Some say the idea of “back to the past” is the best solution for Governance of Pakistan. Devolved political and administrative powers to the village and city level and make people’s led local government institutions to break the shackles of the rusted and outdated system of over centralized colonial system that has lost even its original utility (if it ever had any). Sher Shah Suri’s system of justice was a successful model that existed prior to the colonization of the Indian Sub-continent when the British introduced the present system combined with feudalism. What are the steps to move in this direction? ‎(1) Get rid ofRead More →

“I shall watch with keenness the work of your Research Organization in evolving banking practices compatible with Islamic ideals of social and economic life. The economic system of the West has created almost insoluble problems for humanity and to many of us it appears that only a miracle can save it from disaster that is now facing the world.” “It has failed to do justice between man and man and to eradicate friction from the international field. On the contrary, it was largely responsible for the two world wars in the last half century, The Western world, in spite of its advantages of mechanization andRead More →

In the Indian subcontinent there is a strange proverb, ‘A true Khan always excels and is a born king’. This is the reason why so many individuals in the sports or entertainment industry of India and Pakistan are called “King Khans”. Strangely many have nothing to do with being a Pashtun. Not many know that the reason behind this is due to the life of a man who lived 500 years ago and who was named Farid Khan. What made this man so great that Even the British historian Henry Geroge Keene had to write about him, “No government-not even the British [imperial administration] hasRead More →

When I was 10,  my maternal grandfather  had a home near the Afghan border. When I used to visit him, I would hear loud blasts, which would shake the house and everything around. It used to scare me and  I used to ask my grandpa and he would tel me its the Soviets fighting the Mujaheddin. It seems the loud blasts were artillery shells or rocket fire. The house is a few kilometters away from the Salala Mohmand agency, where recently, Americans from Afghanistan killed 24 Pakistani Soldiers. From my books, I knew that the mujaheddin were the good guys. So obviously, the soviets must have been the bad guys, I thought. IRead More →

“They made us many promises. More than I can remember. But they kept one. They promised they would take our lands. Andthey took it.” Chief Red cloud of the Lakota nation Why do I cry. It was not my people, Who died there. But it is was my soul, That died with them. Apart of me was lost for ever, Apart of me erased for ever, Am I still human, Am I still son of Adam, Can the tears that fall, Erase what I feel. Dedicated To all the freedom fighters past and presentRead More →

[ur] میرے سامنے ایک خالی قبر کی تصویر ہے جس میں  گورکن کی مسخ شدہ لاش اس کے پہلو میں پڑی ہے .بد قسمت جنازہ تو قبرستان تک پہنچ ہی نہ پایا اور راستے میں ایک ڈروں حملے کی زد میں آ گیا .مجھ تک ایک اور خبر پہنچتی ہے کہ شادی کی ایک پرمسرت تقریب میں شریک پچاس عورتیں اور بچے بھی ایک ڈرون حملے کے شکار بن گئے ہیں . یہ بظاھر دل ہلا دینے والے واقعیات میرے اندر کوئی جذبہ یا کوئی دکھ پیدا نہیں کرتے کیونکہ میں بے دل ،بے حس اور ڈھیٹ بن چکی ہوں . بچوں کی تربیت پر لکھے جانےRead More →

  A strange thing happened in 9th September of 2001. A man named Ahmad Shah Massoud was assassinated in northern Afghanistan, by men who came in the disguise of journalists. At that time (and even now) not many paid attention to this event. However this minor event turned world politics upside down and reshuffled the Central Asian ‘Great Game’.   A few days later on 11th September 2001, in New York, the world trade center buildings fell to the ground, apparently after collision by two planes. The United States a few weeks later bombed and invaded Afghanistan. The events of 9-11 and the invasion of Afghanistan inRead More →