Month: November 2016

اب بلوچستان

  تحریر ساحرہ ظفر پاکستان پانچ صوبوں پر مشتمل  اسلامی سرزمین ہے۔بلوچستان پاکستان کا وہ واحد صوبہ ہےجو رقبے کے لحاظ سے سب سے بڑا صوبہ ہے۔ اس کا رقبہ 347190 مربع کلو میٹر ہے جو پاکستان کے کل رقبے کا43.6فیصد حصہ بنتا ہے جبکہ اس کی آبادی 1998ءکی مردم شماری کے مطابق 65لاکھ65ہزار885 پر مشتمل تھی ۔اس وقت صوبے کی آبادی ایک محتاط اندازے کے مطابق90لاکھ سے ایک کروڑ کے درمیان ہے ۔قدرتی وسائل سے مالا مال بلوچستان محل وقوع میں اہم ترین صوبہ ہے اس کے شمال میں افغانستان، صوبہ خيبر پختو خواہ، جنوب میں بحیرہ عرب، مشرق میں سندھ و پنجاب اور مغرب میں ایران واقع ہے ۔اس کا 832کلو میٹر سرحد ایران اور 1120کلو میٹر طویل سرحد افغانستان کے ساتھ ملا ہوا ہے ۔ 760کلو میٹر طویل ساحلی پٹی بھی بلوچستان میں ہے۔ ایران میں بلوچوں کا علاقہ جو ایرانی بلوچستان کہلاتا ہے اور جس کا دارالحکومت زاہدان ہے، ستر ہزار مربع میل کے لگ بھگ ہے-

Global index records drop in terrorist activities in Pakistan during 2015

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan recor-ded a substantial decrease in terrorist activities last year, with 45 per cent fewer attacks and 38pc fewer deaths reported in the year than in the previous year, according to the report of the ‘Global Terrorism Index (GTI) 2016’. This is the second consecutive year in which Pakistan has seen reduction in terrorist activities. Terrorism in the country is now at its lowest level since 2006, says the report released by the US-based Institute for Economics and Peace, an independent think-tank. The GTI is based on data from the Global Terrorism Database which is collected and collated by the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism, a department of the Homeland Security Centre of Excellence led by the University of Maryland. Pakistan had the third largest decline in deaths. There were 677 fewer deaths in Pakistan. As a result, Pakistan had the lowest number of deaths from terrorism since 2008, said the report released on Thursday. The reduction in deaths from terrorism is in part explained by Zarb-i-Azb military …

Review: Asma Sayeed’s “Women and the Transmission of Religious Knowledge in Islam”

 Asma Sayeed Women and the Transmission of Religious Knowledge in Islam, New York: Cambridge University Press, 2013. Pp. 220+10, $28.99 (paperback: 9781107529816, $95.00 (hardcover) : 9781107031586. Asma Sayeed opens the nal chapter of her pioneering study, Women and the Transmission of Religious Knowledge in Islam , with the words of Muḥammad bin ʿAlī al-Shawkānī (d. 1834), “it has not been transmitted on the authority of any scholar that he rejected the tradition of a woman on the basis of that it was narrated by a woman.” In many ways, this statement encapsulates a wide range of scholarly and popular misunderstandings that Sayeed wants to ad-dress. Observers of Islam often assume that Islam negates women access to education, and that the Muslim women only moved into educational realms after the introduction of modernist thought in Muslim majority societies dur-ing the nineteenth century. By contrast, traditional Muslims often posit that their religion has always provided access for women’s intellectual engagement. Although not a “traditionalist” in strict sense of the term—rather a modern-ist and a reformist, al-Shawkānī expresses …

Moola – Chotok: A Hidden Paradise

Balochistan Voices By Contributors -November 21, 2016 Zafar Musyani The moon glowed in the night sky, its light sparkling in the creek waters as 21-year old Javed Pandrani and his comrades were chopping up the meat of the goat slaughtered earlier. Their camp thankfully had a stream flowing at the nearest which added to the tranquility, taking the visitors to a never-never land where no miseries could touch them and no woes could hurt them. The creek’s waters colliding with pebbles and stones and falling down from the rocks made the sound that relieved the souls like the chirping of a bird while compelling  the visitors wish to live an age of life there. For a moment or so, they seemed to have forgotten the world, often, with miseries and unrest. People there forgot the cities, the irritating pollution; the hypocrite politicians, the corrupt governance and the diseases. And, the world out of there seemed them to be as meaningless as the plants of weed in a sunflower field. They just wanted the life to …

Haqqani, Ishrat over Pak-US ties By Waseem Abbasi November 18, 2016

WASHINGTON: It was like a talkshow on a Pakistani news channel when two top former officials of Pakistan had a heated exchange at a reputed US institution about the future of US-Pakistan ties and the Coalition Support Fund (CSF). Former governor of State Bank Dr Ishrat Hussain and former Pakistani ambassador to the United States Husain Haqqani were debating the utility of the Coalition Support Fund (CSF) and the US aid for Pakistan at the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) here on Wednesday. The audience included the former top US diplomats including assistant secretary of state for South Asian Robin L Raphel, experts of US foreign policy and some serving officials from both the countries. “CSF was not assistance. It was our money that we spent to support the US logistic operations in Afghanistan during the war on terror and it was reimbursed later. I sat in cabinet meetings where we approved allocation from our own budget to support the US operation. That money was later reimbursed by the US government through the CSF,” …

FATA: NOW OR NEVER | SALEEM SAFI

NOVEMBER 16, 2016 THEEDITOR LEAVE A COMMENT Power corrupts and tilts towards absolutism when it has no moral, political and legal checks. While absolutism is mostly a story of the past, in Pakistan’s tribal areas it still works with impunity – thanks to the draconian Frontier Crimes Regulation (FCR). On November 1, Pakistan Army Major Imran was martyred during a search operation in Wana’s Rustum Bazaar, South Waziristan. The dharna-obsessed politicos and ratings-oriented media failed to notice it. Shehryar Mehsud group of the TTP accepted responsibility for it. Since these militants are operating from unknown locations within Pakistan and Afghanistan, no action was taken against the real perpetrators of the attack. However, the political administration starved hundreds of families financially by dynamiting a two-storey market that housed 130 shops. The market belonged to the late Haji Mirza Alam, a respected elder who, along with his son, nephew and two brothers, was gun downed by militants on July 22, 2005. It is a well-respected family and has contributed significantly to the peace and stability of Waziristan. …

The Synergism of Leaders and Public

Syed Hammad Raza Last night after reaching home I found out that our water pumping motor has some issue. I waited for an hour that if there is any voltage issue it may it get resolved but eventually I found out that it isn’t some voltage issue rather something has gone wrong with motor. As per my roommate’s suggestion I went to electric shop which is just a 10 minutes’ walk away from my home to get an electrician. They followed me to my home on bike. After a preliminary check he concluded that there was no technical issue, we eventually found out that it was just a breaker, he turned it on and boom there it was, the motor was running again. So what he did was just turn on the breaker, and when he asked that what are the charges he said Rs.200.