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Samadhi Bhai Mani Singh

Heritage has no religion   According to Sikh history, Bhai Mani Singh acted as scribe when at the age of 14 Guru Gobind Singh the then Guru of the Sikhs — dictated

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Blame game over terror

Still not doing the right thing Not only do militant groups still retain the capacity to carry out attacks all across the country but they appear to have organised again, perhaps by

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The turbulent tides

Knock, knock! Terror on the door again   The recent attacks in Lahore, Peshawar, Quetta, Parachinar, and very recently the shrine of sufi saint Lal Shahbaz Qalandar at Sehwan have claimed over

Asif Chotu among four terrorists killed in CTD operation

‘Half measures’

Terrorism keeps coming back   Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif reiterated his government’s resolve to counter terrorists as he authorised the army to “eliminate the enemy wherever they are.”   Pakistan, once again,

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Miscarriage of justice

A blemish that is the new Jirga Bill   Omer Mansoor, a Lahore based lawyer who specialises in human rights laws, had this to say: “While the intentions of the governing PML-N

Pakistan’s parallel legal system

Over to jirgas and panchayats It’s not the popularity of the system which apparently makes it widely acceptable in society; rather it’s the feudal nature of this society where tribal political elites

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‘Lack of better judgment’

The need to scrutinise the legality of ‘jirga’ system   The Alternate Dispute Resolution (ADR) Bill-2017 will cover 23 types of cases which include land and property disputes, civil matters, commercial disputes,

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What should be done?

Is legalising jirga system the only way to sort things for Pakistan or is it mere incompetence of the current legal system   The system is dominated by the men in the

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