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Nawaz Sharif kay ‘BACHAY’ or ‘Sons & Daughter’?

News Analysis | The Pakistani political discourse is made up of fancy terms, those which are peculiar to the countries culture. Ever since the advent...

PML-N’s problems’ cut deeper than Nawaz

Salman Hassan | It is quite inconceivable to suggest that a political party that commands a majority in parliament, has a serving head of state,...

The streets of intimidation

Ikram Sehgal | Expecting a whitewash from the SC, former PM Nawaz Sharif literally went berserk on being “blackwashed” as untrustworthy and untruthful by the...

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...

No cherry picking of law breakers – Part II

Ikran Sehgal | In his address to the Constituent Assembly on 11 August 1947, the Quaid said that “Jobbery, graft nepotism and bribe has to...

Self-aware Pakistanis vs the influential and power-wielding elite

Saeed Afridi | This Pakistan This unworkable and wholly undemocratic architecture rendered Pakistan’s democracy in a state of constant struggle between two forms of authoritarian dictatorships,...

No cherry picking of law breakers

Ikram Sehgal | Sharif’s utter contempt of the Supreme Court’s (SC) recent ruling, and by default the rule of law, was exposed blatantly for public...

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,...

Nawaz Sharif: A dictator in disguise

Ahad Tariq | The world witnessed a smooth democratic transition in Pakistan’s Prime Minister Office when Shahid Khaqan Abbasi of Pakistan Muslim League (N) was sworn...

Panama Judgement: The Other Side

Salman Hassan | The Supreme Court’s ruling is out. The five- member bench, citing moral grounds, has found Mr. Nawaz Sharif to be unfit to...

No judicialization but only democratization of democracy

Syed Ali Zia Jaffery | All eyes will be on the news coming out from the building in the feature image of the article. Yes,...

Tomorrow will be the D-Day in Operation Panama

News Analysis | The 5-member bench of the Supreme Court will announce the verdict of the Panama Case tomorrow after the three-member implementation bench reserved...

Pakistan’s Defense Production: More Efficient than India, Why?

Najam Ul Hassan | Indian Vice Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Sarath Chand has recently acknowledged that Pakistan's Defense Production base is bigger and...

Disqualification without trial?

Saad Rasool | The three-member implementation bench of the honorable Supreme Court of Pakistan has reserved its judgment in perhaps the most publicized case in...

Qatari Prince: A relationship of Love & Fear of with Pakistani...

The Qatari prince, Shaikh Hamad Bin Jassim, in an attempt to ease the pressure on him, or his conscience, or as part of legal...

Is democracy consistent with Islam?

Nauman Sadiq | Some people are under the impression that democracy and Islam are incompatible. But I don’t see any contradiction between democracy and Islam,...

PPP impeding accountability in Sindh

Rida Hussain | The successful annulment of the National Accountability Ordinance 1999 by the Sindh Assembly is perhaps a  sigh of relief for many of...

Panama Case: should Supreme Court render the final judgement?

Saad Rasool | The Panama Leaks case is about to reach its much-awaited crescendo. And for the second time, over the past one hundred days,...

Prime Minister Imran Khan?

Syed Haider Raza Mehdi | This is a six part article which traces the phenomenal rise of PTI, the disillusionment that set in, internal party...

Will the JIT be able to handle PML-N’s pressure?

Imtiaz Gul | A big question surrounding Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s appearance before the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) was whether he will draw on documents...

PM appears before the JIT: A test of accountability

Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif is set to appear before JIT on June 15, 2017. Extra security arrangements have been put in place in and...

Political elites of Pakistan: Promoting or subverting democracy?

M. Q. Yaaser | Paragraph 124 of Supreme Court’s decision on the Panama Case stated the following: “Some provisions of article 62 of the constitution certainly...

Increasing foreign debts: When will Pakistan be truly ‘independent’?

Rida Hussain | Pakistan soon would be marking the 70th year of its independence and within these 70 years, Pakistan has gone through a roller...

Will judicial activism enable JIT to get accountability?

Ikram Sehgal | The Supreme Court’s (SC) seriousness of purpose in the PanamaGate case was evident from the brusque manner it dismissed Hussain Nawaz’s apprehensions...

Pakistan in the last decade: Democracy, Corruption, or Development?

Rida Hussain | According to the interpretation of the general notion, the accelerated development of Pakistan is directly proportional to the incoming dollars in terms...

Corruption in the guise of development funds: Any accountability?

Dr. Farid A. Malik | “Hisab do” indeed... For once I tend to agree with the Prime Minister that development cannot be stopped to pursue accountability....

Pakistan Army: The hope that got shattered

Saad Rasool | The Dawn Leaks issue has fizzled out, almost as inexplicably as it arose. And, in the aftermath, a significant fraction of Pakistanis...

Nawaz still in the game: Does Imran still have hope of...

Syed Ali Zia Jaffery| All eyes were on the 5 jurists of the apex court in Islamabad as they announced the much-awaited decision on the...

Defeating Terrorism: Pakistan needs new “Road Maps” & a “Visionary Leadership”…?

Afrah Jamal | With the Armed Forces to protect the borders - agencies to safeguard its national interests and weaponry to deter military invasions, Pakistan...

How ‘digital Bangladesh’ has started online accountability of country’s parliamentarians

Rezwan | Although Bangladesh is a populous and formally democratic country, internet penetration remains low and many politicians and legislators do not use social media or...

Syria’s new Cabinet lacks ‘any trace of opposition’

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad announced July 3 the lineup of the new government headed by former Electricity Minister Imad Khamis. This government is the...

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