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    Irfan Mahar

    The writer is Ph.D. scholar in the Department of Defense and Strategic Studies, Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad, Pakistan.

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  • Arabic Language as Compulsory Subject in Pakistan: Scholars Call it the Islamization of Education0

    by Irfan Mahar     6 July 2021 Senator Muhammad Javed Abbasi raised the bill named “The Islamabad Compulsory Teaching of the Arabic Language, Bill, 2020. The bill was presented by Senator Rahila Magsi, Chairperson of the Standing Committee on Federal Education, Professional Training, National History and Literary Heritage and approved by the Senate. The present government

  • The US Rhetoric of B3W to Counter China0

    by Irfan Mahar The G7 countries, namely Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the UK and the US, gathered in Cornwall (UK) for “The G7 Leaders’ Summit 2021” from June 11 to 13 which is presided over by the UK and aimed at uniting the world’s leading democracies to help the world build back better. The

  • The US Considers China as Strategic Rival and Threat for its Dominant Status0

    by Irfan Mahar    14 June 2021 According to the realist school of thought, no country easily gives up its dominant status and offers it to another rising power; rather, it strives hard to contain, compete, as well as it requires, fight with the opponent states for supremacy in the global international order. The same

  • Solving Problems in Pakistan through Theological and Modern Wisdom0

    by Irfan Mahar    7 June 2021 There are multiple ways of using wisdom, such as theological and modern. Modern wisdom is used through applying the process of rationality to the changing dynamics of a globalized world, the process which is interpreted and understood by each person or group according to their understanding as well

  • Aurat Azadi March/Women’s Freedom March in Pakistan0

    by Irfan Mahar        7 March 2021 The Aurat Azadi March or Women’s Freedom March is observed in Pakistan on eight March every year since 2018. The Aurat Azadi March and Aurat March were organized by a group of socialist feminists and liberal feminists. There were many groups and parties which participated and

  • Kashmir Solidarity Day0

    by Irfan Mahar    5 February 2021 Kashmir Solidarity Day, also known as ‘Youm-e-Yakhjehti-e-Kashmir,’ has been observed in Pakistan since 1990 on February 5 every year.  Pakistan government has announced a public holiday on February 5 to show solidarity with Kashmiri people, who have been fighting for their inalienable right to self-determination under United Nations

  • Indo-Pak War of Acquiring Drone Technology0

    by Irfan Mahar     3 February 2021 UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) or RPAS (Remotely Piloted Aerial System), commonly known as drones, are used by many countries for civilian, commercial, and military purposes. They are used in particular conditions, such as where a human-crewed flight is considered too risky or difficult. The drone game started by

  • EU DisinfoLab Report: Indian Propaganda against Pakistan0

    by Irfan Mahar   18 December 2020 Pakistan, for a long, has been trying to bring the Indian real face and its propaganda against Pakistan in front of the world but the international community does not give due attention towards Islamabad’s reservations against Indian propaganda. Recently, a report by EU DisinfoLab also exposed the Indian network

  • Kashmir Dispute between India and Pakistan0

      by Irfan Mahar   16 August 2020 Kashmir is a disputed territory between two age-old rivals namely India and Pakistan. Both India and Pakistan are nuclear states which have been fighting over it for more than seventy years. The current status of Kashmir shows that India controls 45% of Kashmir, and Pakistan controls 35% of

  • Afghan Peace Deal, Regional Stability and the United States0

    By Irfan Mahar    27 July 2020 Afghan Peace deal that concluded between the U.S. and Taliban was really a good sign which could generate peace within a war trodden region which has been remained under conflict for very long. As far as the U.S. involvement and policies with regard to Afghan issues are concerned,

  • 73 Years of Misunderstanding by Pakistan’s Ruling Elite Still Goes on With the Same Pace: So Be a nation, not a Crowd0

    by Irfan Mahar     25 July 2020 “The great majority of us are Muslims. We follow the teachings of the Prophet Mohammed (may peace be upon him). We are members of the brotherhood of Islam in which all are equal in rights, dignity, and self-respect. Consequently, we have a special and a very deep sense

  • Eid-ul-Adha Animals Sacrificial Money Should Be Spent on Poor People Amid Covid-19 Situation0

      by Irfan Mahar 18 July 2020 “A person is not a believer who fills his stomach while his neighbour goes hungry” (Hadith, Bukhari) Qurbani, udhiyah in Arabic, means sacrifice, the act of sacrificing animals honours the Prophet Ibrahim’s willingness to sacrifice his son Ismail in obedience to God. In this regard, every Eid-ul-Adha Muslims

  • CPEC: Whether a Debt Trap for Pakistan or Not?0

    by Irfan Mahar 21 May 2020 April 2015, was a historic month for the Sino-Pakistan relations when China and Pakistan signed an agreement worth $46 billion for the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor That with the passage of time increased and reached $62 billion. The time tested, and deep-rooted Sino-Pak relations would go down into the annals

  • Pakistan: Covid-19: Rhetoric and Reality0

    by Irfan Mahar 14 May 2020 Covid-19 pandemic has wrapped the whole world in its trap; therefore, people in various societies are discussing it. In this regard, multiple points of view concerning Covid-19 have been floating within communities throughout the world, particularly Pakistan. Discussions among people are happening that Coronavirus is not as such dangerous


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