The worst thing which could have happened with the concept of rule of law was eloping of Musharaf from Islamabad High Court (IHC) with the help of private security and rangers. The army bosses, who are bent on giving him protection, come what may, should understand that the Pakistan army is the prime target of international media. Siding with the cause of Musharaf will further dint in the already distorted impression of the army. The people are still not over from Abbottabad saga in which Pak army was literally humiliated and forced in to submission. People have the strange psyche that they tend to quicklyRead More →

We have many set of rules   which  define the policies, guidlines and standards for behaving and acting. For example, We have a Pakistan Penal Code, Shariat law or Military law. If we don’t obey the rules of these laws, we are penalized. So it’s mandatory for us to obey these rules. Apart from these rules, we set certain personal rules to lead our lives. These rules are basically formulated to compensate for negative core beliefs formed as a result of our childhood experiences. These rules are irrational and illogical, so they are likely to be broken from time to time, causing emotional upset in us.Read More →

There are days that will stay with us for the rest of our lives residing in our memory. Some are good and some are very sad. I shall remember this day 27th Jan. when I kneeled at my freiend Shahpur Khan’s grave. The tears welled up as I tried to be strong and hold them back. It is never easy saying goodbye to a loved one who has passed away. Though I am much older I still felt like crying like a baby for my dearest friend. Today is another sad day as I face saying goodbye for the final time for a very closeRead More →

People in Pakistan (and perhaps overseas too), claim that the people of FATA are illiterate and have no value for education. Probably they are right. But how did this happen? And who is responsible? I am a young man from FATA Tribal area, a Mehsood from Waziristan to be exact. Let me try to explain why my people have no education. Before analyzing my people, I thought, I should see what short comings I had in myself. I found embedded in myself, many problems. I was wondering from where to start. Let me start with my body. I feel extreme pain and all my bodyRead More →

Once Buddha was walking from one town to another town with a few of his followers. This was in the initial days. While they were travelling, they happened to pass a lake. They stopped there and Buddha told one of his disciples, “I am thirsty. Do get me some water from that lake there.” The disciple walked up to the lake. When he reached it, he noticed that some people were washing clothes in the water and, right at that moment, a bullock cart started crossing through the lake. As a result, the water became very muddy, very turbid. The disciple thought, “How can IRead More →

  I died a mineral and became a plant, I died as plant and rose to animal, I died as animal and I was man. Why should I fear? When was I less by dying? Yet once more I shall die as man, to sour, With angels blessed; But even from angel hood, I must pass on: all except God doth perish When I have sacrificed my angel-soul, I shall become what no mind ever conceived. Oh let me not exist! For Non-Existense Proclaims in organ tones. “To Him we shall return”   Rumi  Read More →

  The prophet said, “O seeker of mysteries, wouldst thou see a dead man living, Walking on the earth, like living men; yet his spirit dwells in Heaven,   Because it has been translated before death and will not be translated when he dies– A mystery beyond understanding understood only by dying– If anyone wish to see a dead man walking thus visibly on the Earth,   Let him behold Abu Bakr the devout who in virtue of being a true witness to God became the prince of the resurrected.”   Mohammad is the twice born in this world: he died to all temporal losingRead More →

When passion streaming from the heart Turns human lips to lyres, Some magic wings man’s music then, His song with soul inspires; Man’s words are sacred then, they soar, The ears of heaven they seek, From dust those mortal accents rise,   Immortals hear them speak; So wild and wayward was my Love, Such tumult raised its sighs, Before its daring swiftly fell A song of eulogy; A bridge of converse thou hast formed ‘Twixt mortal man and Me! Behold, my hands arc full of gifts, But who comes seeking here? And how shall I the right road shew When there’s no traveller? My lovingRead More →

When the candle burns itself out And the night grows deep and silent I will tell you of a man Ayub When the lion’s heart cracks And he loses all hope I will tell you about Yunus When the daylight burns away the darkness And the birds sing their songs I will tell you of a man Suleiman When the first tear falls And you feel betrayed I will tell you about a child Yousuf When your heart is empty And companion less I will tell you about a mother Mariam When the first drop of blood Falls in to the sand I will tellRead 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 →