DEMOCRACY SHOULD MOVE BEYOND AGING POLITICIANS

US Presidential debate opens the Pandora box…….. by Syed Atiq ul Hassan  2024 is proving to be a pivotal year for elections worldwide, marking a notable shift in the political landscape of... Read more »

THE POWER OF THE GLOBAL HALAL INDUSTRY

[As the global demand for Halal products surges, the Muslim Ummah stands at a pivotal moment to harness this economic power. Drawing valuable lessons from China’s remarkable economic ascent, the global Muslim... Read more »

Modi’s Hindutva Agenda Faces Global Backlash After Election Setback

By Syed Atiq ul Hassan, Sydney Australia Post election results, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s influence and policies have come under intense scrutiny, both domestically and internationally. Despite the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP)... Read more »

CHAMPION OF INNOVATIVE CRICKET

[Tape-ball cricket is a great innovation by Pakistanis that has gained popularity in Australia. Pakistanis have not only produced legendary players in world cricket but have also innovated the fun and recognized... Read more »

AUSTRALIA LEANS TOWARDS TWO-STATE SOLUTION ON ISRAEL-PALESTINE CONFLICT

By Syed Atiq ul Hassan, Sydney Australia The recent statement by Penny Wong, the Australian Foreign Minister, at the National Security Conference organized by the Australian National University, may surprise many both... Read more »

CAN RELIGION BE SEPARATED FROM STATE’S AFFAIRS?

By Syed Atiq ul Hassan, Sydney Australia I penned this article in 2017, yet its relevance persists in elucidating the dynamics of recent elections in India. [Many states’ affairs related to the... Read more »

THE IMPACT OF SOCIAL MEDIA ON POWER DYNAMICS AND GOVERNANCE

Social Media Unbound: Disrupting Governance and Empowering the Masses By Syed Atiq ul Hassan, Sydney Australia The advent of the fifth generation of digital communication, alongside the powerful advanced social media tools... Read more »

AUSTRALIA’S HUMAN RIGHTS PARADOX: UNVEILING REALITIES BENEATH GLOBAL SCRUTINY

[According to the World Watch 2024 Report, the Human Rights Issues still exist in Australia. The World still have concerns on Human Rights Issues in Australia] By Syed Atiq ul Hassan, Sydney... Read more »

ECHOES OF SORROW: Commemorating Pakistan’s Black Days, Why only May 9

By Syed Atiq ul Hassan, Sydney Australia; 9 May 2024 Organized chronologically, not only May 9, but the Black Days of Pakistan’s history also unfold a narrative of political upheaval, democratic struggles,... Read more »

ECHOES OF SORROW: Commemorating Pakistan’s Black Days, why only May 9!

Was 9 May bigger than 16 December By Syed Atiq ul Hassan; 9 May 2024 Organized chronologically, not only May 9, but the Black Days of Pakistan’s history also unfold a narrative... Read more »

FROM GENESIS TO DISARRAY: Tracing the Fractured Dream of Jinnah’s Pakistan

Navigating Challenges to return Pakistan aligning to the vision of its founders By Syed Atiq ul Hassan, Sydney Australia; 2 May 2024 [In contemporary Pakistan, key institutions such as the military, judiciary,... Read more »

ANZAC Day – A National Memorial Day for Australians & New Zealanders

By Syed Atiq ul Hassan, 25 April 2024 ANZAC Day, observed annually on April 25th, serves as a National Day of Remembrance in Australia and New Zealand, honouring the valiant members of... Read more »

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 »