Ayesha Kashaf Khokhar
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IS IT IMPORTANT TO LIVE IN DEMOCRACY?

                                   IS IT IMPORTANT TO LIVE IN DEMOCRACY? ABRAHAM LINCOLN ONCE SAID: "DEMOCRACY IS THE GOVERNMENT OF THE PEOPLE, FOR THE PEOPLE AND BY THE PEOPLE." ACCORDING TO THE OXFORD DICTIONARY, DEMOCRACY MEANS: A SYSTEM OF GOVERNMENT BY THE WHOLE POPULATION OF ALL THE ELIGIBLE MEMBERS OF A STATE, TYPICALLY THROUGH ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES. IT ALSO MEANS SELF-GOVERNMENT. THE WORD DEMOCRACY ORIGINATES FROM THE GREEK LANGUAGE. IT IS A COMBINATION OF TWO WORDS, "DEMOS" AND…See More
Nov 9
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IS IT IMPORTANT TO LIVE IN DEMOCRACY?

                                   IS IT IMPORTANT TO LIVE IN DEMOCRACY? ABRAHAM LINCOLN ONCE SAID: "DEMOCRACY IS THE GOVERNMENT OF THE PEOPLE, FOR THE PEOPLE AND BY THE PEOPLE." ACCORDING TO THE OXFORD DICTIONARY, DEMOCRACY MEANS: A SYSTEM OF GOVERNMENT BY THE WHOLE POPULATION OF ALL THE ELIGIBLE MEMBERS OF A STATE, TYPICALLY THROUGH ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES. IT ALSO MEANS SELF-GOVERNMENT. THE WORD DEMOCRACY ORIGINATES FROM THE GREEK LANGUAGE. IT IS A COMBINATION OF TWO WORDS, "DEMOS" AND…See More
Nov 9
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Conservation, Democracy, Economy, Education, Environment, Ethics, Governance, Health, Human Rights, Innovation, Justice, Labor, Peace, Poverty, Reconciliation, Religion, Science, Security, Sustainability, Technology
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Studies at Sacred Heart Convent School, Lahore. Hope to gain information from Global Ethics Network about the World.

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