December 31, 2021

Goodbye 2021

If 2020 was termed the year of unimaginable losses as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, then 2021 must be considered a year of hope…

December 25, 2021

Battling smog

Lahore has been at the top of the list of the world’s most polluted cities over the past few weeks. The number of patients suffering from heart issues, chest infections etc is increasing day by day.

December 18, 2021

Deciding on a system

A few days ago, someone forwarded a video clip to me on WhatsApp in which an analyst was terming the current system of government the root of the country’s problems….

December 11, 2021

Humanity first

On Friday (December 10), World Human Rights Day was observed throughout the globe with a commitment to protect the rights of every human.

December 03, 2021

Historic yatra

On November 24, a delegation of international pilgrims led by Shri Guru Maharaj from Anandpur Sahid, India landed at Peshawar Airport to visit the samadhi (shrine) of Shri Param Hans Ji Maharaj…

November 26, 2021

Orange the world

The International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women is marked every year on November 25. 

November 19, 2021

Religious tolerance

The Sultanate of Oman celebrated its 51st National Day on November 18. This date marks the country’s independence from Portuguese imperialism in 1650….

November 12, 2021

Diwali dream

November 8 of this current year could be considered a much-needed achievement for the patriotic non-Muslim minority community due to the fact that Pakistani Hindu community, after a long peaceful struggle, 

November 05, 2021

Celebrating Diwali

The world, including Pakistan, celebrated Diwali yesterday (Nov 4). On this auspicious occasion, I would like to extend my heartfelt congratulations to everyone.

October 29, 2021

Cryptocurrency status

The Sindh High Court (SHC) has issued a written order in response to a petition filed against the ban on cryptocurrency largely used for online transactions. 

October 22, 2021

Identity crisis

Pakistan is a country with rich historical and cultural heritage. Numerous beautiful sites across the country not only remind us of our glorious past but also promote the golden principles of tolerance, harmony and co-existence.

October 15, 2021

Mohatta Palace

It is a fact that during the British rule and even after Independence, no beautiful and magnificent building like the Mohatta Palace has been built in the country so far. 

October 08, 2021

Exactly 20 years ago, on October 7, the world’s only superpower, the US, along with its global allies, launched massive air strikes on the war-torn country of Afghanistan.

October 01, 2021

Faith conversions

The issue of religious conversions in Pakistan is becoming more complex day by day. As soon as I became part of parliament in 2002…

JSeptember 24, 2021

Learning from the kingdom

Every year the national day of Saudi Arabia is celebrated on September 23 with great enthusiasm throughout the country.

September 17, 2021

Listening to the press

On the occasion of the joint sitting of parliament, a large number of journalists were gathered outside Parliament House recording a protest against the decision of establishing the Pakistan Media Regulatory Authority (PMDA) 

September 10, 2021
Prosperous region

Twenty years ago, the tragic attacks of 9/11 resulted in changing the world’s dynamics. However, on the occasion of its 20th anniversary…

September 03, 2021


I am currently in Washington DC, where I have meetings with various local personalities, including the overseas Pakistani community. 

JAugust 27, 2021

I am currently visiting the American city of Chicago, which is considered one of the best modern major cities in the United States. 

August 13, 2021

Regulation needed

I have returned to Islamabad after a successful visit to the Bhong Sharif area of Rahim Yar Khan where I was invited as a special guest to attend a ceremony for the restoration of the Ganesh Temple. 

August 05, 2021

Kashmir solidarity

Exactly two years ago, the Modi government abolished Articles 370 and 35A of the Indian constitution to remove the special status of Indian Occupied Kashmir.

A highly condemnable incident took place in Tharparkar, causing a wave of anger and outrage among peace-loving citizens across the country. 

JJuly 24, 2021

Upgrading our diplomacy

I have returned to Islamabad after attending the International Conference on ‘Central and South Asia: Regional Connectivity. 

July 16, 2021

I am currently in Tashkent, the capital of Uzbekistan, to participate in the International Conference on ‘Central and South Asia….

July 09, 2021

Knowledge of light

According to Hindu teachings, the rotation of planets and position of stars in the astronomical universe have a strong impact on our lives and destinies. Whenever a person is in difficulty…

The recent drone attacks in Occupied Kashmir could be termed reminiscent of the Pulwama attacks, when a failed attempt was made, a few years ago…

June 25, 2021

Iran is one of the few countries where the international community keeps a close eye on the presidential elections, and even before the election results, speculations about the priorities and policies of the new prospective Iranian leadership start in the media.

June 18, 2021

The China factor

The G7 summit of the world’s most powerful economies and democracies was recently held in Cornwall, Britain. 

June 11, 2021

Regional scenario

The rapid withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan is currently in process. The Biden Administration has set the deadline of September 11 this year, which will also be marked as the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.

June 3, 1947 holds importance for the success of the Pakistan Movement, led by Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah to achieve a separate and sovereign state of Pakistan.

May 28, 2021

The violence in the Palestine region has led to a ceasefire. However, it is a temporary solution, and tensions in the Middle East could flare up again at any time.

May 21, 2021

Barbaric attacks on the Gaza Strip have once again highlighted the Palestinian issue across the globe. Dozens of innocent Palestinians have lost…

May 16, 2021

Constant struggle

It was January in 1993 when Mamata Banerjee, a female minister from the Indian state of West Bengal, staged a sit-in outside the chamber of then chief minister, Jyoti Basu…

May 07, 2021

The first 100 days are considered to be very significant for every newly elected government. In these initial days, governments used to devise policies in order to fulfil…

April 30, 2021

India is currently facing a critical period where the spread of the pandemic has resulted in a huge loss of precious lives. On a daily basis, hundreds of people are testing positive. Sadly, one death every four minutes is being reported only in Delhi.

April 23, 2021

Unity with all

Today, two weeks have passed since my beloved older brother Dr Prem Kumar Vankwani left us. In this critical time, the tense situation in the country has saddened me more.

April 16, 2021

Immense loss

Last Friday on April 9, I was busy in my routine socio-political engagements when I received a phone call from my brother residing in Hyderabad.

April 09, 2021

Festival of flowers

Every year on April 8, the birthday of Siddhartha Gautama Buddha has been celebrated throughout Japan.

April 02, 2021

Two and a half thousand years ago, the great philosopher of ancient Taxila belonging to present-day Pakistan, Kautilya Chanakya had stated that the enemy of my enemy is my friend.

March 26, 2021

The right direction

On the occasion of Pakistan Day Parade, our political and military leaderships could be seen together with a commitment to protect and defend our beloved country. 

Forgiveness has been given special significance in the teachings of every religion. According to the Holy Quran…

March 12, 2021

Celebrating Mauritius

March 12 is a very significant day in the national history of Africa’s most beautiful island Mauritius, due to two major events. 

March 05, 2021

Last year, on the first anniversary celebrated by Pakistani nation to acknowledge the professional response by the PAF on February 27, 2019…. 

February 26, 2021

Recently, an informative article appeared on the Urdu version of the UK’s most renowned journal, ‘The Independent’, highlighting some historical facts about the Ramkot Fort…..

February 19, 2021

The US has finally decided to rejoin the UN Human Rights Council, one of the most important and significant international forums under the United Nations. 

February 12, 2021

The Canadian embassy in China has issued a formal apology after some diplomats were found ordering controversial T-shirts displaying the stylized alphabet ‘W’

February 05, 2021

Resolving minority issues

Two major problems non-Muslim minority communities in Pakistan face are directly linked to religious conversion and encroachment of holy sites of worship.

January 29, 2021

Inspiring struggle

Kamala Devi Harris has added a new chapter to the 230-year history of the US presidential system by winning the recent US elections and taking oath as the first-ever female vice-president of the United States.

JJanuary 22, 2021

The United States has successfully entered into a new democratic era with the historical swearing-in ceremony of newly elected President Joe Biden…

January 15, 2021

Holi in Multan

The Pakistan Hindu Council, while ensuring preparations to organize the annual combined marriages ceremony for deserving Hindu couples…

January 08, 2021

The year 2021 dawned with a ray of hope for the minority Hindu community of Pakistan.

January 01, 2021

Criminal attack

December 30, 2020 was a sad day for the patriotic Pakistani Hindu community because a violent mob succeeded in attacking the Teri Temple and…

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