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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.

What Pakistan needs to develop its mining sector

Dr. Farid A. Malik | After reading two articles on the development of Chiniot minerals, I was motivated to write this note. Ansar Abbasi's article...

The Devil inside every human invention…

Dr. Farid A. Malik | It’s the oldest fight in history. The age old idiom, ‘The devil is in the detail’ holds good for all manmade...

Pakistan suffers: The corrupts are made heroes

Dr. Farid A. Malik | From Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto’s (ZAB) socialist approach of Roti, Kapra, Makan to Shaukat Aziz’s free market and deregulation, Pakistan has...

Are the people ready for another long-march against dictatorship?

Dr. Farid A. Malik | Having lived through two movements (1977 and 2007) and getting ready for the third (2017), I thought it was a...

Has PTI’s ‘change’ been killed by ‘corporatisation’?

Dr. Farid A. Malik | Perhaps Kaptaan has now become a brand name for PTI Incorporated (PTI Inc). Corporate resources like jets and helicopters are...

Will the “Aam Admi” really vote for PML-N, again?

Dr. Farid A. Malik | While addressing a public meeting at Jacobabad, Saad Rafiq roared that they will rule the province of Sindh by Aam...

Public forced resignation: Has the PM left us with no choice?

Dr. Farid A. Malik | ‘Awami Astifa’, or a public forced resignation, is an interesting concept. After the Panama case verdict, PML-N leadership is constantly...

Will the PM leave with a “great fortune” or the burden...

Dr. Farid A. Malik | My late father was a habitual litigant. When I took over from where he had left in September 1991, there...

True democracy in Pakistan needs the 1973 Constitution to be followed

Dr. Farid A. Malik | On April 10, 1973, an agreement was reached on the permanent Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. Zulfiqar Ali...

What we need to do to ensure ‘free and fair’ elections...

Dr. Farid A. Malik | The election in 1970 was free and fair as it was the first experience. Manipulative mechanisms were not in place....

Let us save our country for future generations!

Farid A. Malik | Nehru and his pundits had set a six months deadline for the reunification of the Indian Sub-Continent which they considered ‘Dharti...

Quaid-e-Awam vs Kaptaan: ‘Andhi’ can only come from Lahore!

Farid A. Malik | It was November 1967; I stood face to face with Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto (ZAB) at the YMCA Hall on the Mall....

Pakistan’s Fake Fakirs are its people’s ‘Badd Nasibi’

Dr. Farid A. Malik | “Lord of himself though not of lands; Having nothing yet hath it all." Sadeqian – one of the greatest calligraphists of...

Cleaning Beijing, Polluting Lahore: Full Cost of Chinese Investments?

Dr. Farid A. Malik | As smog enveloped the Chinese capital this weekend, state news agency Xinhua reported the closing of the last large coal-fired...

Pakistan: Gap is not in “Technology” but “management”, Idiot!

Dr. Farid A. Malik | Every year Dr. Khalifa Abdul Hakim memorial lecture is arranged in the auditorium of the Quaid-e-Azam Library. This year, the...

Pakistan’s series of mis-steps which has left us in our current...

Farid A. Malik | Considering the flight of the people of Pakistan it is abundantly clear that there are enemies in the midst. Centuries ago...

Real Democracy means Credible Ballots

Farid A. Malik | Credible ballot drives democracy, in the absence of it, democracy is a farce. Pakistan was created by the power of the...

Real vision Pakistan needs involves more than building roads

Farid A. Malik | In a recent get-together, everyone was wondering why the government of PML-N is only interested in building roads and transport systems....

1970 Election: The Last Credible Vote in Pakistan’s History?

We, the students of sixties and seventies, not only toppled the impregnable dictatorship of Ayub Khan we also played a pivotal role in holding...

2018 Elections will be pointless: without “major electoral reforms”

Farid Malik| If the next elections are held without major electoral reforms, it will be as futile an exercise as the ten elections held after...

Is PML-N a threat to democracy?

PML-N remains unbeatable in Punjab not because of its deeds but rather due to its misdeeds. Its manipulative mechanisms are well entrenched. It is...

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