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Author Archives: Jamal Abdul Nasir

The writer can be contacted at: jamalpsychologist@gmail.com

RAYMOND DAVIS’S “THE CONTRACTOR” A Plethora of Calumnies

Recently, there was a huge commotion in Pakistani media caused by the book entitled ‘The Contractor’ written by Raymond Allen Davis, who killed two men in Lahore, for which he remained incarcerated in 2011 for 49 days. This book is full of anti-Pakistan material and contains mudslinging on former Director General Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), Lieutenant General Ahmad Shuja Pasha. General ... Read More »

Saudi Arabia’s Erroneous Foreign Policy

Saudi Arabia’s severing of ties with Qatar has laid bare the schisms in the Arab world. The crisis in this diplomatic relationship has huge implications for the region as Saudis, along with some other Gulf states, are heading toward a collision and it vividly exposes Saudi Arabia’s aspirations in the Middle East. So far, all diplomatic efforts to diffuse the ... Read More »

Psychology and Religion

Psychology and Religion

A few days ago, I was having a discussion with my friend, also a psychologist about the concept of nafs. I asked him to elaborate on terms like psyche, nafs, soul, spirit and mind, but he couldn’t give a satisfactory answer; maybe because our educational system has failed to inculcate in the students the trait of critically looking at things. ... Read More »

A glance at the Two Nation Theory

A glance at the Two Nation Theory

“India is not a national state. India is not a state, but a subcontinent composed of nationalities, the two major nations being Hindus and Muslims whose culture, art, architecture, names and nomenclature, sense of value and proportion, laws and jurisprudence, social, moral codes, customs and calendar, history and traditions, aptitudes and ambitions, outlook on life and of life are fundamentally ... Read More »

Misuse of the Anti-Blasphemy Laws

The misuse of anti blasphemy laws

In all major religions of the world, blasphemy is considered the most serious crime and those who commit this despicable act must be awarded the strictest of punishments. In the contemporary world, many countries have enacted laws that propose severe punishments to the blasphemer. As of 2012, anti-blasphemy laws existed in 32 countries, including Pakistan, Afghanistan, Egypt, Malaysia, Denmark, Finland ... Read More »

Fight for Freedom or Terrorism? Elucidating the grey areas in the struggle for Kashmir

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On August 4, Saarc Interior Ministers’ Conference was held in Islamabad. On the second day of the conference, while referring to the issue of Burhan Wani’s killing by Indian security forces, Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh indirectly accused Pakistan of sponsoring terrorism by saying that there should be no glorification or eulogising of terrorists as martyrs. But when his Pakistani ... Read More »