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Objectives Resolution And Secularism 3

From Aaj Kal

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SHAME: “Progressive” 18th Amendment Ends Forever The Possibility Of A Non-Muslim Prime Minister!

By Yasser Latif Hamdani

I know the self styled “progressives” hate it when I bring up Pakistan’s founding father but here I am forced to do so again:

Even now there are some States in existence where there are discriminations made and bars imposed against a particular class. Thank God, we are not starting in those days. We are starting in the days where there is no discrimination, no distinction between one community and another, no discrimination between one caste or creed and another. We are starting with this fundamental principle that we are all citizens and equal citizens of one State. – Mahomed Ali Jinnah,  The Founder of Pakistan

Sadly –  Modern Pakistan is one of those states Jinnah warned against!  If we started with this fundamental principle,  well we have been moving backwards for over 63 years now. Continue reading

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Let Pakistan Make Its Own Progress

From The New York Times:

By Nadia Naviwala

CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts — What do we do about Pakistan? Because I am a Pakistani-American who recently spent several months there, people here are constantly trying to get me to answer that question. One of the most important things I can offer them is a reality check. Continue reading

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Separate Religion From Politics

From Pakistan Observer

Nosheen Saeed

Hats off to Bangladesh’s Supreme Court! Banning politics on the basis of religion was a giant leap, which will no doubt make Bangladesh a modern, prosperous, secular, democratic country. Will Pakistan follow Bangladesh and end decades of exploitation in the name of religion? Will it take into account the fact that resistance offered by cross-sections of Pakistani society to extremists and the people’s resolve to fight the Taliban-led terrorists, showed clearly that the majority of the people, though religious, openly condemned being exploited on the basis of religion. Continue reading

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