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  1. Talk of a new province

    The Nation.

    The ad hoc nature of President Zardariís announcement of a Seraiki province can be seen from the gyrations being undertaken by Prime Minister Gilani, who during a visit to Bahawalpur on Saturday is supposed to have met the man who would have been Nawab of Bahawalpur, Prince Salahuddin Abbasi, as well as Makhdum Ahmad Mahmood, whose late father Hasan Mahmood was the last Prime Minister of the state. The proposed province does not have an obvious capital, with Bahawalpur
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  2. Into the debris

    Shyema Sajjad
    Dawn News

    When I decided to write this, I had told myself that I will try and refrain from being repetitive and not comment similarly as I had done so in 2010. However, after seeing the coverage on the tragedy last night, I realised that when this country has repeated making all the same mistakes, why canít I repeat my statements. And so I shall. ...
  3. The Tigers that Cry Aloud!

    Omair Alavi
    The News

    They might not be the fiercest of creatures but tigers are the largest species in the cat family. They are muscular, have powerful forequarters, and especially in males, a large head. But it seems that the ones in Bangladesh are a different specie because in order to postpone the tour to Pakistan, they had to move to court instead of
  4. The day I wore a niqab

    Dawn News.

    Books have been written about it, feminists have insulted it,Muslim feminists, however, have defended it, and international laws are being passed against it. While there are some extreme cases where women are forced to wear a niqab (veil), most of theniqab-wearing women I know in Toronto and Karachi wear it due to a personal choice.
  5. Pakistan imploding under sectarian violence

    Murtaza Haider
    Dawn News

    After decades of waging the propaganda war against India for its highhanded treatment of Kashmiris, Pakistan is now the subject of a similar campaign by India who has highlighted the plight of Shias being murdered by sectarian terrorists in Gilgit-Baltistan.

    The Asian News International reported recently that ďin ...
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