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Chaos Order and Pakistaniat: Rooftop View

IRSHAD SALIM: In mid March, an Islamabad-based Think Tank called Pakistan Institute for Conflict and Security Studies launched a nationwide campaign themed “Nationalism & Pakistaniat”. The PICSS flyer said “through seminars, conferences, roundtables, interactive sessions and other tools of advocacy it seeks to help the Pakistani youth in comprehending the true concept of ‘Pakistaniat’ with a view to protect them from disillusioned ideas and aspirations, propagated by forces of darkness and destruction.” The organization in my opinion pre-assumes that ‘Pakistaniat’ already exists–that it’s well-defined and has percolated down the restRead More

Poets, Sufis, Laborers Represent Pakistan, Not Extremists: Seminar on Nationalism & Pakistaniat

April 24, 2018 (DESPARDES/PKONWEB): Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee General Zubair Mahmood Hayat Monday said extremists did not represent Pakistan rather poets, Sufis, laborers, workers, and others were its true representatives. Pakistan did not belong to a single person or institution as it was the country of every one, he said while addressing a seminar on ‚ÄúNationalism and Pakistaniat‚ÄĚ organized by the Pakistan Institute for Conflict and Security Studies (PICSS) in Quetta at the Balochistan University of Information Technology, Engineering and Management Sciences (BUITEMS). The seminar was attended byRead More