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What Muhajir and Pathan Can Learn From the Qur’an

By Umer Sultan| “Lets move from the Jahiliyyah to the nobility of Islam!”

The sanctity of Ramadan is meaningless for them. The open doors of Heavens are meaningless for them. Seeking forgiveness for the past shortfalls and asking Allah for guidance is meaningless for them. What is meaningful for them, however, is to shed blood of their Muslim brothers because Allah had created them into different languages and ethnicity.

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I am not talking about Syria in which the government forces are shooting down the Muslims praying in the Mosques. I am talking about the situation in Karachi in which over 300+ people have died and counting, where the city has been hijacked by mainly two secularist-ethnic nationalist parties-ANP- Awami National Party (Pathan) and MQM- formerly Muhajir Qaumi Movement (Muhajir). Target killings are the norm in the city, and the sins of the dead & their families is that they belong to one of the two ethnic groups- Pathan or Muhajir, or they happened to be the bystanders, where as, the PPP-Pakistan Peoples Party, is having a low-profile in the conflict.

Pathan are Pashto speaking people from the North Western region of Pakistan neighboring Afghanistan. Muhajir are Urdu speaking people who migrated from India to Pakistan. This insanity is also part of  the Global War on Terror. The MQM that claims to uphold the rights of Muhajir has Continue reading

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Pakistan in crisis after the natural disaster that is worst than Haiti and Tsunami- Update1

Pakistan is facing the worst crisis of its history after Monsoon Rains submerged one-fifth of the country under water.

A mother carries her children through floodwater in Muzaffargarh

By Umer Sultan.

This is Part 2, read Part 1 here.

With about 2,000 dead and estimated 20 Million people affected, more than 3.5 million children are at risk for waterborne diseases, according to the UN officials.

Unless the world responds immediately, more and more of the 3.5 million children affected by the floods will be at risk of Continue reading

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Pakistan’s Northern Regions left devastated after a record breaking Monsoon Rain

By Umer Sultan

Pakistan faced the worst Monsoon Rain which caused floods wiping hundreds of villages for ever, taking hundreds of lives including many that will never be able to make it into the official “death list.” The China-Pakistan road link is disconnected and the city of Peshawar, capital of the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province from the rest of the country.

On Saturday, as I was helping my sister cook Halva, she said to me:

“It feels like our lives are very selfish. There are people Continue reading

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