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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January 23, 2015 Saima Baig Media,Pakistan,Pakistani News Channels no responses

‘News’ is a four letter word

(Published in The Nation Pakistan) My favourite singer Jim Morrison once said, “Whoever controls the media controls the mind.” This is true anywhere in the world but the Pakistani media takes this particular cake. Let’s start with the news channels, which show inane programmes for women in the morning, replete […]

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January 9, 2015 Saima Baig Atheism,Charlie Hebdo,Pakistan no responses

The right to critique and the right to renounce

(Published in The Nation Pakistan) It is important for Muslims as well as the rest of the world to realize that if criticism of Islam is not allowed, we will continue to see such acts of terror. If people are forced to go through rituals they no longer believe in, […]

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Blaming the ‘other’

(Published in The Nation Pakistan) It is all very well to say that anyone who spouts such hate speech should be stopped, but why not also say that such expressions should be eliminated from our national psyche? And to do that we must start at the source of the problem. […]

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December 26, 2014 Saima Baig Atheism,Islam,Pakistan no responses

For Atheists In Pakistan, Secularism Is The Way Forward

Interview in The Newslaundry In the aftermath of the Peshawar attacks, non-believers feel that Pakistan must separate the state from the mosque to achieve peace. Click here to read more.

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December 26, 2014 Saima Baig Islamic Terrorism,Madrassah,Pakistan no responses

Madrassas should be overhauled

(Published in The Nation Pakistan) The students from these ‘education networks’ come out with only one agenda: Islamic supremacy. Humanity seems to get lost somewhere on the way. And when that is the only thing you know, when you have not been given the chance to learn other things and […]

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We need to separate state and religion

(Published in The Nation Pakistan) It is not enough to protest against atrocities. It is time to stop thinking that our constitution is something that can never be changed. It can and it should be and we must not be afraid of asking for this. Keep religion out of the state […]

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