A few months ago I met the man who demolished Osama bin Laden’s last hide-out – the three-storey villa in Abbottabad where the al-Qaeda leader was shot in the face at short range. Shakeel Ahmed was selling off the bricks in bulk for building projects or giving away handfuls to souvenir hunters. His yard had … More Bin Laden’s ashtray
Here’s what I’ve been reading on Shafilea Ahmed‘s murder Shafilea Ahmed’s death was not the fault of liberal lefties – political correctness was not to blame, according to Barbara Ellen, who says the problem was not a fear of confronting parents from different religion and culture The left cannot remain silent over “honour killings” – Sunny … More Shafilea Ahmed
The first rule of news is that any headline ending in a question mark invites the certain response “No.” Otherwise headline would have been “Joseph Kony is hiding in Darfur”. And when the blog post continues: Warlord Joseph Kony and his militarized terror group the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) are likely getting shelter from the … More Is Joseph Kony hiding in Darfur?
Letter in The News today, I have been following news reports in the press and the electronic media about the magnificent peacocks of the Thar Desert in Sindh dying of some mysterious virus. It reminds me of some lines from a poem written by the great Sufi Sindhi poet, Shah Abdul Latif Bhitai. The English … More All the peacocks have died