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Mir Mosharref Hossain Pakbir
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Mr. Pakbir is a political and current affairs analyst of Daily Observer. He excels is political and democracy research. He is the founder and Chief Editor of Mohammadi News Agency (MNA) and Editor of Kishore Bangla, a well-known magazine for the teenagers and children of Bangladesh. Alongside he is acclaimed for his social works in improving the lives of underprivileged children and Vice-Chairman of Democracy Research Center (DRC).
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An eternal right of Saudi Arabia
Mir Mosharref Hossain Pakbir
Guardianship of Makkah and MadinahIslam is the fastest growing and second largest religion of the world. Around 1.6 billion people around the globe are Muslims with their main concentration in Asia, Middle East and African region. These huge numbers of Muslims are very sensitive towards Islam's two holiest cities - Makkah and Madinah, both are located in the Saudi ...
Reality lies far from expectation
Mir Mosharref Hossain Pakbir
Protecting children's rights in BDChildren are the creator's most precious gift to mankind and most precious as future of a nation depends on them. We need to protect them from all adverse situations to the best of our ability. Children cannot fight alone for their rights. They are dependent on the adults for that. Hence, children's rights are one ...
Mir Mosharref Hossain Pakbir
Women's rights: An integral part of  protecting human rights in BDWithin four walls of the house they are mothers, daughters, sisters and wives. In the society they are friends, philosophers and guides. Thus, the women, like anywhere in the world, in Bangladesh also, form an integral part of human race and almost half of human populace. Therefore, neglecting or ignoring women's rights is an inhuman ...
Mir Mosharref Hossain Pakbir
Protecting human rights: Imperative for improving lives in BangladeshHuman rights, as a concept, have gained huge importance all over the world in the last few decades. We are hearing a lot about the protection of human rights now-a-days. Many local and multinational institutions have devoted their works to ensure the rights of people to provide them a sense of equality, safety and to ...
Mir Mosharref Hossain Pakbir
Democracy faces tough reality in BDPolitics in Bangladesh is trudging though a tough course especially ahead of the coming parliamentary election due to be held in December this year or in early 2019 as provided by the constitution, to mark the end of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's second consecutive five-year term in power. The incumbent PM has already completed four ...
Mir Mosharref Hossain Pakbir
The EC must play a decisive role to strengthen democracyThe Election Commission (EC) is one of the most vital entities of a democracy to ensure free, fair and credible election. In Bangladesh the EC has gone through numerous challenges and faced heavy criticisms while performing its duty. It endures tremendous pressure from government, opposition and even from the people as holding a free and ...
Mir Mosharref Hossain Pakbir
Electoral system and democratic governance in BangladeshA free, fair and credible election in a democracy requires an electoral system creating level playing field for all political parties while promoting people's participation in the polls. Bangladesh since its independence has gone through several changes in its electoral systems as it started as a parliamentary form of government, then switched over to presidential ...
Mir Mosharref Hossain Pakbir
Role of political parties in democratic governanceA free and fair election with all-party participation is one of the main prerequisites of a democratic government. In this process, several entities need to play some fundamental roles to ensure that the people can partake and utilize their voting power appropriately to elect their representatives. Among the stakeholders, political parties are required to perform ...
Mir Mosharref Hossain Pakbir
Role of voters: A key factor for successful democracyIn a truly democratic society, it is important to ensure a government that follows the will of the people rather than forcing them to follow it. Democracy as a concept was in most simple words explained by former US president Abraham Lincoln as "government of the people, by the people and for the people". Hence, ...
A prerequisite for sustainable democracy
Mir Mosharref Hossain Pakbir
Good political leadersPolitics is the noblest profession in the world though many might argue on that. A political leader devotes his life for the welfare of the people of his constituency as well as for the country. He works to ensure the basic rights -- food, clothing, shelter, education, treatment of his people. But to keep this ...
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