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The civil-military argument – Saad Rasool

Saad Rasool | Throughout our history, Pakistan has been consumed by (an ongoing) debate about civil-military imbalance. This argument stands on two assertions, one factual...

Zardari, Faryal among others in money laundering probe: JIT

News Analysis | Imran khan in a public meeting in Bisham area of Shangla district on Tuesday, alluded to the anti-corruption proceedings taking place while...

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...

Will Imran like Nawaz & others be entering PM House with...

Dr Farid A Malik | Amongst the elected Prime Minister’s (PM) of the country, Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto is rated in league with the first and...

Evaluation of democracy and forthcoming challenges to next government

Muhammad Bilal Abdul Ghani | The 14th National Assembly completed its term on May 31st, 2018. It is a landmark achievement in the democratic history...

Nawaz Sharif takes credit for making Pakistan an atomic power: issues...

News Analysis | The ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif once again informed the nation about his contributions for Pakistan. Nawaz was speaking at an event...

A journey back into Pakistan’s convoluted history

Asif Haroon Raja | Pakistan’s years of infancy The establishment of Pakistan, on August 14, 1947, was the result of the democratic struggle of Indian Muslims...

Turncoats continue to desert PML-N

News Analysis | The dissolution of PML-N continues at a staggering rate. Eight PML-N lawmakers abandoned PML-N to join Imran Khan’s PTI and the newly...

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...

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)...

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...

Ittefaq Textile Mills to be auctioned over default loan

News Analysis | An auctioneer who was appointed by the Lahore High Court (LHC) has issued a schedule on November 13th, for the auction of...

Scapegoat: DG rangers denies roll in MQM-P formation

News Analysis | The Sindh Rangers director general on Monday night rejected claims that they were involved in the formation of MQM-P, saying it was...

The myth of ‘Greater Baluchistan’ debunked: Part II

Zara Ali | The advent of the 20th century marked the beginning of political awareness among the younger generation of the western educated Baluch elite. The...

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...

Pakistan Army’s position on Economy & Sharif dynasty’s need for chaos?

 Syed Haider Raza Mehdi | I think this may be the beginning of a move to build public opinion for a possible interim arrangement to...

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...

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...

My way, nor no way

Samson Simon Sharaf | The leadership behavior of Nawaz Sharif in his tenures as a minister in various capacities is a study in profile from...

The Sadiqs and Ameens

Eliya Khurshid | July 28, 2017, dawned to the news of Mohammad Nawaz Sharif, the third time elected Prime Minister of Pakistan, being disqualified for...

Sixty years of Pak-China friendship

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...

Is Panama gate a foreign conspiracy to derail Pakistan? Part II

Asif Haroon Raja | The traitors within The PPP-MQM-ANP dream team carved out by USA and UK in March 2008 with the help of infamous NRO...

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: 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...

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...

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?...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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