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 Gandhi: In the Midst of DarknessGandhi: In the Midst of Darkness by Rene Wadlow
 Pakistan in the US, the US in Pakistan: Self-denial is the biggest threat to world peace by Ovi Magazine Guest
 Yatri's Great 'Yatra' by Dr. Muhammad Aslam Khan
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 Fall and Rise of Khan - Case Pakistan: General Elections-2013Fall and Rise of Khan - Case Pakistan: General Elections-2013 by Dr. Muhammad Aslam Khan
Fall and Rise of Khan Pakistan: General Elections-2013      
 Pakistani Bin reality by Thanos Kalamidas
I didn’t write anything about the end of Osama Bin laden because there has been so much everywhere there was no reason for another one. Newspapers and magazines even sports and lifestyle magazines have covered every single aspect of the what
 Deluged and Drowning: The Pakistan Disaster by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
Much in what happens in political life is often inexplicable.  Events often seem to rhyme to the tune of the absurd, egged on by the inexorable march of folly.  And so, even as Pakistan is drowning, the attempt to deal with the insurgent
 When help faces corruption by Thanos Kalamidas
To help the people in Pakistan it is one thing but how you can avoid the corruption is another altogether and days after the inhuman catastrophe that has hit the country nobody knows what is worst, the flood that took thousands of lives all the co
 David Cameron and the Pakistani equation by Thanos Kalamidas
It was national security, it is damaging the prospects for regional peace and I feel really strange finding myself agreeing with David Cameron and happy he opened his mouth and said some truths doesn’t matter how bitter they are especially t
 Pakistan's Afghanistan by Thanos Kalamidas
There was a news flash warning that at least 41 people have been killed in a suicide bombing in Pakistan and that only two days after another series of flashes had crossed my computer screen talking about militants storming Pakistan’s arm
 Pakistan's Taleban by Thanos Kalamidas
I’ve been writing about Pakistan for a long time and through this time Musharraf ruled the country I wrote more intensely and often. But it seems that even during Musharraf era we hadn’t seen the worst. Pakistan has a chronic dispute w
 The Kacha Garhi of Pakistani Refugees: Visiting a New TragedyThe Kacha Garhi of Pakistani Refugees: Visiting a New Tragedy by Abdulhadi Hairan
Only the color of the burqas (veils) was different in the Kacha Garhi refugee camp: the Afghan women wore blue and the Pakistani females from conflict-torn Bajaur Agency wear light khaki. The Kacha Garhi refugee camp was
 Afghanistan: under the spell of dollarsAfghanistan: under the spell of dollars by Abdulhadi Hairan
Afghanistan : “My name is Samiullah. I am from Surkhrud district of Nangrahar province, Afghanistan. We live on Warsak Road in Peshawar. I work with an NGO in central Daikundi
 India-Pakistan, Terrorism and the White House by Saberi Roy
It happens all over again. A sense of déjà vu, a sense of pattern. The threats, the bombs, the deaths and the rage. Terror attacks in Indian cities are now common and the Indian government is once again shaken, awake and shifts blame to
 The end of the Muslim innocence by Thanos Kalamidas
There is so much history between Pakistan and India that even Pakistanis might find it difficult to believe that there is some kind of Pakistani involvement in the horrific incident in India the last few days and it will always make me worry the t
 The Kacha Garhi of Pakistani Refugees: Visiting a New TragedyThe Kacha Garhi of Pakistani Refugees: Visiting a New Tragedy by Abdulhadi Hairan
Only the color of the burqas (veils) was different in the Kacha Garhi refugee camp: the Afghan women wore blue and the Pakistani females from conflict-torn Bajaur Agency wear light khaki. The Kacha Garhi refugee camp was
 India & Israel: A Wrong Alliance 1/4 by Shahul Hameed
India has had unambiguous support for the Palestine cause for many decades. In 1975 India recognized the Palestinian Liberation Organisation (PLO) as the 'sole legitimate representative of the Palestine people'. In 1980 it granted full
 Who is behind this game?Who is behind this game? by Abdulhadi Hairan
Recently two big incidents happened in Pakistan. A suicide bomber hit Marriot Hotel in Islamabad’s most secure area, killed 53
 The Pakistani hydra by Thanos Kalamidas
The last elections in Pakistan had a lot of drama, occasionally even family drama, but they also had a visible/invisible element with the names al-Qaeda and Bin Laden. One way or another, the immediate future of this country is tighter with the fu
 Musharraf's end game by Thanos Kalamidas
The first one has gone and it was about time. Pakistan’s dictator Pervez Musharraf resigned under the pressure of facing charges. Obviously he proved to have a bit of brain and just like Pinochet a few years ago he chose to leave power graci
 Swat: From Heaven to HellSwat: From Heaven to Hell by Abdulhadi Hairan
Once known as paradise on the earth (at least for Pakistanis) for its natural beauty, tourist spots, ancient heritage and peaceful people, Swat Valley has now become stronghold of the pro-Taliban militants who have destroyed nearly all music ce
 The OfferThe Offer by Abdulhadi Hairan
We were living in a refugee camp in Pakistan\'s most backward tribal area Bajaur Agency. My grandmother was ill, needed some medical tests and due to the lack of good facilities at the sole hospital of the Agency, she wanted to go to a hospital
 The History of PakhtunkhwaThe History of Pakhtunkhwa by Abdulhadi Hairan
To start with, I must remind the readers that Asif Ali Zardari, co-chairman of the ruling Pakistan Peoples Party recently announced a constitutional package in which it was proposed that the North Western Frontier Province of Pakistan that shou
 Educate Men FirstEducate Men First by Abdulhadi Hairan
Afghanistan and Pakistan, particularly tribal areas of these two countries, are the places where the whole world is involved these days. The war, the violence, the poverty, the backwardness, the ignorance and the abuses against women and childr
 Musharraf will be... watching! by Thanos Kalamidas
It has been a long time since we heard from him but it seems with everything going on with Mugabe he had to make sure people knew his intentions. So the Pakistani dictator and so-called President, Pervez Musharraf, in a very important interview, i
 2008 Terrorism World Championship: Winter2008 Terrorism World Championship: Winter by Joseph Gatt
Spring has just started, and though this winter was cold on most of the northern hemisphere, terrorists were on fire. This year has similar contestants as
 Musharraf's song by Thanos Kalamidas
So, Pakistan has a new Prime Minister elected in Musharraf’s democratic way and acceptance which means Musharraf decides the song that the new P.M. dances to; what remains is to find out what’s the dance, since we all know Musharraf
 Pakistan - Before and AfterPakistan - Before and After by Abdulhadi Hairan
The upcoming parliamentary elections in Pakistan scheduled for February 18 seems to be first ever bloodiest experience in the history of the nation as not only the nationalist party saw its supporters bathed in pools of blood but the country
 Freedom is our goal; our lives the price we pay by Rene Wadlow
Mahatma Gandhi was a man of dialogue and compromise. A British-trained lawyer, he always knew the limits of the law and knew when not to push too far even when his aim was to be arrested. H
 iBite by Thanos Kalamidas
Egyptian security forces have pulled back from the border with Gaza after an apparent failure to reseal it. Palestinians seemed to be still crossing freely in and out of Egypt for a third consecutive day, to stock up on supplies in defiance of a block
 Pakistan is an interesting country!Pakistan is an interesting country! by Abdulhadi Hairan
Here the Hamoodur Rahman Commission clearly named the people who had a role in East Pakistan [that broke the country int
 After Mugabe... Musharraf in Europe! by Thanos Kalamidas
It looks to me like this is the time for Europe to put out the red carpet to all the dictators around the world and I am wondering if Kim of North Korea will be next. However, since nobody is sure whether Kim will come, we have managed fine with M
 One more year to go by Thanos Kalamidas
Reading reports, mails and news bulletins for George W. Bush’s visit in the Middle East the only thing coming to your mind is that this is going to be a very hard year; the man decided to leave a legacy of mistakes and wrong policies and who
 Musharraf Holmes by Thanos Kalamidas
Reading the news from Pakistan, I was amazed to find out that dictator-president Musharraf will replace his army hat with the classic Sherlock Holmes deerstalker hat, he will start smoking a pipe and occasionally will take cocaine - the original S
 iBite by Thanos Kalamidas
Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili has a commanding lead in the country's snap election but it is unclear whether he has avoided a presidential run-off, the opposition said there was serious violations and called
 iBite by Thanos Kalamidas
At "Meet Mike Huckabee" event Friday morning in Pella, Iowa, the former Arkansas governor and surprising leader in Iowa clarified comments he made Thursday night suggesting that, in the wake of Benazir Bhutto
 Who killed Benazir Bhutto? by Thanos Kalamidas
It is like there is a huge drama scene covering Pakistan and everybody has become a pawn in the hands of an invisible power. Benazir Bhutto is dead, assassinated in a suicide attack. Sixteen more Pakistanis are dead from the attack and several oth
 Afghanistan towards a better futureAfghanistan towards a better future by Abdulhadi Hairan
A better future is what every nation dreams for. Afghanistan and Afghans, ruined by all that one after another and long time invasions and wars and living in the age of suicide attacks, need these sweet dreams more than any country.
 Militancy: 1200 schools closed in SwatMilitancy: 1200 schools closed in Swat by Abdulhadi Hairan
According to a report published on BBC’s Urdu website, the ongoing fighting between the militants and Pakistani security forces
 Another U.S. close ally imposes emergencyAnother U.S. close ally imposes emergency by Abdulhadi Hairan
The world yet had to see another emergency which was imposed by Georgian president Mikhail Saakashvili, a close U.S. ally, only three days after another close ally Gen. Pervez Musharraf.Demonstrations, Private TV channels a
 Another dark day for Pakistan by Thanos Kalamidas
A few months ago I was criticized because in one of my articles I was referring to General Musharraf as one of the worst dictators and I was sure that he has no intention to let Pakistan know democracy; after all, he was the last in a long chain o
 Swat: From Heaven to HellSwat: From Heaven to Hell by Abdulhadi Hairan
Once known as paradise on the earth (at least for Pakistanis) for its natural beauty, tourist spots, ancient heritage and peaceful people, Swat Valley has now become stronghold of the pro-Taliban militants who have destroyed nearly all music ce
 Memoirs: My life in madrassaMemoirs: My life in madrassa by Abdulhadi Hairan
The idea of admitting me into a madrassa had come to my father\'s mind after he returned from his four month Tabligh, a missionary tour. I had learned the Holy Koran during his missionary tour and he was excited very much on hearing this news.
 Nazia Iqbal, the Queen of Pashto MusicNazia Iqbal, the Queen of Pashto Music by Abdulhadi Hairan
The young and beautiful Nazia Iqbal has become a queen of Pashto music. God has gifted her with a very sweet voice and she has used it to the better extent. She has contributed a lion\'s share to the recent revolution and popularity of Pashto p
 Life Was Never So FearfulLife Was Never So Fearful by Abdulhadi Hairan
\'Life is precious\'. This is what I have heard and read my whole life. Of course, every human being should be respected and every life should be saved. But then came this era of terror in which the human life is not considered worth of anythin
 Music under AttackMusic under Attack by Abdulhadi Hairan
At least 20 people injured and many shops destroyed in an explosion at a big Peshawar (Pakistan) music CD market on October 09, 2007. It was not the first or last incident. Many music centres have been destroyed in Bajaur Agency, Mardan, Swat,
 Ms Bhutto's disinformation by Thanos Kalamidas
Worse than accepting a dictator is giving him an alibi for all of his or her actions and it gets even worse when this alibi is covered with excuses for democracy. Unfortunately this is exactly what the former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutt
 Deadline for WhiskersDeadline for Whiskers by Abdulhadi Hairan
A local pro-Taliban militant group has warned a businessman to cut his long whiskers within one week. The group has set a deadline and its head said that if Mr Khan tried to flee the area, they will set his home ablaze.The
 The creation of a monster by Thanos Kalamidas
How can you negotiate and trust somebody who took over a country with a military coup using all the resources the state gave him, exiled or imprisoned all the opposition with a lot of questionable disappearances and
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