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New Urdu BooK: "Pakistan Mein Riyasti Ashrafiya Ka Urooj" Published

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New Urdu BooK: "Pakistan Mein Riyasti Ashrafiya Ka Urooj" published

The book invents the slogan, "Ashrafiya Ka Naheen, Sab Ka Pakistan" and provides it with philosophical foundations

Author says, "This book can change the fate of Pakistani citizens."



Media Release:

New Urdu BooK: "Pakistan Mein Riyasti Ashrafiya Ka Urooj" published

The book invents the slogan, "Ashrafiya Ka Naheen, Sab Ka Pakistan" and provides it with philosophical foundations

Author says, "This book can change the fate of Pakistani citizens."

Lahore February 21, 2012: Alternate Solutions Institute released today Dr. Khalil Ahmad's latest book, "Pakistan Mein Riyasti Ashrafiya Ka Urooj" (The Rise of State Aristocracy in Pakistan). This book holds Pakistani Ashrafiya as the biggest obstacle in the way of the supremacy of the constitution and the rule of law in Pakistan. The book demonstrates that the Pakistani Ashrafiya lives via its capture of the state, state institutions, and the resources of the state. Not only has it captured the Pakistani state, but through its capture of the state institutions, it has hijacked the market also. The heart of the Pakistani Ashrafiya, i.e. Politicians, the Establishment, and the Bureaucracy, have made the constitution subservient to their interests; whereas security of fundamental rights to the ordinary citizens is almost an impossibility.

The author says that this phenomenon needs to be understood with the help of a new term, "State Aristocracy" or "State Ashrafiya." Pre-modern Ashrafiya used to derive its power and authority from certain distinctions, such as racial superiority, while Pakistani Ashrafiya derives its power and authority from the state. Be it wealth or clout, privileges or subsidies, the Ashrafiya through the state, appropriates everything for itself. And what comes to the lot of the ordinary citizens is endless sufferings at the doors of government offices, the courts, and the polling stations.

This book shows the way to transform the Ashrafi Pakistan into Everyone's Pakistan. It invites all the classes and groupings of Pakistan to the cause of rule of the constitution and the law; and exhorts them to stay on a singular achievement of human civilization, i.e. law. The book dwells on the topics which include Ashrafiya's historical perspective; Pakistani state and the Ashrafiya; formation of Pakistani Ashrafiya; the rise of the State Aristocracy (Ashrafiya); Ashrafiya's philosophy of man; the nature and the constitution of Pakistani Ashrafiya; freedom from Ashraf-dom; Ashrafi classes of Pakistan; the heart of Pakistani Ashrafiya.

The author of the book, Dr. Khalil Ahmad, has been teaching Philosophy, and is mainly devoted to Political Philosophy. He is one of the founders of the Alternate Solutions Institute, a think tank dedicated to the strengthening of fundamental rights and the rule of law in Pakistan. His most important work is, "Charter of Liberty" which highlights the importance and demand of making fundamental rights a core and the supreme value of the constitution.

The price of the 156 page book is Rs.220. For more information and purchasing the book, the Institute may be contacted at:

Phone: 0303 – 4000 161  

Email: info@asinstitute.org

Address: Room No. 32, 3rd Floor, 5/6 Jail Road, Lahore



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