Monthly Archives: May 2019

Seminar on Pakistan’s Quest for South Asian Reconciliation

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A Seminar was organized by Rabita Forum International on 30th April2019. Ambassador Najmuddin Shaikh, Former Foreign Secretary Government of Pakistan presided while Mr. Nusrat Mirza Chairman Rabita Forum International, Prof. Dr.  Tanweer Khalid, Prof. Dr. Huma Baqai and Ambassador Hasan

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.

Apologies cannot eclipse Jallianwala Bagh


Will an apology bring the erstwhile British Empire to its knees? It is just symbolic and a footnote in history books The remembrance of Jallianwala stands for much more than the brutal murder of hundreds. The figures are disputed. The

India’s dangerous delusions


By Zamir Akram During an election rally on April 14, Prime Minister Narendra Modi claimed that he had called Pakistan’s nuclear “bluff” by carrying out air strikes within Pakistan. In his exact words, Modi boasted, “Pakistan has threatened us with

India retains Kashmir only with the barrel of a gun: Dr. Fai


Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. “Kashmir, a former princely state under the suzerainty of the British raj, achieved independence on August 15, 1947, when Britain renounced its dominion over the territory. On that date, Kashmir had neither opted for accession to India

Modi’s deadliest surgical strike so far has been to politicise the Armed Forces


By projecting India’s military capabilities for personal political gain, the Prime Minister has blunted deterrence and encouraged adversaries to take counter-moves By declaring at an election rally that he had the courage to conduct surgical strikes on land, air and

Behind the Omar Outrage Suppressed history of 9/11


Trump’s demagogic ploy with the freshman lawmaker raises the more serious question of who and what led to the “Day of Planes,” writes Max Blumenthal By Max Blumenthal As Donald Trump sharpens his re-election messaging, he has sought to make

Just like Trump, media outlets rarely label far – right attacks ‘terrorism’


A rare exception in the glaring trend came last month when New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern was swift to characterize the massacre in Christchurch as the work of a white nationalist terrorist By Julia Conley A new study shows

Jimmy Carter US ‘most warlike nation in history of the world’


Former president says peaceful China ‘ahead of us in almost every way’ By Brett Wilkins The only US president to complete his term without war, military attack or occupation has called the United States “the most warlike nation in the

How real is white supremacy?


By Paul Craig Roberts I don’t share the interest many have in the reported mass shootings. However, there are wider issues associated with the shootings, and I do find these issues interesting. For example, mass shootings are a relatively new