectives, believing that use of violence is the most effective way to do so, notwithstanding that it does not work most of the...

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18th

July
2011