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Fourth pillar of the state

Malik Muhammad Ashraf Article 19 of the constitution reads: “Every citizen shall have the right to freedom of speech and expression and there shall be freedom of press, subject to any reasonable restriction imposed by law in the interest of the glory of Islam or the integrity, security or defence …

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Lessons from the glorious scientific past

Kamran Siddiqui The global indices for scientific advancement, education and literacy show, in general, the poor performance of Muslims. However, instead of pondering on the causes of such performance and taking corrective actions to move alongside progressing societies, Muslims tend to have adapted a face-saving approach of glorifying the contributions …

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Quality matters

Mubashir Akram The performance of Pakistan’s higher education sector over the past 15 years is mostly debated with reference to numbers. Statistics related to new universities opened up, PhDs produced, and students graduating from universities are frequently mentioned. But there is hardly any discussion in the country on the quality …

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Intellectual discourse on Islam

Maryam Sakeenah The righteous rage that boils over into mob lynching, suspicions and allegations of blasphemy shows a loss of rationality in our social behaviour. This is a disturbing fact that needs a serious collective introspection. Among other things, a lot of this self-righteous rage is because of our inability …

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