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Pakistan, Partition and The Present, Part Two

Has Pakistan has lived up to the vision of its founder, Mohammad Ali Jinnah, to create a unified national identity for the country with Islam as the great unifying factor?

Has Pakistan has lived up to the vision of its founder, Mohammad Ali Jinnah - to create a unified national identity for the country with Islam as the great unifying factor? Pakistan was founded as a homeland for the Muslims of the Indian sub-continent, but religion, nationality and gender have caused faultlines in the region.

For women, Pakistan is one of the most dangerous countries in the world to live in and yet it has also spawned a thriving women’s rights movement with thousands of activists such as Tanveer Jahan, “Societal transformation,” she says, “is a very, very long struggle”.

(Photo: Presenter Shahzeb Jillani standing outside in front of a mosque, Pakistan)

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