The move to celebrate Hindu Heritage Month in Canada has reminded me of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah’s famous speech which he delivered on August 11, 1947 in which he assured that all Pakistani citizens, regardless of their socio-religious backgrounds, would have equal civic rights and opportunities to uplift the newly-established country.

The 12-day Sharjah International Book Fair successfully concluded in the UAE on November 13. A large number of award-winning authors, writers, novelists, intellectuals, artists, creators and other well-known personalities from across the world participated in the event.

Every year on November 10, Turkey holds Ataturk Remembrance Day to mark the death anniversary of the founder of the modern Turkish state and the first president of Turkey, Mustafa Kemal Pasha.

I am grateful to all my family members, friends and relatives who expressed their best wishes on my 50th birthday on November 1. Birthdays carry special importance for people. This day reminds them that a person, who was born in a state of helplessness and as a weak child, was once entirely dependent on parents and society to survive. With time, the child grows up and becomes capable of making his/her life decisions.the festival of lights, was celebrated in a very unique way in the open sea of Karachi, and the ancient Manora temple, submerged in darkness for a long time, was lit up with beautiful lights.

On the auspicious occasion of Diwali, I would like to extend my heartfelt congratulations to everyone. For the first time in the 75-year history of independence, Diwali, the festival of lights, was celebrated in a very unique way in the open sea of Karachi, and the ancient Manora temple, submerged in darkness for a long time, was lit up with beautiful lights.

Chief Buddhist Monk of Sangha Supreme Council of Thailand Most Venerable Arayawangso has returned to his homeland after spending a three-month religious ritual in the Pakistani historic city of Taxila. The spiritual leader was staying along with followers at Taxila for the past three months performing a Buddhist religious ritual that begins in the rainy season every year.

In my previous column, I had highlighted that the recent visits of Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa to the United States were very beneficial in terms of resolving misunderstandings and bringing both sides closer.

October 07, 2022

A strong dollar

The rapidly increasing value of the US dollar has had a negative impact on our national economy…..

September 30, 2022

Preemptive action

It is Pakistan’s fault that it has never prioritized climate change and environmental issues since its creation 75 years ago

September 23, 2022

Foreign affairs strategy

A few days ago, my close friend forwarded me a video clip on WhatsApp, in which Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is speaking at the launching…

September 16, 2022

The real ruler is the one who wins the hearts of the people and even after his/her death people remember them with good words. This fact was…

September 09, 2022

Doctrine of peace

There are several international players active in our region who are in tussle with each other for increasing influence. However, the current…

September 02, 2022

Flood crisis

 I am currently in the city of New York, but my heart is deeply disturbed by the devastation caused by the floods in Pakistan. The videos of the…
 

August 26, 2022

Smart roads

Unfortunately, traffic accidents are increasing in our country. Not a day goes by when news of a fatal accident is not published in newspapers. A…

Pakistanis celebrated the diamond jubilee of their beloved country on August 14 with great zeal and passion. While celebrating independence, we must…

August 12, 2022

On August 14, the entire nation will celebrate the diamond jubilee of the creation of Pakistan. Under the direction of Speaker National Assembly…

August 05, 2022

A new shift?

Speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi recently arrived in Taipei, the capital of Taiwan, during her visit to Asia. This was the…

July 29, 2022

Bias and prejudice

In a recently held meeting with the German parliamentary delegation at the Parliament House Islamabad, participants discussed various topics of…

July 22, 2022

A thorny visit

US President Joe Biden has concluded his first visit to the Middle East. During the first stage, he signed a security agreement with Israel, in…

July 15, 2022

Although I am currently in Canada, I am not unaware of the ongoing situation in Pakistan and the South Asian region. The economic crisis in Sri…

I am currently in Canada where preparations for Eidul Azha are in full swing by overseas Pakistanis residing here. I have also been invited to…

July 02, 2022

New blocs

First of all, I would like to congratulate COAS General Qamar Javed Bajwa, who was awarded the King Abdulaziz Medal of Excellent Class during his…

June 24, 2022

Benazir’s vision

Pakistanis, both here and abroad, celebrated the birthday of a great female political leader on June 21 – a leader who even after 15 years of…

June 17, 2022

It is a matter of great honour and privilege for me that Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has appointed me chairman of a task force with a status of…

All religions of the world are equally respectable and no one has the right to pass derogatory remarks on any religion. However, it is highly…

June 03, 2022

A man of tolerance

Numerous websites of different organizations, operating from India and other countries, reflect that the name of ancient Hindu philosopher Kautilya…

May 27, 2022

Australians used to mark National Sorry Day every year on May 26 in order to acknowledge and raise awareness about the forced removal of Aboriginal…

May 20, 2022

Visionary leadership

Every human being in this world comes for a limited time period. However, those who perform great deeds for the welfare of humanity succeeded in…

Today, our national politics is seeing a lot of talk about two historical characters, whose betrayal two centuries ago is considered to be the main…

May 06, 2022

Sacred spaces

The Prophet of Islam , after he migrated from his hometown of Makkah to Madina, had built Masjid-e-Nabvi with his own blessed hands. At the time, it…

April 29, 2022

Sri Lanka in crisis

Pakistan and Sri Lanka are considered friendly countries on the diplomatic front. The two countries located in South Asia are very similar to each…

April 22, 2022

Presidential duty

In a now-historic scene from March 2008, the parliamentary leaders of the PPP and PML-N coalition government are present at the Aiwan-e-Sadar to…

April 15, 2022

Our real asset

I have attended countless sessions of parliament during my more than 20 years of parliamentary experience. However, when Mian Shehbaz Sharif, after…

April 08, 2022

Diplomatic blunder

In view of the dramatic change amid political turmoil, it was not a ‘surprise’ but a diplomatic blunder by Prime Minister Imran Khan, who not…

April 01, 2022

March 30 was no doubt an historical day in our national politics when the entire experienced political leadership gathered under one roof at Sindh…

March 25, 2022

Peace pipeline

A few days back, the Iranian ambassador in New Delhi delivered a very important statement in which he said: “Iran is ready to meet India’s…

March 18, 2022

Political stability

The current political situation in Pakistan is getting complicated day by day. In order to counter the no-confidence motion, the government has…

March 11, 2022

Impressive show

The long march led by PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has come to an end after demonstrating an impressive power show. For the last few days,…

March 04, 2022

Equal opportunities

The promotion of Dr Kailash Kumar and Dr Anil Kumar – two Hindu army officers in the Pakistan Army – to the rank of lieutenant colonel is great…

February 25, 2022

The loss of my beloved elder brother Dr Prem Kumar Vankwani is unbearable. Even after almost one year, not a single day has gone by when the…

February 18, 2022

The announcement by the opposition parties to present a no-confidence motion against the PTI-led government in the National Assembly has increased…

February 11, 2022

Lata Mangeshkar, the most prominent playback singer in Bollywood, has lost her battle with the deadly coronavirus and passed away in the Indian city…

February 04, 2022

Today, on February 4, the people of Sri Lanka are celebrating their 74th Independence Day to commemorate their freedom and sovereignty from British…

January 29, 2022

In the first month of the new year, the journalist community across the country has had to record its protest against the brutal murder of fellow… 

January 22, 2022

Reopening diplomacy

Saudi Arabia and Iran, the two major traditional rivals in the Middle East, have shown interest in restoring their bilateral ties after a period of…

January 14, 2022

Every year in December, snowfall is expected in Murree, which attracts tourists from all over the country. There are a number of beautiful tourist…

January 07, 2022

The start of 2022 – a new year – proved to be very fruitful for my sincere efforts when on January 1 an international delegation of Hindu…