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December 2012 Blog Posts (4)

Muslims Better Off in Jinnah's Pakistan



As Pakistanis celebrate Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah's birthday today on Christmas Day, there are some who are questioning the founder's wisdom in seeking partition of India to carve out Pakistan as an independent nation.  The doubters justifiably point to the rising tide of intolerance and increasing… Continue

Added by Riaz Haq on December 25, 2012 at 9:30pm — 20 Comments

Violent Opposition to Social Change in Pakistan

Whether it was the bloody Civil War to abolish slavery in America or the Meiji Restoration that transformed feudal Japan into an industrial giant, history tells us that violent conflict has been an integral part of the process of social change.  Pakistan, too, is experiencing a similar violent social revolution. It started well before the terrorist attacks  of 911 and the subsequent US invasions of…

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Added by Riaz Haq on December 18, 2012 at 10:30am — 38 Comments

Eclipse of Feudalism in Pakistan

Eclipse of Feudalism in Pakistan



By Arif Hasan

 

Mechanisation and middlemen: A customised tractor with a trailer full of harvested sugarcane, in Pakistan.…

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Added by Riaz Haq on December 14, 2012 at 8:30am — 6 Comments

Rural Support Programs Network Completes 30 Years of Self-Help Efforts in Pakistan



 "Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime".


Rural Support Network, now a large collection of local NGOs, was founded by Dr. Shoaib Sultan Khan of the Agha

Khan

Network in December 1982. Over the last… Continue

Added by Riaz Haq on December 8, 2012 at 10:13pm — 9 Comments

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    Karachi's Bahria Town Private City is Bigger Than San Francisco

    Karachi's Bahria Town being built on the outskirts of Pakistan's financial capital is among the world's largest privately developed and managed cities.  It is spread over an area of a little over 70 square miles, larger than the 49 square miles area of San Francisco. When completed, Bahria Town will house over a million people, more than the entire population of San Francisco.…

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    Posted by Riaz Haq on October 22, 2019 at 6:30pm — 1 Comment

    Truth is Lived Not Taught

    Hermann Karl Hesse was a German born poet, author and painter. He believed that the deity is within a person, not in books or ideas. Almost all of his works explored an individual’s search for authenticity, self-knowledge and spirituality. He acknowledged publicly that the truth must be experienced, not just taught. His books included Siddhartha,…
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    Posted by Sobia Anjum on October 21, 2019 at 4:30am

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