Anam K

Anam K

LLB graduate from the University of London.

Is the modern-day dars making us better humans?

News has it that the Defence Housing Authority (DHA) has restricted its residents from dance parties at home while allowing other events such as Quran Khwanis and dars gatherings. There is nothing wrong with this, in that the authorities of our country are free to do whatever they may please (read sarcasm) but one wonders what, if any, good will this bring to the community at large? Disclaimer: I am not going to preach or protest anything. I will merely state what I have observed and felt. Based on my personal experiences, dars events aren’t exactly the moral epitome of ...

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Dr Abdus Salam: Pride Pakistan does not deserve

Professor John Womersley, Chief Executive of the Science and technology Facilities Council, told reporters at a briefing in London that they have discovered a particle consistent with the Higgs boson.  I’m sure that strikes a nerve with many knowing Pakistani’s. The Higgs’ boson, in Pakistan, is synonymous for Dr Abdus Salam; a scientist who was at the fore of this frontier of discovery in the 1970s. But rather than appreciation for his magnificent achievement, he was shunned and sidelined. Why? Dr Abdus Salam, Pakistan’s first and only theoretical physicist and Nobel Laureate, was also an Ahmadi. His grand unification theory of strong, weak ...

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