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The Philosophical activity in Pakistan (or best known as "Philosophy in Pakistan"), is a philosophical tradition and philosophical notions in the country, both within Pakistan or abroad. The philosophy in Pakistan encompasses the history of philosophy in the nation of Pakistan and its relations with nature, science, religion and politics, since its independence in 1947.
When Pakistan gained independence there was only one department of philosophy in the country, at Government College Lahore. Now there are seven departments of philosophy at different Pakistani universities, and many Pakistani philosophers are doing research in diverse fields of philosophy.
Notable Pakastani philosophical organizations include The Pakistan Philosophical Congress, which was founded by M. M. Sharif, a pupil of G. E. Moore, in 1954, and the Islamic Philosophical Association. In addition there are various smaller groups devoted to promoting philosophical study and research. These are the philosophers mentioned by Richard De Smet in his 1967-released book Philosophical Activity in Pakistan.
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While philosophy in Pakistan has been greatly influenced by Western philosophy, it nonetheless retains strong elements of the tradition of Muslim philosophy. The Pakistani philosophy community includes adherents of all the major strands of contemporary western philosophy, including a significant number of Pakistani philosophers who are inclined towards more traditional, metaphysical, positions.
Pakistani philosophers include: Allama Muhammad Iqbal, M M Sharif, Khalifa Abdul Hakeem, C A Qadir, Kazi A Kadir, Ather Rasheed, Absar Ahmad, Intasar ul Haq, Waheed Ali Farooqi, B H Sidiquei, Sajid Ali, Abdul Khaliq, Naeem Ahmed, Abdul Hafeez, Muhammad Maroof, Mirza Ather Beig, Shahid Hossain, Fazlur Rehman, Shehzad Qaiser, Manzoor Ahmed, Ghazala Irfan, Javed Bhuto, Syed Zafarul Hasan and Robina Lodhi.
Suggested Readings 
- De Smet Richard, Philosophical Activity in Pakistan
- Hossain Nasr, History of Islamic Philosophy
- Naeem Ahmed, Philosophy in Pakistan
- Kazi Javed, Pakistan Mein Phalsapiana Rojhanat