QUAID-I-AZAM’S CONCEPT OF AN ISLAMIC WELFARE DEMOCRATIC STATE AND THEOCRATIC STATE
Pakistan, a seventy six years old state, established in the name of basic ideological essence of equality, democracy and justice for all as preached by Islam, still is not an Islamic democratic state in reality as visualized by its Founder Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah. Therefore it is imperative to compare today’s Pakistan with the state as anticipated by its founder. Did Jinnah envisage Pakistan an Islamic democratic state or a theocratic state? We perceive that Quaid-i-Azam visualized an Islamic democratic and welfare state for the Muslim community of India. In this research article an attempt has been made to properly evaluate this question and to find out a right answer. The present study is a kind of qualitative research in its nature so the technique of content analysis is used to elicit the facts from the speeches and statements of the Quaid. This study is primarily depending upon the written material, so, all the relevant literature was surveyed and all the available secondary sources were consulted.
Keywords: Pakistan, Quaid-i-Azam, Democracy, Islam Theocracy, Welfare State.
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