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The Chains that Shackle the Masses—A Prologue to a Sociological Analysis of Pakistan’s Political Rallies by Ahsan Qazi

I am disheartened at what I see in Pakistan. A call to a Naya (New) Pakistan has been made, but the political process is the same, the political allegiances are the same, and the people who gather as a crowd falls into the same trap repeatedly. Unfortunately, there is no Naya Pakistan. What we are…… Continue reading The Chains that Shackle the Masses—A Prologue to a Sociological Analysis of Pakistan’s Political Rallies by Ahsan Qazi

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The Tipping Point of Patience- Nepotism and the VIP Culture in Pakistan By Ahsan Qazi

In a recent video of MPA, Majeed Achakzai that I came across on Facebook, I sat remorseful, disturbed, and frustrated. Majeed Achakzai ran over a traffic police officer without any mercy and any regard for the traffic laws. Such a tragedy was the news of the day on many Pakistani news channels. Achakzai is one…… Continue reading The Tipping Point of Patience- Nepotism and the VIP Culture in Pakistan By Ahsan Qazi

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Trump’s Muslim Ban- An Awakening Moment for All Muslim Nations By Ahsan Qazi

Malcolm X once brilliantly stated in his Oxford University Debate in 1964 that “The young generation of whites, Blacks, browns, whatever else there is, you are living at a time of extremism, a time of revolution, a time where there’s got to be a change. People in power have misused it…and I for one will…… Continue reading Trump’s Muslim Ban- An Awakening Moment for All Muslim Nations By Ahsan Qazi

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The Self in Crisis: The Reconstruction of Self in Iqbal’s Wisdom By Ahsan Qazi

The Self in Crisis: The Reconstruction of Self in Iqbal’s Wisdom By Ahsan Qazi “Na Diya Nishan-e-Manzil Mujhe Ae Hakeem Tu Ne You have not led my way, O man of wisdom! Mujhe Kya Gila Ho Tujh Se, Tu Na Reh Nasheen Na Rahi But why, complain? You know not the way.”                                                             Dr. Allama Muhammad Iqbal…… Continue reading The Self in Crisis: The Reconstruction of Self in Iqbal’s Wisdom By Ahsan Qazi

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For the Dignity of Ordinary Pakistanis: An Open Letter to the Pakistani Media By Ahsan Qazi

I remember it as if it was yesterday. I had barely graduated high school. My father would walk into my room early morning, right after the Fajr prayer. The first thing he would do is turn on the Geo News Channel. I would wake up to the sound of Geo News’ thematic opening. The talk…… Continue reading For the Dignity of Ordinary Pakistanis: An Open Letter to the Pakistani Media By Ahsan Qazi

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Pakistan and Saudi Relations: The Diplomatic Reality Versus The Social Reality By Ahsan Qazi

In the wake of tension between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Iran, Pakistan once again becomes an important asset to the Saudis. Nothing proves this fact more than the recent visit of the Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Crown Prince and Defense Minister Muhammad Bin Salman to Pakistan for an assurance from the Prime Minister, Nawaz…… Continue reading Pakistan and Saudi Relations: The Diplomatic Reality Versus The Social Reality By Ahsan Qazi