Qaid-i-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah with Sister Fatima and daughter Dina

When time stood still I was dining with friends at my home when Shaukat Aziz, the finance minister, mentioned to me that the Quaid-i-Azam’s daughter and her family were due to visit Pakistan during the Pakistan-India cricket series. I could hardly believe that. The rest of the dinner passed in a haze while I wondered what it would be like to meet this remarkable lady. I grew up in a family where stories of the Quaid were often narrated and listened to in rapt attention. I never had the opportunity of meeting the great man himself, even though he seemed omnipresent in our house. MyRead More →

Stop Genocide sign

To understand the matter we need to to trace the historical origin of the conflict. The crises is a spillover from a conflict stretching over the last 300 hundred years or more. The Rohingya are a minority ethnic group living in the Myanmar (Formerly known as Burma). At present they are about 800,000 to about 1.3 million people. Although they live belong to Myanmar, the government denies them citizenship or any rights. Neighboring Muslim countries of Bangladesh, Indonesia, and Malaysia have turned a blind eye to their sufferings, and at times have increased their sufferings. Who are the Rohingya people? Why are they persecuted? TheRead More →

14 August and 15 August should be remembered for the largest known migration in modern history. Millions died when Pakistan was created. Muslims living in India had to cross over to the newly created nation to ovoid being slaughtered by Hindu vigilantes. Hindus living in Pakistan had to leave for India fearing revenge by Muslims for deaths in India by Hindus. The partition displaced up to 17 million people in the former British Indian Empire. In matter of weeks a mass migration took place in which everyone lost their homes, their belongings and their loved ones. Children, women and the old died on the way,Read More →

Character assassination through biased and subject narratives of history, fiction, cartoons and now films:-all the known elements in history of the information media have been used to distort the image of a man whom Michael H Hart in his famous 1978 book ‘The 100 declared as the most influential person in the history of mankind’ . Muhammad (PBUH): a man born in the deserts of Arabia away from the Christian World in a society of tribal idolaters, who was raised as an orphan and never had any literary skills but still knew all the Biblical tales in details; a man raised in a society whereRead More →

    In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful “O ye who believe ! take not for friends and protectors those who take your religion for a mockery or sport,- whether among those who recieved the scripture before you, or among those who reject faith: but fear ye Allah if you have faith (indeed)” Quran. 57 chapter 5 ‘The Feast’ “Why do not the Rabbis and doctors of law forbid them from their (habbit of) uttering sinful words and eating things forbidden? Evil indeed are their works.” Quran 63 chapter 5 ‘the feast’   Allah clearly has 1450 years ago warned Muslims ofRead 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 →