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May 15, 2015 Saima Baig India,Pakistan,Pakistan Army,RAW no responses

Who’s cooking fish?

(Published in The Nation Pakistan) I think it is time to get over the greatness of our religion and nation as our only unifying factors and start asking questions of why we are where we are; and this includes not only questioning ourselves but most importantly, our leadership. Click here […]

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April 10, 2015 Saima Baig apathy,Imran Khan,Muslims,Pakistan no responses

The apathy of a nation

(Published in The Nation Pakistan) A few years ago I decided to return to my motherland after studying and working abroad. While I was never a hyper-nationalist patriot, it was still my home and my family was here. Click here to read more.

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March 27, 2015 Saima Baig Pakistan,Taliban no responses

A ‘Sharif’ state of affairs

(Published in The Nation Pakistan) I am just confused. I hear speeches every day by both the Shareefs, saying that they are going to get rid of Islamist terrorists. Now that they have curtailed the nefarious activities of MQM, I am waiting to see similar actions against all Islamist organizations. […]

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Blasphemy and blood money

(Published in The Nation Pakistan) This and many other Shariah laws have no place in the world today. And any demand to impose them over society, instead of secular laws, is not an idea that we should accept. And therefore, we must step up and be vocal about their abrogation. This […]

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March 6, 2015 Saima Baig India,Pakistan,Patriarchy,Rape no responses

It’s all your fault!

(Published in The Nation) The days of women as chattel are over and it is time for everyone to understand that women are human beings with the same rights as men. Rape is about power and as long as the narrative remains what it is, this manifestation of power is […]

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February 27, 2015 Saima Baig Islam,Pakistan,Taliban,Terrorism no responses

Naming the culprit

(Published in The Nation Pakistan) The Taliban and their ilk want to impose one particular theocracy in the country. As such they are Islamist extremists. There is no point in saying that this has nothing to do with Islam, because it does. Click here to read more.

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February 20, 2015 Saima Baig Islamic Terrorism,Pakistan,Shia Genocide no responses

Groundhog Day

(Published in The Nation Pakistan) Whatever the state is doing to eliminate terrorism is not going to work because it is concentrating on only one end of the pipeline. The need to is to also concentrate on the other end by regulating foreign funding for madrassas; by regulating what is […]

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The victimization of Pakistan

(Published in The Nation Pakistan) Pakistan is a victim and it has been one since its inception.  Its politicians are victims, its people are victims, the establishment is a victim – everyone here is a victim. How do I know this? Because that’s what they say. Click here to read […]

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February 6, 2015 Saima Baig India,Jugular Vein,Kashmir,Pakistan no responses

Kashmir is not Pakistan’s ‘jugular vein’

(Published in The Nation Pakistan) Kashmir is not the jugular vein of Pakistan. And therefore, it would be much better for us to move on from Kashmir and concentrate on the issues that are bleeding the country to death, slowly but surely. Instead of dreaming about adding to our land […]

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Whither education?

(Published in The Nation Pakistan) Between Dr. Salam and Malala there were no other Nobel Laureates. In the meantime, we seem to consider our biggest scientific achievements to be the atomic bomb and the ‘water kit’ car. What is wrong with this picture? The fact that we collectively as a […]

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