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Foreign Policy Trilemma

“Our objective should be peace within and peace without. We want to live peacefully and maintain cordial and friendly relations with our immediate neighbors and with world at large. We have no aggressive designs against any one. We stand by the United Nations Charter and will gladly make our contribution to the peace and prosperity of the world, said Quaid”. ...

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State and its Children

State uses to be like mother who cares about her children above all prejudices. State cares about its children without cost benefit analysis. We call this approach as humanistic approach on behalf of the state. Those states are called welfare states which cater all the necessities to its people.  Based on this relationship state and its inhabitants have certain rights ...

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Military intervention in politics (I)

The supremacy of civil government over military was the rule of British monarchs. At time of independence, Pakistan also inherited the rules from British but did not retain it. Political leaders including Quaid-e-Azam emphasized the supremacy of constitution over civil authority and military .Both are subjected to constitution but not vice versa. In early days the military was limited to ...

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Identifying Terrorism

Terrorism is the menace of 21st century which has played havoc like an epidemic all over the world. Many countries are using it as a tool, proxies, to pursue their interest inside their country or on the other side of the border. Pakistan is one of the most affected countries along with the Arab countries, where spring changed into unwarranted ...

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Examination Mafia: Incubator of Copy Culture

Examination is the most common tool around which the entire system of education revolves. It’s the foundation stone of education system. Its schismatic nature tends to be pragmatic, quantifiable ,scorning automotive, not biased, allows for comparison, and traces student progress which paves the way for determining the academic achievement and potential of students. In Pakistan,unfortunately,cheating is an epidemic that infects ...

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The profession of Prostitution – II

In my last article, about the profession of prostitution, I deconstructed why prostitution is considered a viable source of revenue by poor Pashtun women. I had also given a detailed analysis of destitute women of this so-called religious, traditional and intrepid society being obliged to this act. In my concluding piece, I broadly examine the  incalculable causes of prostitution entrenched ...

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Why Indian Muslim Ullema are not popular in Pakistan?

Most of the religious scholars of Pakistan are somehow affiliated with or show respect to the Darul Alum Deoband of India. However due to political differences our Ullema have deprived the Pakistani people of the political viewpoint of Indian Ullema. Very few Pakistanis might know that Maulana Arshad Madani, the president of Jamiat Ullema-e-Hind, supports secularism for the integrity of ...

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Madrassa Threat to Peace

In early days of Islam Madrassa was considered a source of both Islamic and secular knowledge. In the early madrassa system clerics did not teach lonely those subjects which were related to Islam like Tafseer (Interpretation of Holy Quran), Hadith (thousands of sayings of Prophet Muhammad), Fiqh (Islamic Law), but also taught subjects like English, astronomy, architecture, physics, literature, and ...

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Non-teaching duties and drop-outs

Teachers are the most important school-based determinant of students’ academic success. However,teachers in Pakistan perform multiple duties in his lifetime apart from teaching. There are two types of non-teaching duties:govt imposed, and arbitrary. The first include polio drives, exams and centralized marking,elections,census,relief activities in disasters ,inspections of schools with executives ,etc.The second comprise side  business ventures, teachers unions, school  administrative ...

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Justice delayed is justice denied

The upper house of the parliament has proposed a substantial increase in the number of Supreme Court judges in order to ensure speedy justice to litigants. The proposal to increase the number of judges from the current 17 to 26 has been floated by the Senate Committee of the Whole House after discussions with stakeholders. I think Senators have been ...

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