PAKISTAN...PAST, PRESENT & FUTURE

 Dr. Khalid Sohail

                      PAKISTAN IN CRISIS BY DR. KHALID SOHAIL

Pakistan is experiencing a major existential crisis. But crises are mixed blessings which can lead to regression or progression. They can cause a breakdown or become a fertile ground for a breakthrough. Some Pakistanis are worried that Pakistan, like Iraq, is heading towards a civil war where thousands of innocent men, women and children will be killed because of the violent confrontation between different ethnic and religious groups. more...             

  Dr. M. Qadeer

 

SOCIAL PROBLEMS OF PAKISTAN BY DR. MOHAMMED QADEER

Family dinners in most Pakistani households are also the occasion to air one’s encounters with corruption and venality in the course of a day. We are outraged at politicians, officials, businessmen, and doctors and all else and endlessly repeat stories of how everybody fleeces everybody, while entertaining a sense of moral superiority about ourselves. There is a pervasive feeling that our society is falling apart, yet in the same breath we talk about the West’s immorality.  more...

   Azra Rashid

 

PAKISTAN AND WOMEN'S STRUGGLES BY AZRA RASHID

Someone once wrote, “There is a problem with the system that demands heroics to produce success.” I have recently completed a documentary “Dishonour Defied”, based on the heroics of Mukhtar Mai – a rape survivor from Pakistan. In the last five years, the world saw Mukhtar Mai rise from being an unknown peasant woman from some unknown village in Pakistan to being an international hero to many, including myself.  more...

DR. Maqsood Jafari

 

PAPER PRESENTED BY DR. MAQSOOD JAFARI

 

I am thankful to the organizers of Family of Heart Canada who have provided me an opportunity to express my views on a very sensitive and controversial subject. The topic under discussion is “The Law of Blasphemy in Pakistan.” Historically speaking, the blasphemy law was enacted by the British to protect the religious sentiments of the Muslim minorities in the sub-continent before partician against the Hindu majority.    more...                                            

 

 

 

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