Accepting Pakistan’s mistakes made our case more convincing

In the din of the Panama leak case the focus from the real issue is being shouted down by many hyper nationalist; politicians and the media pundits. To me the real issue is that for the first time an elected government has declared that it`s time for introspection to find out what was wrong with […]

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Youth and Terrorism

How educated youth are attracted to militant groups For the last many years it’s the same basic question: why militant Islamic organistions are finding it easy to influence even educated civilian and military people? Every time we discussed this issue the government pledges that it is going to develop an anti-extremism narrative and check the […]

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BB Assassination case Act II starts

After 10 years the Benazir Bhutto assassination case was decided by the Anti-Terrorist Court. But it seems that the 10 year long proceedings were just the act one of this tragic drama.  The act two has already started as the two senior police officers who were convicted for the dereliction of duty have filed the […]

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Deliver Afghan Taliban on the negotiation table or face the music

President Trump brashly shifted much of the blame for the US troubles in Afghanistan on Pakistan.  While he may be right to some extent, the United States should not forget that it unleashed the terrorist organisations and gave them a Jihad in Afghanistan when it suited them in the 80s. So today, if we have […]

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Newsline Article

In Pakistan’s short 70-year history, military dictators ruled the country directly, for 33 years. Even when the military was not in power, its long shadow haunted civilian governments, who accused them of keeping all political dispensations unstable through covert intrigues, and hindering the democratic evolution of the country. General Ayub Khan abrogated the 1956 Constitution […]

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Pakistan and democracy (The News)

Why democracy is weak in Pakistan Although the previous PPP led government completed its tenure which was for the first time in the history of Pakistan, its Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gillani was not fortunate enough to claim that he has completed his term. He was disqualified by the Supreme Court for not writing a […]

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Article 62 & 63

Power struggle at the Constitution Avenue The judgment of the Supreme Court has both features: that is an expected and unexpected verdict. Even as a lay man one could make out that after all the sound and fury the Panama money laundering case had to be referred to the accountability court for trial. It would […]

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