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April 3, 2009

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To Pakistan’s Politicians: Settle Political Disputes in Parliament, Not Streets

Sharif Brothers’ Disqualification May be Bad But it is Not the End of the World By Aniq Zafar The verdict of a Supreme Court bench that...

Law, Rights and Constitutionalism Cannot be Personalized

By Raza Rumi I am appalled by the recent events that have yet again stirred instability and uncertainty into Pakistani politics. Those of us who...

Compromise and Pragmatism, Not Cheap Popularity is Pakistan’s Way Forward Many Dangers Lie in Politics of Demagoguery Adopted by Nawaz Sharif & Lawyers

As Pakistan struggles to overcome a number of challenges to its existence and security, our society and some of our decision makers remain split...

Nawaz Sharif’s All or Nothing Politics is Not Principled, Will Harm Country Street Politics is Justified Only When Parliament Doesn’t Exist & Media is...

In the last few weeks Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz has reverted to ‘all or nothing’ politics of the years of yore. In this mode of...

Jihadis are Threatening Pakistan’s Existence; When will we act in Defense of Pakistan? It is Time to Challenge the Unreal Narrative in Pakistan

For the third time in less than a decade Pakistan and India are in the midst of a crisis precipitated by non-state actors. As...

Messy Transition to Democracy is Preferable to Military Dictatorship Romanticism of TV Anchors Should Not Dictate Intelligentsia’s Political Analysis

Pakistan is passing through an uneasy transition from a quasi democracy to a participatory democracy. This uneasiness can be witnessed in the governance as...

Army, ISI With Government; Super Hawks Spread False Stories Pakistan Military knows building democracy crucial to strengthening country; Civilian Super Hawks...

By Sadiq Saleem The clear message from the Director General of Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) in his interview with the German magazine Der Spiegel was that...

The Pakistani State, Dominated by Military & Intelligence Services, Bear Ultimate Responsibility for Benazir Bhutto’s Murder

Benazir Bhutto is dead, martyred by a hired assassin’s bullets in the cause of the struggle for the rights of the people and in...

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75 Years of Pakistan: Must the Next 75 years be as Turbulent?

On the 75th Anniversary of Pakistan’s Independence, it is time to acknowledge the good, the bad, and the ugly. Pakistan was founded as the...

Supreme Court Judicial Overreach Harming Pakistan

As Pakistan enters its 75th year of independence, maybe it is time the country stopped banning people, ideas, books, films, organizations, etc. That may...

De-regulate Drug Prices, Grow Pakistan’s Pharma Industry

  Rising prices, falling rupee, and continued presence of Covid have hit the poorest segments of society the most. In addition to food and fuel,...

Police Needs to Respect Citizens Rights, Avoid Crass Thuggery

The Shahbaz Sharif government came into power promising that it would be different from not just the Imran Khan government but also other governments...