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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.

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...

Dear Mr. Nawaz Sharif: Masses are on the side of law

Dr. Farid A Malik | The law is equal whether you are a ruler or a subject! Law deal everyone equally whether you are a ruler or...

Down & dirty: Battle between PML-N & PTI for 2018 elections

Farid A Malik | The battle lines are clearly defined. It is Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) versus Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) all the way....

Parliament needs to be cleansed of the Abu Jahal’s of our...

Dr. Farid A Malik | Kaptaan is right all the big “chors” (thieves) are in the assemblies, not in prisons. According to him during his eight...

Political cleansing should not stop here

Dr. Farid Malik | From honesty and competence, Pakistan has reached highest levels of corruption and incompetence. When the journey started on August 14, 1947, everyone...

Mian’s revolution

Dr. Farid Malik | After three decades of retrogressive, status-quo politics, Mian Muhammed Nawaz Sharif, the deposed Prime Minister (PM) has decided to launch a...

Can Sharifs be held accountable in Pakistan?

Dr. Farid A. Malik | Despite being in politics/power for over three decades, the Sharifs have been able to dodge accountability. On the other hand,...

Sixty years of Pak-China friendship

Dr. Farid A. Malik | ‘Tie Ge Men’ (Real Iron Brothers); that is how the Pak-China friendship is described. Pakistan was the first non-communist country...

Pakistan China relation: friendship turned into business?

Dr. Farid A. Malik | ‘Tie Ge Men’ (Real Iron Brothers); that is how the Pak-China friendship is described. Pakistan was the first non-communist country...

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