Ed­i­tor’s Ob­ser­va­tions

The Diplomatic Insight - - Islam In Brazil -

Pres­ence of 29 per­cent or ap­prox­i­mately 1.5 mil­lion Mus­lims within Brazil re­li­gious di­verse fab­ric of the society of this im­por­tant coun­try of Latin Amer­ica. These Mus­lims are liv­ing across the coun­try but most of them are found in São Paulo, fol­lowed by Paraná, Rio Grande do Sul, Rio de Janeiro and Mi­nas Gerais. There the cen­tral re­gion of Brazil in­clud­ing the cap­i­tal Brasilia and the state of Goias. It is be­lieved that mainly Is­lam started to set slaves in 16th ar­rived from the Mid­dle East mainly from Syria, Le­banon and Pales­tine and other Arab coun­tries dur­ing the colo­nial times. on art, ar­chi­tec­ture, craft and cui­sine can be found in var­i­ous parts of Brazil where mosques have been built in tra­di­tional style. Mus­lims have also built schools, li­braries of Is­lam lit­er­a­ture and pub­lished var­i­ous news­pa­pers as well. Is­lam has also set its foot deep-rooted in Brazil­ian society through the con­duct of Mus­lim com­mu­nity aswell. The re­cent pub­li­ca­tion the demon­stra­tion of the will and ca­pac­ity of the Mus­lim com­mu­nity to es­tab­lish roots in the coun­try.

Re­cent trends in Pak­istan’s do­mes­tic has made the life of a com­mon man that are ef­fect­ing this un­con­trolled price hike es­pe­cially the de­pre­ci­a­tion of ru­pee, rise of gas, elec­tric­ity and pe­tro­leum prices and also the in­creased tax­a­tion is­sued by the in­cum­bent govern­ment for the cur­rent are be­com­ing out of reach of salaried and daily wa­gers. Strange but true that the govern­ment is vary and re­luc­tant to as­sume and even re­al­ize the fact that they have ac­quired power as a re­sult of hopes and aspi­ra­tion of poor suf­fer­ing cit­i­zens of Pak­istan. Prob­lems like these would only be solved if the govern­ment con­sider this price hike as se­ri­ous and try to keep this as low as 3 to 4 per cent to pro­tect its cit­i­zens but such thought and ac­tion is ab­sent in Sharif’s govern­ment, who him­self is found very rare in Pak­istan and only be sighted roam­ing around abroad. It is high time for the govern­ment to re­vise and re­view their poli­cies in fa­vor of those an­guished cit­i­zens of Pak­istan who have as­pired for a bet­ter and pros­per­ous Pak­istan. Drone at­tacks by the U.S. within Pak­istani soil are regular fea­ture and are only bring­ing du­bi­ous and fal­la­cious cry here and there from the govern­ment and state quar­ters to stop these while there is no such a strong voice and stand­point ex­isted to end these il­le­gal at­tacks. As a re­sult of this murkier drone strike in the set­tled ar­eas of KP in the whole sce­nario. On drones, there is lit­tle ad­vance­ment that can be achieved from ei­ther of US and Pak­istani side. Pak­istan has also been un­able to have a joint and agreed strat­egy on drones. A re­port re­leased by Bu­reau of In­ves­tiga­tive Jour­nal­ism men­tioned 2, 912 at max­i­mum peo­ple died dur­ing 300 drone at­tacks, 386 and 775 civil­ians, in­clud­ing 173 chil­dren, were killed since June 17, 2004. The re­port says be­tween 1,141 and 1,225 per­sons were in­jured. With the rise in civil­ian causal­i­ties the sense of dis­con­tent­ment is mount­ing amongst peo­ple of Pak­istan re­gard­ing govern­ment’s stance of this is­sue.

The Diplo­matic In­sight fe­lic­i­tates and ex­tends heart­felt Marry Christ­mas to all friends across the globe.

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