Tag: Ishtiaq Ahmed

Macron Claims Islam Is in “Crisis.” Erdogan Disagrees

Macron Claims Islam Is in “Crisis.” Erdogan Disagrees

In France, Samuel Paty was beheaded on October 16 near Paris. He was a history teacher who had shown caricatures of Prophet Muhammad to his students in a lesson on freedom of speech and freedom of conscience. Paty’s killer, Abdullakh Anzorov, is an 18-year-old of Chechen origin. He arrived in...

Why Punjabis in Pakistan Have Abandoned Punjabi

Why Punjabis in Pakistan Have Abandoned Punjabi

When Pakistan was formed in 1947, it included two parts: West and East Pakistan. These two parts of the country were approximately 1,600 kilometers apart. Between them was India. The two parts of Pakistan were divided by more than distance. The biggest linguistic group in East Pakistan were...

Pakistan: The Task Ahead

Pakistan: The Task Ahead

No state can tolerate a challenge to its monopoly of power from within; in other words, a state within a state is a contradiction in terms of state sovereignty  Hopefully by the time this article is published, Pakistan would, despite the reign of terror let loose by the Taliban on the...

Pakistan: Democracy in a Confessional State

Pakistan: Democracy in a Confessional State

There is no denying that the erstwhile modernist Pakistani leadership tried to make Pakistan both democratic and Islamic. However, no constitutional formula could find the proper balance. The Pakistani  general election is most likely to be held as planned. After nearly 66 years, a milestone...

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