70 Years Later, The Idea Of Pakistan: with Pervez Hoodbhoy

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  • Published on:  Wednesday, November 1, 2017
  • About the speaker:

    One of Pakistan’s most celebrated academics, Pervez Hoodbhoy is a world renowned nuclear physicist, prominent activist, as well a distinguished professor at Forman Christian College and the Quaid-e-Azam University. He has served as professor at the likes of Carnegie Mellon, LUMS, and MIT from where he obtained multiple degrees eventually leading to a PhD in nuclear physics. Bold and unapologetically progressive, Pervez Hoodbhoy is an advocate of freedom of speech. A regular contributor to dawn.com, he has also written for The Express Tribune as well as The New York Times on topics ranging from religion to education.
  • Source: https://youtu.be/ML_OZOsDm30

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  • S P DAS

    S P DAS

     9 hours ago

    What an intellectual giant. Hope for Pakistan.

  • Nusrat Rizvi

    Nusrat Rizvi

     15 hours ago

    Hoodbhoy may praise Jinnah all he wants but like all Muslims Jinnah wanted to be the top man of his nation. He surrounded himself with Yes men and had no opposition nor accepted different point of views. As there is no democracy in Islam not surprisingly Pakistan has reminded one man rule and people know there is no hope for anyone with intelligence or forward thinking who eventually leave the Islamic paradise for Europe or North America.
    Lets not forget a famous quote by Saadat Hasan Minto, Jinnah loved young Pathan boys more than anyone else.
    Nusrat Rizvi, Palm City FL.

  • Rehan Zaheer Gondal

    Rehan Zaheer Gondal

     18 hours ago

    The way of expressing things beyond the limits

  • Arun Singh

    Arun Singh

     22 hours ago +1

    So called secular Jinnah created a Jihadi country. This is antagonistic contradiction which cannot be resolved.

  • hjhgh fghfhfg

    hjhgh fghfhfg

     yesterday

    ALMOST ALL ISLAMIC NATIONS ARE RUNNING UNDER MASSIVE ISSUES AND KILLINGS...KILLING EACH OTHER..SO CONFUSD RELIGION


    THERE ARE 28 STATES IN INDIA...WHY KASHMIR ONLY HAS PROBLEMS??? COZ THATS MISLIM MAJORITY


    FEW GULF COUNTRIES THERE'S PEACE ..BUT LET THE OIL DRY....THEY WILL EAT EACH OTHER
    [THEY ALL LIVE IN OIL SUBSIDY...HAVE U EVER HEARD A GREAT DOCTOR,ENGINEER,SCITENTIST FROM THERE....THEY ARENT TALENTED AT ALL....THEY ARE DEPENDENT UPON FOREIGN MAN POWER..BE IT CONSTRUCTION,HEALTHCARE,EDUCATION ....MOSTLY INDIANS ]


    TURKEY TOOK SECULAR PATH..BUT MAY IMPLODE THE WAY ITS GOING OFFLATE...

  • Srinivas Kumar M S S

    Srinivas Kumar M S S

     yesterday

    Parvej Ji, what ever you are trying to do good to Pakistan will get lost by keeping frames of cow lynching which will have impact on other religions. I would request you to avoid it in future.

  • Dn dk

    Dn dk

     yesterday

    Professor out of his mind.
    Basic two nation theory.

  • Ghildiyal Pankaj

    Ghildiyal Pankaj

     yesterday

    Kuch to Hain log Pakistan me intellectual hain

  • SANGEETA RAJORIYA

    SANGEETA RAJORIYA

     yesterday

    Jinnah was a greddy and grey person he divided land bcos he wanted to b a political figure

  • Yogesh Raja

    Yogesh Raja

     yesterday

    Secular means worldly, non-religious, or not spiritual. Non-secular will then refers to being spiritual or religious and more aggressive and unfriendly.

    This shows that in secular country even the society has to be secular where all humans are treated kindly and respectfully the way civilised humans are supposed to treat each other to boost unity, kindness and so progress.

    Secular world will be even better where humans globally will treat fellow humans kindly and respectfully probably the way god wants us humans to treat each other.

    FOOD FOR THOUGHTS: This is not intended to offend anyone.

    1. Cancer advert says that father with cancer is still a father. Similarly human with any or no faith, nationality, gender, age, colour, culture etc. is still a human. Only humans and not animals have intelligence and ability to help, take care and protect fellow humans. This is why in hospitals we humans help each other to recover from illnesses. Even our blood and organs are shared proving that we are all same and so we are all god’s children who can take care of each other by being kind to each other. This shows that there is secular culture in hospitals. Sadly outside hospital we become unkind and anti-human where we hurt and even kill each other. This is non-secular behaviour. Could it be because of EGOS, greed, faiths, colour, unrealistic expectations etc.?

    2. Successful businessman will always treats his customers and suppliers kindly and respectfully to thrive. This shows that it is civilised to treat everyone kindly and respectfully to make life joyful and exciting.

    3. Our life in this world is totally dependent on fellow humans like traders, employers, taxi drivers, teachers, police, medical staff etc. Through import/export and tourism humans in different countries are also benefiting each other.

    4. In our society kind and caring people get promoted in all sectors of the industry while unkind people loose their jobs and even gets punished in jails.

    5. Expecting kindness from each other to make life joyful and exciting couples get married married and due to ignorance they replace kindness with unkindness and ruin each other’s happiness for ever get divorced.

    6. Kind parents along with their life make their children’s life happy too but than by replacing their kindness with unkindness they destroy whole family’s life unhappy. Are we humans not supposed to become better humans with time?

    Please try to promote secularism amongst us and in harmony make this world a better place.

    Thank you and have confidence that we humans can be special persons in each other’s life.

    Regards,

    Yogendra Raja from Aylesbury U.K.

  • PhysicsOnLine

    PhysicsOnLine

     2 days ago

    Prof. Hoodbhoy,
    You are right that Jinnah was the relentless engine that created Pakistan. He wanted a country where the privileges of the Muslim elite would be preserved. He didn't care about the masses.He wasn't a man of the masses; but he used them to achieve his ends by fostering Hindu-Muslim hatred; which led to the horrendous communal riots that accompanied the partition of our common country.His pronouncements on the philosophies of Islam need to be taken with a pinch of salt, because he definitely did not follow devout Islamic practice in personal life.
    You raised a lot of questions on which the Pakistanis should introspect, but it is pointless to look at Jinnah for answers,He necer addressed these questions, and he was unconcerned about their answers.

  • Ayad Akhtar

    Ayad Akhtar

     2 days ago

    بیوقوفوں کا ٹولہ۔۔۔ اللہ آپ سب کی مغفرت فرمائے۔۔مودی نے اعتراف کیا کہ ایسٹ پاکستان ہم نے توڑا مقتی باہنی بنا کے۔ اسلام ایک مکمل دین ہے جو رواداری۔ انسانیت۔مساوات۔ حقوق ۔حد سب کچھ بتاتا ہے۔ اسلام 5000 سال سے پرانا ہے محترم استاد اپنی تعلیم کا دائرہ بڑھائیں۔اور اب تو اپکی عمر قبر میں جانے کی آ گئی ہے۔ آخرت کا بھی سوچ لیں۔اللہ سے معافی مانگ لیں۔ اوولیشن کی تھیوری سراسر غلط ہے۔اللہ آپکو سراط مستقیم پہ چلائیں۔انتہا پسندی اپنے خود کہا پوری دنیا میں پھیل رہی۔ پاکستان کو بدنام نہ کریں۔ دو قومی نظریہ کا ثبوت آج انڈیا خود دے رہا جس طرح وہ مسلمانوں پہ ظلم کر رہا آپ نے یہ خود کہی بات۔ تو کیوں نوجوانوں کو گھما رہے؟؟؟

  • Bharat Sase

    Bharat Sase

     2 days ago

    Kati huvi gaay pics he ...Gallis nasl ..

  • Arun Anand

    Arun Anand

     3 days ago

    What is the meaning of Muttenaza?

  • Ramesh Chand

    Ramesh Chand

     3 days ago

    Nehuru m c

  • N Fazal

    N Fazal

     3 days ago +1

    The most educated and intelligent professor in Pakistan.
    Pakistani should learn from him.
    Prof.Dr.Fazal
    Cambridge

  • Yhuck Thoo

    Yhuck Thoo

     4 days ago

    Haan Haan chootbhoy..Nehru hi tha jisne tum soowaro ko porkistan diya!

  • Surinder Chugh

    Surinder Chugh

     4 days ago

    Bhonsadi wale Pakistani will never live & never let other live.

  • don't be politically correct

    don't be politically correct

     5 days ago

    Hoodbhoy is not correct about India & Myanmar.

    Muslims r actually creating problems everywhere..

  • don't be politically correct

    don't be politically correct

     5 days ago

    Agar sbke liye hi Pakistan h to alag Pakistan banaya hi kyu tha..