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Muhammad An anticlerical hero of the

European enlightenment By John Tolan Publishing the Quran least, was the opinion of the Protestant city councillors of Basel in 1542, when they briefly jailed a local printer for planning to publish a Latin translation of the Muslim holy book.

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By Shafique Ahmed Shafique Name of book: Aks-e-Shaoor  Author: Mashriq Siddiqi Publisher: Bisat-e-Adab, Pakistan, A-6, Adeel Centre, Block ‘M’,  North Nazimabad, Karachi Pages    : 160|Price : Rs 100 The world famous English writer and critic Huzlet says: “To know the

Rohingya Refugees UN warns Bangladesh of ‘new crisis’ over Rohingya relocation plan

By Joshua Carroll Island chosen to house 23,000 refugees may not be ‘truly habitable’, UN’s special rapporteur on Myanmar warns. Bangladesh risks creating a “new crisis” for Rohingya refugees if it goes ahead next month with plans to relocate 23,000

Understanding security vulnerabilities in space

By Mahvish Malik The Common Heritage of Mankind Principle is a diverse concept in 21st century. It can be defined as certain global commons or elements regarded as beneficial to humanity as a whole should not be unilaterally exploited by

Russia & China offer the SCO platform for India-Pak de-escalation

By M. K. Bhadrakumar Saudi Arabia is pushing forward as mediator between India and Pakistan with a messianic zeal that patently enjoys US backing. The Saudi Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel Al-Jubeir is arriving in Delhi tomorrow. He

Predators at work Venezuela – Is war on the Horizon?

Here’s How Trump’s Poised to Manipulate the Humanitarian Situation in Venezuela By Andrew Korybko There’s a very high likelihood that the US will commence a limited multilateral invasion of Venezuela if Maduro continues to block the Trojan Horse of a

India and Pakistan Rattle Their Nuclear Sabres

by Eric Margolis  While Americans were obsessing over a third-rate actor’s fake claims of a racial assault, old foes India and Pakistan were rattling their nuclear weapons in a very dangerous crisis over Kashmir. But hardly anyone noticed that nuclear

The Security Paradigm shift & Pakistan

By Prof. Dr. Tanweer Khalid Honorary Secretary, The Pakistan Institute of International Affairs, Karachi Global power shifts are significant as they tend to ‘displace or restructure the existing international order generating political and strategic turbulence’. The 21 century sees power

Policy options for Pakistan in the post US withdrawal Afghanistan

By Prof. Dr. Shaista Tabassum Chairperson Dept. of International Relation Karachi University Pakistan Geographical location is strategically very pivotal. It is at the South Asia region the adjacent region of which is the centre of attraction of World politics. Pakistan

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By Shafique Ahmed Shafique Name of Magazine:Ghanimat (quarterly) Name of Editor: Akram Kunjahi Issue: 22 Printer: Hammad Printing Press,Pakistan Chowk, Karachi. ”Ghanimat” a Quarterly Urdu Book Serial is a literary journal which has a remarkable identity for its standard and