Reflections on Contemprorary Issues: Democracy, Terrorism, jihad, and other issues

The book is an exposition of some contemporary issues like democracy, jihad and terrorism. Though focus is on Pakistan, many other countries fit in the framework. Jihad under Islam, Christianity, Judaism, and Hindusim is viewed. The book draws copiously on the available research and knowledge on the subject. More

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About Amjed Jaaved

• Wrote freelance for over 45 years (under original name, homonyms or pseudonyms) beginning with Morning News (Karachi), mostly on current economic and management issues. The contribution titled “An Anti-Inflation Weapon “ attracted the Pakistan's prime minister Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto. PM House invited him for discussion on the economic proposal in the article. Discussed matters with Special Asst. to Prime Minister and his so-called chief economist. Not joined their team, remained independent.
• Contributions were published in leading dailies at home (News International, Express Tribune, Dawn, Nation, Daily Times, Frontier Post, etc) and abroad (Lebanon, Bangladesh, and Nepal).
• Served 1970-83 Punjab government as a principal officer (chief officer/taxation officer of Municipal bodies and District Council) before joining the federal government in 2009. Has special interest in strategy, study of civilisations, international relations,particularly Kashmir and nuclear issues, besides analysis of defence budget. His work on study of civilisations, societies and cultures including analysis of structure of Pakistan's society is on the anvil. Lectured MBA students. He is a Master of Economics, Business Administration, and LLB (Shariah and Law). Knows several languages including Arabic and French. Learned computer languages at two universities.

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