Pakistan Studies

Majority of South Punjab is Deprived of Blood Bank Facility: RMR Report

Besides the announcement of any political segment, UNDP report clearly defined the South Punjab as suffering from “the longstanding regional disparities, and high rates of poverty”. Similarly, statistics in UNDP report comparatively illustrate healthcare expenditures in North and south Punjab as “8.4% of individuals in north Punjab were spending more than 10% of their monthly

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Pakistan Studies

Pak-Iran Intellectuals Forum (PIIF) presents History of Human Rights Violation in Indian-held Jammu and Kashmir

Report prepared by Dr. Muhammad Akram Zaheer for the Pak-Iran Intellectuals Forum Since 1947, Article 370 has given Jammu and Kashmir a semi-autonomous constitutional status. Under its provisions, the region has freedom in all matters except its legislature, constitution, flag and communications, foreign affairs and defense. Ending this status is a fresh attempt to eradicate

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Turkey

Pakistan and Turkey are Shaping New Era of Cooperation: Dr. Akram Zaheer

Pakistan and Turkey pledged to improve their strategic and economic relations and agreed to take steps to eliminate terrorism. Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan made the commitments during a one-on-one meeting and talks on issues of mutual interests. Today, Pakistan and Turkey are moving in to the right direction of

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Pakistan Studies

Deep Philosophical Roots have been found between Iqbal and Karl Marx: Dr. Akram Zaheer

Inclusiveism is an approach of several to understanding different ideologies. Inclusivists hold many beliefs as true and accommodate with their own philosophy.  Accommdativism is a doctrine that refers to appropriateness, conformances and reconcilement in socio-political and theological attitudes. According to Dr Muhammad Asim, “Accomodationism” means to accommodate distinct religious identities by government in a structural

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Pakistan Studies

Despite the Devastation of Floods, Political Changes are Taking Place Rapidly in Pakistan: Dr. Akram Zaheer

The filing of terrorism charges against former Prime Minister Imran Khan has increased the political temperature in Pakistan more than ever. Khan’s government was brought down by a no-confidence motion earlier this spring by a broad coalition of opposition parties. However, his ouster may also have been due to declining support from the establishment, including

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South Asian Studies

Pakistan Still is in Search of Itself: Dr. Akram Zaheer

Pakistan’s Independence Day on August 14 can be considered a double Independence Day. Indian Muslims also fought for independence from British rule and later armed for their own nation-state, the current state was once a part of the Indian subcontinent. After the British crushed the Indian Rebellion of 1857, the Crown took full control during

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