|dc.description.abstract||The purpose of this study is to examine the major problems of Islamic Political philosophy as reflected in the development of Pakistan against the backdrop of the historic development of Islam. Since Pakistan fell partial heir to the British democratic tradition, a study of Pakistani political thought will of necessity be in part a study of the possibility of developing democratic institutions in Muslim countries.
In conclusion, therefore, it is suggested that the traditional ways of thought will give way to modern outlook of life only in the wake of an accelerated pace of industrialization and increased economic opportunities and, therefore, greater independence of mind. The crux of the ethical problem is not only to live but live well. Independence of originality and, therefore, dissent: these words are the signs of progress. They determine the character of the society and the individuals in it. Any religious or ethical system that discourages these virtues undermines the sense of honor, dignity, and tolerance which are the indispensable prerequisites of a free and democratic life. .||en_US