The Protection of Women against Violence Act falls short of its objective

by Nihal Ates Pakistan Today | 9 March, 2016 A London-based independent domestic violence advocate hopes national legislation won’t repeat the Punjab Act’s mistakes Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy intimated at the Oscars that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will legislate at the national level to address honour killings. One hopes that the legislation he plans to pass is…

Did you know that North Africans captured 1 million+ white slaves?

Flags of skulls on green backgrounds terrorised the shores of Spain, Portugal, Italy, France, England, Wales, Ireland, Scandinavia, Russia, Georgia, the Netherlands and Germany, as North Africa pirates captured 1-1.25 million whites slaves from the 16th to the 19th centuries. White Gold by British historian Giles Milton is a book that puts paid to the…

A more creative solution to terrorism

By becoming more economically integrated, both Britain and Pakistan’s economies will benefit and both will become more secure Imaduddin Ahmed Last week Prime Minister Gordon Brown stressed that 75 per cent of the most serious terror (as the government defines it) plots investigated by the British police and security authorities have links to al-Qaeda in…

Which faces do you know Pakistan by?

‘Moslem girl of Pakistan’, May 9, 1955, 20 cents It’s alright to be honest. Do let me know, and suggest any other people you think I should add. Categories: – Prodigies – Models – Sports personalities – Musicians – Fiction writers – Poet philosophers – Public intellectuals – Entrepreneurs – Activists – Actors – Dancers…

Preaching to Osama

Ever since I gave him my number, he’s been calling me two or three times a day. Osama is the son of the owner of a tea-canteen at which I study Urdu and German with my teacher, Dr. Safia. Speaking in what seems like tongues, we’ve become the fly-ridden canteen’s morning attraction to its manual…