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By Saqib Akber


A meeting of the religious parties in Pakistan was held under the banner of ‘Rahbar Committee’ in Islamabad on Tuesday (April 19, 2016). Besides discussing several problems facing Pakistan, the meeting also talked about the machinations of global imperialism, the unity of Muslim Ummah and the Organization of Islamic Corporation (OIC) meeting held recently in Istanbul, Turkey.

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By Saqib Akber

According to a confidential survey the trend of abandoning religion and becoming atheist is growing in Pakistan and this leaning towards atheism is not restricted to a particular sect. Shias, Sunnis and people of all other denominations are included in this category. Tech-savvy former Muslims are the basic cause of this rapid spread of disbelief.

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By Saqib Akber

Historical background

A lot is being said on the need of holding dialogue in the world for some time now. Samuel Huntington’s theory of clash of civilizations has given a new impetus to this realization and as a result a series of dialogues and discussions among different religions and different sects have started and further developments are underway in this respect.

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Saqib Akbar

If Pakistan's population is assumed to be 200 million and out of this population those who fast during Ramazan is assumed to be 100 million, then it can be said that 100 million people who were taking 3 meals a day prior to Ramazan will now be taking 2 meals per day instead of 3 due to fasting in the holy month. Thus, 100 million people do not eat one meal per day in this month. Although this calculation is imaginary but it is presumed to explain the point. Keeping this calculation in mind should the prices of edibles during Ramazan increase or decrease according to market principles? A simple reader will say that costs should decrease in such a scenario. How then the prices increase by 50% to 100%? Let us examine this question.

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