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Elections and the Security Challenge

By Hassan Mujtaba Image source: If we make a list of serious ailments haunting Pakistan, then I think that terrorism/extremism would be on the top. Many people would not agree as they would cite unemployment, corruption, economic recession, political instability etc as greater problems than the one mentioned above….

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Youth and Crime in Nigeria: Effects and Solutions

By Nweke, Prince O. Regional Coordinator, National Coalitions of Nigerian Youths in South-East (NACONY) Image source: Introduction It is unfortunately that from research, we observed that there are roughly 200 million youths in Nigeria between 15 and 4 years of age. This represents about 20% of the population. According…

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Assassination – The Extreme Form of Censorship

By Aya Chebbi, Tunisia I was once asked by the American freshmen students during the Arabic Cultural Hour: “Do people in Tunisia live peacefully with each other”. My answer was: “We do because we have been raised on a culture of tolerance and solidarity.” I even gave examples of how…

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A Peace Revolution

By Zainulabidin At times when the government is lost and the media is confused, when our fellow Pakistanis are being brutally exterminated and coffins lay open on the streets, when silence echoes and surrounds the soul with hopelessness, when the wind smells of blood and the stench gets in your…

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Bismarck’s Vision – An Incredible Leadership for Pakistan

By Quratulain Zamir “A good leader is the one who knows the way, goes the way and shows the way.” – John C. Maxwell But it takes many years to make a good leader who can change the destiny and fate of people he rules upon and thus making them…

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Alas, the Pigeons have Flown Away in Peshawar!

By Usman Jillani The birds have flown away – the pigeons have flown away and now the city wears a deserted look, but the flowers still bloom in the ‘city of flowers’ and this is what keeps the city still alive. Peshawar, found some 2500 years ago, the city has…

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A Peaceful Balochistan

Photos by Misri Khan We will be posting a series of photos we received from Misri Khan Khetran from Balochistan, Pakistan. Please spare a moment to appreciate the natural beauty of this area, which has turned from “Balochistan” to “Bloodistan”, due to the ongoing Balochistan conflict between Baloch nationalists and…

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The Valley of Martyrs

By Hammal Kashani The beautiful valley of hazaras, situated between the Alamdar road and the neighbouring Koh-a-Murdar, once known for its peace, love and brotherhood, is now living under the shadow of blood-stained guns and bullets. The hospitable hazaras who had been living in Quetta since the 19th century are…

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Dedicated to Government Authorities

By Daud This poem is dedicated to the government authorities of Pakistan. Tujhe ab kis liye shikwa hay k bache ghar nhi rehte Jo patty zard ho jaein wo shakhon par nhi rehte Tu qiyun be-dakhal krta hay makaano say makeeno ko Wo dehshat gard ban jatey hein jin k…

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Talha Saleem: A True Inspiration for All

When the everyday newspaper headlines say nothing apart from the increasing mortality rates of the country. When everyday you switch on to a news channel, you find yourself going through the never-ending news flashes and breaking news alerts talking about the latest catastrophe that hit the lands of Pakistan, it…

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Justice: A Myth or Reality?

By Yamna Baig I saw eight polio workers shot dead in 48 hours for they were serving humanity, heard the cries of a Christian girl being raped in Farooqabaad by a Muslim land owner and a 15-year-old girl being brutally murdered by her father in the name of honor-killing. I…

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Keep Calm and Help People

By Abdulrab Habibyar Afghanistan Keep Calm and Help People: Photo-essay by our Photographer of the Month October 2012.

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The Siachen Issue

 By Usman Hadi In a country of great distress and problems like power shortage and many political unrest, Pakistan Army is facing many enemies – internal and external – threatening the sovereignty of the country. On one hand, it’s fighting inside the country against the terrorists and insurgents while on the other side, the army is also…

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Indonesian Football Brawls – Solidarity? Nonsense.

By Maria Listuhayu Prajna Pratita Monday, 4th June 2012, on a silent dawn, another Indonesian football supporter died. The victim came from Surabaya (East Java). His name is Tomi, a 12th grade student. He was founded lying in the stadium stands right after a brawl between supporter and police. Tomi died on…

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The Power of Exchange

By Hasan Talib Chichan

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