Pakistan's best known social worker, Abdul Sattar Edhi passed away today in Karachi. He was 88. May Allah shower His mercies upon his soul and grant him Jannatul Firdaus for all the good work that the did for the poor, needy and downtrodden without asking for anything in return.1
Malala Yousafzai's Nobel peace prize award, together with Kailash Satyarthi for 2014 has evoked mixed reaction in her native Pakistan. She is currently studying in England and is unlikely to return to Pakistan any time soon. Two other girls wounded with her when the Taliban attacked their van, have received scant attention leading to speculation that she is being used to promote the west's agenda.
When the west says peace, it means war. Consider the drumbeating in Washington that has just got louder as Barack Obama prepares to make an important announcement about extending the bombing campaign into Syria from Iraq. The pretext for this latest belligerence is the group of takfiris rampaging through the region. They are a creation of the US, Israel and Saudi Arabia but a handy tool to advance western war agenda.
The Nobel peace prize has always been based on political considerations; advancement of peace has had very little to do with it. The Swedish industrialist Alfred Nobel--after whom the award is named--reflects the irony of the situation: he invented explosives, hardly the stuff to promote peace...
On October 12 the Nobel prize committee in Oslo announced that it was awarding the United Nations Organization and Kofi Annan, its secretary-general, a peace prize in recognition of their work in pursuit of “a better organized and a more peaceful world.” This is the first time that the UN as a whole and its acting head have received the award.