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The Quaid and Islamic renaissance

"The Quaid-e-Azam", says Frank Moraes, one-time editor of "Times of India" and of "Indian Express", "is assured of a place among the great Muslims of our times. Kemal Ataturk revived…

The pitfalls of ideology

RECEP Erdogan, president of Turkey, says his faith in Islam stops him from raising bank interest rates. His hard-line position sent the lira tumbling from one low to another; in…

Defeat the ideology

THE onslaught of militancy did not provide time and space to the state to focus on countering violent extremism (CVE); consequently, countering terrorism (CT) remained the top priority. Sole reliance…

What Is The PTI’s Ideology?

What is the PTI’s ideology?

On the twenty-third foundation day of the PTI, Imran Khan repeated his political rags-to-riches story once again. It was an appropriate occasion for him to elaborate his achievements. After Bhutto…

Rethinking Islamic fundamentalism

The term ‘Islamic fundamentalism’ has invariably been used in recent times to define the political radicalisation of fringe groups in Muslim states, groups that have haunted the political status quo…

Elections and ‘Ideology of Pakistan’

The Election Commission's returning officers, drawn from subordinate judiciary, have been taking vicarious pleasure in applying Articles 62 and 63 of the Constitution to determine the qualifications/disqualifications of candidates on…

Fortress Islamic Republic

Fortress Islamic Republic

Islamabad diary From old habit some of us keep beating the drums of national renewal. We have become prescription artists – this should happen, that should be done, this reform…

Reclaiming The Original Ideology

Reclaiming the original ideology

Nawaz Sharif is under intense attack by the religious lobby for calling for making Pakistan a ‘liberal’ democratic nation. The chief of the Jamaat-i-Islami wants the prime minister to withdraw…

Pakistan And The Islamic State

Pakistan and the Islamic State

In recent days Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has claimed that the Islamic State (IS) does not exist in Pakistan. Addressing a gathering of Pakistani Americans and officials from…