OPINIONS - 2024
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Israel on the Brink: How You Can Help Defend Our Ally. By Gregg Roman Director MEF

The night is still and quiet at this early hour in Tel Aviv. Most are asleep, unaware of the gathering storm. But in a hotel room, sleep eludes me as reports from the Wall Street Journal and Times of Israel blare warnings of an impending Iranian strike against Israel.



For the past 36 ho

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10th Indian student dies in the USA in 2024. Some Indian American should urgently go to India to get petition file in SCI. By Hem Raj Jain

IF hate / racial crimes are responsible for some of these deaths of Indian students and if this trend is not checked then the larger Asian Indian American community in the USA is also bound to face the  heat (of such hate /racial crimes) sooner than later. (ii)- Therefore there is a wak

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Blinken’s assurance of “Ironclad Commitment” has no meaning when Chinese security forces are attacking Philipino's Boats in Philippines' waters . Instead the USA Should launch a “new rule based global order. By Hem Raj Jain

Like other previous US- administrations the Biden administration is also CLUELESS about launching & running a global order where even smaller countries and people of all member countries will be able to protect their interests & rights ONLY through international laws and NOT with the grac

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Bowser is no bull dog of Black rights but is play kitten of billionaires like Leonsis. BY AHMAR MUSTIKHAN

A medic who has been fighting the opioid epidemic affecting the Blacks under the very nose of mostly White Supremacist rulers of the U.S. has sent a rejoinder to a Washington Post columnist not to put dirty developer-friendly Mayor Muriel Bowser in the same basket with the legendary “ghanst

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The chasm between TB and HIV continues. By SHOBHA SHUKLA, BOBBY RAMAKANT

“The two worst global health problems have combined forces well. But the institutions addressing them have miserably failed to put their act together,” wrote Dr Tim France, a noted global health thought leader, in an op-ed article titled “The chasm between TB and HIV” whic

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Historical Review: Interwoven Past of Allama Mashriqi, Bhuttos, and Zardaris. By Nasim Yousaf

A historical review of Pakistan's political landscape reveals intriguing connections that have shaped the course of the nation's history. Delving into the intertwined past of Allama Mashriqi, the Bhuttos, and the Zardaris uncovers fascinating relationships that have often remained unexplo

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By issuing perfunctory & toothless statements like on Kejariwal’s arrest the Biden administration unnecessarily invited the snub and insult on the USA from India. By Hem Raj Jain

The USA got the snub from India because despite being leader of the free world which sponsored the UN in 1945 the USA (i)- never understood that human rights are not an internal matter of any UN-member-country and (ii)- Never tried to develop a mechanism of the UN which will provide effective rel

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As many as 2,700 American soldiers are guarding ‘Mr. Bone Saw’ illegal rule of Saudi Arabia. By AHMAR MUSTIKHAN

At least 2,700 U.S. soldiers are guarding one of the most despicable de facto rulers ever of the Saudi sheikhdom, Mohammed bin Salman, according to Saudi expert Doug Bandow. This is in addition to an elite private army that America’s No. 1 mercenary Erik Prince had helped train for the Saud

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Peace crusader Medea Benjamin, others blast State Dept. Lu’s as a liar at Congress hearing

Washington DC: (By AHMAR MUSTIKHAN0 Just like the U.S. never supported Pakistan dictators — Generals Ayub, Zia and Musharraf — and had no role in ouster of the most popular premier Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and subsequent hanging nearly half century ago, Assistant Secretary Donald Lu had no

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Palestine & Kashmir: Similar Struggles of Occupations: By Dr. Imtiaz Khan

Since 1990 Indian forces have unleashed a reign of terror against the freedom loving people of Kashmir who are demanding the implementation of more than 16 substantive United Nations Security Council Resolutions. The acts of savagery by the Indian occupation army are increasing every day and till

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Black History Month founders join call upon Hilton Hotels to do justice in Deep South

Washington DC: (By Ahmar Mustikhan) Not many know but Hitler was all praise for White Supremacy in the U.S. and borrowed some of the precepts of his hateful Nazi ideology from Jim Crow. Front page news on the Montgomery Advertiser 5/15/1916 praises the Mississippi Senators for ridding the south o

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Both, the USA & India are wrong on CAA. Instead they should try militarily to rehabilitate about 160 million descendants of forcibly displaced Hindus & Muslims in their native land of undivided India. BY Hem Raj Jain

 Instead of spatting over non-issues like CAA, both the USA & India should address the basic issues of human rights (ii)- It is understandable if HIndus left their native land in Pakistan but surprisingly even Sikhs, in the face of violence, left Pakistan, most of which they ruled and we

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Second International Day to Combat Islamophobia. By Dr. Ghulam Nabi Fai, Chairman, World Forum for Peace and Justice

Today, the United Nations is observing the Second International Day to Combat Islamophobia. The United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution on March 15, 2022, which designated 15 March as the International Day to Combat Islamophobia. “It calls for a global dialogue on the promotion

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Prez Biden’s hollow boast in 2024 SOTU about ‘US leadership in the world’ wouldn’t convince people in the USA unless launches a ‘ new global order. By Hem Raj Jain

Whether Prez Biden likes it or not without making US-Christinaity a global religion to help the US-establishment  new global order can’t be established (ii)- In this age of Cold war - II the People all over the world of course want the USA to be the leader of the free world but Pr

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It is not natural disasters but manmade barriers that block access to TB care. By SHOBHA SHUKLA, BOBBY RAMAKANT

It is not natural disasters (like hurricanes or storms) which block access to TB care services most times, but manmade barriers that fuel injustices, inequities, greed, and risk factors that put people at risk of TB disease and death.



 Since these are manmade barriers, it is we who

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Dr. Ayub Thakur was a man with the mission. By Dr. Ghulam Nabi Fai, Chairman, World Forum for Peace & Justice

I want to express my appreciation to the leadership of Institute of Policy Studies, (PS) for organizing this memorial for Dr. Ayub Thakur, (March 10, 2004) who was a friend, and a colleague. He was a great thinker, scholar, an intellectual and a well-known expert on the subject of Kashmir. He was

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Durand Line a Tool to Deceit Afghans. By Manish Rai

Last month the Taliban's Deputy Foreign Minister Sher Mohammad Abbas Stanikzai while attending a public program said that there is an absence of an official border between Afghanistan and Pakistan. He further said that Afghanistan will never recognize the Durand Line as its official border wi

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William Gomes's "Daily Devotions for Christian Workers": A Guide to Merging Faith with Professional Life

In a groundbreaking initiative to merge faith with the professional sphere, William Gomes introduces "Daily Devotions for Christian Workers: God's Work through Our Hands." This 40-day devotional guide is set to become a vital companion for Christians eager to imbue their work with s

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May you be the woman you want to be in a man's world. By SHOBHA SHUKLA

"A judge's son is a lawyer, and this lawyer's father is an inspector. Then who is the judge?"



 When this question was asked in a training workshop, many participants floundered on the answer. Deep-rooted gender biases and harmful gender stereotypes and narratives,

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Who is Hajj Imad Mughniyeh? Why is Al-Radwan Brigade of Hezbollah a big threat to Zionist Israel? By MOHAMMED KHAKU

Quran 2:154 And do not say of those who are killed in the way of Allah that they are dead…you have no knowledge of their life.”



Quran 44:24  Dukhan (Smoke) 24  “…Surely, they is an army that is doomed to be drowned.”



Hamas is

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University of Westminster is imparting useless education as is evident from the case of NItasha Kaul at Bengaluru airport. By Hem Raj Jain

If not for the sake of herself at least for the reputation of the University of Westminster, NItasha should move the concerned authorities and forums (ii)_ NItasha can rely on the important and effective support of the leader of free world the USA especially in this election year 2024. 

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EFSAS STUDY PAPER: China’s Risky Gamble on the Taliban | From Calculated Indifference to Strategic Engagement

 Introduction



Afghanistan has systematically, throughout history, been victim of the ambitions of superpowers, exploiting its strategic position as a playground to increase their influence, irremediably plunging the country into a state of destruction and civil war over the last fe

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The Concept of Self-Determination and the Issue of Kashmir. By Dr. Ghulam Nabi Fai, Chairman, World Forum for Peace & Justice (Second part of four-part article series)

 (Fourth & final part of four-part article series)



  Much is being made of the fact that seven decades have passed since the principled solution on Kashmir was formulated by the United Nations with almost universal support. These resolutions are obsolete and out of da

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Selfish & irresponsible global leaders of Muslim Ummah may be duped by Prez Biden’s assurance of ‘temporary’ halt in military activities of Israel in Gaza during Ramadan. By Hem Raj Jain

No doubt the responsibility for starting the killing and injuring of innocent people in Gaza lies with Palestinians where Hamas, their organization of militant Jihadis attacked the Israelis on October 7 which has been condemned by every right thinking person all across the world including by many

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Turkey Must Be Isolated and Condemned. By Gregg Roman

The Turkish parliament voted to accept Sweden as a member of NATO last month, but this should not distract us from how outrageous Turkish rhetoric and behavior have been under President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Justice and Development Party (AKP).



Turkey is wildly out of step with o

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Treatment is prevention: Stop the spread of infection by finding all and treating all TB. By SHOBHA SHUKLA, BOBBY RAMAKANT

"The greater danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it.” These golden words of Michelangelo perhaps sum up the fundamental gap in the fight to end TB worldwide.



 The stark reality that around 3 million pe

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The Role of Christian Educational Institutes in Pakistan's Educational Landscape: Authors: Haroon Samson and Ailya Massey

Pakistan, a diverse and multicultural country, is home to various religious communities, including a Christian minority. Christianity originated in the Indian subcontinent with the arrival of the apostle Thomas (a disciple of Jesus Christ) in the first century A.D. Over time the faith expanded un

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The U.S. Must Stand by and for the Kurds

Philadelphia: (By Gregg Roman for Middle East Forum) Amidst the recent tragic attack on a U.S. base in eastern Syria by an Iran-backed militia resulting in the loss of six Kurdish members of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), it is imperative for the United States to reevaluate its commitment to

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Lip service by US-Lawmakers for peace in Gaza will fool no one. US-citizens and their religions should use opportunity to become human rights friendly at least in election year 2024. By Hem Raj Jain

 Even in secular countries religion is the custodian of the values of their contemporary society (ii)- Hence the religions in the USA are mainly to be blamed for genocide of Palestinians (including of Children) in Gaza. 



The US-Lawmakers have expressed the policy of the USA wh

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The Concept of Self-Determination and the Issue of Kashmir. By Dr. Ghulam Nabi Fai, Chairman, World Forum for Peace & Justice (Second part of four-part article series)

“The real sovereigns of the State (of Kashmir) are the people. The ruler is a servant of the people.” July 29, 1947 (Mahatma Gandhi).



 The principle of self-determination in modern times can be defined as the right of peoples to determine their own political status and

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The Concept of Self-Determination and the Issue of Kashmir. By Dr. Ghulam Nabi Fai (First part of four-part article series)

The self-determination of peoples is a basic principle of the United Nation Charter which has been reaffirmed in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and applied countless times to the settlement of international disputes. The concept played a significant part in the post-world war I settlem

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149 experts call to find all TB to stop TB. By SHOBHA SHUKLA, BOBBY RAMAKANT

One hundred and forty nine delegates of 78th National Conference of Tuberculosis and Chest Diseases ( NATCON) have endorsed a global call to find all TB to stop TB, which has 1 key ask: Stop missing TB cases, by taking 2 actions:



1) Replace smear microscopy 100% with WHO recommended mol

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Pakistan election 2024 a matter of shame for the leader of free world, the USA. By Hem Raj Jain

The leader of the free world, the USA can’t win cold war- II against “authoritarian Chinese democracy” if it doesn't protect democracy in developing countries. of Asia 



The unexpected impressive victory of Imran Khan’s party PTI supported independent can

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It is time to hold governments to account for ending tobacco. By SHOBHA SHUKLA

Currently the intergovernmental talks on the legally binding global tobacco treaty are taking place in Panama. This meeting, formally called the tenth session of the Conference of the Parties (COP10) to the World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC), has delegate

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Growing call to make Big Tobacco pay for health and environment harms. By BOBBY RAMAKANT

Would you not be surprised to learn that an industry whose products kill over 8 million people every year (even when used as the manufacturer intended), and cause an array of health and environment disasters of epidemic proportion, has not been held to account fully? Yes, we are referring to the

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Why are shorter, safer and more effective treatments for drug-resistant TB not being rolled out? By SHOBHA SHUKLA

Is it not a paradox that a preventable, diagnosable, treatable, and curable bacterial infection disease is still 1.30 million people every year. Yes we are talking of TB. Today we have all the solutions to #EndTB - point-of-care molecular tests to diagnose drug sensitive and drug-resistant TB upf

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"Kashmir's Evolution: A Tale of Two Perspectives”. By Farooq Ganderbali.

As February 5th approaches, a distinctive shift in sentiments is palpable among Kashmiris on both sides of the border. Traditionally observed as Solidarity Day with the People of Indian Kashmir, this year takes on a unique stance as Kashmiris express solidarity with those living in Pakistan-occup

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The Army Strikes Back | Nawaz Sharif’s Return and Democratic Backsliding in Pakistan: EFSAS

Since early 2020, the political volatility in Pakistan has steadily grown amid a worsening economic and security situation and continued political infighting. The COVID-19 pandemic put severe stress on the Pakistani economy, which was further hit by catastrophic floods that submerged much of the

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Kashmir and the Administration of Justice (Third part of three-part article series). By Dr. Ghulam Nabi Fai

Professor Zafar Khan, Head of Diplomatic Department of JKLF and a well-known leader of Kashmiri global diaspora has said, “Kashmiris are denied their collective and individual rights by India. The political, judicial and security establishment in India has orchestrated an environment of fea

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Egypt: Losing the people’s trust, Al Sisi is re-electe. By Dr. Ashraf Ramelah

When the Egyptian Election Authority announced the re-election of President Al Sisi last month on December 18, Egyptians and the international community were already certain of the outcome of Egypt’s election. It came as no surprise.During Egypt’s presidential election campaigns where

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Journey of a TB survivor from pain to strength. By SHOBHA SHUKLA, KALPANA ACHARYA

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the light gets in,” best sum up the transformative journey from pain to strength of Binika Shrestha, a native of Hetauda in Nepal. Binika shared the travails of the long path she trod- from being diagnosed with TB, going through the TB treatment

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Significance of newly formed Bangladesh government’s international recognition. By Mehjabin Bhanu

After winning the national elections, the Awami League, led by Sheikh Hasina, formed a new administration for the fourth consecutive time, demonstrating their ongoing success. Sheikh Hasina has attained a great degree of bravery in her leadership while facing complex local and international plots

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Bangladesh’s Participation at the NAM summit shows its ‘non-alignment policy and peaceful diplomacy’. By Jubeda Chowdhury

Bangladesh's Foreign Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud lead the Bangladesh delegation at the 19th NAM Summit in Uganda from January 20-21, focusing on "Deepening Cooperation for Shared Global Affluence." The Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), established in 1961, is a group of mostly developing cou

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Dhaka International Trade Fair’s role in promoting Bangladesh’s international trade. By Anup Sinha

The 28th Dhaka International Trade Fair was officially inaugurated on January 21 by Bangladeshi PM Sheikh Hasina as the chief guest at the Bangabandhu Bangladesh-China Friendship Exhibition Center located in Purbachal, near the capital. According to the layout plan of this year's trade fair,

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"Eternal Bond: A Journey of Faith and Love" - William Gomes' New Book Offers Solace and Guidance for Widows

In his latest publication, "Eternal Bond: A Widow's 40-Day Journey of Faith and Love", British-Bangladeshi author William Gomes offers a profound and empathetic guide to navigating the complexities of loss. This insightful book serves as a beacon of hope and support for widows, guid

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If Prez Biden Doesn’t intervene urgently in on-going Iran-Pak militarya conflict, Pakistan may try to establish Sunni-Islamic-Global-Order by even engineering Shia-Sunni global war. By Hem Raj Jain

 Iran should have gone to International Court of JUstice instead of carrying out attack on Pakistani territory (ii)- Pakistan has 9 motivations and favorable factors for trying to establish Sunni-Islamic-Global-Order even by engineering Shia-Sunni global war (iii)-  Pakistan can ra

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If Army Chief believes Pakistan carrying out terrorism in J&K then why Indian military is not in Pakistan to eliminate “India specific Pak terrorist infra-structure”. By Hem Raj Jain

Pakistan promotes terrorism by alleged act of commission whereas India is doing so by act of omission (ii)-  India doesn’t seem to care about life & blood lost by soldiers and civilians in J&K in terrorism by allegedly Pak sponsored terrorists (iii)- The leader of free wor

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Soleimani’s Quds Force a Menace For the Region. By Manish Rai

On the fourth death anniversary of Qassem Soleimani the slain commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Quds Force (QF), multiple bomb blasts rocked Iran's south-central city of Kerman near the cemetery where he is buried. Initially, it was anticipated that Israeli intelligenc

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Are we prepared to combat online gender-based violence? By SHOBHA SHUKLA

Gender-based violence is among the most prevalent human rights violations globally. Urgency is palpable as governments worldwide have less than 7 years to end all forms of gender-based violence and deliver on the promise of gender equality for all by 2030. But instead of declining, gender-based v

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The U.S. Must Reduce Iranian Influence in Iraq. By Gregg Roman

This provides Iran with a land corridor to Syria and the broader Levant, allowing it to spread its revolution, sow chaos, and undermine regional American allies and partners. The US must counter Iran's nefarious influence in every way possible.



The Iranian-Iraqi border is some 1,000

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For world peace Prez BIden should know S.Jaishankar is factually wrong. Rather peace in SAARC largely threatened by India by not carrying-out mandatory plebiscite. By Hem Raj Jain

For world peace Prez BIden should start  taking keen interest in resolving the Kashmir problem (ii)- Kashmir problem is not essentially & exclusively the result of ‘cross border terrorism’ policies of Pakistan.but  mainly because India has not carried out manda

"Trial of Pakistani Christian Nation" By Nazir S Bhatti

On demand of our readers, I have decided to release E-Book version of "Trial of Pakistani Christian Nation" on website of PCP which can also be viewed on website of Pakistan Christian Congress www.pakistanchristiancongress.org . You can read chapter wise by clicking tab on left handside of PDF format of E-Book.

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