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Riyatullah Farooqui

Riyatullah Farooqui

The writer is a senior journalist.

“Miaun sahab”

How will the nation protect its rights whose political memory is preserved only for ten days? You write several columns from top to bottom to explain the same thing, but after a while, it will definitely ask you the question

Social Media Activist

A few years ago, a social media marketing expert bumped at a graphic design firm in Clifton, asking, “Do you use Facebook?” “Yes, I do!” “Write posts?” He inquired, ” yes write a little bit,” I replied. “Correct me if

Fuel prices and the competent

When those who were bored with the old forms were working to launch new face in Pakistan, we repeatedly wrote that the form you are trying to bring is not the result of any coercive court decision but the result

The real aim

In the political corridors, everyone knows that PTI fascist leader Imran Khan was forbidden from announcing the long march. Imran Khan himself has said in an interview that the promises made to him were broken. He doesn’t say who promises

Root cause of mischief

There is no doubt that the country is in constant political uncertainty. What are the causes of this crisis? The Nawaz Sharif government formed in 2013 not only got the country out of serious problems but also started raising the

Siraj-ud-Daulah’s dream

Until last week, we had a government that barely managed to survive for five months on its own. Even these few months were because the PDM was doubting whether this government has really lost its support or if there was

Democratic Lunda Bazar

You may have heard of secondhand cars, the same which business is many times bigger than new cars in Pakistan. Such vehicles – which are imported from Korea and Japan – also have permanent showrooms, they also have Sunday and

Attempt to fix the mistake

Former Prime Minister Imran Khan would not have been so anxious to be ousted if he had come to power with the strength of the popular vote as Nawaz Sharif and Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Shaheed. He would have expressed his

Abrogation of constitution

Man is not only a social being but also a conscious being. So it was a conscious decision that when living is the same, then there must be some rules for it. Principles that can guarantee peaceful coexistence. There should

PTI’s future

The first thing to keep in mind is that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government was a puppet regime. The game played against the elected Nawaz-government to bring Imran Khan to power was not even behind the scenes but in broad daylight.

Players and ‘important’ players

When the rule becomes the compensation of the World Cup in general, then the outcome is same what has happened in the country. It was not Imran Khan who demanded the compensation, but it was someone else who showed him

Wasted opportunity

Facing the no-confidence motion, Prime Minister Imran Khan has a number of issues that have been proving him a failed politician for 25 years, but now they have proved him a failed Prime Minister. His biggest problem is his illusion

Invasion of Ukraine and Russian literature – VI

That is why Vladimir Putin is unwilling to accept “liberal democracy” in his country. He says, once we have experienced the external system, we will not make the mistake of taking another system from outside. The fact that you see

Invasion of Ukraine and Russian literature – V

Leo Tolstoy and Fyodor Dostoevsky do not view man as merely one sex. In other words, according to them, a man from any of the four corners of the world is not the only thing that you suggest the same

Invasion of Ukraine and Russian literature – IV

Now consider a very basic point. Because this is the basis for world systems and cause for conflict. Dostoevsky says whether it’s right or wrong, breaking something is just as enjoyable. This is what the Holy Quran says, “Indeed, mankind

Invasion of Ukraine and Russian literature – III

The last article concluded with the fact that three things are of paramount importance in the Western worldview: Free will, that is, the unbridled autonomy of man. The second is rationalism and the third is a powerful man with extraordinary

Invasion of Ukraine and Russian literature – II

At that time, the translation of Western novels – especially French novels – began in Russia. Dostoevsky’s first written attempt was a translation of a French novel he wrote at the age of twenty, just before the Crimean War. When

Invasion of Ukraine and Russian Literature – I

If you conclude from the title of the column that it contains an account of Russia’s recent invasion of Ukraine, or a description of where Russian troops are currently encamping and where they are advancing. So you are wrong. An

Establishment and the Opposition

The current government has completed its three-and-a-half years. Now it’s time when it is considered necessary to convince Prime Minister Imran Khan that there is no five-year guarantee. Once upon a time, the entire assembly was made to believe that

Ideology, liberalism and trash

The journey of ideology does not begin with a book. The book is its second stop. This journey begins with us. The caste that is equipped with the software of nature but at the same time the self and the

Creative writing

Thanks to Almighty Allah, no motivational speaker has been able to capture my attention in my life. Probably a factor is that the habit of reading was instilled from childhood. The motivational speaker, on the other hand, can only impress

America’s helplessness in Ukraine

Tensions between NATO and Russia over Ukraine have reached a critical pass, and there are genuine fears of a fresh conflict in Europe at any time. Russian troops are deployed near the Ukrainian border in full combat readiness, and the

Loyal journalists

One of the advantages of the deep-rooted Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) is that there are a large number of journalists in the mainstream media who are affiliated with the party. Just as political parties have no spiritual agendas, they are

Political ice

The political climate is changing once again. And the signs of this change are appearing at the most important levels from which this expression always begins. Before moving on to recent climate change, it is important to understand how climate

Muree tragedy – a warning

Pakistan is the only country where “experts” are found in every field. Mention any disease, our experts have its treatment, which even the doctors have not heard. Then there are some of them who are dominated by piety. The expression

Depression: an epidemic – III

So it was that when I went to the launch, there was a Hollywood movie playing on TV. My youngest son, 20-year-old Waqas, commented on it, so I asked: Do you know what acting is? He replied in the negative,

Depression: an epidemic – II

Listening to what Dr Michael D. Yapko said about depression, it seems it was my story. He said that man is a social being. The more he has social activities, the more psychologically balanced and stable he will be. The

Depression: an epidemic – I

The thing that man does most in his life is: Learn and Teach. This process is one’s greatest activity because even when he sees something new is learned or the previous learned is confirmed or denied. The same goes for

The politics of reward

Local government election of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa has proved my words that Maulana Fazlur Rehman’s issues regarding KP and Balochistan have been settled. However, that doesn’t mean that the elections were rigged. Establishment affects elections in two ways. One is that in

US democracy summit

Incumbent US President Joe Biden, who took office earlier this year, has indicated he does not intend to be content with the presidency. He didn’t hint at doing his part by assuming the presidency like a new president does. Even