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Democracy, constitution & rule of law: Essentials to take Pakistan forward

Farid A Malik | For Pakistan, the choices are limited; it is either adherence to the constitution or face a bloody revolution. The 20th century...

Imran Khan: Mao Tse Tung of Pakistan? – Farid A Malik

Farid A Malik | Behind the Great Wall of China a ‘People’s Republic’ is emerging as the next superpower of the world. Every visit presents...

The problem with democracy in Pakistan – Farid A Malik

Farid A Malik | Recently Sir Maurice James who was British High Commissioner in Pakistan during the sixties has published his book titled ‘Pakistan Chronicle’....

Agriculture development

Dr. Farid A Malik | My great friend Tariq Bucha (Late), was President Farmer’s Association of Pakistan and also headed the Agriculture and Rural Development...

PML (Lahore) and PPP (Larkana)

Farid A Malik | Both dominant political entities, Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) and Pakistan People’s party (Bhutto) have been cut down to size. PPP was...

Target is corruption

Farid A Malik | Shehbaz Sharif is right — we have gone back by thirty years and the era of corruption started by the third...

Will “Lahore Voters” vote to get rid of “shit” in their...

Farid A Malik | After every heavy down pour, as teenagers we went looking for rainwater. It was a ritual to bike through the ponds....

Is Pakistan moving towards revolution?

Farid A Malik | From 1977 to 2013 my mandate has been stolen ten times with two fake referendums for a total and tally of...

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...

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...

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...

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)...

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...

Can PTI make Pakistan a welfare state?

Dr. Farid A Malik | Kaptaan has made a firm commitment that his Naya Pakistan will be a welfare state. In the sixties, Zulfiqar Ali...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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