Archive for December, 2016

Let’s mark 16th December is a soul-searching day in Pakistan

In reality Bangladesh achieved its independence on 16th December, when arms were laid by Pakistan Army before the Indian Army. Pakistan did not want to surrender to the Bangladeshi freedom fighters. But obviously Bangladesh celebrates her Independence Day on 26th March when Awami League declared independence in 1971 after the negotiations failed and in army […]

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Beyond the NFC Award there is the forgotten PFCs

There is no dearth of patriotic discussions and sermons on the strengthening of the centrifugal forces and the need to build national cohesion in our country. But there’s very little discussion on how the centre deprives the provinces and how the provinces are reluctant to share the revenues with the local governments. To establish a […]

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Challenges to the future of Pakistan

                   Islam was exploited during the British Raj to drive a wedge between the masses of India on communal basis to serve the interest of the Muslim elite and middle class. That is why the religious leadership continues to insist that ‘Ideology of Pakistan’ was to implement Islamic laws and Shari’a. At the same time […]

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Need for deterent punishments for IPR violations

If master ghazal singer Mehdi Hassan’s records and cassettes were not pirated, he wouldn’t have needed anybody’s help today when he is on the sickbed. He would have been a millionaire in dollar terms through his earnings from the royalty. He is not an isolated case. Many singers, musicians, writers, film and TV play producers […]

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