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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....

“Pakistan’s “Kaliyug” began 5th July 1977″?

Dr. Farid A Malik | India Since 1526 is a classic of Indian history written by Vidya Dhar Mahajan (V. D. Mahajan). Babar’s invasion of...

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...

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...

The downhill slope in Pakistan’s industrial development: Who is to blame?

Dr. Farid A. Malik | Recently the President of Sialkot Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) has highlighted the importance of Industry-academia linkages. In the...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 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...

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...

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