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Dr A Q Khan
Dr A Q Khan

  • December 28, 2020

    Books to read

    Here are some interesting books. The first one is an autobiography titled 'Journey Through History' by Lt-Gen Zahid Ali Akbar Khan, published by...

  • December 22, 2020

    Unpleasant truths

    Some unpleasant truths but food for thought. First of all, the way all politicians consort to lying, distortion of truth, abusing others and...

  • December 13, 2020

    Books and tragedy

    The first book I would like to introduce is an excellent translation of the Holy Quran into simple, beautiful English by Hafiz Dr. Musharraf...

  • November 23, 2020

    Justice and governance

    During our school summer holidays we used to fondly read 'Alif Leyla' by Abu Abdullah ibn Abdul Al-Jah Sherari; 'Tilism Hoshruba' by Muhamad...

  • November 09, 2020

    More books

    It is often heard that people have lost interest in reading books. This is only partly true but they are often so busy trying to earn two square...

  • October 19, 2020

    Mental health

    World Mental Health Day was recently observed all over the world, including Pakistan, on October 10. Quite a few professionals published...

  • October 13, 2020

    Patience is a virtue

    The Almighty has told us in the Holy Quran that He is with those who show patience under all circumstances. Shaikh Sadi has explained it...

  • September 28, 2020

    Good reading

    Some books of value that I read: the first one, full of valuable information, is titled ‘Ishque Mustafa’ by Maqsood Ahmad Islahi and printed by...

  • September 21, 2020

    The virtue of contentment

    The Holy Quran is accepted as a complete code of life. Every aspect of life has been dealt with in it. In addition to the five fundamental...

  • September 13, 2020

    Treasures to read

    Today, I have two books to discuss. The first – a treasure of knowledge, information and national history – titled ‘Such Tau Yeh He’ ,...

  • August 24, 2020

    All about good governance

    The last two days have been full of self-praise by the ruling party. The public has yet again been taken for a ride and we are all now ma’moon....

  • August 17, 2020

    Valuable books

    Reading books is a great pastime. You obtain knowledge of some sort and it relaxes and gives peace of mind. I receive many books from a lot of...

  • August 10, 2020

    Community development

    In our country, community development has been totally ignored, yet it is most important to help people in their development programmes at the...

  • July 27, 2020

    No comparisons

    Lately we have been hearing a lot about Turkish President Recap Tayyip Erdogen. Whenever and wherever any Muslim community faces problems or...

  • July 20, 2020

    A good team

    Recently I read a very good article in these pages, 'The dangers of incompetence' written by Ms Kamila Hyat . I read it very carefully and found it...

  • July 06, 2020

    Wise words

    In continuation of last week’s topic, here are some more anecdotes from Saadi’s 'Bostan' in a free rendering of the translation by Dr Khwaji...

  • June 22, 2020

    Useful books

    Due to the indifferent attitude of the public at large, government policies have failed, the coronavirus is spreading fast and at an ever-increasing...

  • June 16, 2020

    An unforgettable man

    Pakistan celebrates May 28 as Youm-e-Takbir. The people that made it all possible were Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, Gen Ziaul Haq, A G N Kazi, Agha Shahi,...

  • June 08, 2020

    Words of wisdom

    More than enough is being written about the coronavirus and politics, so I turn instead to words of wisdom from the famous Sadi Shirazi."There was...

  • May 27, 2020

    Ramazan blessings

    Most of us are aware of the benefits and blessings of fasting during Ramazan. A Japanese Nobel Prize winner won this coveted prize for finding out...

  • April 15, 2020

    Legal matters

    The coronavirus has played havoc, causing more than 70,000 deaths all over the world and more than a million people have been infected. So much has...

  • April 06, 2020

    Divine and earthly problems

    Since the day of the creation of this world and of us human beings, we have always been facing problems of all kinds, some divine and some man-made....

  • March 30, 2020

    The coronavirus

    The whole world is in upheaval due to the coronavirus pandemic. About 195 countries have fallen victim to it. Thousands of people have died and...

  • March 18, 2020

    Behaviour of rulers

    In our country it has become general tradition that those who come into power consider themselves above all others in knowledge, wisdom and...

  • March 11, 2020

    Just nice things

    A few days ago, Amir Jamaat-e-Islami Sirajul Haq, Mian Muhammad Aslam and Mr Attaur Rahman came to see me. We discussed educational matters and...

  • February 24, 2020

    Powerful words

    Before continuing with more quotes from ‘Bostan-e-Sadi’ by Shaikh Saadi , I would first like to mention a very nice article.It was written by...

  • February 18, 2020

    Song of praise

    The game of politics and the expertise of media anchors is in full swing. If you listen to them, you will hear two extremes – either milk and...

  • February 11, 2020

    Interesting books

    Leave politics and the politicians to their dirty devices. We can see enough of that on TV. To get away from it all, here are some nice books, well...

  • February 03, 2020

    Missing yesterday

    Not only Pakistan, but other Muslim countries are in a mess of one kind or another as well. Some of these problems are of our/their own creation...

  • January 20, 2020

    Great achievements

    The Pakistani nation can boast of some of the best liars, thieves and corrupt people. But look around carefully and you will also find some...

  • January 11, 2020

    More on good governance

    In my last column, I said that the golden principles of good governance can be drawn from our own history and are available for us to follow.For...

  • January 07, 2020

    Principles of good governance

    On the one hand, the batsman from the ruling team are unable to achieve a double figure score, while on the other hand, the players from the...

  • December 16, 2019

    Necessary trust

    A few days ago I was invited as chief guest at the annual function of the Haji Abdul Hakim Trust, where I distributed cash prizes to talented...

  • December 02, 2019

    A place for learning

    Recently, I was invited as chief guest to the 14th Convocation of Riphah International University, which was held at the Convention Centre,...

  • November 25, 2019

    A powerful message

    The Almighty had blessed Hazrat Esa with the powers to heal the sick, raise the dead back to life, etc. Every day they would gather at his monastic...

  • November 18, 2019

    Health notes

    Nephrology is the branch of medicine concerned with the physiology and diseases of the kidneys. The name comes from 'nephron', a functional unit...

  • November 07, 2019

    Important memories

    Ghulam Ishaq Khan was one of the most patriotic, competent, honest and efficient Pakistanis I know. He was born on January 20, 1915 in Bannu and...

  • October 28, 2019

    A modern-day Ibn Batuta

    We have heard of, and abundantly seen pictures and video recordings, the PM’s visits to Iran, Saudi Arabia, China and Karachi. His visit to...

  • October 21, 2019

    Magic and divine edicts

    Today no politics but something about magic and its position according to Shariah. Some time ago I wrote about the two angels – Harut and Marut...

  • October 14, 2019

    Serving humanity

    A few days ago I saw on TV, the prime minister holding a meeting with my dear friend and great social worker, Muhammad Bashir Faruqui, chairman of...

  • October 07, 2019

    Senior Citizens Day

    Every year the International Day of Older Persons is celebrated throughout almost the whole world on October 1. In Pakistan we have also kept up...

  • October 01, 2019

    Judge not

    Kashmir – a problem nowhere near solution. Our leaders have to learn from the fate of the Palestinians and the way the West reacted to the...

  • September 25, 2019

    Fate

    Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan writes about the initial days of Pakistan's nuclear weapons programme.

  • September 16, 2019

    Useful books

    I have decided to write about some books, to draw attention to some of the good literature being published and to get people to read again rather...

  • September 09, 2019

    Useful books

    Politics, the economy, Kashmir affairs – all hot topics these days. Let us, laypersons, leave these decisions to the rulers and politicians and...

  • September 03, 2019

    Today’s Harut and Marut

    The Kashmir crisis is at its peak. Those who cannot even use an ordinary catapult are bragging that they will teach India a lesson. The Kashmir...

  • August 26, 2019

    The current state

    For the last two or three months the country has been in the grip of commotion. On the one hand, we had the news of the martyrdom of Pakistanis due...

  • August 14, 2019

    Interesting and useful

    There are so many interesting and useful books to read. What a pity writing and penmanship pays so little in Pakistan. The first book I would like...

  • August 05, 2019

    Excellent work

    Most of you must be aware that my colleagues and I are building a welfare hospital in Lahore near Minar-e-Pakistan where we have provided free OPD...

  • July 29, 2019

    Rare collections

    No politics or current topics today, but some recently published books of interest. The first is titled ‘Hasil, La-Hasil’ written by Capt ...