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Allah toba ...........

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Basant ka Matam -by Arshad Mahmood

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Basant (Jashn-e-Baharaan) in PakistanThe festival is limited in its celebrations in Pakistan. Instead, the celebrations of spring known as ‘Jashn-e-baharaan’ in Urdu, are carried on in the entire country for almost a month. Basant, in particular, is celebrated in eastern Punjab especially Lahore. Lahore being the historic capital of Punjab celebrates Basant with a lot of vigour and enthusiasm. Although traditionally it was a festival confined to the old-walled city it has spread all through out the city. Other cities in which Basant is mainly celebrated are Gujranwala, Faisalabad, Jhelum,Kasur,Sialkot and Rawalpindi/Islamabad.
Basant is celebrated with great joy in Lahore, and the truth behind the Basant ruling is the religious clerics’ hatred of the festivity, as an article published in the ‘Express Tribune’ a Pakistani Newspaper states:

The Basant prohibition has been explained officially in terms of foul play by kite flyers who use metallic wire or coat their twine with …

Piddi ka shorba: Opportunists of the PPP – by Abbas Ather

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Abbas Ather’s take on Shah Mahmood Qureshi and the Raymond Davis case. Mr Ather also offers a detailed history of the PPP, its ideals, struggles and internal divisions as a context of recent developments. (Source: Express, 21,22, 26 Feb 2011)



Lahoris' romance with Imran Khan, that began in 70s, reaching new horizons.

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Imran Khan's regular interaction with masses making inroads in the hearts of masses which is near to impossible for anyone who's never been in power politics.

Thats what needed to strengthen democracy in Pakistan, an outsider in the corridors of power. Only an outsider can only bring an end to the status quo.

Imran Khan's dedication, committmant & untiring struggle in the presence of all odds (champions of power politics) to educate the masses in raising their voice against the status quo of 60 odd years bearing fruits.



ایک نکاتی ایجنڈا

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خودکشی اور شہادت

خودکشی اور شہادت

ڈاکٹر محمد اجمل نیازی ـ


کئی بار سوچا مقتول بلکہ شہید فہیم کی بیوی کی خودکشی پر لکھوں مگر ہمت نہیں پڑتی تھی۔ میں مولوی صاحبان سے اس لئے ڈرتا ہوں کہ ان کی عزت میرے دل میں ہے۔ جس خوف میں شوق بھی ہو تو وہ بزدل نہیں ہوتی۔ کچھ باتیں ملامتی ہوتی ہیں کچھ علامتی ہوتی ہیں مگر یہ لوگ سلامتی کے سارے معانی نہیں جانتے۔ میرے خیال میں جسے کوئی امریکی اہلکار قتل کر دے تو وہ خود بخود شہید کے مرتبے پر فائز ہو جاتا ہے۔ میں بھٹو دوست ہونے کے باوجود جنرل ضیا کے لئے بے قراری سی محسوس کرتا ہوں۔ شہید کی بیوی کو بیوہ نہیں کہنا چاہئے۔ زندہ آدمی کی بیوی کو بیوہ نہیں کہا جاتا زندگی کی کئی قسمیں ہیں۔ ایک آدمی کئی زندگیاں جیتا ہے۔ فہیم کی بیوی نے تو اپنی جان اپنے شوہر کے لئے قربان کر دی ۔ قربانی کی بھی کئی قسمیں ہیں۔ شمائلہ ایک بہادر خاتون تھی اس نے بے حس معاشرے میں زندہ رہنے سے انکار کر دیا۔ ایک بے انصاف معاشرے میں زندہ رہنا بھی جرم ہے اور ظالمانہ معاشرے میں ظلم ہے۔ جرم اور ظلم ہمارے ہاں عام ہو گئے ہیں۔خدا کی قسم شمائلہ کے پاس طاقت ہوتی تو وہ ظالموں ، حاکموں کو مزا چکھا …

The ‘honour’ generation – by Nadeem F. Paracha

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The ‘honour’ generation – by Nadeem F. Paracha

Sixty-three years old and suffering from grave identity crisis. Sixty-three years old and still requiring hoards of people to continue knee-jerking their way across a number of hyperbolic patriotic clichés and chants. This is Pakistan.

Ours is a country with an economic, political and military elite and an awkward but growing urban middle class that is still playing out a redundant fantasy: a flight of fancy that sees Pakistan as some monolithic and one-dimensional construction where everyone can be conveniently pigeonholed within a single concept of faith, language and patriotism. Many dictators, terrorists and ethnic and sectarian fragmentations later, the retarded evolution of this country has given birth to a generation of young, urban Pakistanis who have lost all capability to look through hypocrisy and deceit.

This is a generation that was born and raised in the post-Cold War world. A world where communism had been defea…

PML-N & PPP romance....

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Saaf chuptey bhe nahin saamney aatey bhe nahin... PML-N & PPP romance....

Black Magic/Charm on pitch by Sri Lanka Sadhu before the CWC match betwe...

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10 Craziest Gaddafi Moments/Eccentricities

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1) Nursing Staff – Gaddafi relies heavily on his long-time Ukrainian nurse, Galyna Kolotnytska, who has been described as a ”voluptuous blonde.” Of the rumored staff of four Ukrainian nurses that cater to the Leader’s health and well-being, one informant emphasized to multiple Emboffs that Qadhafi cannot travel without Kolotnytska, as she alone “knows his routine.”


When Kolotnytska’s late visa application resulted in her Security Advisory Opinion being received on the day Gaddafi’s party planned to travel to the U.S., the Libyan Government sent a private jet to ferry her from Libya to Portugal to meet up with the Leader during his rest-stop. Some embassy contacts have claimed that Qadhafi and the 38 year-old Kolotnytska have a romantic relationship. While he did not comment on such rumors, a Ukrainian political officer recently confirmed that the Ukrainian nurses “travel everywhere with the Leader.”

2) Female Body Guards – His recent travel may also suggest a …

Sunny deol being grilled by Hamid Mir, Mahesh Bhutt, Syed Noor and Jawad...

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