A Treatise on the Civil Service of Pakistan: The Structural- Functional History (1601-2011)

our young entrants to the elite civil service are capable individuals like their colonial predecessors who left countless footprints on the sands of history with their dedicated hard work and public service in the sub-continent.

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Between Extremism and Dictatorship: The Arab World’s Third Way

Arab revolutions are undoubtedly the greatest events to happen in the Arab world since its decolonisation. They not only show an Arab revival towards a new and better future, they also join the broken link of the world-wide process of democratisation.

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فکرِ فیض اور نوجوان نسل

فیض جیسے نوابغ کے بعد کا خلا پر کرنے کے لیے صدیوں کا انتظار درکار ہے، اور فیض اپنی وفات کے ربع صدی بعد بھی بدستور ترقی پسندوں کے لیے حجت کا درجہ رکھتے ہیں۔ اور آج بھی ہم ترقی پسند ادب کے زمانۂ فیض سے ہی گزر رہے ہیں۔
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The King’s Speech

Rab Nawaz The King’s Speech, tipped to win big at this year’s Oscars, is a rich, absorbing British drama chronicling King George VI’s struggle to overcome a stuttering problem that dominates his life and threatens his ability to lead his

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Our Lady of Alice Bhatti

Rab Nawaz After the phenomenal success of ‘A Case of Exploding Mangoes’, M. Hanif is coming up with another very exciting novel titled ‘Our Lady of Alice Bhatti’. According to M. Hanif it is a love story, where there’s also

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چند یادیں چند باتیں بنام فیض

فیض احمد فیض کے 100ویں یوم پیدائش کے حوالے سے مہینے بھر سے تقریبات کا سلسلہ جاری ہے اوریہ تقریبات پورا سال جاری رہیں گی۔ حکومت پاکستان نے 2011 کو فیض سال کے طور پر منانے کا اعلان کیا ہے۔

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Waging Non-Violent Action in Violent World

Imran Khan We live in an extremely violent world. States and transnational non-state actors use violence to achieve their political and strategic objectives, believing that use of violence is the most effective way to do so, notwithstanding that it does

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‘Curfewed Night' by Basharat Peer

Kashmiri journalist Basharat Peer was born in 1977 in Seer village and grew up during the height of the insurgency that has left about 70,000 Kashmiris dead. Curfewed Night is his memoir of this turbulent period, when the rural, peaceful

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‘Curfewed Night' by Basharat Peer

Kashmiri journalist Basharat Peer was born in 1977 in Seer village and grew up during the height of the insurgency that has left about 70,000 Kashmiris dead. Curfewed Night is his memoir of this turbulent period, when the rural, peaceful

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Graffiti Art – An Alternative Medium

Rab Nawaz Wall chalking is a common phenomenon in Pakistan, used mostly by various political and medical quacks to advertise their political slogans and aphrodisiac medicines respectively. Recently an edgy difference has been seen on the walls of Karachi and

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اُردو صحافت اور نئے نظریات

لالٹین : اپنے خاندانی پس منظر کے بارے میں کچھ بتائیں؟ وجاہت: میرے سات بہن بھائی تھے، سب ماں باپ کے ساتھ ہی رہتے تھے لیکن میں دادا کے پاس رہتا تھا ۔ وہ پوسٹل اینڈ ٹیلی گرافک سروس میں

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BIGOTRY MURDERS RELIGION

Abeer Javaid Advocate We claim to live in a world that is becoming increasingly civilized and well-informed. While we sometimes attribute this change to the phenomenon of globalization, we often also point to the widespread use of the internet. Although

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News, Views and Satire: Interview with Fasi Zaka

Fasi Zaka is a television host, satirist, political columnist, radio talk show host, music critic, academic and Rhodes Scholar in Pakistan.

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قبر سے واپسی

حماد حسن   کیا آپ جانتے ہیں کہ آپ کے چاروں طرف پھیلی ہوئی مذہبی انتہا پسندی کی جڑیں کہاں ہو سکتی ہیں اور وہ کونسی فیکٹریاں ہیں جہاں یہ پروڈکٹ تیار ہو کر ملک کی کونے کونے میں سپلائی

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Issue 3 - Laaltain

Read all articles published in Laaltain Issue 3.

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