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Dr Muhammad Kaleem

Indian Election 2019

Indian Election 2019 The Rise of the Rightist Dr Muhammad Kaleem The contemporary is witnessing the meteoric rise of populism, nationalism and religious intolerance. This phenomenon has engulfed the whole world in general, and in the West in particular with the rise of Donald Trump and British exit from the European Union, i.e. Brexit. In India, Modi government, which first …

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Why Pakistan is “A WEAK STATE”

Why Pakistan is “A WEAK STATE”

The threshold for religious intolerance has become dangerously low in Pakistan. A slight provocation involving religious sentiments can quickly turn into violence. The boundaries of hate and bigotry have expanded as the state seems to be on the retreat. The never-ending appeasement policy of the state has emboldened extremist groups to such an extent that they are now openly challenging …

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Rule of Law

A prerequisite for democracy After the ouster of former prime minister, Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, in Panama Case, there has been a lot of hue and cry both for and against the verdict of the Supreme Court of Pakistan. Given this state of affairs, it is important to understand the most basic requirements of a true democracy. Most people in …

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The Purpose of Education

Every now and then a question arises in every educated person’s mind: what is the purpose of education? Most of us think it as a way to get job or learn some skills. To some extent, it is true that through education we learn skills to get a job or do some work. But, is it the sole purpose of …

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China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, The panacea for all economic ills of Pakistan?

China-Pakistan Economic Corridor

Economic development is the process by which a state improves the economic, political and social wellbeing of its citizens without any sort of discrimination. This continual process makes the country and its people grow and prosper and also helps the country in gaining respect in the community of nations. When Pakistan emerged on the map of the world, in 1947, …

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Instability in Pakistan, A look at the causes and the future course of action

instability in Pakistan

Since its very inception in 1947, Pakistan has been grappling with various crises—political to economic, to social, so on and so forth. Every new government, political and military alike, came up with plans to put the country on the path of prosperity and development but the problems have increased manifold and have even become more complex. Unfortunately,  the government neither …

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