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The purpose of Pakistan according to Jinnah

August 17th, 2018|

According to Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, it is the immediate responsibility of every Pakistani to completely eradicate poverty and fear from society before turning to anything else.

It seems that according to Jinnah, the immediate responsibility of every Pakistani is to achieve a society completely free from poverty and fear, and not dissipate energies on anything […]

Visions Unveiled, my new book

August 11th, 2018|

The 71st Independence Day is just around the corner. So, first of all, I wish everybody a very happy independence day.

Secondly, I want to thank you for being here. This blog has been dormant for quite some time now, with the exception of occasional posts. That was because last year I decided to immerse myself […]

When a Hindu inaugurated the Constituent Assembly of Pakistan

August 10th, 2018|

The inaugural address in the first Constituent Assembly of Pakistan was delivered by a scheduled caste Hindu and not by Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, contrary to the widespread misconception. Here is a summary of proceedings and a complete transcript of the address.

The constituent assembly of yet to be born Pakistan met for the first time […]

The ideal ruler in the light of Iqbal’s vision

July 28th, 2018|

According to Iqbal, the purpose of religion is not thinking about life. Instead, religion aims at creating a new type of character, and a new universe suitable for that character. The type of character the Quran wants to produce, and its universe, seem to be given in the story of Zulqarnayn – the ideal ruler […]

Election 2018 – A long-term view

July 26th, 2018|

The election on 25 July 2018 has inspired much-needed optimism as well as serious doubts.

The feeling that we can shape a better future through an election is not new. It was evidently widespread at least during the elections in 1970, 1988 and 2007. The scale, however, is perhaps a lot higher this time.

The accusations of […]

Ghosts from the past

November 6th, 2017|

The more I study the primary sources of the Pakistan movement, the more I feel that the history of the British period has seldom been written from the perspective of All-India Muslim League (which I dare call the Muslim point of view). Of course, there are a few exceptions such as Pakistan Naguzeer Thha by Syed Hasan […]