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  • LITERARY NOTES: Can the state of Pakistan afford to ignore Sir Syed?

    ALL along we somehow had the impression that Sir Syed Ahmed Khan (1817-1898) was the establishment’s blue-eyed boy...

    As he is credited with formulating the two-nation theory — the ideology that entailed the Hindi-Urdu controversy and led to the creation of Pakistan — we thought that Sir Syed must be the establishment’s poster boy for nationalism and independence...

  • Pakistan's scrabble prodigy Syed Imaad Ali wins world youth title in Karachi

    Syed Imaad Ali bagged the World English Scrabble Players Association (WESPA) Youth Cup (formerly known as the World Youth Scrabble Championship) in the final in Karachi on Sunday...

    The 15-year-old talent defeated his opponent in nine out of 13 games in Sunday's finals as Pakistan finished first in the tournament, with Hasham Hadi Khan — another Pakistani to qualify for the final with 26 wins — coming in fourth after winning in seven...

  • Pakistan summons Indian envoy over 'shameless snatching' of Syed Ali Geelani's body

    Pakistan on Friday summoned the Indian charge d'affaires to the Foreign Office to condemn India's "shameless snatching" of veteran Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani's body from his family and disallowing his burial to be held in accordance with his will...

    "The Indian charge d'affaires was summoned to the Foreign Office today and conveyed Pakistan's strong demarche on Indian occupation forces' callous and inhuman handling of the...

  • Need for adopting Sir Syed’s teachings stressed

    KARACHI: After passage of almost 150 years, the Pakistani society has realised the importance of the lessons on equality, tolerance, cooperation and coexistence, which were given by the great reformist, philosopher and educationist Sir Syed Ahmed Khan...

    This was stated by the chancellor of the Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology (SSUET), Jawaid Anwar, while briefing the media about a series of programmes which the...

  • NARRATIVE ARC: SIR SYED IN THE DOCK

    As we approach the second birth centenary of Sir Syed Ahmad Khan, he is being criticised to the extent of being condemned with renewed vigour from certain academic and religious quarters...

    A speaker at an academic conference was snubbed for mentioning Sir Syed’s role in impacting the Muslim mind and material conditions in the aftermath of the 1857 war...

  • Sir Syed’s interest in documenting historical buildings highlighted

    KARACHI: Popularly known as a reformer, educationist and philosopher, not many are aware that Sir Syed Ahmed Khan published an Urdu text, listing and describing several notable historical monuments in Delhi which was titled Asar-us-Sanadid...

    Some of the buildings of Delhi profiled in Asar-us-Sanadid by Sir Syed are the Red Fort and the Jama Masjid...

  • Sir Syed’s legacy

    SIR Syed Ahmad Khan, a prominent 19th-century Muslim scholar, thinker and reformer of the Indian subcontinent, is vastly admired for his sharp observation of the challenges that faced his society...

    Yet it appears that these legacies have not received due attention as today, the Muslim societies of South Asia are facing the same challenges that Sir Syed highlighted over a century ago...

  • Chain Aye Na marks the return of Syed Noor

    KARACHI: Veteran film-maker Syed Noor made a comeback to films with his latest offering Chain Aye Na that had a star-studded premiere in a Karachi cinema on Thursday evening...

    Director Syed Noor told the media that his aim was to give the industry new faces and safeguard the legacy of yesteryear’s greats such as Sabiha Khanum, Waheed Murad and others...

  • ‘Sir Syed initiated dialogue between East and West’

    KARACHI: Scholars shed light on Sir Syed Ahmed Khan’s educational, cultural, social and political achievements on Monday, eulogising him as a great visionary whose services would continue to bear fruit for the Muslims for centuries to come...

    The auditorium of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, where the many sessions of the event would be held, brimmed with guests from across Pakistan, abroad as well as Karachi, besides...

  • Syed Altaf Ali Barelvi: educating the nation

    Sir Syed Ahmed Khan established All India Muhammadan Educational Congress, later ren­a­med as All India Muslim Educa­tional Conference (AIMEC), in 1886, with the aims of bringing the Muslims of India on one platform, educating the Muslims on modern and scientific lines, promoting research and publications and reforming the Muslim educational systems prevalent at that time...

    The AIMEC indeed changed the shape of education in India as...

  • Sir Syed postage stamp

    KARACHI: The Pakistan Post Office has recently released a commemorative postage stamp of Rs10 den­omination and souvenir sheet of Rs20 on the occasion of the 200th birth anniversary of Sir Syed Ahmed Khan...

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