This article was originally published in weekly The Friday Times on October 11, 2013
Beyond the grand debate on mightier political issues, broad constitutional reforms and rights violations by state institutions, Balochistan’s development and its people’s well being could have partly been ensured by strengthening democratic governance and th [...]
A poem by Noon Meem Rashid (Urdu), posting here specially for Faiza Sultan Khan, with a promise to post it in Persian transcript soon!
Noon Meem Rashid
Khuda hashr mein ho madadgaar mera
Ke dekhi hein mein ne Mrs. Salamanka ki aankhein
Mrs. Salamanka ki ankhein
Ke jin ke ufaq hein janoobi samunder ki neeli rasaa’i se aagay
Janoobi sam [...]
Islamabad, 15 January 2013
We, the concerned citizens, human rights activists and civil society organizations, are watching with the gravest concern the fast-unfolding events in Islamabad today.
It is the first time that a democratic dispensation was nearing its natural completion.
We condemn the exploitation and the use of women and childre [...]
With its triangular function of legislation, representation and oversight on the Executive Branch of the state, Parliament is normally considered to be the prime democratic institution to hold the governments and state institutions accountable, as well as articulate concerns on corrupt practices on behalf of citizens. In recent times, the sam [...]
My presentation to Speaker & members of Provincial Assembly Sindh, and a group of civil society representatives, in 2010.
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Sharing with you this important document, which has left me shocked and extremely disappointed in the ‘wisdom’ of those who need to be the wisest. Amid all kinds of corruption allegations on politicians being pursued by the Supreme Court of Pakistan (SCOP), one case got special treatment by the worthiest men of of this country [...]
Below is the text of famous writing, On Compromise, by Lord John Morley of UK. I just found it in my collection of pdf documents gathered from various online & offline sources. Thought it is important to share it with today’s young of this country, whose founder Mohammad Ali Jinnah once prescribed this reading to the youth o [...]
This is based on my short article that appeared in Express Tribune on June 19, 2012.
Marvi Sirmed while addressing a Press Conference in Islamabad
We in Pakistan are wonderful people. We are righteous enough to hate on the corrupt and chaste enough to impulsively condemn the corrupt when ‘exposed’, mostly without verifying the facts. But w [...]
This was originally written for The Friday Times appeared on May 25, 2012. Click here to read it from TFT. Posted here with some modifications
Rinkle talking to media among Mitho’s men and women. With her can be seen Naveed Shah
“Supreme Court has once again killed the justice as it had done earlier under Molvi Mushtaq when it sentenc [...]
A massive rally by Muslims and Hindus in Karachi against Rinkle’s abduction
Rinkle Kumari was abducted / disappeared early in the morning. At 11:00 am Nand Lal, her father received a call from Mian Aslam son of Mian Abdul Haq (aka Mian Mitho) who informed that Rinkle was with him and had embraced Islam. Later in the eveni [...]