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Independence for whom?

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Every year we celebrate Independence Day with fervour and official ceremonies including military parade and state banquet. Titles and awards are bestowed upon military and civilian persons for their meritorious services and performances. Generally, it is believed that we got independence from colonialism after the British departed. We became free in our homeland from slavery and subordination by foreign powers.

There is no doubt that the country became independent and the era of colonialism ended. But the question remains — who really got freedom? The common people, feudal lords, tribal leaders, bureaucrats, military officers or political leaders and the business community? The reality is that the common people still suffer as slaves and are not free. Those who got freedom are the privileged and ruling classes.

During the British period, the feudal lords were supervised and controlled by the British officers. They acted as the most loyal group who supported the colonial government with…

جہالت اور ترقی Ignorance and Progress

Islam, Science & Technology Part-1by alamaat اکثر علماء کا خیال ہے کہ اسلام میں تعلیم کا مطلب صرف دینی تعلیم ہے . سائنس کی تعلیم ضروری نہیں . یہ ان کی لا علمی یا جہالت یا تنگ نظری ہے . اسلام دین اور دنیا دونوں کے درمیان توازن رکھتا ہے. الله تعالیٰ کا ارشاد ہے : " ہمارے پروردگار ہمیں دنیا میں بھی بھلائی عطا کر اور آخرت میں بھی بھلائی عطا کر اور ہمیں دوزخ کی سزا سے بچا۔ (201 سورة البقرة)
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Ignorance and progress: By Irfan Hussain

For a Darwinian biologist, it is remarkable that Richard Dawkins has practically made a career out of atheism. Books like The Selfish Gene and The God Delusion have elevated him to the position of high priest of non-believers. Many who share his beliefs – or their lack – are put off by his strident advocacy of atheism, and his virulent attacks on religion.

Never far from controversy, Dawkins was at the heart of a Twitter-storm recen…

The Use and Mususe of Army in Pakistan

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“If you want to destroy a nation, just deprive them of two assets- their ideology and their armed forces”. Akhtar Malik

Ideology and the armed forces are vital for the survival of any nation. Ideology inspires will to survive and the armed forces thwart any external (and at times internal) aggression against the integrity of nation. Both these facets complement each other and one cannot survive without the other. 

Since the creation of Pakistan in 1947 our enemies had been curiously working on the agenda to finish Pakistan. India had never accepted the partitioning of subcontinent and had always worked to dismember Pakistan. Nehru is on the record to have said that newly created state Pakistan will not survive for many years and will soon revert back to its ‘mother land’. The Indian-sponsored movements like Bengali nationalism, Sindhu-desh, Pakhtunistan and Azad Baluchistan were all meant to achieve the same aim.

Apart from attacks on the ideology of Pakistan there hav…

Why Pakistan was created on 14 August 1947

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After 66 years of independence, some people still raise the fundamental question:  Why was Pakistan created?  While some prefer to emphasise the economic independence within secular Pakistan, others dream of theocracy like Iran. They try to support their perceptions by misquoting and twisting sayings of Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan. Both are far from the reality. This fundamental question has been settled through Objectives Resolution, adopted by first constituent assembly on March 9, 1949, and subsequently by all assemblies till now. Any ambiguity was further clarified by Liaquat Ali Khan, the 1st Prime Minister of Pakistan, also a close associate of Muhammad Ali Jinnah, in his speech on the Objectives Resolution, March 9, 1949. 
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"Pakistan was founded because the Muslims of this sub-continent wanted to build up their lives in accordance with the teachings and traditions of Islam, because t…