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Iqbal – A lost dream

You wanted to see us on a progressive path; you wanted a separate country for the Muslims. You dreamt of a heaven for us but as you said “Khuda ny ajj tak qoom k hallat nahi badli…na ho jisko khayal app apni halat badalny ka” We have gone…

Quaid, Iqbal and Muslim Nationalism

When Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah was asked by British writer Beverly Nichols how he would define the vital principles of Pakistan, he said: "In five words: the Muslims are a nation." "… If you grant that," he added, "and if you are an…

No choice for Bhuttos but politics

I just sat one day and thought how Benazir Bhutto – two times elected Prime Minister of Pakistan – would have felt when she was first sworn in as Prime Minister. How proud she would have been of herself to face all the odds, for fighting…