Author Archives: Yasmeen Aftab Ali

The King is dead

Long live the King!   King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud dies. RIP. Ailing Crown Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud takes over as the King of Saudi Arabia. Long Live the

Candlelight vigils?

The best way to show support     Tweeple Hina Safi tweeted, “Candlelight vigils replacing Quran Khwani bara-e-esaal-e-sawab since social media boom.” This caught my eye. True that candlelight vigils trend has

Groom thy leader

Democracy is much more than mere elections   This article is inspired by editorial of a local newspaper I read and a piece by I A Rehman. The editorial closes with, “Simply,

Speedy trial courts

Why they are legal in a judicial system   Amid the hullaballoo emanating from certain quarters trashing speedy trial courts as a step against democracy, the prime minister announced the ambit of

Burying 141 souls

The Pakistani government must address social, judicial, and economic issues of the common man, or military action will remain a temporary measure at best   “Pakistan produces people of extraordinary bravery. But

Artists’ plight

A sad reflection of our failure as a society   It was heartening to read Pashto music legend Sardar Ali Takkar and Pakistani Sufi signer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan will be performing

Are you funding the ISIS?

Who is behind it?   Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Seymour Hersh’s New Yorker article titled, “The Redirection: Is the Administration’s new policy benefiting our enemies in the war on terrorism?”, and quoted by