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USAID’s Global Pulse 2010

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is sponsoring the Global Pulse 2010, a 3-day, online collaboration event, that will bring together individual socially-engaged participants and organizations from around the world.

Global Pulse 2010 is an online “virtual” event. Registration is free and participants can join from any computer with internet access. The event has already live, to span a period of 3 days, and is hosted online using IBM’s award-winning Innovation JamTM solution. “Similar to the collaborative spirit of musical ‘jamming,’ participants gather online to collaborate on ideas around real societal issues, build on each other’s contributions, find shared solutions — or simply connect.

Since its start I noticed that a few Pakistanis were already taking part, and strongly suggest interested people to sign up and be a part of this high intensity discussion on issues ranging from health, education, technology, climate change, womens issues, political problems and many more. It may seem to be a short lived event but being sponsored by USAID with a confirmed participation from some influential thinkers and policy makers I feel its important for people to take this initiative seriously with the hope of sharing their own ideas and influence change. In an attempt to start the discussion on Pakistan I have already created a thread “Pakistan: Solutions for a war-ravaged nation” and hope that some good ideas may come from it, and quite possibly influence a change in how the world attempts to solve Pakistan’s problem

Global Pulse 2010 launches today, Monday, March 29th and concludes on Wednesday, March 31st. Sign up here to participate.


  • Nazia |

    I think this is some kind of US hunt mission from civilian network.

    As per their last techniques of searching for appropriate service men they usually opted for bureaucrats, military men and strong business community.

    Now they need enough from grass root level.They have already started tribal hunting and few have been invited and treated well in US airports and houses wihtout consent of govt.

    So beggars are always bestowed by aids though their masters.

    • Aamir Mughal |

      The video was a fraud [prepared by the sister of a Lawyer who was Chief Spokesman for the Former Defunct CJ Iftikhar M Chaudhry] no doubt and created to Restore the Status of Armed Forces in the Eyes of Pakistan as a Force which can restore peace [whereas they are themselves responsible for Bloodletting in FATA and NWFP].

    • Aamir Mughal |

      Shouln’t Mr Athar Minallah be brought to Justice as well because abetting in a crime is tantamount to committing a crime. Athar was appointed Minister for Law, Local Government, Parliamentary Affairs and Human Rights by the Provincial Government of NWFP (2000-2002) by General Musharraf Military Regime. REFERENCE: Musharraf Consolidates His Control With Arrests By JANE PERLEZ Published: November 4, 2007 http://www.nytimes.com/2007/11/04/world/asia/04cn

    • jibran |

      Ohh you mean those guys were not Indian Agents?

      Just like the jews who crucified *jesus* for a crime he did not commit.

    • Aamir Mughal |

      NOT POSSIBLE: CJ takes notice of girl’s flogging Saturday, April 04, 2009 Orders production of victim in court on Monday; constitutes eight-member larger bench; president, PM condemn, order inquiry into incident By Sohail Khan & Asim Yasin http://www.thenews.com.pk/top_story_detail.asp?Id

      "For God's sake, stop it … hang on, hang on," the girl cries as the man beats her across the buttocks. A militant commander off-camera can be heard giving orders as the girl squirms and whimpers under the blows: "Hold her feet tightly, hold her hands tightly." Human rights activist Samar Minallah said the girl was from a poor family and was flogged after a neighbour told the Taliban she had had an affair.

      "They did this brutality just on suspicion. There was no trial. No evidence, no witness was produced," she said. The chief justice ordered fixation of the matter under the Article 184(3) of the Constitution before an eight-member larger bench of the Supreme Court to be headed by him (CJP) on Monday. The larger bench consists of Justice Javed Iqbal, Justice Sardar Muhammad Raza Khan, Justice Khalilur Rehman Ramday, Justice Faqir Muhammad Khokhar, Justice Mian Shakirullah Jan, Justice Raja Fayyaz Ahmed and Justice Ch Ijaz Ahmed.

    • Aamir Mughal |

      يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا إِن جَاءكُمْ فَاسِقٌ بِنَبَأٍ فَتَبَيَّنُوا أَن تُصِيبُوا قَوْمًا بِجَهَالَةٍ فَتُصْبِحُوا عَلَى مَا فَعَلْتُمْ نَادِمِينَ

      O ye who believe! If a wicked person comes to you with any news, ascertain the truth, lest ye harm people unwittingly, and afterwards become full of repentance for what ye have done. [AL-HUJRAAT (THE PRIVATE APARTMENTS, THE INNER APARTMENTS) Chapter 49 – Verse 6]

  • Nazia |

    She is daring young lady and no way can fabricate such a violent movie.Her mother is daughter of ex Supreme court judge who stood alone in front of Zia and she had played very daring role in long march with ghazala abdullah.

    This movie was production of army agencies to trigger the swat situation and further justifying their forceful stand on poor swatis.

    I think such news is being fabricated to put blame on samar and her NGO which is working actively in education of girls of NWFP remote areas.

    Coming days would clear the situation.

    • Aamir Mughal |

      Jang Group is quite strange because it keeps everybody happy: Swat video is genuine, claim activists Sunday, April 05, 2009

      By Usman Manzoor http://thenews.jang.com.pk/top_story_detail.asp?I

      And if that was not enough the group which was supporting the Flogging Video was also supporting Mr. Ansar Abbasi who was the harshest critique of that Video: Meanwhile, the civil society, traders and common citizens, who have been protesting in the twin cities and Murree to show solidarity with Ansar Abbasi, once again staged a protest demo in front of the Geo TV Building. The participants of the Monday’s sit-in were holding placards favouring the daring journalist of Jang Group. Arshad Abbasi, Jamil Abbasi, Aziz Satti, Sawar Satti, Ather Minallah, Tahira Abdullah and Jahangir Akhtar were prominent among the participants. Addressing the participants, Arshad Abbasi paid rich tributes o the editor investigations, The News, and said media was not a governing authority anywhere in the world but it was the duty of media to highlight the malpractices, and this was what Ansar Abbasi was doing. Journalists protest threats to Ansar Abbasi Wednesday, January 07, 2009 our correspondent Islamabad http://www.thenews.com.pk/daily_detail.asp?id=156

  • Adnan Siddiqi |

    Nazia when will you come out of the bin? Any tentative time?

    Yes she is quite daring to defame the country where she and her family usually sucked up most of the time.

    Its so funny that you called this news fabricated but endorsed the news when same Newspaper and other propagated about fake video.

    Every Pakistani knows these Western Fundo NGOS who are always fed by US and other countries to promote their own agenda. So kindly don't consider everyone else an ignorant about reality.

    • Nazia |

      You know better tentative time for coming out of bin as it is your favorite place not mine.

      This is the same country where in few hours movies are removed from scene, network or from media channel but that movie was allowed smoothly to show to all world for many weeks until the operation started in Swat.

      Kamal shah under supreme court orders had already declared that no such girl was traced in this valley.

      If somehow she made it then this network can be traced by our high profile agencies at that moments too but nobody bothered to probe like that.

      These days judges and his companions who were actively played role in long march are fully being targeted as army is again in mood of coupe so be prepared in coming days for more such stunts, plan in our ISI Islamabad broadcast center.

  • Adnan Siddiqi |

    Nazia was not you and many other so called intellectuals who blamed Talibans for the video? Now you took a U-turn and saying Pakistani Army made the video? Is it not same Army who is battling with Talibans?

    How senseless,selfish and thankless are you!

    • Nazia |

      so now Indian source has become authentic for you as it is your news of desire.

      These ladies are moving in Islamabad in her grey cultus.

      Very vocal pathanis so come and get them behind bars.These are the same agencies who couldnt prove a single crime against abdul aziz of lal mosque against whom our military had launched the most deadliest attack on homegrown mullah community in the heart of Islamabad.

      now he firstly enjoyed his captivity in luxurious villa of malik riaz and then freed from court on the basis of absence of proofs, then offered ummrah after release and then again on job as preacher.

      Oh sure these are very authentic agencies who can now trace the crimes of two unarmed ladies.

  • MB |


    [ Pakistani fascist left ]

    you forgot to write "/right"

    It would be good if you can avoid selective truth 🙂

    The nation is a sand-WITCH between the left and right, sort of a "hijra".

    While the video may or may not be fake, it does not hide the face of the TALIBAN. There are thousand incidents like that under their belt, so no wonder if any mischievous RIGHT-WING decided to make a propaganda-push video on it.

    Its better to focus the bottom line, which is, no sensible person can call the TALIBAN a breed of humans, keeping in mind there will definitely be a further LEFT-RIGHT wing within TALIBAN with extremists validating their inhumanity and some sane elements merely concentrating on attacking the enemy (USA- PAK ARMY) and not ordinary civilians.

    Its better to see the whole picture

    • junaid |


      Its like 'chor key balon main tinka', you responded in a similar way.

      So you are the AUTHORITY to declare who is sensible and who is not, base on if he agrees with what you see approve and what you don't approve. U PATHETIC LOOSER.

      That may very well be your concocted view. You feel happy when the lies lie in your line.

  • Nazia |

    Pakistan is progressing in her peace and friendly deals.

    Amman ki asha is starting showing its colors .

    Shoib malik after receiving ban from PCB and sania mirza after ending her engagement with Indian guy are now tying knot in coming days.

    In USAID package we might sooner heard good news from our and US foreign secretaries

  • Nazia |


    I have witnessed these people in their common life whom you mentioning as suspicious i.e like Ansar abbasi ghazla minhalla and samar etc

    They are not so strong that in presence of ISI network around them they can do and float such idea like that in system as you are apprehending.

    The video within hour reached to all international channels and repeated again and again.

    After this only bug move that appeared is to move for swat war.

    Minhalla family and Anasar abbasi always spoke against forceful operation in swat so why they would trigger such issues as you are trying to present.


  • Nazia |


    Why are you all time busy in probing the double and triple standard of expression of media groups.

    You have to accept that we are a confused nation and cant judge the momentarily acts of hidden power.

    That movie and its projection to all national and international forums was part of game which you people call as psy ops.So the different level of reaction is obvious from different groups and people and that was main purpose of this click and clip.

    You also know very well that boosters are also provided behind such psy ops to get the desired result in limited time.

    • Aamir Mughal |

      Dear Ms. Nazia,

      Last I check Pakistan was a Free Country and by the way do I have to ask you to say or write something.

  • Nazia |

    from where side you think Pakistan is free country

    We are strong slave of our personal interests and private goals on professional ethics sometime hidden under carpet.

    Oh sure you can ask me to say and write something if I have marketed myself as paid writer or paid anchor.All are not" mun mojee" free lance like you who only want to listen the voice of his conscious and heart.

    • Nazia |

      You should have full control on your freedom of expression which I think target most of time to the fluctuating freedom of expression of other people of your field.

      ReasonS of fluctuation is described above.


  • Aamir Mughal |

    Nazia says: – March 31, 2010 at 5:06 pm – You should have full control on your freedom of expression which I think target most of time to the fluctuating freedom of expression of other people of your field. ReasonS of fluctuation is described above.


    Dear Ms. Nazia,

    I didn't get you!!!

    • Nazia |


      you some time seem to be on unreasonable attack on few people who are recognized in their circle for their devotion and sincerity.

      People make mistakes, can work on wrong assumptions but through their sincerity and hard work is able to make some repute in their social circle.

      Give them space and if they run away from scene of duty or proved that they are actually paid journalists then your all points are valid.You do something for judges who are trying their best under serious pressure to get rid of their weak history and trying to raise their stature .

      We have no doubt about your right of freedom of speech and you are master of your this freedom as per your temperament but dont consider that all have same kind of courage level to stand against all odds all the time.

  • Aamir Mughal |

    Nazia says: – March 31, 2010 at 11:52 pm Mughal you some time seem to be on unreasonable attack on few people who are recognized in their circle for their devotion and sincerity.


    What is the criteria to judge. When you [present CJ SC] meet a person [Air Marshal (R) Asghar Khan] right after your suspension as CJ and that too when Press was screaming that CJ is held incommunicado then there is something very wrong. The best time to getting rid of Weak History [JUDICIARY when Military Imposed the Martial Law in 1999 but not once but many time from 2000 to March 2007 Judiciary helped the Martial Law Regime and what is more disturbing is this that now the same Judiciary is lecturing all of us about Rule of Law and Constitution.

  • Nazia |


    My history subject is not very good so correct where I would go wrong

    If we go back to 1999 where through all means and sources it was proved that experiemnt of democracy had been failed in our state as sharif had crossed all limits of wrong governance.Am I correct?

    At that time even city of lahore a strong area of sharif had never come out in his favor and people welcomed Musharraf whole heartily. iS IT TRUE?

    Bhutto also preferred to stay outside of country for his family reasons and for handling his huge money laundering which was kept untouched by Musharraf team too.

    correct or wrong?

    So how can weak judiciary whom were attacked by goons of sharif and chuadry's at that time could have thought of supporting such characters.

    Judiciary and judges are also in need of support.In all past cases it was army who supported them but this time this duty has been fulfilled by public of Pakistan.it is not shocking surprise that this change was done by miltiary dictator who brought a situation where people automatically backed judiciary and first time army is trying to save her soul from its own public.

    So let this change to come to proper shape after passing many molding and remoulding procedures.Some might be not acceptable to you but you have to wait for seeing their true faces.

    • Aamir Mughal |

      Dear Ms. Nazia,

      I was in service then and saw the early period of Musharraf Martial Law and I resigned in 2001 [before 911]. Military had an opportunity to cleanse the mess but they didn't and right from the start the so-called Process of Accountability was a big farce. Read this and you may find that the so-called Ayatullah Sadeq Khalkhali i.e. General Amjad and Co staged a well directed Drama of Accountability [Amjad also succeeded in getting relief from Loan Write Off Racket, read the name in Jang Press Clipping], also read the names of key defaulters [Laghari of Good Governance Brand and his whole Phony Family got huge relief] and present CJ was very much in the government [was he sleeping, not a single dissent note], read as to how NAB was used to create Q League and other such Tonga Party: Zardari Specific Judiciary/Accountability & News Reports/Press Clippings.

    • Aamir Mughal |

      Rascals like Lt. Gen (R) Ali Jan Orakzai, and Fraud Lt. Gen (R) Mahmood Ahmed [May the Lord strike them with the deadliest doom possible, they have innocent blood of the people of NWFP and Afghanistan on their hand] used to torture Nawaz Sharif daily to extract signature on blank paper in Attock Fort. Musharraf's plane hijacking was just a drama otherwise Nawaz Sharif govt. was more than over [so please don't tell me about History because i was a witness to it] REFRESHER: Alleged Demand For The Trial of NRO Creators. http://chagataikhan.blogspot.com/2010/01/alleged-

      By the way the born again John Locke and Jean-Jacques Rousseau in one i.e. Iftikhar M Chaudhry with Army Battalion was sent by the Military Regime to President Rafiq Tarrar to get his resignation.

  • Nazia |


    I cant reach to level of your conclusion about people working in govt circle as I consider myself as outsider in govt setup .You have witnessed all and why resigned from your job at that crucial change over of miltiary dominance over civilian setup, is an unnecessary question about your personal decision.But I think you should be there for more time in a same way as you prove yourself in this world of bloggers.

    You are among the one of Sindhi who pointed out in your Blog that this PPP govt awarded the life after death award to one general who aided zia as press secretary to suppress and oppress ppp workers in 1977 and some how expedited the process of Bhutto judical murder .

    After you it is I think Yousuf talpur who raised this issue and all other lambs of PPP are silent on this historical blow to Bhutto graves.

    So what it shows the trend of PPP political direction that they want to please working double agents of Pak army at all cost.

    That is same reason not a single inquiry was conducted for Bhutto murder in her country even her postmortem was discarded on the name of fake standard of honor.

    So you have already proved that people living under same concept and boundary even defy form their goals when get position in state matters.

    So what ch iftikhar could have done other than to obey the orders of army general who showed unity of his brigade over political cartoons.

    No way I am justifying ch iftikahr for his defiance of actual duties under Musharraf orders but you know approach of govt employees that they are just slaves of seniors and their all illegal or personal orders and cant think of doing other than it.

    Look Mughal he could have resigned from the services and can accept other lucrative offer from supporters of Musharraf like riaz malik and leaders of different cartels running in Musharraf regime but he acted differently so that made a new kind of history and trend in Pakistani typical culture of status quo.

    Being a Lahori at that time I saw that Sharif and his political group had crossed many limits or might be provoked to do so by showing him his fake strength in parliament and all were vanished as soon as he was arrested.

    You have already provided different link that 911 is strongly linked with coup in Pakistan but still no international independent report has come out that would bring some missing piece of this tragedy that war on terror was master minded in CIA by triggering 911 and Pakistan generals abide their masters as usual.

    • Aamir Mughal |

      Dear Ms. Nazia,

      I resigned due to personal reason. 911/12 Oct Coup Connection is similar like Zia/Reagan Connection: 9 -11 & Said Bahaji: Right under the Nose of Bush, Musharraf and Mahmud.
      http://chagataikhan.blogspot.com/2009/10/9-11-sai… Ronald Reagan, Afghan Mujahideen, Talibans & Royal Mess. http://chagataikhan.blogspot.com/2010/03/ronald-r

      Read the History above and below and watch the documentaries therein. Amazing fact is this that Reagan Administration and several Executives singlehandedly fought "Jihad" against USSR, helped Iran and Iraq too [that too during Iran Iraq War: Ayatullah Khomeini, Ronald Reagan & Iran-Contra Affair.
      http://chagataikhan.blogspot.com/2010/03/ayatulla… and the extension of the very same regime was Bombarding and still bombarding Afghanistan.

    • Aamir Mughal |

      Nazia says:April 1, 2010 at 1:53 pm Mughal – So what ch iftikhar could have done other than to obey the orders of army general who showed unity of his brigade over political cartoons.


      Dear Ms. Nazia,


      The seven-member bench consists of Justice Bashir Jehangiri, Justice Sheikh Riaz Ahmad, Justice Munir A. Sheikh, Justice Nazim Hussain Siddiqui, Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry, Justice Qazi Mohammad Farooq, and Justice Abdul Hameed Dogar. A political conviction: counsel Rafaqat Ali DAWN WIRE SERVICE Week Ending : 17 March 2001 Issue: 07/11 http://www.lib.virginia.edu/area-studies/SouthAsi

    • Aamir Mughal |

      Nazia says:April 1, 2010 at 1:53 pm Mughal – So what ch iftikhar could have done other than to obey the orders of army general who showed unity of his brigade over political cartoons.



      SC orders retrial of Benazir, Asif Rafaqat Ali DAWN WIRE SERVICE Week Ending : 07 April 2001 Issue : 07/14

      Farooq Hameed Naek, counsel for appellants, said after the judgment: “I am satisfied … but not happy. I was expecting honourable acquittal but this is the court’s judgment.”

      The military government had inherited the case from the PML government and defended the judgment vehemently, spending over Rs10 million in legal fees and other expenses. The Supreme Court bench consisted of Justice Bashir Jehangiri, Justice Sheikh Riaz Ahmed, Justice Munir A. Sheikh, Justice Nazim Hussain Siddiqui, Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry, Justice Qazi Mohammad Farooq, and Justice Abdul Hameed Dogar.

    • Aamir Mughal |

      Nazia says:April 1, 2010 at 1:53 pm Mughal – So what ch iftikhar could have done other than to obey the orders of army general who showed unity of his brigade over political cartoons.



      Other judges of the Supreme Court are also delegated different duties, such as chairmen of different committees and members of the universities’ syndicates. The chief justice also determined the inter seniority of the chief justices of high courts. They are (seniority wise): Justice Mian Mohammad Ajmal, chief justice of the Peshawar High Court; Justice Mian Allah Nawaz, chief justice of the Lahore High Court; Justice Syed Deedar Hussain, chief justice of the Sindh High Court; and Justice Javed Iqbal, chief justice of the Balochistan High Court. Seniority of Chief Justices determined Bureau Report [ DAWN WIRE SERVICE Week Ending : 4 March 2000 Issue : 06/10 http://www.lib.virginia.edu/area-studies/SouthAsi

  • Aamir Mughal |

    Nazia says:April 1, 2010 at 1:53 pm Mughal – So what ch iftikhar could have done other than to obey the orders of army general who showed unity of his brigade over political cartoons.


    Dear Ms. Nazia,

    I have no problem but these Judges particularly CJ Ifti shouldn't lecture when he himself had enjoyed the bench with Dogar under Martial Law: Good Old Day of Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry [During Martial Law of General Musharraf] Courtesy Dawn Wire Service [Complete PCO Bench] Read how Martial Law was Justified by the Judges and Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry was part of the bench:

    Politicians in power try to be dictators, says CJ Bureau Report [ DAWN WIRE SERVICE Week Ending : 4 March 2000 Issue : 06/10 http://www.lib.virginia.edu/area-studies/SouthAsi

  • Nazia |


    I have told you that throughout our history this army judical arrangement was in sequence to support each other.

    Few among judiciary and miltiary too reacted against this cartel and they have to left the place for more favorable characters for maintaining the corruption of system as such.

    Ch iftikahr deviated this equilibrium when he got the seat of CJP.With in months as CJP he started reacting against state unlawful attitude and corruption scandals which I thought was not an easy option in the miltiary dominating govt.

    I am still unable that why are you not digesting this change of attitude of weak judges.

    If there is some thing fishy it would have come out at the time of Musharraf regime as almost all intelligence agencies probed the weak areas of all judges but couldnt get through more charges which you always mentioned in you reports.

    Weaker judges with worst scandal of bribes and woman are automatically pulled by Malik quyum in and rest were either arrested or halted to perform their duty/

  • Nazia |


    Gen amjad was MI chief at that time.

    Gen mehmmod was ISI chief.

    Gen orakzia was key player in war process going on in FATA waziristan.

    So they had given enormous powers by miltiary regime to deal with people to get desired result.This group did all as per orders and filled their pockets.

    They were placed in same position on which once lt gen mujeeb rehman was placed, a right hand of miltiary dictators.

    So either Ch iftikhar was there or not, result would have been same.

    Before such drastic moves people have been so much harassed or brainwashed through media or buy creating deadly scenes of destruction that public never interfered in miltiary matters .

    So lawyers movement whatever you say at least bring change in typical themes of wrong doing of military plans to take over civilian control by applying different PSY OPS on its own people.

  • Nazia |

    No mughal
    It was his mother who motivated him.
    She was actively participated in rallies along with other civil groups.
    Samad was student of roots school a school in pindi where army culture is very dominant.In all building of root school along with small quaid’s photo the next are big photo gallery of Musharraf and his friends who frequently visited this school in last 8 years,
    If that school couldnt used or motivated khurum toward favor of Musharraf then how this little movement can influence him,
    It was his family motivation .
    Last days I was hearing the interview of Asad omer A CEO of Engro who is openly claiming that he was even arrested and put in jail when found in rally in favor of judiciary.
    So you think he is also a caliber of immature samad.
    I consider Asad omer as one of fine nationalist proving his credibility in all fields where ever he represented Pakistan as true son of soil.
    I was among them too and I belong to such a family whom other family members were with state authority these days arresting the people and placing containers so that people couldnt reach to demonstration points but I did it all the time
    After reaching my destination I called them that I crossed all your barrier and if couldnt reach back in evening kindly try to bail me from G10 islambad ladies lockup.
    So nobody used me but we volunteer ourselves for all kind of risks .

  • Nazia |

    We Pakistani legalized this haram unanimously in our parliament and took oath under Musharraf regime as we are expert in tending haram into halal through the unified power muslim ummmah any where any time.

    Musharraf action plans and his combat team to take victory on his people is descrebed here in much better form

    All’s not well in Musharraf’s camp

    Gen mehmmod enjoyed status in both department.
    I am talking about gen amjad shoib While you are Gen amjad syed.A general who claimed to be have a strong military family background but among the few who broke the law of army himself as first serving geenral who headed MD of fauji foundation a semi private lucrative organization.
    Gen mehmmood was his successors too in same organizations when US wanted to remove him as DG ISI.
    So you see in our country if US is not happy with generals, they are put behind the scene and more lucrative offers are available to them.Despite of this civilians are either vanished away from houses and found in detentions like Guantanamo or some influential like Dr qadeer have been restricted to free movement.

  • Zainab Ali |

    USAID’s Global Pulse 2010 is an extraordinary effort, in order to bring people together, basically allowing them to share their ideas, similar to jamming. Those who are familiar with musical jamming, know that every participant comes up with a new idea, and all these individual contribution are then fused together to make a sound, called music. Similarly, if Pakistanis are given a chance to share their ideas with people from all over the globe then surely a sound solution for this problem of terrorism and other social evils can be found.