ISLAMABAD -Pakistan needs a new vision and new foreign policy in today's world as the slogan of 'Unity, Faith and Discipline' which was appropriate at the time of independence can not lead us towards the path of progress and prosperity..   Dr. Pervez Hoodbhoy expressed these views while delivering lecture on "Does Pakistan Need a New Vision" Monday on the eve of first International Day of Democracy. Centre for Civic Education, Pakistan and United Nations Information Centre had organised a daylong series of events to mark the day. Rejecting the Two-Nation Theory Dr. Hoodbhoy said "It has to be written down that there are different nations in this country and their diversity should be respected. The people of Pakistan have never been a one nation. Different nations have been living in this country, he remarked adding that unity is good but diversity is also important and a country cannot progress where diversity of different nations is not being respected". After 61 years, time has come to rethink and change that slogan. By considering ourselves a nation because of one religion we are fooling ourselves, he believed. Criticising the role of army, he said it seemed as if this country was made for army. The role of the army should be to ensure the writ of the government only. There has to be socialism, and there has to be social justice. He regretted that people after looting billions of rupees have become President and Prime Minister. Citing the Wah Cantt suicide attack which left 80 people dead and injuring dozens and burying alive five women in Balochistan, he lamented that no body came out of their houses to protest.'' If such incidents had been taken place in any other country, millions of people would have taken to the roads and would have killed the Senator, Israrullah Zehri, for defending the killing, he added.  " Time has come to assess that why are we lagging behind even from our neighbouring countries. Though at the time of partition, India had more resources than us but this gape has been widened with the passage of time.  Their universities are competing with American universities and the industries such as IT, film  are the biggest industries of the world," he maintained.    Civic Courage Award-2007 was presented to the Professor Pervez Amirali Hoodbhoy for taking a courageous stance on truth, justice, rule of law, democracy and pluralist values in Pakistan despite enormous odds and risks. Pervez Amirali Hoodbhoy is chairman and professor of Physics at Quaid-I-Azam University where he has been teaching for the last 34 years. He holds a PhD degree in Nuclear Physics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and is the recipient of  Abdus Salam Prize for Mathematics, the Baker Award for Electronics, Faiz Ahmad Faiz Prize for contributions to education in Pakistan and the UNESCO 2003 Kalinga Prize for the popularisation of science. He is the author of "Islam and Science: Religious Orthodoxy and the Battle for Rationality" which has been translated into seven languages. He has produced and directed several documentary films that have been widely viewed on national television, which deal with political, nuclear and scientific matters. Earlier, to observe the first International Day of Democracy, a series of activities on promotion and awareness on democracy were held including a democracy quiz competition, prize distribution ceremony of national essay writing competition, screening of documentary on democracy, and a brain storming discussion session on democratic civic education. On November 8,2007, the General Assembly proclaimed 15 September as the first-ever International Day of Democracy, inviting Member States, the United Nations system and other regional, intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations to commemorate the Day.   The International Day of Democracy provides an opportunity to review the state of democracy in the world.