Over the past century, the Communist Party of China (CPC) has transformed the once shattered and impoverished country into the world’s second-largest economy. The CPC has led China to achieve miracles of rapid economic growth, end of Poverty, and long-term social stability, which has had profound global implications. The Party, which believes that China does not need the model of democracy found in the West, has established a democracy that suits the country itself. Although political parties vary in their political stances, goals, and visions, theRead more
Pakistani prime minister Imran Khan’s special letter to Chinese newspaper Global Times to mark the special occasion of 70 years of diplomatic ties, given the special significance of the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China.
“We emphatically endorse the spirit and philosophy of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). Pakistan has always upheld the “One-China Policy” and supported China on Taiwan, Tibet, Xinjiang, Hong Kong, and South China Sea issues.”Read more
A sizeable population of the rural poor in one of Pakistan’s poorest provinces, Balochistan, does not have formal identification and registration documents which renders them disenfranchised and unable to access their social, financial and political rights. Documents like the national identity card, childbirth registration, marriage registration and voter registration not only authenticate an individual’s identity as a citizen but also help governments execute strategic development plans by making informed decisions and endorsing evidence-based policies. This need becomes even more important as the country faces the uphill task of conducting a nationwide COVID-19 vaccination campaign.Read more
According to Article 25 of the Constitution of Pakistan, 1973 all citizens of the country are equal and deserve equal treatment. Thus, under Article 25-A, all citizens have the right to an equal education but after passing more than 70 years any government has not played a role in giving the basic right to equal education because education plays an important role in the progress and development of a state.Read more
The day Julia informed me that Ossi (nickname of Dr. Oskar Wörz) is no more with us, I felt asRead more
In the state of Pakistan, quite a number of laws along with other institutions, breach human rights to a greatRead more
Over the past 13 years, the world has witnessed the evolution of Bitcoin along other digital currencies as an emerging storehold of wealth. This adoption has progressed through technologists, retail investors, corporations, and now institutional investors. In the months and years ahead, many predict that Bitcoin’s volatility will further stabilize, its legitimacy will strengthen, and its market capitalization will continue to expand.
As Bitcoin continues to mature as a mainstream investment, I have explored when and to what extent governments and government-controlled institutions will invest in Bitcoin as a treasury reserve asset of the future.Read more
Pakistan is groping in the dark to search a rational narrative for the country for decades. The country has seenRead more
Adil Bebek, an emeritus professor of divinity at the Marmara University intends that Islam’s emphasis on cleanliness and its anti-pandemic rules could make a serious difference for Muslims to protect themselves from the deadly pandemic. Certain activities at public places are normally evaded like coughing, sneezing, speaking in a loud way and snuggling into someone else in a very close range where your germs could be passed from one to another. As an overseas Pakistani, I learnt that the nations who made headway in their lives acquiesced to the rules of cleanliness as part of their social manifesto. It provides the basis for a healthy and progressive society.Read more
March 13, 2020. It was Friday. Quite a normal day, as usual, I woke up and travelled to the university—University of the Punjab, Lahore. Although there was news about a virus outbreak, and the state of things in China yet everything went normal for us at our department—Institute of English Studies.
We took our classes and afterwards everyone dispersed clueless of that being our last assemblage. I stayed at the department waiting for the bus which used to be scheduled to leave at 4:10 pm.
Accompanied by a friend, cups of tea and a cold breeze, I remember a prolonged conversation in which we discussed academic matters, some socio-political issues and day to day challenges of life. It turned out to be my last confab at the department. Nevertheless, we were unready for the gravest challenge that was yet to come and would affect our lives.Read more