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Value Of Human Dignity

Value of human dignity

Human dignity has been one of the central themes in Islamic teachings. Islam has given a distinct position to humanity by viewing humans as the noblest of creatures and man…

Blood, Pride And Hope

Blood, pride and hope

Modern analyses of the comparative strength of states utilise metrics such as population, GDP, military spending and other `objective` criteria. The `human` factor the sentiments and emotions of the concerned…

Increasing Imbalance Of Inequality

Increasing imbalance of inequality

What is equality? It is an even balance in society offering a fair opportunity to compete. People expect from the government that in their social contract with the state, there…

Towards TARP-II?

Towards TARP-II?

In the beginning it was tax evasion, and then became rampant corruption and eventually mafias took over, making the FBR irrelevant in most of the sectors-Ali Arshad Hakeem, Chairman FBR.…

Of Empowerment

Of empowerment

One fine morning in the early days of Prime Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto’s rule, I found myself in the company of family elders where, Nizam Din, tenant of our small…

Quaid’s Vision Of Foreign Policy

Quaid’s vision of foreign policy

The Founder of Pakistan Quaid-i-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah had envisioned the newly independent Muslim state's foreign policy to be one of "peace with all, and enmity with none". Pakistan must…

Election Outlook-IV: Punjab Always Matters

Election Outlook-IV: Punjab always matters

The proponents of various ethnolinguistic vitality models plausibly argue that 'the Punjabis are the most powerful economic group in Pakistan' and that `Punjab is the most populous and prosperous province…

Agenda For The Nation 2013 And Beyond-III

Agenda for the nation 2013 and beyond-III

Over the past five years, extremely bad governance wrought with corruption and compromise in the name of continuity of democracy has brought the country to a disastrous point. This has…

In Search Of Wisdom

In search of wisdom

Our age needs to rediscover the lost cultural resonance with the revealed words of God, which were spoken to the human species by a series of chosen prophets. It has…