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LET THERE BE MORE LIGHT IN THE CORRIDORS OF WORSHIP PLACES

LET THERE BE MORE LIGHT IN THE CORRIDORS OF WORSHIP PLACES

Cordial interreligion relations create strong ties The contemporary world is in the throes of violence. All around the world, people are being killed, terrorized and threatened in the name of religion. The religious shysters and war-mongers have spread hatred to such an extent that even very roots of peace in society have been shaken. Sectarian violence and intolerance have also ... Read More »

The Growing Problem of SMARTPHONE ADDICTION

The Growing Problem of SMARTPHONE ADDICTION

By: Zafarullah Saroya Put down your mobile phone, please? Regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, career or economic status, technology is overtaking our daily lives with every passing day. Phones, computers, tablets and other high tech devices have become not just an object, but for many a best friend. We rely on it to do everything from checking bank balances to ... Read More »

DEMOCRACY & ILLITERACY CAN’T MOVE TOGETHER

DEMOCRACY & ILLITERACY CAN'T MOVE TOGETHER

OUTLINE 1. Introduction 2. An overview of human political evolution 3. Democracy and its principles 4. Facts which prove that democracy and illiteracy can’t move together 5. Factors responsible for the prevalence of illiteracy 6. Recommendations for the eradication of illiteracy 7. Conclusion Democracy, owing to its fruits and dividends, wields a distinguished and unique position among all the different ... Read More »

The 4th Caliph of Islam Hazrat Ali (RA)

The 4th Caliph of Islam Hazrat Ali (RA)

Regarded as the first young man to ever convert to Islam, Hazrat Ali ibn Abu Talib (RA) is revered by Muslims as a man who fought for Islam in nearly all battles during Prophet Muhammad’s (PBUH) lifetime, earning the title ‘Lion of Allah.’ Hazrat Ali (RA) served Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) in many ways, including scripting his letters and the revelations ... Read More »

Warmongering in the Shadow of Nukes

Warmongering in the Shadow of Nukes

India, Pakistan and the regional security Tensions between Pakistan and India started boiling up in the wake of the fateful Pulwama incident of 14 February. Without doing the direly-needed introspection on the policies and heavy-handedness of the RSS-backed Modi regime that leads the Kashmiri youths to giving such an extreme reaction, Indian authorities have again chanted the same old mantra: ... Read More »

INDIAN INVOLVEMENT IN AFGHANISTAN

INDIAN INVOLVEMENT IN AFGHANISTAN

By: Mehtab Ali Bhatti IMPLICATIONS FOR PAKISTAN Introduction India and Pakistan got independence from the Great Britain in 1947, whereas Afghanistan was an independent state since the 18th century – it had never been a colony of any power. Although the relations between British India and Afghanistan, historically, had been good, after the creation of Pakistan, direct geographic link between ... Read More »

A Critical Appraisal of the CE-2019 Examination

A Critical Appraisal of the CE-2019 Examination

Aims and Objectives The purpose of this White Paper is to analyze as objectively and dispassionately as possible, the papers set by the Federal Public Service Commission (FPSC) for Competitive Examination 2019, in the light of the syllabus published by the FPSC on its website. The basic assumptions in this regard are: 1. that the purpose of the syllabus is ... Read More »

Technology, Globalization and the Good Jobs Challenge

Technology, Globalization and the Good Jobs Challenge

By: Dr. Safdar Today, job numbers are considered a crude barometer of economic health. For workers under pressure from changing technology and globalization, a new measure is required, based on job quality as much as job quantity. Most governments around the world are nowadays laying a relentless focus on getting more people into work that is also of good quality ... Read More »

The 3rd Caliph of Islam Hazrat Usman-e-Ghani (RA)

The 3rd Caliph of Islam Hazrat Usman-e-Ghani (RA)

The cousin and twice son-in-law to Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), Hazrat Usman ibn Affan (RA), was the third caliph of Islam. As per the traditions, his (RA) mother Umm Hakim bint Abdul-Muttalib was the twin sister of Abdullah ibn Abdul-Muttalib, the father of the Holy Prophet (PBUH), making him the prophet’s (PBUH) second cousin. He (RA) was also known as ... Read More »

Developments in Afghan Peace Process

Afghan Peace Process

Moscow Format, Regional Consensus and the Way Forward The Afghan Peace Process is moving ahead with a number of initiatives and processes started by different countries having their own perspectives on peacemaking. Apart from many sessions held between Taliban and the United States to negotiate for peace in Afghanistan – in Abu Dhabi and Doha – regional states are striving ... Read More »