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    Dictators In Pakistan History 1857

  • Literary Notes: Some loanwords of European origin in pre-1857 Urdu poetry

    IT is generally assumed that words borrowed from the English language or other European languages entered the Urdu language post-1857, the year in which the British completely took over and the last Mughal ruler of India was deposed...

    Poetry of some classical Urdu poets such as Insha Allah Khan Insha (died 1817) and Mushafi (died 1824) has ample proofs that certain words of European origin had been borrowed by the Urdu language much...

  • Analysis: Legacy of 1857 continues unabated

    NEW DELHI: The brave and fractious anti-British uprising of 1857 was put down with a heavy hand...

    As the year 2017 marks the 160th anniversary of the uprising, let’s examine the role played by the two groups at a defining moment in history...

  • Vigil held at Empress Market, where blood of soldiers was spilt in 1857

    KARACHI: It was a solemn moment at the Empress Market where several learned individuals gathered on Sunday evening to hold a vigil in remembrance of the unsung heroes executed by hanging or by being tied to British cannons which blew them up in September 1857...

    Many shopkeepers and passers-by stopped to inquire about what was going on, and were informed about Karachi’s role in the liberation war of 1857 against the British Empire......

  • No court can try dictators in Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif tells lawyers

    "No court that can try a dictator has ever come into existence in Pakistan," ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif, himself sent packing by the Supreme Court, complained to a group of lawyers gathered at Punjab House, Islamabad on Tuesday...

    Claiming that that he had been "persecuted" over the years and "pushed towards revolt", Sharif drew parallels between what he considers to be his own 'cornering' by the state and the events that led...

  • Dictators never bowed to courts, says Shahbaz

    ISLAMABAD: Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif declared on Saturday that only elected civilian governments, not military dictators, had bowed before the courts...

    “A day before yesterday was a unique one in the 70-year history of Pakistan; an elected prime minister appeared before a JIT...

  • Dictators did more for Islamisation, says Sherani

    ISLAMABAD: The Council of Islamic Ideology (CII) noted on Thursday that only dictators had worked towards the ‘Islamisation’ of laws in the country, whereas democratic governments – especially the PML-N – had been working against Islamic norms...

    “Pakistan was established on the basis of the two-nation theory and one of those nations are the followers of Islam...

  • View from abroad: Kowtowing to dictators

    NOBODY lays out the red carpet like the Brits, and for the Chinese president, they pulled out all the stops...

    From a ride with the Queen in her carriage escorted by the Household Cavalry to a 41-gun salute to a pint with David Cameron in his local pub near Chequers, the prime minister’s country residence, Xi Jinping was showered with the full range of protocol
  • PTI dissidents vow to free party from ‘dictators’

    ISLAMABAD: The dissident group of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) founding members vowed on Sunday to free the party from the clutches of “dictators and forces of status quo”...

    He said that before the next general elections, they would present their group as the genuine PTI before the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) and challenge the authenticity of the current PTI, which he termed “the PTI-Q”, a reference to the PML-Q formed...

  • Days of dictators' rule have ended, says Zardari

    PPP-Parliamentarians President Asif Ali Zardari on Monday said the era of dictators ruling Pakistan has ended, and held the PML-N responsible for letting former president Pervez Musharraf leave the country...

    "The former president accused the PML-N government of misusing the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), saying: "They don't understand the CPEC...

  • Benazir dedicated her life to the cause of democracy, fought two dictators: Bilawal

    SUKKUR: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari on Thursday paid tribute to his mother Benazir Bhutto for not bowing to the military dictator who had toppled a democratically elected government to impose martial law in 1977...

    Also read: Bilawal says he ‘didn’t choose this life’, it chose himDemocratic forces across the country and abroad observe July 5 as ‘black day’ in the history of Pakistan, according to...

  • REVIEW:A history of violence:A Brief History of Seven Killings

    Marlon James’s Booker prizewinning novel A Brief History of Seven Killings is a fantastic attempt at recounting the attack on Marley through a variety of eccentric, rowdy and colourful characters that provide, to a reasonable extent, a clear, albeit bloody, insight into the violence-stricken Jamaica of the 1970s and ’80s (the story moves further ahead)...

    Here’s how A Brief History of Seven Killings moves into first gear by virtue of...

  • A Leaf From History: A history of ethnic violence

    Sociologists also trace the history of Karachi’s ethnic conflagarations to the 1960s after then president Gen Ayub Khan initiated a plan to settle Pakhtuns — his own ethnic group — in the city...

    MQM’s demands included the repatriation and settlement of Biharis (Urdu-speaking East Pakistanis who continue to live in refugee camps) from Bangladesh to Pakistan...

  • Foreign Office's 'Ancient Pakistan' exhibition attracts history lovers

    ISLAMABAD: For the first time in country's history the Foreign Office organised a three-day exhibition reflecting Pakistan's ancient culture and civilisation which attracted a large number of history lovers along with diplomats...

    The exhibition titled 'Ancient Pakistan' is showcasing artifacts and relics from ancient civilisations belonging to the region including Gandhara, Harappa, Mehrgarh and Moen-Jo-Daro...

  • Recounting Pakistan’s 9,000 year old history of pluralism

    ISLAMABAD: A film screened at the Pakistan Institute of Parliamentary Services (PIPS) on Tuesday took viewers through the thousands of years of spiritual history of the land where Pakistan stands today...

    The film titled ‘The Story of a Banyan Tree: 9,000 Years of Pluralistic Heritage in Pakistan’ was conceptualised by Dr Kamran Ahmed and based on his research...

  • Pakistan cricket at lowest point in international history: Ramiz Raja

    Cricket commentator and former Test captain Ramiz Raja has described Pakistan's hammering at the hands of Bangladesh as "embarrassing" and the "lowest point in our international history"...

    In an interview with ESPNCricinfo, Ramiz Raja expressed his disappointment in the "lack of direction" and the lack of "fresh ideas" from the Pakistan Cricket Board which had rendered the national cricket team as a "rudderless ship"...

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