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Albert Arooj Bhatti

Albert Arooj Bhatti

Stopping forced conversions

“Let there be no compulsion in religion, for the truth stands out clearly from falsehood.” – Surah Al-Baqarah (2: 256). The verse from the Holy Quran states that there is no compulsion in Islam, yet forced conversion is a very

Vaccine trial and nation’s stake

The corona epidemic in Pakistan seems to be spiraling out of control once again and the government has sped up the process of vaccinations to protect its civilians from the coronavirus and the vaccine, are being imported from abroad on

This is my country

These days, the political temperature in Pakistan is once again rising and and politicians are seen warming the blood of voters with tall claims and promises. There is a strange tradition in Pakistan that political parties asks for votes by

A small difference

While social media has created several benefits for society and transformed our lives, it has given rise to many problems. Today a family is present at the dining table together but their attention is transfixed at their mobile phone screens.

Yes, I’m a rebel

When we were growing up in the ’80s, we neither had mobile phones nor cable TV and there was certainly no concept of social media in those days. When we returned home from school, we would either watch cricket or

Karachi’s real issue

Chief Justice of Pakistan Gulzar Ahmed once again chided the Pakistan People’s Party-led Sindh government as the Supreme Court took up hearings pertaining to encroachments and other cases at the SC’s Karachi Registry. The apex court ordered to demolish the

A bitter truth

Pakistan is currently witnessing political turmoil, along with the rising number of COVID-19 infections. After recovering from the coronavirus, mood of our beloved captain, Imran Khan, also changed and paved the way for a ‘so-called’ revolution. He first runs out

Minorities and Men of Faith

Today is the first day of the New Year. We hope the advent of a new year brings joy and happiness for people in Pakistan and around the world. We also seek guidance from God to remains steadfast and forgive

Accomplices, not partners

There has been a steady rise in the number of sexual assault and rape cases in the country. Whether it’s Islamabad, Lahore, Karachi or any remote area in the country, deranged human beings have unleashed their worst desires. Incidents of

Legal ways and illegal deeds

A famous saying goes that only those nations understand the true value of freedom who have never had freedom. It would be not incorrect to say that the Pakistani nation has taken full advantage of their freedom and independence. People

A deteriorating situation

Once again Karachiites witnessed a strong spell of monsoon rains. The rainwater flooded streets and even major thoroughfares in the port city. It has now become the norm. The people of Karachi witness casualties, prolonged power breakdowns, overflowing drains, and

Cemeteries don’t develop

Today, 73 years after its independence, Pakistan is still plagued by innumerable problems. Despite our independence from British imperialism, we are still in chains of slavery. Pakistan is ruled by a certain gang, whether there is a civil or military

Karachi’s troubles and powerless mayor

Two days of heavy rain have brought relief to the heat-stricken citizens of the metropolis however, on the other side overflowing gutters and accumulation of water on the streets turned the rain mercy into trouble. This year in Karachi, almost

Should we worry now?

Pakistan has been fighting for its survival since its independence. Problems are still mounting instead of ending. Pakistanis elected Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf for the federal government after disappointing from PML-N and PPP. However, the ruling rulers are pushing the people into

Holidays of coronavirus

Almighty Allah has blessed Pakistan with abundant blessings. People of Pakistan are also blessed with the most unique and distinct ability in the world to think and understand, through which we find quick solutions to every problem. We have also

Nawaz Sharif resurfaces

A picture emerged on social media of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif in London, wearing a light blue dress with a felt hat and having a cup of coffee at a café. There was backlash and strong reaction as social

The Locust Crises

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has stated that recent locust attacks in Pakistan could lead to widespread food shortages. Pakistan can lose Rs 393 billion in winter crops and another Rs 451 billion in summer crops. The loss of

Eid of foreigners

As soon as the Eid comes, the dying faces glow. This day marks the end of the holy month of Ramazan, a time dedicated to fasting so that Muslims learn the importance of the things they might take for granted.

The Coronavirus Conspiracy

Coronavirus – which first appeared in Chinese city of Wuhan in December 2019 – has now spread to almost every corner of the world. More than 5 million people worldwide have been infected and around 300,000 people have lost their

Coronavirus: Reality or Conspiracy?

The novel coronavirus – that emerged in the Chinese city of Wuhan in December 2019 – has so far claimed lives of more than 2.4 lakhs people globally and has affected more than 3.5 million people. The world hasn’t taken

The state is our mother

The tender love and affection that a mother provides has no comparison. Whether you are a soft-hearted person or a wicked man, a hardened criminal or an innocent soul, your mother will still show her pure and unconditional love. A

Independent citizens of Pakistan

It was almost four o’clock in the night and not a single vehicle was on the road. On the empty road, we were waiting for the signal to go green, and I was continuously laughing in the car. On the

Funds for Karachi

Prime Minister Imran Khan has released discretionary funds worth Rs3.4 billion for PTI MNAs in Karachi, making a shift in party policy and also receiving criticism for appeasing only their own parliamentarians. These funds will be used to complete the

Social issues and media

Circumstantial tracking is also a basic human desire, and far beyond all the media sources, television is the easiest source. It takes a few seconds for news to go public on television. In Pakistan, there are a plethora of private