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Ideological States

Ideological states

The March 23 celebrations included the usual exhortations that Pakistan is  an ideological state. Ideologies represent unique sets of guiding ideas adopted by countries for the main life domains: economic,…

Logical Thinking

Logical thinking

Education should impart both technical skills and general rational outlooks. Unfortunately, students of even leading fields like law, engineering, business etc usually gain technical skills only, given rote teaching. The…

Save The Country

Save the country

The recent incident in Lahore is yet another black day in our national history. Many innocent lives were lost during the tussle between two honourable professions. Even during war between…

Remembering Bhutto The Writer

Remembering Bhutto the writer

In the first part of this article that appeared yesterday on the 40th death anniversary of Z A Bhutto, we discussed his earlier books such as The Myth of Independence…

Our Journey To The End Of Reason

Our journey to the end of reason

The eventual outcome of the events which began at Faizabad on the Islamabad Expressway leaves behind a deep sense of sadness. A sadness for a state that failed, for a…

An Indomitable Professor

An indomitable professor

We all know that the Holy Quran is full of secret wisdom. One of my dear friends, Professor Dr Mahmood Ahmad Ghazi – the older brother of my equally close…

Killing For Utopia

Killing for utopia

It has now become a cliché to say: “One man’s terrorist is another’s freedom fighter”. But like most clichés, it contains an element of truth. In this space last week,…

View Point

View Point

As it fights on to cover up its acts of omission and commission, the Zardari/ Gilani government has been resorting to irrational and illogical arguments and actions. The personal having…

A cold peace?

THE recent developments on the Line of Control have engendered a great deal of debate, or at least what passes for debate in our discourse. That discourse is as tedious as it…

Manner of speech

IN order to ensure peace and tranquillity in one’s family or in society, one of the fundamental requirements is the scrupulous use of the tongue. Islam emphasises the correct way…