Saturday, 21 May, 2022
TopicZia ul haq

Topic: Zia ul haq

For Pakistan’s blasphemy laws, blame Zia-ul-Haq. It’s more political than religious

Pakistan has the world’s second-strictest blasphemy laws after Iran.

What Imran Khan is doing to Pakistani school textbooks even Zia-ul-Haq didn’t

The huge volume of religious material the proposed Single National Curriculum contains beats all previous version’s in Pakistan’s history.

Modi’s India unhappy with protesters singing Faiz’s Hum Dekhenge. Zia’s Pakistan was too

IIT Kanpur sets up a panel to decide if 'Hum Dekhenge' is anti-India. Whether it is Modi, Indira or Zia, the best time for poetry is the worst of times.

Zia-ul-Haq, the Stephanian Pakistani dictator who feared Indira Gandhi

On his 31st death anniversary, ThePrint brings to you a few fascinating nuggets about ex-Pakistan president Zia-ul-Haq.

‘Butcher of Kabul’ Gulbuddin Hekmatyar wants to be Afghan President

Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, who is trying to position his Hizb-e-Islami as a legitimate political party, says he is keen to arrive at a political settlement.

30 years on, Zia ul-Haq’s extremist, military legacy alive and well in Pakistan

Zia inherited a culture of little respect for the political class and he cemented that disrespect during his tenure, a legacy Pakistan still carries.

Lawyers hid themselves in Asma Jahangir’s office when they were chased by the security agencies

Asma Jahangir’s real struggle began under General Zia-ul-Haq’s military government and its Islamisation process, the darkest period in Pakistan’s history.

Sharif’s ouster shows Pakistani Establishment is a banyan tree keeping a viceregal control

Under Pakistan's viceregal system, the purpose of elections is merely to identify intermediaries between the people and a permanent state establishment.

Lesson from Pakistan: Don’t erase history

Pakistan shows that the disfigurement of our collective history to create exclusionary imagined communities can leave a bloody imprint for generations.

On Camera

YourTurn

Title scene of Taarak Mehta ka ooltah chashmah.

Dear Taarak Mehta, you were our peak comfort content for 14 years. Now it’s time to retire

Just like the Truman Show, all Taarak Mehta plots somehow feel the same for the past few years. It's fine to accept that ideas can go stale.
File photo of chief economic advisor V. Anantha Nageswaran | Photo: Twitter | @FinMinIndia

Stock market turmoil, crypto craze proof of human ‘fear, greed’ says chief economic advisor

Speaking at India Ideas Conclave, organised by think tank India Foundation in Bengaluru, V. Anantha Nageswaran, also said India was now in position to deliver domestically-driven growth'.

Defence

File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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