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IS SUFISM RELEVANT TO OUR TIME?

IS SUFISM RELEVANT TO OUR TIME? By Mubarak Ali There are some people who, in view of the present religious extremism, believe that if sufi teachings are revived, religious intolerance and fundamentalism may be controlled. The attempt to revive the past system and old ideas is not a new phenomenon. Those societies which are backward … Continue reading

UNANSWERED QUESTIONS IN THE YEMEN TERROR SCARE

Unanswered Questions in the Yemen Terror Scare Barry Grey In what has become a regular feature of American public life—especially on the eve of major elections—the airwaves were taken over Friday by breathless reports of a new terror threat. It is impossible to determine how much is fact and how much is fiction in the ever-expanding … Continue reading

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BLACKWATERS BLACK OPERATIONS

BLACKWATERS BLACK OPERATIONS JEREMY SCAHILL Over the past several years, entities closely linked to the private security firm Blackwater have provided intelligence, training and security services to US and foreign governments as well as several multinational corporations, including Monsanto, Chevron, the Walt Disney Company, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines and banking giants Deutsche Bank and Barclays, … Continue reading

RULE OF LAW—– A PERSPECTIVE

RULE OF LAW —- A PERSPECTIVE RASHEED HASAN KHAN Any text book of political science will tell you that there are three pillars of the state; the judiciary, the legislature and the executive. In Pakistan, since its inception, the executive, comprising of the civil and military bureaucracy has played the dominant  role. Thus, for more … Continue reading

EDITORIAL– REMEMBERING HASAN NASIR

EDITORIAL —- REMEMBERING HASAN NASIR  13 November 2010, will be the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Revolutionary Martyr Hasan Nasir .Fifty years have gone by and many more martyrs have followed Hasan Nasir into the annals of history. Some, whose names we all know, others, who number in thousands, lie in their graves, unknown and unsung. … Continue reading

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