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16.12.2014Land of the BirdWritten by Mohammad AyubIt was here, I sat on a perch,
And joined the chorus at dusk and dawn
In this place we hid ourselves
VIEWPOINT IN STOCKHOLM‘Imran khan scared Sharif govt into inaction’: Asma JahangirWritten by Riaz ul HasanAsma Jahangir requires no introduction in Pakistan. She headed the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) and was elected president of the Supreme Court Bar Association. She has struggled in support of democratic institutions in the country and for the cause of the downtrodden for over forty years.
REPORTAGE‘Pakistani women have made considerable gains since the 90s’‘I am optimistic about women’s situation in Pakistan,’ says Asma Jahangir. She was recently visiting Stockholm to receive the Rights Livelihood Award, also known as the ‘Alternative Nobel’, conferred on her on December1st.
COMMENTUrban religious elitism and blasphemy lawsWritten by Mustafa KamalSharia is open to multiple interpretations. The emergence of numerous sects in Islam is a product of such interpretations at particular times and as responses to changing social and political dynamics.
PAK TEA HOUSEPakistani SeuratsEvery time I hear about gay oppression in Iran, I think of Michel Foucault. Having flirted with Marxism as a member of the French Communist party, his academic fashionability 1980s onwards is owing to his anti-Marxism. Partly blinded by their anti-Marxism, Monsieur Foucault and some of his French contemporaries...
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