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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Good decision by PHC

Good omen for local governments The good news for the local governments in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is that the Peshawar High Court has directed the provincial government to constitute petroleum social development committees in each oil and gas producing district/tehsil. These committees should decide about the oil and gas royalties and production bonuses payable by the […]

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Panama Leak

The good, the bad, and the ugly of the Panama Leak By Babar Ayaz The good, the bad and ugly of the Panama leak soap has consumed the nation for the last many months. Every evening Tele-Pundits hold heated debates on this subject telling us that democracy is in danger. Good things happen seldom in […]

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Enlightened Muslims Please Standup

Positive attitude alone can counter Islamophobia In the debate about to ban or not to ban the facebook to check the blasphemous postings on it, the most cogent quip came from contemporary columnist Hassan Nisar, he said that banning Facebook is like hanging the weapon of murder instead of the killer. Time and again the […]

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China Pak Relations

Pakistan’s blind love China At the very outset I would like to give credit where it is due, to the Pakistan’s military strategists, who I have criticised more often in my writings. Back in 2012 while doing my background interviews for my book I was told by a serving general that Pakistan will have to […]

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Military Courts (Daily Times)

Need for military Courts is by default of the government Crucial question that is missing in the whole debate regarding giving the military Courts is: what’s wrong with the Pakistan’s judicial system that it needs extraordinary measures to decide the cases about terrorism? The main focus of the debate among the political parties and the […]

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