Archives: February 2012

Mon Feb 27, 2012


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(SPN) Letter to Editor - Radio Tax From: Riaz Jafri
A parliamentary committee has recommended imposition of 2% Radio Tax on every recharge of the mobile phones and Rs. 30,000 to 40,000 on the purchase of new cars. It will make the...
Posted on Feb 27, 12 | 12:15 pm

CORRECTION (Rabia Basri: A Role Model for All Muslim Women) From: Mohammed Usman
I deeply apologize for sending out a message entitled “Rabia Basri: A Role Model for All Muslim Women” authored by Abu Tariq Hijazi that contains many elements in contradiction with the...
Posted on Feb 27, 12 | 12:01 pm

Riyadh Accords a Warm Welcome to the Visiting Pakistani Islamic Scholar By: Faiz Al-Najdi
The visit to Riyadh of a Pakistani Islamic Scholar of repute – Maulana Ihteram-ul-Haq Thanvi - remains a talk-of-the-town nowadays. The Maulana is a person of very soft and sweet....
Posted on Feb 27, 12 | 11:42 am

Indirect Intervention in Syria: Crafting an Effective Response to the Crisis By Jeffrey White
Indirect intervention in Syria is less sure to succeed than direct intervention, but it may be more doable, giving the people the time and help they need to liberate themselves....
Posted on Feb 27, 12 | 11:08 am

Is the Iranian Regime Rational? By Michael Singh
In a recent remark that has stoked considerable controversy, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey called the Iranian regime a "rational actor." Dempsey underscored...
Posted on Feb 27, 12 | 10:58 am


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Fri Feb 24, 2012

Is Egypt's Government Malicious or Incompetent? By Eric Trager
The Egyptian government's decision to investigate pro-democracy NGOs for criminal activity and the subsequent imposition of travel bans on democracy workers didn't just ruin the plans...
Posted on Feb 24, 12 | 12:04 pm

Libya's Floundering Transition By Andrew Engel
Washington should help improve conditions on the ground in Libya before the upcoming parliamentary elections, supporting civil society organizations that include rebels and prodding...
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Trileteral summit By: Hammad Mahmood
Triletral summit is our imporant for our region.IRAN,AFGHANISTAN AND PAKISTAN are facing similar challenges.law and order and terrorism is the commong challenge for the three...
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Thu Feb 23, 2012

Pakistan Investors Forum Hosts Dinner-Reception for Maulana Ihteram-ul-Haq Thanvi in Riyadh By: Faiz Al-Najdi
Maulana Ihteram-ul-Haq Thanvi –a noted Islamic scholar from Pakistan - is on a private visit to his younger brother in Riyadh. He has been here for a little over a week now; however he has...
Posted on Feb 23, 12 | 2:15 pm

Mon Feb 20, 2012

Duties of Children towards Deceased Parents by AlaHadrat Imam Ahmad Rida Khan al-Baraylawi Alaihir raHmah
A question was asked to the Great Mujaddid AlaHadrat Ash-Shah Imam Ahmad Rida Khan al-Qadiri (Radi Allahu Ta'ala Anhu) regarding the Duties of Children towards deceased Parents...
Posted on Feb 20, 12 | 11:45 am

A Violent New Year in Iraq By Michael Knights
There has been a rapid and widespread deterioration of security in Iraq since the mid-December end of the U.S. military mission there. Yet a detailed analysis of the upsurge in...
Posted on Feb 20, 12 | 10:59 am

How to Construct an Inaccurate Historical Analogy By Michael Singh
In a recent FP article, Francis Gavin and James Steinberg observed that historical analogies can prove an unreliable guide to present-day policy decisions, specifically with regard to the...
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Hoagland and Lahore Expo By: Al-Bab Report
U.S. Chargé d’ Affaires, Ambassador Richard Hoagland and Lahore Consul General Nina Maria Fite opened the USA Pavilion at the Dawn Agri-Expo and Conference 2012 today at the Lahore
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Fri Feb 17, 2012


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Venal Leadership and Gravity of the situation From: Muneer Ahmed khalili
Pakistan, at the moments of its creation, had a singularity firstly in its being the largest Muslim country and secondly an ideological state. From the very first day of its existance this...
Posted on Feb 17, 12 | 11:46 am

Follow-Up/Press Release/Local Composer Scores Big with Orchestra for Korean/Canadian Film From: FatLabs
(Tuesday, February 7th - Toronto) - It's not every day that a composer gets to hear a score they've written being played by a live orchestra due to the coordination, studio space...
Posted on Feb 17, 12 | 11:31 am

After East Pakistan, another global conspiracy in the offing in Balochistan By: Asif Haroon Raja
As a consequence of Pakistan movement waged by the All India Muslim Leaguers under the dynamic leadership of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah getting abundantly ripened and the...
Posted on Feb 17, 12 | 11:30 am

It is time to migrate to the North From: Jassim Taqui
The United States Educational Foundation in Pakistan (USEFP) announced the world’s largest Fulbright Program in Pakistan for the year 2013. The U.S. Government’s flagship scholarship...
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Can Dictators Survive New Media? By Soner Cagaptay
The Arab uprisings suggest that recently developed "protest technology," from cell phone cameras to social media, are changing the way people behave under dictatorships and...
Posted on Feb 17, 12 | 10:55 am

Nervous Bahrain Marks Anniversary of Shiite Protests By Simon Henderson
Washington must find a way to encourage more political reform in Bahrain, which hosts the headquarters of the U.S. Fifth Fleet. February 14 marks one year since Bahrainis began...
Posted on Feb 17, 12 | 10:51 am

Mon Feb 13, 2012


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Women's Day From: Hammad Mahmood
Government will celebrating tomorrow womens day but sexual harassment at work place is at high level.according to recent videos shows at work place and universities are not safe...
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The Case for Organizing a Military Force from Muslim Countries to Intervene in Syria By Soner Cagaptay
The ongoing crisis in Syria is that rare international issue that should unite both humanitarians and foreign policy realists. Intervening to terminate the Assad regime is the only way to end...
Posted on Feb 13, 12 | 12:20 pm

Wed Feb 08, 2012


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Mon Feb 06, 2012


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Mishandling the Haqqani Memo By: AHMED QURAISHI
This is timely warning to those who believe that Memogate has been or should be consigned to the dustbin of history. The PM has been indicted by the SC for ‘Contempt of Court’ in the ...
Posted on Feb 06, 12 | 10:59 am

Fluid security situation in Afghanistan-Pakistan By: Asif Haroon Raja
Pakistan had become a target of Indo-US-Israeli nexus in the 1990s since it was the lone nuclear Muslim country. Before embarking upon the Afghanistan venture in October 2001, the...
Posted on Feb 06, 12 | 10:55 am

Fri Feb 03, 2012


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Thu Feb 02, 2012

Security Council Showdown on Syria Featuring Andrew J. Tabler
Amid a surge of violence in Syria, the UN Security Council will discuss Tuesday whether to pass a resolution (Reuters) supporting the Arab League's plan, which calls for Syrian president...
Posted on Feb 02, 12 | 12:13 pm

Ankara Moves Closer to Washington: How the Arab Spring Warmed U.S.-Turkish Relations By Soner Cagaptay
After a decade of discord with the United States, Turkey's ties with Washington improved significantly during 2011: the Obama-Erdogan relationship has established a new foundation...
Posted on Feb 02, 12 | 12:03 pm

The Monitor, Merrimac, and Middle East By Robert Satloff
American presidents love to describe the U.S. commitment to Israeli security as "ironclad." But is this what they mean? "Our ironclad commitment -- and I mean ironclad -- to Israel's security has...
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Wed Feb 01, 2012


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