July 25, 2021

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Pak was born in a state of confusion: Hoodbhoy at Hyderabad Literary Festival

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HLF 2016-LogoPakistan is a nation that was born in confusion, is still in confusion but will move out of it in the future – hoped eminent nuclear physicist and author Pervez Hoodbhoy who has, for long, been a champion of the “secular state” notion. “Though I know that it is not welcome in my country and people who deviate from the notion that it is an Islamic state, are looked upon disapprovingly, I strongly feel that’s what we need to head towards,” Hoodbhoy reiterated.

He was speaking at a session on ‘Reimagining Pakistan’, organised as part of the ongoing Hyderabad Literary Festival. The Pakistani scholar was joined by Venkat Dhulipala, a US-based professor, historian and writer, on the dais. 

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