Faiz and Our National Identity

Posted on November 30, 2010
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Aisha Sarwari The Mard-e-Momin as a form of national identity is overrated. So is the concept of the collective morality and the religious honor that gets everyone keyed up, ready to take up arms against an aggressor. The biggest aggressor, after all, remains poverty, bread within. Real tyranny is that which the state practices against [...]

My Journey with ATP

Posted on November 29, 2010
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Mast Qalandar (MQ) It was the summer of 2006. I was in the US on a short visit, but my stay, unexpectedly, stretched a bit too long, and I started missing Islamabad, my home for the last 12 years. A friend told me to look up this new blog, All Things Pakistan (ATP), started by [...]

Adil Najam Acclaimed folk and ghazal singer Abida Parveen suffered a heart attack (myocardial infarction) Saturday evening while performing in Lahore. She was taken to Lahore’s Doctors Hospital where an angioplasty was performed and a stent installed successfully. The celebrated 56 year old singer in now recovering. Reportedly the doctors treating her say that “she [...]

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