From Karachi to San Bernardino: In Quest of an Alternative Discourse on Terrorism

Author: Jawad Syed Cross posted from The Huffington Post In the aftermath of the Paris and San Bernardino attacks, the world can no longer afford apologist and politically correct discourses on terrorism. During my recent trip to Pakistan to attend an international educational and cultural conference in Karachi, I had an interesting discussion on theContinue reading “From Karachi to San Bernardino: In Quest of an Alternative Discourse on Terrorism”

Edwina Pio: Muslim Work Summit

The Muslims at work in New Zealand summit was held at Auckland University of Technology on 1 April 2015. Its aim was to better understand and put provisions in place for the growing Muslim workforce in New Zealand. The guest speakers included the equal employment commissioner and New Zealand’s first ethnic police inspector. Professor ofContinue reading “Edwina Pio: Muslim Work Summit”

Prof Pio’s Address for Leadership New Zealand Dinner with a Difference

“….It is visionary leaders who have the power to disrupt for good… to break apart or rupture the status quo for change…for brighter narratives in evoking a virtuous cycle of global citizenship and mindful conduct”. “Are we not all strands of the same skein of life? And in weaving our pattern for the future, weContinue reading “Prof Pio’s Address for Leadership New Zealand Dinner with a Difference”

Sharifs vs Sharif

Cross-posted from Daily Times, 17 Oct 2011 Post-May 2, Nawaz Sharif was the only national leader who talked of the military’s accountability while Prime Minister Gilani’s capitulation in parliament has shamed the PPP’s anti-establishment insiders. Not unlike many other Pakistanis, I too was shocked to learn that former Lahore High Court (LHC) Chief Justice KhawajaContinue reading “Sharifs vs Sharif”