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Category Archives: Pakistan

Empathising with Islamophobia

After 9/11, the world was pushed into a forced and impetuous war on terror by the President of United States in 2001. A war on terror means nothing less than … Continue reading

November 21, 2015 · 1 Comment

Will Pakistan Ever Truly Accept Its Christian Community?

I cringe every time I hear the word “minority.” It is true that religiously we are different from Christians, but must we create a social difference too? Minority stands for ‘few’ … Continue reading

March 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

Islamophobia– Our Gravest Problem!

A version of this blog was published at the Express Tribune Blogs: It is not just the West, Islamophobia is on the rise in Pakistan too Only when we thought Osama … Continue reading

February 27, 2015 · 1 Comment

Islamophobia is on the rise in Pakistan as well

I for one do not think the likes of Sam Harris, Pamela Geller and Richard Dawkins are propagating Islamophobia in the West?  Muslims of Pakistan, the Muslims of Afghanistan and Muslims … Continue reading

February 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

Dear Saudi Arabia, What the hell?

Dear Saudi Arabia! The insecurity of your religion is absolutely ridiculous! Science makes you tremble with fear. I fail to see why. Your cleric has an urge to prove that … Continue reading

February 17, 2015 · 1 Comment

An Interview with Achmed the Dead Terrorist

Hadeel: Hello Achmed, this is Hadeel. I am a student of philosophy in Lahore. You are a really difficult man to get to but I am glad you got time … Continue reading

January 15, 2015 · 7 Comments

Zinda hai, BB! Zinda hai!

Benazir heralded the attack on innocent children in Peshawar. While the conservative governments and military leaders clouded our vision Benazir was the only one who saw it coming and she … Continue reading

December 27, 2014 · 17 Comments

Naya Pakistan has Finally Materialized

Amidst the hopelessness of this grave adversity, the heart-broken mothers and their tragic cries for the loss of their sons, the triumph of terror in this nation, there is still … Continue reading

December 20, 2014 · 3 Comments

Khan from 2012–Not for the Taliban-hearted!

Excerpts from a NY Times article on Imran Khan, published in the year 2012. Here is the link to the article: Imran Khan Must Be Doing Something Right. Khan’s campaign strategy … Continue reading

December 10, 2014 · 6 Comments

Replacing the VIP Culture

The VIP culture has pretty much been taken over by this new Jalsa Culture. This new culture, as the name suggests, points towards burning and stinging of some specific organs. … Continue reading

October 10, 2014 · 3 Comments

Problems with being Extremely Pakistani

If there is anything world politics has taught us it is that nationalism brings no good. Apparently, man has never learned this lesson. The term natio, in Latin, means race … Continue reading

August 11, 2014 · 3 Comments

The Religion of Pakistan

The religion of the people of Pakistan is a confused religion, almost as confused as the people of Pakistan. Of all the terrible ways we treat the minorities, the name-calling … Continue reading

August 5, 2014 · 18 Comments

Muslims define Islam!

Pakistan’s favorite argument: There are just a few people that are bringing shame to this country and our religion of peace. Eh, no, you are mistaken. There are more than … Continue reading

January 31, 2014 · 1 Comment

The Misinterpreted Tribute to Aitezaz

A version of this article was published by the Express Tribune at Ejaz Haider is right, we do not need more Aitizaz Hasans Ejaz Haider wrote an intelligent satire, paying … Continue reading

January 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

Virtue and Geographical Constraints

“Virtue, they preach, but with geographical constraints.” _Hadeel Naeem

December 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

What the Drone is all about?

‘The technologies to kill them move faster than the bureaucracies that would keep more of them alive: a Hellfire missile moves at a thousand miles per hour; transparency and accountability … Continue reading

December 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

“Corrupt Lifafah Fake Liberal”

Now look what the liberals want to do. They want to rearrange our history textbooks and fill them up with lies that Ghaznavi Bhai was not the first Pakistani and … Continue reading

November 3, 2013 · 1 Comment

Books are locked-up, like prisoners, where I study

Malala, Your Prayer is Falling on Deaf Ears (At Home and In the West) The West I might not even be smart enough to understand why Amazon does not allow … Continue reading

November 2, 2013 · 2 Comments

For Apologists– With Love

Here is a history of all the peace talks that lead to nowhere: A History of Peace Agreements Are you sure you still want to negotiate with the terrorists and … Continue reading

November 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

Throwback to the 6th Century

Islam won the hearts of Arab women by banning prevalent malpractices such as female infanticide. Pakistan’s Taliban, and its numerous terrorist associates, are a throwback to the 6th century, and … Continue reading

November 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

We’re all Rape Accomplices

Every individual who propagates the deplorable myth that women are inherently dependent on or weaker than men is a rape accomplice. Every person who scorns at a girl for not … Continue reading

November 2, 2013 · 1 Comment

Patriotism is not my thing!

99% of the evil Amreeki would let me be if i am wearing a tank top and shorts. 99% of the saints of my beloved country would eat me alive … Continue reading

November 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

Could it be all that ‘bad’?

Sadly though, that statement still rings true in some quarters of Pakistan. This is the thinking of a nation that has an almost infantile approach to its beliefs. It clings … Continue reading

November 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

What in these circumstances should an enlightened male do?

I get letters from engineers who cannot understand Einstein, and from parsons who think that I cannot understand Genesis, from husbands whose wives have deserted them – not (they say) … Continue reading

November 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

Education in Pakistan-Hoodbhoy

“Education creates a thinking mind that can look at facts to see if they are actually true, and emphasises the use of reason and observation to make decisions. An educated … Continue reading

November 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

Rise in Exrtremism

“Today, our country is more fragmented than ever before. The rise in extremism is owing to the”overdose of religion given to young Pakistanis”.–Pervez Hoodbhoy

November 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

Iqbal’s Dream

“Iqbal’s dream is not linked to the idea of a territorial Pakistani nationality. Of the two founding fathers of Pakistan, Jinnah as a man of action remains more relevant as … Continue reading

November 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

The OryaAbbasi Inquisition: Ganging Up on the Defenseless

Unless there is a debater who presents arguments that attacks the fallacy of faith and theocracy, liberal and secular debaters will always be on the losing side, shut up by … Continue reading

November 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

Habib Jalib’s Dastoor: Main nahin manta

Phool shaakhon pay khilnay lagay tum kaho, Jaam rindon ko milnay lagay tum kaho, Chak seenon kay silnay lagay tum kaho, Iss khulay jhoot ko, Zehan ki loot ko, Main … Continue reading

October 26, 2013 · 1 Comment