STRUGGLES AND RESILIENCE: A JOURNEY TOWARDS DEMOCRACY IN MYANMAR

By Syed Atiq ul Hassan, Sydney Australia, 19 April 2024 In 1948, Burma, predominantly inhabited by the Burman ethnic groups, gained independence from British colonial rule. However, the journey toward democracy in... Read more »

NAVIGATING THE DIVIDE: VIOLENCE VS. TERRORISM IN RECENT TRAGIC INCIDENTS

By Syed Atiq ul Hassan, Sydney Australia [Further to my previous article on the subject published on 16 April on recent bloody incidents.] In the wake of recent tragic events, the distinction... Read more »

UNDERSTANDING THE FACTORS BEHIND THE CHURCH ATTACK BY A TEENAGER

By Syed Atiq ul Hassan, Sydney Australia, 16 April 2024 The recent assault on a bishop delivering a sermon in a Church in Wakely (Fairfield), NSW, by a 16-year-old teenager has understandably... Read more »

FROM PROSPERITY TO PERIL: The Decline of Karachi and the Struggle for Redemption

By Syed Atiq ul Hassan, Sydney Australia Karachi, once a thriving city known for its vibrant business community and harmonious atmosphere, has unfortunately fallen into the grip of criminal elements. Prior to... Read more »

UNRAVELLING THE MOSCOW TERRORIST ATTACK: Perpetrators and Potential Motives

By Syed Atiq ul Hassan, Sydney Australia Moscow’s famous Crocus City Hall is a renowned concert venue located about twenty kilometres from the central Kremlin in Moscow. On March 22, Crocus Hall... Read more »

TRAGIC LOSS: ISRAELI FORCES’ DEADLY ATTACK ON HUMANITARIAN AID WORKERS

By Syed Atiq ul Hassan, Sydney Australia “Prime Minister Albanese must take stronger actions against Israel beyond issuing condemnatory statement“ The recent attack by Israeli forces on humanitarian aid workers in Gaza... Read more »

PAKISTAN’S GOVERNMENT “A PUPPET SHOW”: Analysing Pakistan’s State Dynamics

By Syed Atiq ul Hassan, Sydney Australia When I was very young, there used to be puppet shows in the neighbourhood at night. A wall was built with a sheet and a... Read more »

EXAMINING THE APPOINTMENT OF MOHSIN NAQVI NEW CHAIRMAN AND THE NEW SELECTION TEAM IN PCB

By Syed Atiq ul Hassan The recent appointment of Mr. Mohsin Naqvi as Chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) along with the selection of four former cricketers as selectors has sparked... Read more »

ANTI-MUSLIM CARD IN ELECTION CAMPAIGNS IN CHAMPION COUNTRIES IN DEMOCRACY

Case Studies on election campaigns in India, France, and the USA by Syed Atiq ul Hassan [India’s BJP leading its election campaign by using anti-Muslim card through changes in Citizenship Amendment Act... Read more »

15TH MARCH RECOGNIZED AS INTERNATIONAL DAY TO COMBAT ISLAMOPHOBIA

By Syed Atiq ul Hassan, Sydney, Australia, 15 March 2024 The United Nations defines Islamophobia as the irrational fear, prejudice, and hatred directed towards Muslims, which often results in harassment, abuse, and... Read more »

STRANGER AROUND US

[The below article was first written on the demise of my beloved father Syed Shafiq ul Hassan (April 1936 to March 2007. He was died on 13 March 2007]. I am reproducing... Read more »

FROM ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF PAKISTAN TO MILITARY REPUBLIC OF PAKISTAN

By Syed Atiq ul Hassan, Sydney Australia [A succinct overview of Pakistan’s transition from an Islamic Republic of Pakistan to what I term the “Military Republic of Pakistan,” highlighting key historical events... Read more »

INTERNATIONAL OUTCRY OVER RIGGED PAKISTANI ELECTIONS: Pakistani Australians Appeal to Australian Leadership

By Syed Atiq ul Hassan, Sydney Australia, Feb 21, 2024 In the wake of the recently held Pakistani elections on February 8, 2024, international observers have denounced the process as heavily rigged.... Read more »

UPHOLDING DEMOCRACY: Addressing Electoral Rigging and Ground Realities in Pakistan

By Syed Atiq ul Hassan, Sydney Australia The pillars of governance in Pakistan must acknowledge the nation’s factual mandate and confront ground realities to steer the country away from further turmoil and... Read more »

PAKISTAN: A Quagmire of Strange Democracy at Work

By Mahboob A. Khawaja, PhD. The Nation Lost Time and Opportunities for Political Change Pakistan represents traces of compelling authoritarian  tyranny, stupidity, political sinisterism of rooted insolence of lost wisdom and hopes... Read more »

CONCERNS RAISED BY AUSTRALIA REGARDING PAKISTAN’S ELECTIONS

By Syed Atiq ul Hassan Several prominent democratic nations, including Australia, have voiced their concerns regarding the recent elections in Pakistan, held on February 8. The Australian Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued... Read more »

UNVEILING DECEPTION: Tactics Employed to Thwart Imran Khan and PTI in the Electoral Arena

Fraudulence and fudging in the Election Process to Block Imran Khan and his PTI “Concerns Mount as International Observers Question Legitimacy of Pakistani Election Results” By Syed Atiq ul Hassan, Sydney Australia... Read more »

Leveraging the Ram Temple Inauguration: MODI’S ELECTION STRATEGY

By Syed Atiq ul Hassan. On Indian Republican Day by Syed Atiq ul Hassan, Sydney Australia Republic Day is a momentous occasion in India, commemorating the enforcement of the Constitution of India... Read more »

Empowering Australia’s First Nation

On Australia Day by Syed Atiq ul Hassan The first nation (indigenous – Aboriginals and Torres Strait Islanders) Australians view ‘Australia Day’ as a foundation day for the destruction of their culture and centuries-old... Read more »

DEFENDING DEMOCRACY: URGENT APPEAL FOR INTERNATIONAL SUPPORT AMIDST POLITICAL REPRESSION IN PAKISTAN

By Syed Atiq ul Hassan, Sydney Australia. I wish to draw the world’s attention to a distressing development in Pakistan that demands collective awareness and support for democratic principles in the nation.... Read more »

URGENT CALL TO ACTION: Defend Democratic Values in Pakistan

By Syed Atiq ul Hassan, Sydney Australia I would like to draw the attention of the world to a concerning development in Pakistan that demands our collective awareness and support for democratic... Read more »

UNDERMINING DEMOCRATIC PRINCIPLES: Unjust Judiciary Decision Eroding Voting Rights in Pakistan

By Syed Atiq ul Hassan, Sydney Australia In recent events surrounding the exclusion of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party from the upcoming election, a troubling narrative emerges that signals a dark turning... Read more »

Pakistan’s Economic Challenges and Socio-Political Concerns

By Syed Atiq ul Hassan, Sydney Australia In just 25 years since its creation, Pakistan has been marred by injustices, discrimination, undemocratic attitudes, and unbalanced rule, leading to the division that birthed... Read more »

CRISIS IN PAKISTAN: Escalating Inflation, Economic Turmoil, Rampant Corruption, and Soaring Unemployment Drive Professionals Abroad

By Syed Atiq ul Hassa, Sydney Australia, 24 November 2023: In recent years, a disconcerting trend has taken root among the educated youth of Pakistan – the increasing inclination to seek a... Read more »