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From barracks to barricades – Farid A Malik

Dr. Farid A Malik | On August 14, 1947, a new nation was born with Quaid-e-Azam as its Governor-General and Nawabzada Liaquat Ali Khan as...

Bilawal Bhutto or Bilawal Zardari?

Farid A Malik | Bilawal Bhutto Zardari (BBZ) is leading the election campaign of the party formed by his grandfather Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto (ZAB), the...

Rise of Judiciary in Pakistan: No more Lions under the throne

Asim Imdad Ali | ‘Let judges also remember, that Solomon’s throne was supported by lions on both sides: let them be lions, but yet lions...

West’s Double Standards: An Unending threat for the World?

Tahir Ali Khan | When the Syrian regime was accused of using chemical weapons in Syria in April this year, US President Trump immediately issued...

Asma Jahangir: Pakistan’s human rights warrior

News Desk | The Guardian noted “she has championed battered wives, rescued teenagers from death row, defended people accused of blasphemy and sought justice for...

Bilquis Edhi: Pakistan’s Good Samaritan

News Desk | Bilquis Bano Edhi was born on the same day as Pakistan, 14 August 1947. Her life has been one of service and...

“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...

Punjab University brawl highlights the need to amend student unions in...

Junaid Ali Malik | Student unions have played a crucial role in the establishment of Pakistan as its concept was brought forth by the youngsters...

Pakistan’s system of governance is tailor-made for strife

Ikram Sehgal | A Muslim majority state was envisaged by its founder Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah to ensure conducive conditions for the Muslims of British-India...

Nawaz rubbishes speculations about him seeking ‘NRO’

News Analysis | Disqualified Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has rubbished speculations about his seeking some ‘NRO’ from the establishment and said he was opposed to...

Plane Crash: Gen. Zia ul Haq

Saneya-e-Bahawalpur a documentary by Asghar Abdullah | What happened with Gen Zia Ul Haq's C 130 plane soon after it took off from Bahawalpur Airport? Former President...

Why PMLN and PTI followers despise each other?

Yasser Awan | Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto arrived. He remained prime minister of the country from 14th August 1973 to 5th July 1977 (3 years 10 months and...

Am I The State?

Ikram Sehgal | A month or so plus 40 years ago the democratically elected government of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto was toppled in a coup in...

Choices for the foes and saviors of the system

Nawal Amjad | The Panama Case has ‘seemed’ to have been the most straightforward of all cases, but just in the words of a very...

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...

Edhi: A noble philanthropist

Abdul Sattar Edhi, the legendary philanthropist, great humanitarian and social worker, passed away on July 8, 2016. He was 88. He is known in...

Pakistan’s bomb turns 19: Were Pakistan & India 1998 nuclear tests...

Saleem Akhtar Malik | On 28th May 1998, Pakistan carried out nuclear tests under Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, apparently as a response to India’s second...

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...

Impact of Kargil Conflict 1999 on Pakistan’s Current Security Perspective

Zeeshan Shahid Khan | Background Taking the Indian Army totally by surprise, Pakistani troops crossed over the Line of Control (LOC) in Kashmir in early 1999...

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...

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...

Pakistan’s route to safety: Revision of the Afghan policy

Asif Haroon Raja | On May 5, 2017, Afghan border security forces carried out unprovoked firing across the Chaman border in Baluchistan on two Pakistani...

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...

Judiciary of Pakistan: preserving democracy or saluting gangsters?

Ikram Sehgal | Governor Amir Muhammad Khan Kalabagh’s logic behind not closing down the red light area “Hiramandi” is very revealing, “If you ban them...

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...