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Remembering Allama Muhammed Iqbal: "Shayer-e-Mashrik," Poet of the East

Bushra Alvi | Posted 12.11.2014 | World
Bushra Alvi

Proud of being a Muslim, Iqbal's writings reflect his religious views. He is considered one of the last of the great Muslim thinkers, being placed among the likes of Rumi and Hafiz.

Takfirization of Pakistan

Liaquat Ali Khan | Posted 11.18.2014 | World
Liaquat Ali Khan

Small-minded versions of Islam have fanaticized Pakistan -- an antediluvian land with deep interfaith roots leavened with the teachings of Hindu Swamis, Buddhist Monks, Sikh Gurus, and Muslim Sufis -- into a ghastly country.

The Economics of Eid-ul-Adha in Pakistan

Mariam Khan | Posted 12.04.2014 | Religion
Mariam Khan

In Pakistan, as the days to Eid-ul-Adha draw near, the craze of buying animals for sacrifice intensifies. Streets, lanes, alleys are filled by the young as well as the old bragging about the uniqueness of their animals, despite the stench of animal waste that lingers in the air.

Kalabagh Dam - A Pivotal Need for Pakistan?

Mariam Khan | Posted 11.30.2014 | World
Mariam Khan

Only if the discrepancies are kept aside and the general good of the people of the nation be focused upon, then only can the Kalabagh Dam be erected which can effectively put to rest a great number of problems faced by the citizens of Pakistan.

'Our Future, Our Choice' -- On the Ground at the People's Climate March

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 11.27.2014 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

On September 21, I was present at a piece of history...the People's Climate March of 2014. It was a huge event, planned with precision, and broken down into six contingencies. The route covered two miles. My interviews began with people waiting for the bus, on their way to the west side of Manhattan.

It Hasn't Been a Good Day: William Dalrymple, Bosnia, Punjab, Zimbabwe and ... Robin Williams

T. Sher Singh | Posted 10.13.2014 | Religion
T. Sher Singh

He was a year younger than me, I note immediately. That's so very young, I say to myself. It saddens me because I enjoyed his work, all the way from his television days in the early 1980s to his recent, sporadic appearances on the big screen.

India, Human Rights and the Bhullar Case

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 03.15.2014 | World
Marcia G. Yerman

Not much has changed since Sikh Professor Devinderpal Singh Bhullar's mercy petition was filed in 2003. Hopefully, in 2014, human rights activists will press the court of world public opinion to give the unresolved narrative the attention it deserves.

Remembering Madiba: Freedom for Prisoners in Punjab

Mandeep Singh | Posted 02.21.2014 | World
Mandeep Singh

Not only does South Africa have a long way to go to correct the errors of Apartheid, but many places all over the world still suffer from the poison of inequality and injustice that he opposed. One of the emerging world leaders dedicating his life to a freedom movement in the way Mandela did is Bhai Gurbaksh Singh Khalsa in India.

Impunity & Immunity in India: Diplomats, Public Perceptions, and Human Rights Violations

Simran Jeet Singh | Posted 02.19.2014 | Religion
Simran Jeet Singh

While Indian media outlets and politicians engage in debates about the alleged mistreatment of Devyani Khobragade, they have entirely overlooked a remarkable story of a man in the state of Punjab who is taking a stand against injustice.

NYC Cabbie Charged In Relatives' Deaths In Pakistan

AP | TOM HAYS | Posted 10.06.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- NEW YORK (AP) — On the day two of his relatives were gunned down in a street in Pakistan last year, cab driver Mohammad Ajmal Choudhry w...

With Dosa Hunt, Filmmaker Amrit Singh Emerges as Generational Voice

Jim Luce | Posted 07.27.2013 | Entertainment
Jim Luce

The closing gala for this year's New York Indian Film Festival (HuffPo), held in a banquet hall above NYU's Skirball Auditorium, was alive with artist...

State-Sponsored Genocide From Guatemala to India: A Step Towards Justice

Sonny Singh | Posted 07.12.2013 | World
Sonny Singh

As Sikhs are still waiting (and fighting for) justice for what our families and communities endured in India, perhaps we can learn from our Guatemalan brothers and sisters who successfully tried and convicted a former head of state who once seemed untouchable.

My Mother ... and Motherhood

T. Sher Singh | Posted 07.12.2013 | Religion
T. Sher Singh

In the context of our larger family: my father's family is a collection of alpha males ... and females! My mother's family is a collection of ... well, gentle souls who choose to live tranquil lives, far from the madding crowd!

Rajiv Gandhi and 1984

Sunil Sharan | Posted 06.12.2013 | World
Sunil Sharan

The grainy footage on state-run television revealed mourners filing by the bier of assassinated Indian prime minister, Indira Gandhi. Occasionally cri...

PHOTOS: The Friendliest Temple On Earth

Adam Pervez | Posted 04.13.2013 | Travel
Adam Pervez

Sikh warriors patrol the temple. You'll notice them right away in their blue uniforms carrying various weapons.

PHOTOS: Inside The Golden Temple

Carolyn O'Donnell | Posted 01.14.2013 | Travel
Carolyn O'Donnell

A Sikh friend had asked me to note the "peaceful atmosphere" at the temple. Between photo opportunities, chats about cricket and the chanting marching out of the loudspeaker system, I was enjoying the temple, this wasn't easy advice to follow.

The House Divided

Wajid Ali Syed | Posted 11.17.2012 | World
Wajid Ali Syed

The official history dictated and enforced by the Pakistani state has not allowed the factual narrative to come forward. However, a new book brings new information to light.

Pakistan's Colonial State of Mind Keeps Baloch in Chains

Michael Hughes | Posted 04.14.2012 | World
Michael Hughes

American politicians were quick to condemn monsters like Gaddafi for human rights atrocities but are still reluctant to do the same with Pakistan. There isn't a military solution to this crisis.

The Forgotten Dessert (PHOTOS)

Khalil Shah | Posted 12.31.2011 | World
Khalil Shah

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Slain Pakistani Governor's Son Kidnapped

AP | MUNIR AHMED and SHAH NAWAAZ | Posted 10.26.2011 | World

LAHORE, Pakistan — Gunmen abducted the son of a liberal Pakistani politician who was murdered by an Islamist extremist earlier this year, police...

Amid Violence, Pakistanis Debate New Provinces

Saad Khan | Posted 10.08.2011 | World
Saad Khan

"The current debate has opened Pandora's Box and is bound to create acrimony in the already tattered national fabric of Pakistan," a senior constitutional lawyer told me.

U.S. Enables Pakistan's Oppression of Balochistan

Michael Hughes | Posted 07.05.2011 | World
Michael Hughes

The Pakistani state has misused billions in U.S. military aid and has used U.S. military hardware to oppress the Baloch people on a daily basis.

Pakistani Doctors Go on Strike

Saad Khan | Posted 06.07.2011 | World
Saad Khan

"I have stomach ulcer and I know it can burst any time but I am unable to get any treatment," said a middle-aged man outside the main public hospital in Rawalpindi.

Pakistani Minister For Minorities Gunned Down

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

March 2, 2011 6:47:13 AM ISLAMABAD, March 2 (Reuters) - Pakistani Minister for Minorities Shahbaz Bhatti, who has been calling for changes in the c...

Promoting Grassroots Recovery In Pakistan

Joop Koopman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Joop Koopman

We know that the devastating floods of summer 2010 destroyed more than 1.7 million acres of crops. Punjab is still fertile but the planting and harvest cycles have been violently interrupted.