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Nawaz’ contemptuous remarks make sense and so does superior Judiciary’s hesitation

News Analysis | Nawaz Sharif, the former Prime Minister of Pakistan, is continuing with his anti-judiciary campaign, despite a ban by the Lahore High Court...

Pakistan doesn’t have democracy but ‘worst kind of dictatorship’ under CJP...

News Analysis | Three-time ousted former Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif, deems the judicial activism of Chief Justice Pakistan (CJP) Saqib Nisar worse than dictatorship in...

Democrats: We are Defined by what we Defend

Saeed Afridi | Democracy is a complex and much misunderstood entity in countries with a history of authoritarian rule. Transition from authoritarianism can suffer distortions...

Election campaigning on the roll: three parties three narratives

News Desk | As the 2018 general elections draw near, the three major parties in Pakistan: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI), Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and Pakistan...

Bollywood: A Demon more seductive than Mahatma & more powerful than...

News Analysis | Forgive the analyst for adding "Mahatma" in the same line that mentions "demons"; Mahatma was a force for good, he was an...

Migrant crisis: Europe reaps what US foreign policy had sown

Raja Waqas Shabbir | The emergence of Islamic fundamentalism and hate against the 'Collective Western meddling' in the affairs of the Muslim countries, in particular,...

Pakistan’s Internal Power Struggle: Who is running Pakistan?

Yasmeen Aftab Ali | Ideally, it should be the government duly elected by the people. However, the government in Pakistan instead of being democratic in...

End of Charter of Democracy?

Dr. Muhammad Ali Ehsan | Arriving on the heels of 70th independence day of this country, the judgment by the Supreme Court on the “Panama...

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...

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...

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...

Philippines President says he will support his soldiers even if they...

News Analysis | The firebrand Filipino leader Rodrigo Duterte is in the headlines since he imposed Martial Law in the entire Mindanao on May 23...

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 will happen to Turkey now that it has “democratically” elected...

Dr. Muhammad Ali Ehsan | Recep Tayyip Erdogan was already ruling Turkey under a state of emergency but with Sunday's YES majority (51.7%) vote, the...

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