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Abdullah’s Display of Disrespect for Afghan Laws and Votes

Abdullah’s Display of Disrespect for Afghan Laws and Votes

The second round election of June 14 was unprecede...

How to Regain the Lost Glory ?

How to Regain the Lost Glory ?

It was a big shock not to see four-time World Cham...

 Horrors of Sexual Abuse in Conflict-Stricken FATA

Horrors of Sexual Abuse in Conflict-Stricken FATA

Kashmala Bibi* says her cousin’s breasts were cu...

Post-crisis Resilience of Communities in Swat- Malakand Region

Post-crisis Resilience of Communities in Swat- Malakand Region

 The Journey of Women Empowerment 

I st...

On the Rights of Pakhtun Women

On the Rights of Pakhtun Women

Gender concepts are formed within a socio-cultural...

د جنسي تیریو د ډیریدو لوی سبب بې پروايي او رشوت

د جنسي تیریو د ډیریدو لوی سبب بې پروايي او رشوت

 کابل ته څیرمه د پغمان پر لاره د یوې کورنۍ پر...

Current Issues

SETTING

From Suicide Bombers to Dancing Dharnas

Wednesday, 24 September 2014  |  Muhammad Raza
From Suicide Bombers to Dancing Dharnas

Some believe that the dharna script of removing Nawaz Sharif’s government has misfired. Nawaz’s detractors are still hopeful that before Eid-ul-Adha, the inevitable will happen. Both sides of the divide understand that behind the obvious, there are internal and external issues that are critical for the future of Pakistan. There are internal, regional and international issues that are driving the c...

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Building Bridges across Faiths for World Peace

Tuesday, 23 September 2014  |  Shad Begum
Building Bridges across Faiths for World Peace

Inter-faith harmony, religious tolerance and mutual understanding across faiths and nations were never so much the need of the hour as it is today. All religions of the world are inspired by divine wisdom. All of them strive for a high moral world built by peace, mutual respects, and the dignity of human beings. Unfortunately, some hate mongers; biased individuals and intolerant groups have used r...

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Social

SETTING

Horrors of Sexual Abuse in Conflict-Stricken FATA

Wednesday, 10 September 2014  |  Iftikhar Firdous
 Horrors of Sexual Abuse in Conflict-Stricken FATA

Kashmala Bibi* says her cousin’s breasts were cut into pieces when five militants walked into their house and saw the woman breastfeeding her child. One of the insurgents then asked the other women around to eat the pieces.

This is one of the many tales of horror recorded in a report titled “Impact of crisis on women and girls in Fata”.

The report, released by human rights organisation “Khwe...

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On the Rights of Pakhtun Women

Saturday, 06 September 2014  |  Muhammad Raza
On the Rights of Pakhtun Women

Gender concepts are formed within a socio-cultural milieu that determines gender roles in a society. Pakhtuns adore their mothers and sisters – and sometimes their daughters if they fetch a good price in vulvar (bride-price), a custom still practiced among some tribes. Women are protected to the extent of obscuring them from all public gazes. From their birth till death, like the divine feminine, ...

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Art and Culture

SETTING

Afghan Culture Needs Reforms

Sunday, 18 May 2014  |  Bilal Nikyar
Afghan Culture Needs Reforms

Afghans have inherited a set of rituals and customs from their ancestors. People in this country have traditionally grown up in rural areas within large families and tribal communities. Some of these traditions such as marriage without the consent of girls and boys, barring girls from getting education (in some cases boys) and preventing people from thinking freely have proven to be difficult fo...

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NAZARMATAY; A Ray OF Hope (Guard against evil eye)

Wednesday, 14 May 2014  |  Haroon Shinwari
NAZARMATAY; A Ray OF Hope   (Guard against evil eye)

There are many problems which are solved by the ingenuity of human beings. From the very beginning, man is fighting against nature .It is a great duel. Modern man, no doubt is successful against nature in many battles but there are many instances where logic and science completely fail to secure him. He is then left with the only option to seek refuge in supernatural things.

 Pukhtuns are no...

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Political

SETTING

The Missing Links in FATA Reforms

Thursday, 25 September 2014  |  Muhammad Raza
The Missing Links in FATA Reforms

Since 2000 a number of initiatives have addressed to reform the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) in Pakistan. From President General Musharraf’s “FATA Reforms Committee”, led by Justice Ajmal, to the current Political Parties Joint Committee on FATA Reforms, the reform agenda lacks the perspective to understand the bedrock of the status quo in FATA. If the 11 points reform agenda of the ...

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Tripod Function of Rightist Parties Maneuvering Pakistan towards Sectarian Violence

Thursday, 07 August 2014  |  Yousuf Kakar
Tripod Function of Rightist Parties Maneuvering Pakistan towards Sectarian Violence

The two terms “right” and “left” have been used in politics since the French revolution of 1789. It basically originates from the seating arrangements in the national assembly of French, where the supporters of King and status quo, who were much more inclined towards religion, used to sit on the right side of the King and  revolutionists used to sit on the left. The two different polls show t...

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Afghanistan: Geo-Strategic Land or Land of Opportunity for Trade?

Monday, 04 August 2014  |  Asad Daudzai
Afghanistan: Geo-Strategic Land or Land of Opportunity for Trade?

Afghanistan has been the jumping pad for invaders and occupiers over the centuries due to its geo-strategic and geo-political location in the heart of Asia. It has also been a significant trade route to Central Asia, South Asia, West Asia and Europe; the prominent Silk Route is one of its best examples.

The Silk route was an important major trade route through which the goods such as spices a...

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Declining Development Aid and Emergence of Afghanistan’s Economy Post-2014

Tuesday, 03 September 2013  |  Ahmad Zia Wahdat
Declining Development Aid and Emergence of Afghanistan’s Economy Post-2014

With Afghanistan’s presidential elections set for April 2014, and the withdrawal of the international security forces towards the end of 2014, both Afghans and the international community have set eyes on the fate of the country. With declining development aid after 2014, the international community has shown concerns over the probable reversal of economic development gains of the last decade, wor...

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From Suicide Bombers to Dancing Dharnas From Suicide Bombers to Dancing Dharnas 2014-09-24 - Some believe that the dharna script of removing Nawaz Sharif’s government has misfired. Nawaz’s detractors are still hopeful that before Eid-ul-Adha, the inevitable will happen. Both sides of the ... More detail
Building Bridges across Faiths for World Peace Building Bridges across Faiths for World Peace 2014-09-23 - Inter-faith harmony, religious tolerance and mutual understanding across faiths and nations were never so much the need of the hour as it is today. All religions of the world are inspired by divine wi... More detail
Pashtun Women Share Their Views on Peace Pashtun Women Share Their Views on Peace 2014-09-21 - Today September 21st marks the International Day of Peace or commonly known as the World Peace Day. It is dedicated to world peace, and specifically to the absence of war and violence throughout the w... More detail
Abdullah’s Display of Disrespect for Afghan Laws and Votes Abdullah’s Display of Disrespect for Afghan Laws and Votes 2014-09-20 - The second round election of June 14 was unprecedented and historic for Afghanistan. It was historic because it was the first time that a peaceful and democratic transfer of power would have taken pla... More detail

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