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Zulfi Bhutto: The man and his legend lives on

Moeed Pirzada | There remains a powerful, persistent, possibly growing, but certainly undying, mystic belief held by millions of Pakistanis, not only Sindhis but Punjabis,...

Civil-military relations in historical perspective

Asif Haroon Raja | In his ten year rule, Field Marshal Ayub Khan achieved phenomenal all round results mainly because he had kept the politicians...

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...

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...

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...

Can military rule save Pakistan now?

Mudassir Saeed Laghari | Recently, former military dictator Pervaiz Musharraf made headlines. In an interview with BBC on Aug 2, he lauded the rules of...

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...

What led to 1965 war? – Part 1

Saleem Akhtar Malik l The 1965 War Kashmir is simmering with a brazen homegrown resistance movement against the Indian state. Since last year, Kashmir is back...

Is it time to face the reality?

Imtiaz Gul | If the Joint Investigation Team’s (JIT) finding of two declarations submitted by Maryam Nawaz is correct, she will be facing criminal prosecution...

Breaking inertia on Kashmir

Saleem Akhtar Malik l The 1965 War Kashmir is simmering with a brazen homegrown resistance movement against the Indian state. Since last year, Kashmir is back...

Pakistan: Can only the Army provide freedom?

Dr. Farid A. Malik | On April 24, 1915, the combined forces of Britain, France, Australia, and New Zealand attacked Gallipoli to topple the Caliphate...

2018 elections drawing close: Is Pakistan ready to accept a democratic...

Dr. Farid A. Malik | October 27, 1958, is etched in my memory when as a five-year-old I stood on the Mall Road holding my...

PML-N’s ‘interesting’ rule: Have the 2018 elections already been lost?

Shaukat Qadir | In the Chinese language, if you say, “May you live in interesting times”; it’s a curse. Pakistan seems to have spent its...

2018 Elections: Hope for protected votes or another rigged story?

Dr. Farid A. Malik | “Those who cast votes, change nothing; those who count, change everything.” – Stalin How can protection of the vote be ensured?...

Bhutto and Khan: A fair comparison?

Hafiz Inam | Interestingly, the two politicians, Imran Khan and Z. A. Bhutto, are often compared to each other on the social media. Analysts place both...

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...

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....

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...

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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