Columns by Dr. Ramesh Kumar Vankwani

December 27, 2019

Fall of a superpower

Exactly 28 years ago, it was a Christmas night when the unbelievable news about the dissolution of the USSR emerged on media. with traditional zeal and enthusiasm for many centuries.

December 20, 2019

Secularism at risk

During my visits to India for religious rituals, what I have observed is that Indian Muslims are as patriotic to their country as their Hindu or Christian community is….

December 06, 2019

The legend of Disney

December 5 is marked as the 118th birthday of the renowned American producer, Walt Disney. Whenever we hear his name, 

November 29, 2019

The Madina model

Recently, a video clip regarding my remarks on the issue of the Madina state went viral on social media, on which I am still receiving massive feedback, positive and negative both.

November 22, 2019

Meatless days

In response to my recently-issued video message in support of marking an international meatless day (animal rights day) on November 25…

November 15, 2019

Model of tolerance

It is a matter of great honuor and privilege to have been exclusively invited from Pakistan to attend the World Tolerance Summit under the patronage of Prime Minister of UAE Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum….

November 09, 2019

Month of blessings

Recently, I was invited as a guest speaker to deliver a lecture in a top class educational institute of Lahore…..

November 01, 2019

A free media

Exactly eight years ago, a huge number of PTI workers were gathered at Minar-e-Pakistan Lahore on October 30, 2011 to participate in the historical jalsa. Besides this, people were also sitting in front of their television sets to eagerly listen to thjeir beloved leader Imran Khan.

Prime Minister Imran Khan has returned to Islamabad after completing his visit to Iran and Saudi Arabia. On many occasions, the prime minister vowed to play a role to lessen the ongoing tensions between the two. with traditional zeal and enthusiasm for many centuries.

October 18, 2019

A memorable dialogue

It was really a matter of pleasure and privilege for me to meet with the honorable royal highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at Badshahi Masjid, Lahore….

October 11, 2019

Economy and security

Recently, a statement attributed to Army Chief Qamar Javed Bajwa emerged. During a meeting with business tycoons in the presence of the government finance team, he is said to have stated that

October 04, 2019

On October 2, the world community observed the International Day for Non-Violence. According to a resolution passed by the UN General Assembly, the day is celebrated every year on the occasion of the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi….

September 27, 2019

Good neighbourhood

At the moment, when world leaders are attending the UN Session, American people are busy in preparations to celebrate National Good Neighbour Day. with traditional zeal and enthusiasm for many centuries.

September 20, 2019

Yet another challenge

The mysterious drone attacks on strategic oil installations in Saudi Arabia have made the already vulnerable Middle East tense….

September 13, 2019

The road ahead

Although the public still loves the charismatic personality of PM Imran Khan, it is also very important to determine to what extent the PTI succeeded in fulfilling the hopes of people after coming into power. 

September 06, 2019

The Hinduvta myth

I was recently invited by a TV channel to express my views on the rise of Hinduvta in India, especially in the context of the Kashmir crisis….

August 30, 2019

Call for humanity

Every sensible peace-loving human is worried about the tense situation in Occupied Kashmir. It is human nature to cry in response to pain.  with traditional zeal and enthusiasm for many centuries….

August 23, 2019

A wise decision

Prime Minister Imran Khan has approved an extension in the tenure of present Army Chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa for a period of three more years.The wise decision has been taken in the context of ongoing regional security situation….

August 16, 2019

Tourism infrastructure

After the hectic parliamentary schedule and other activities, I am currently visiting the northern areas to celebrate Independence Day….

August 09, 2019

Long live Pakistan

During the recent joint session of parliament, all parliamentarians and media friends experienced a pleasant surprise to see the world’s largest ever national flag…

August 02, 2019

Natural allies

US President Donald Trump is an influential world leader who recently succeeded to bring South Korea and North Korea closer.

July 26, 2019

The PM’s visit

The recent visit to the US by Prime Minister Imran Khan along with the top military leadership was a most successful one. One of the most prominent aspects was to convey the message…

July 19, 2019

Mandela’s vision

Nelson Mandela International Day is observed every year on July 18 across the globe. The purpose is to acknowledge the tireless efforts of the great leader for ensuring equal civic rights for everyone in South Africa. with traditional zeal and enthusiasm for many centuries.

No doubt, the government is struggling hard to promote a tax culture among Pakistani citizens and businesses in order to raise revenue and achieve budgetary demands….

July 05, 2019

On Canada

This week, July 1, the people of Canada celebrated the 152th birthday of their country. In this connection, various events were held throughout Canada, with people expressing their patriotism and respect for their country and fellow citizens.

On the special invitation of Prime Minister Azad Jammu Kashmir Raja Farooq Haider Khan, I am currently leading a delegation of the Pakistan Hindu Council to visit the most beautiful valley of the world, Neelum. …

June 21, 2019

European values

French author Gustave Flaubert once said that “Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.” No doubt, tourism puts great impact on the human personality, bringing positive change in terms of exposure, awareness, learning and interactions. with traditional zeal and enthusiasm for many centuries.

During my interactions with the media, I have been told many times about the hurdles that journalists are facing in our country. I believe that the history of journalism is as old as the history of life on this planet….

June 03, 2019

After the election

This year after my visit to India, I predicted a win by more than 300 seats by the Narendra Modi led BJP alliance in India’s Lok Sabha elections….

May 24, 2019

US-Iran tensions

At the moment, when Pakistan is facing severe economic crisis due to the hike in dollar rates, another horrific war is likely to break out between Iran and the US….

Finally, my point of view regarding forced conversions is getting endorsed by every corner of the country. Being patron-in-chief of the Pakistan Hindu Council and a follower of Quaid-e-Azam as a role model, the focus of my peaceful struggle is always to ensure the protection of the rights of patriotic non-Muslim minorities. 

Right now I am waiting at the passenger lounge of Istanbul Airport for my flight to come back to Pakistan…

May 03, 2019

Belt and road

I was in Beijing recently, where the Chinese government had organized the second session of the Belt and Road Forum.

It was indeed very pleasant to interact with Iranian Ambassador H E Mehdi Honardoost in Islamabad. The people of Pakistan and Iran are connected by inseparable bonds of cultural, historical and geographical affinities….

April 19, 2019

One year with the PTI

Last year in the same month, I joined the PTI. My joint press conference with Imran Khan was live broadcasted by almost all news channels…

April 12, 2019

Attack on humanity

The horrific tragedy of the Samjhota Express attack is a painful chapter in the bilateral ties of Pakistan and India….

How painful that Pakistan, founded by the great law-abiding Quaid-e-Azam, is now known as a country where abductions, child marriages and forced conversions are becoming a norm. Most alarming is that nobody dares to raise voice against this barbaric social evil, and stand with the poor victims.

March 29, 2019

A week of lessons

Here are my views on three important events that took place last week. First, Prime Minister of New Zealand Jacinda Ardern…

March 22, 2019

A message of harmony

Like other parts of world, the festival of Holi was celebrated in Pakistan with the spirit of love, humanity, respect and happiness. Also known as the festival of colours, it is associated with the celebrations of the arrival of the spring….

March 15, 2019

World citizenship

Today, on March 15, the international community is celebrating World Speech Day. The day was initially launched three years ago by a professional speech writer Simon Gibson at the Athens Democracy Forum….

An important meeting of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, representing 57 Muslim countries, was held at a time when two nuclear powers, Pakistan and India, were confronting with each other….

March 01, 2019

Say no to war

When Nimrod tried to burn Hazrat Ibrahim (AS) in a horrific fire, a little sparrow was carrying water in its beak with a purpose to quench the great the fire. A crow asked the poor bird why it was doing something so useless, since the fire was so huge and its beak was so small….

February 22, 2019

Online hate

Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman has successfully concluded his visit to Pakistan. Pakistan has always enjoyed cordial relations with Saudi Arabia….

Once again, I am visiting Seoul, the capital city of South Korea, to attend the World Peace Summit, organised by the Universal Peace Federation….

February 08, 2019

Beyond subsidies

The government’s decision to abolish the Haj subsidy has resulted in an interesting debate in the media…. 

February 01, 2019

Parliamentary friendship

It is a matter of great privilege that National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser has acknowledged my selfless struggle to promote regional peace and interfaith harmony by appointing me as the convener of the recently-established Pakistan-India Parliamentary Friendship Group….

January 25, 2019

Tragedy in Sahiwal

Last weekend, I was visiting my hometown in Tharparkar to attend the Dharmik Quiz Contest. At the event, I urged all Hindu children who participated in the contest from across the country to follow religious and moral teachings, and serve humanity at all costs….

January 18, 2019

Qatar’s challenges

The Middle East faced a diplomatic crisis in June 2017 when the Gulf state of Qatar was accused by some of its powerful Arab neighbours of allegedly promoting terrorism and extremism….

January 11, 2019

Mass wedding

The Pakistan Hindu Council organised its annual mass wedding ceremony in Karachi on January 6. This year, 79 Hindu couples tied the knot during the ceremony….

January 04, 2019

King of kings

My first column in 2019 is dedicated to Khwaja Syed Mohammad Moinuddin Chishti, a sufi mystic who is also known as Khawaja Ghareeb Nawaz (the benefactor of the poor). I am writing this article while on pilgrimage to his shrine, Dargah Ajmer Sharif….

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