Pakistan

Canadian Cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri Creating Chaos in Nuclear Pakistan

Tarek Fatah | Posted 09.05.2014 | Canada
Tarek Fatah

For over two weeks, the government of Pakistan and its capital are paralyzed, held hostage by a mob of about 50,000 people with mounting evidence the ...

17 Signs You're A Pakistani Who Grew Up In Canada

The Huffington Post Canada | Maham Abedi | Posted 08.12.2014 | Canada Living

You love your Pakistani heritage and culture, and you're especially grateful that you got to grow up in a country like Canada. For the most part, it's...

So You Want To Be A Leader?

G(irls)20 | Posted 08.21.2014 | Canada
G(irls)20

2013-06-12-blog_girls_20_summit_v01A.png Leadership is not a concept that exclusively applies to offices and organizations. Every human being is leading a life, a life full of immense potential and a unique promise for the world. As Mahatma Gandhi underscores, "Be the change you wish to see in the world."

Victims, Heroes and Pakistani Complicity in the Attack on Mumbai

Danny Eisen | Posted 02.10.2014 | Canada
Danny Eisen

From amidst the carnage, an epidemic of heroism emerged that should be remembered along with those who lost lives and limbs. In stark contrast to the pitiless resolve of the killers who combed the halls of Mumbai's Taj Mahal Hotel and executed its guests, the hotel's employees refused to abandon the iconic edifice.

Are Pakistani Diplomats in Toronto Beyond Diplomacy?

Tahir Gora | Posted 09.17.2013 | Canada
Tahir Gora

At a time when two rival nations in South East Asia, Pakistan and India, are struggling for better relations with each other, a seasoned diplomat of P...

Girl Accused Of Blasphemy Flees To Canada

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 08.30.2013 | Canada

OTTAWA - A Christian family has been spirited out of Pakistan and into Canada after spending months in hiding following false accusations that their d...

Islam At War -- With Itself

Murtaza Haider | Posted 08.25.2013 | Canada
Murtaza Haider

Muslim societies have evolved into places where revenge is confused with justice, forgiveness with weakness, and peace with cowardice. These are the places where unholy men wage holy wars against unarmed civilians, pitting Muslims against other Muslims.

Toronto's Anti-Jewish Movement

Tahir Gora | Posted 03.20.2013 | Canada
Tahir Gora

The claim of Toronto base group "Canadians against Bloodshed" that Zionist plots are behind recent massacre of Hazara community Shias in Balochistan province of Pakistan is bizarre and shocking. The poster of this protest clearly reads "Long live Shia Sunny Unity -- Down with Zionist plots."

Pakistan: A Bloody Terror to Itself and the West

Tarek Fatah | Posted 03.14.2013 | Canada
Tarek Fatah

An unprecedented protest is unfolding in the Balochistan city of Quetta in Pakistan. Thousands of people have staged a sit-in, and are using 93 coffins to block a road to protest the slaughter of Shia Muslims by Sunni Muslim terrorists allied with the Taliban. In their demise is a warning to the rest of us. A nuclear power is about to collapse.

A Dark Christmas in Balochistan

Tarek Fatah | Posted 02.26.2013 | Canada
Tarek Fatah

While the world observed Christmas, and Pakistanis were distracted by a cricket match against rival India, Pakistan troops in armoured personal carriers and helicopter gunships circled Mashkay, Balochistan. Baloch politicians claim the army's Chistmas Eve operation there resulted in the death of 32 civilians.

For Malala: The Girl who Brought Canada Together

Tarek Fatah | Posted 01.22.2013 | Canada Impact
Tarek Fatah

We did it! After tens of thousands of Canadians and even more people from around the world signed my petition on Change.org, we got every single party leader to get behind the campaign to unanimously nominate Malala Yousufzai for the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize. I had never imagined that not one, but all of our federal parties and leaders would end up supporting the campaign to support a girl halfway around the world.

Eight Insights from the 2012 U.S. Election, So Far

Ali A. Rizvi | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics
Ali A. Rizvi

2012-11-05-electionbannerreal.jpg There are very few things in life that simultaneously fill you with both cynicism and exhilaration like the American presidential election. And 2012 is certainly no exception. As the election cycle draws to a close, here's a look back at some of the most valuable insights from the year.

Thank You All for Supporting Malala

Tahir Gora | Posted 12.18.2012 | Canada
Tahir Gora

Thank you Madonna for beating the drum for Malala Yousafzai. You have delivered a strong message to all celebrities across the world that they have to come out of their cozy lives and needed to be well informed as you are. Thank you Madonna for saying the words, "Support education! Support women!"

No True Muslim Would Shoot a Young Girl

Abubakar Kasim | Posted 12.11.2012 | Canada
Abubakar Kasim

The shooting of the young Pakistani activist shows one thing: Fanatics are cowards who resort to violence to silence their critics. Malala Yousufzai was shot and seriously wounded on Tuesday as she was leaving her school in her hometown. It is sad and shameful to see these thugs committing horrific crimes against humanity in the name of religion. Doing their dirty work in the name of the faith is a great insult to those who follow the faith and to the faith itself.

Doug Saunders on His New Book, George Bush and Multiculturalism

Hina P. Ansari | Posted 11.06.2012 | Canada
Hina P. Ansari

Journalist Doug Sanders, whose latest book The Myth of the Muslim Tide: Do Immigrants Threaten The West? tackles (and pretty much straightens out) the laundry-list of misconceptions and falsehoods that has made its way from the fringe to the forefront of the public domain about Muslim immigration and the West. In this interview, he goes in-depth on the larger issues.

Should Good People go to Hell?

Junaid Jahangir | Posted 10.29.2012 | Canada
Junaid Jahangir

A faculty member at an elite educational institution in Pakistan mentioned in his recent Express Tribune blog piece that more than 80 per cent of his students replied in the negative on the question of Mother Teresa's entering Heaven. The overwhelming majority of students reasoned that despite saving thousands of lives, she was not a Muslim. The essence of all these discussions was that notwithstanding good deeds, it was the correct belief that decided salvation. I think being a good human being trumps religious beliefs and rituals any day.

Saving Rimsha: Religious Intolerance is the Real Blasphemy

Shahla Khan Salter | Posted 08.29.2012 | Canada
Shahla Khan Salter

An 11-year-old Pakistani girl with Downs Syndrome might be put to death for blasphemy. Killing people for expressing negative and/or dissenting views on religion, for burning Qurans, for writing letters -- is this Islam? No. In Islam, a law that penalizes a person for challenging or disparaging the religion -- is blasphemy itself.

Rimshah Masih

Farzana Hassan | Posted 10.26.2012 | Canada
Farzana Hassan

In Sharia-benighted Pakistan, an 11-year-old Christian girl with Down's Syndrome has recently been incarcerated for blasphemy. Rimshah Masih allegedly burned pages of the Quran and other Islamic textbooks, including a Quran primer. The girl was found holding the charred pages. Unfortunately, Rimshah is not the only Pakistani facing such charges. Pakistanis collectively have shown little outrage at these travesties.

Watching the Watchdog: Report Card on Global -- Two Years Later

Tim Knight | Posted 09.05.2012 | Canada Business
Tim Knight

If there's one rule every one of the scores of broadcast journalists I've ever coached -- in Canada or overseas -- agrees with (at least in theory) it's this: the best broadcaster talks to one person, and only one person, at a time. And shares information with that person. Here some ideas on anchoring.

Emergency Action Plan For Polio: Effort To Eradicate Disease Moves Forward

CP | Helen Branswell, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.24.2012 | Canada Living

Partners in the effort to finally rid the world of polio are taking another step today, launching an emergency action plan strategists hope will prope...

In Pakistan, A Spelling Mistake Can Ruin Your Life

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 06.16.2012 | Canada
Craig and Marc Kielburger

A member of Pakistan's Christian minority, a 13-year-old girl was responding last September to a test question about a poem praising the Prophet Mohammed. But when she tried to write the Urdu word for "praise," an unfortunate typographical error instead produced the word for "curse." Faryal Bhatti was hauled before the class, beaten by her teacher, then expelled from school.

Defence Minister Demanding Answers From Ally

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.02.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Defence Minister Peter MacKay had some tough words for Pakistan following the leak of a secret NATO report that's made for grim reading among...

Pakistani Taliban Leader Reported Dead In U.S. Strike

Posted 01.15.2012 | Canada

Zarar Khan, AP -- Intercepted militant radio communications indicate the leader of the Pakistani Taliban may have been killed in a recent U.S. drone s...

RIM Asked to Hand Over Memogate Data to Pakistan Court

Tarek Fatah | Posted 02.29.2012 | Canada Business
Tarek Fatah

Research in Motion (RIM) and the Canadian High Commission in Islamabad have become the latest actors in the so-called "memogate affair" that observers believe is a slow-motion palace coup by Pakistan's military aimed at unseating the civilian administration of President Zardari.

Is a Palace Coup Unfolding in Pakistan?

Tarek Fatah | Posted 01.16.2012 | Canada
Tarek Fatah

A palace coup could be in the offing in nuclear-armed Pakistan as pro-Taliban army generals try to undermine democratically elected civilian government of President Asif Ali Zardari.