When Benjamin Franklin wrote in a 1789 letter that "in this world, nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes," he had no idea how unashamedly modern-day Pakistan would defy his prophecy.
#GreaterKarachi: An Autonomous Home for Urban Sindh
"#GreaterKarachi: An Autonomous Home for Urban Sindh" is a Washington Times advertising supplement.
Pakistanis observe a national holiday on Dec. 25 every year. It's not because Pakistan, a Muslim-majority country, celebrates Christmas. Nor is it because Jesus' birthday is celebrated on that day. The reason for Pakistanis to take a day off work on Christmas is to celebrate the birth of their country's founder, Mohammad Ali Jinnah, who happens to share his date of birth with Jesus.
"Azadi 1" is the new license plate of my friend Tom Garrett, a former congressman from Virginia who has steadily become the voice of the voiceless.
Azadi means freedom. Freedom is something that some take for granted. This isn't a luxury that most people in the world share.
This August 14th marks the 71st year of the Indian subcontinent's division and the creation of India and Pakistan.
As unrest among Pakistan's ethnic minorities over the dominance of the majority province, Punjab, grows every day, the question of Pakistan's constitutional makeup and power-sharing is once again coming under intense debate.
President Trump has laid out a clear South Asia policy and his first 2018 "new day" tweet sent a strong message to Pakistan's ruling elitist Army and intelligence agency that "no more" of the same old bag of tricks will work with his administration.
Since its inception in 1947, Pakistan has seized every opportunity to project itself as a trusted U.S. ally, and successive American Administrations have continued to buy it.
In today's world, Karachi, Pakistan's biggest city with a population of nearly 30 million, is facing the same injustices that the American colonists faced in the late 16th century.