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Dr. Farid Malik is a prominent technical and management expert in mining, materials, engineering and high-tech industry; he is a regular columnist for The Nation and Pakistan Today. He is ex-Chairman, Pakistan Science Foundation.

PM elect or select? – Farid A Malik

Dr. Farid A Malik | After a very impressive speech in the inaugural session of the National Assembly, Chairman Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) referred to...

Challenges of devolution – Farid A Malik

Dr. Farid A Malik | After the passage of the unanimous constitution in 1973, perhaps devolution of power where it belongs is the biggest constitutional...

Karachi will change Pakistan – Farid A Malik

Dr. Farid A Malik | On September 04, 2018, Dr. Arif Alvi was elected President of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. According to Aitzaz Ahsan,...

No to IMF bail out – Farid A Malik

Dr. Farid A Malik | Since the late 1980s, Pakistan has availed 12 IMF bail-out packages with disastrous results. Now a 13th package is being...

Thar badleyga Pakistan -Farid A. Malik

Dr. Farid A Malik | Celebrated the independence day at Thar which happens to be one of the largest single deposit of coal in the...

Agriculture development

Dr. Farid A Malik | My great friend Tariq Bucha (Late), was President Farmer’s Association of Pakistan and also headed the Agriculture and Rural Development...

Elections 1977 and 2018: A comparison – Farid A Malik

Dr. Farid A Malik | I have the honor and privilege of voting in all national elections since 1977. During my study period in the USA,...

PML (Lahore) and PPP (Larkana)

Farid A Malik | Both dominant political entities, Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) and Pakistan People’s party (Bhutto) have been cut down to size. PPP was...

Target is corruption

Farid A Malik | Shehbaz Sharif is right — we have gone back by thirty years and the era of corruption started by the third...

Bilawal Bhutto or Bilawal Zardari?

Farid A Malik | Bilawal Bhutto Zardari (BBZ) is leading the election campaign of the party formed by his grandfather Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto (ZAB), the...

Will “Lahore Voters” vote to get rid of “shit” in their...

Farid A Malik | After every heavy down pour, as teenagers we went looking for rainwater. It was a ritual to bike through the ponds....

Why Pakistan needs Imran Khan?

Farid A Malik | Why Kaptaan? The answer is ‘Naya Pakistan’. As Prime Minister (PM) he will have to deliver on his promise otherwise he...

Is Pakistan moving towards revolution?

Farid A Malik | From 1977 to 2013 my mandate has been stolen ten times with two fake referendums for a total and tally of...

Will Imran like Nawaz & others be entering PM House with...

Dr Farid A Malik | Amongst the elected Prime Minister’s (PM) of the country, Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto is rated in league with the first and...

The two ends of Shahrah-e-Quaid

Farid A Malik | The Mall Road Lahore which has now been renamed as Shahrah-e-Quaid-e-Azam is the most historic thoroughfare of the country. On one...

“Seasonal birds” in Pakistan’s political arena

Farid A Malik | ‘Khooti Rahi Bur Thalay’ means “the donkey remained under the tree.” the first time I heard this Punjabi proverb was in...

Who are the ‘aliens’ in Pakistani politics?

Dr. Farid A Malik | The three times Ex-Prime Minister of Pakistan has sensed alien invasion of our coming elections, he has to be taken...

Building a 21st century university

Dr. Farid A Malik | Initially, universities imparted knowledge, and then they started to create it through research while currently, they have started to generate...

The Nordic welfare states

Farid A Malik | The Nordic welfare states are unique in many ways. All five of them (Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Iceland, Finland) are prosperous democratic...

Respect the voter, not just the vote

Dr. Farid A Malik | Is it possible for the vote to be respected if the voter is not? After manipulating numerous elections themselves, certain...

A nation at war with itself

Dr. Farid A Malik | We are fighting each other. As a nation, we are all in a survival mode as there is no facilitator/coordinator/regulator....

Rivalry between PML-N and PTI

Farid A Malik | The political landscape of the country is set to witness intense rivalries and their manifestations in the form of war of...

“Pakistan’s “Kaliyug” began 5th July 1977″?

Dr. Farid A Malik | India Since 1526 is a classic of Indian history written by Vidya Dhar Mahajan (V. D. Mahajan). Babar’s invasion of...

Clash of titans: The political battle for NA-125

Dr. Farid A Malik | Hamid Khan of PTI and Khawaja Saad Rafiq of PML-N fought the political battle for NA-125. The outcome was disputed...

Are public records safe?

Dr. Farid A Malik | Are public records safe? The answer is a big no; they are totally vulnerable and exposed to infernos of all kinds....

Destruction by courtiers

Dr. Farid A Malik | Seath by chocolate and destruction by courtiers (darbaris) have a lot in common, as they are highly palatable and grow...

Will devolution make Pakistan stronger?

Dr. Farid A Malik | Each province shall, by law, establish a local government system and devolve political, administrative, and financial responsibility and authority to the...

Quad-e-Daulat resurrected as Quad-e-Awam?

Farid Malik | It seems that the defiance of Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif is resurrecting Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, the undisputed ‘Quaid-e-Awam’. While the leadership of...

Revival of steel mills

Farid A Malik | We, the engineers of the seventies were inspired by the first Steel Mills of Pakistan, inaugurated by Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto (ZAB)...

Why devolution has not taken place?

Farid A Malik | Each province shall, by law, establish a local government system and devolve political, administrative, and financial responsibility and authority to the...

Time to pluck Pakistan’s political weeds

Dr. Farid A Malik | In order to save democracy ‘political weeds’ have to be culled. While agriculture produces crops to sustain life, ‘political culture’...

Playing on bouncy pitches

Farid A Malik | Playing on bouncy pitches is not easy, this is why the Pakistan Cricket Team is having problems playing on New Zealand’s...

Dishonourable discharge

Dr. Farid A Malik | Decency demands an honourable exit. Dishonourable discharge is deplorable. In disciplined institutions, such termination is considered terminal with no return....

China: Getting rich whilst looking after the poor

Farid A Malik | After the demise of the British Empire, it seems the sun is about to set on the capitalist Kingdom of United States of...

Electables: Biggest impediment to change in Pakistan

Farid A Malik| Electables have proven to be the biggest impediment to change. They negate the basic concept of ballot driven democracy. Influence has always...

Why Election Commission of Pakistan has repeatedly failed?

 Farid A Malik| Since 1977 the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has failed ten times in holding free and fair elections. The Scorecard is a...

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