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A Company Registered under Section 42 of Companies Ordinance 1984. Corporate Universal Identification No. 0073421

Vision 21 is Pakistan based non-profit, non- partisan Socio-Political organisation. We work through research and advocacy. Our Focus is on Poverty and Misery Alleviation, Rights Awareness, Human Dignity, Women empowerment and Justice as a right and obligation.

We act and work side by side with the deprived and have-nots.

We invite you to join us in this mission. We welcome your help. We welcome your comments and suggestions. If you are interested in writing on Awaam, please contact us at: awaam@thevision21.org

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Justice vs greed

By: TARIQ KHOSA

THE Panama leaks have shaken the bastions of political power in Pakistan. People by and large had an uneasy feeling of something rotten in our state and now these unpleasant facts have come to the surface: there exists a great sink of possibly illicit loot and a potential conduit for proceeds of crime and corruption. Read More

The abandonment of science

By: RAFIA ZAKARIA

The past achievements of prominent Muslims, particularly Muslim scientists, play an important role in the lives of living ones. In schools all over the Muslim world, the achievements of one or the other long-dead Muslim scientist, Al Farabi or Ibne-Sina, Al Biruni or Ibn Rushd, are taught to schoolchildren who may be vulnerable to believing that science and Islam do not get along. Read More

Muslim world in decline

By: NAJMUDDIN A. SHAIKH

MYANMAR is a country that is supposed to be recovering from years of dictatorial rule and moving towards democracy and an opening up to the rest of the world. It is a country with an opposition leader who has won the Nobel Prize for her struggle against dictatorship and for upholding human rights. Read More

Deeply moving account from the daughter of a Pakistani POW in India.

By Sunniya Ahmad Pirzada

My father, a Pakistani prisoner of war in India

A daughter’s tribute to the father who never recovered from his war wounds.

It was a great source of pride to my father that he was captured and did not surrender. Doctors filled his file with words like Dementia, Alzheimer’s and Schizophrenia. Our lives were measured out in what, for want of a clearer diagnosis, we would just call his ‘episodes’. Read More

The Age of Impunity

By Jeffrey D. Sachs

May 17, 2016 “Information Clearing House” – “Boston Globe”

The Panama Papers opened yet another window on the global system of financial corruption, showing how political leaders and businesses use shell companies in secrecy havens like the British Virgin Islands and many US states to evade taxes and hide corruption and other crimes. Yet the system of corruption depends on another factor beyond secrecy, one that is perhaps even more important: impunity. Impunity means that the rich and powerful escape from punishment even when their malfeasance is in full view.  Read More

The Age of Impunity

By Jeffrey D. Sachs

May 17, 2016 “Information Clearing House” – “Boston Globe”

The Panama Papers opened yet another window on the global system of financial corruption, showing how political leaders and businesses use shell companies in secrecy havens like the British Virgin Islands and many US states to evade taxes and hide corruption and other crimes. Yet the system of corruption depends on another factor beyond secrecy, one that is perhaps even more important: impunity. Impunity means that the rich and powerful escape from punishment even when their malfeasance is in full view.  Read More

The Age of Impunity

By Jeffrey D. Sachs

May 17, 2016 “Information Clearing House” – “Boston Globe”

The Panama Papers opened yet another window on the global system of financial corruption, showing how political leaders and businesses use shell companies in secrecy havens like the British Virgin Islands and many US states to evade taxes and hide corruption and other crimes. Yet the system of corruption depends on another factor beyond secrecy, one that is perhaps even more important: impunity. Impunity means that the rich and powerful escape from punishment even when their malfeasance is in full view.  Read More