Mahmood Adeel

510 Posts

You Say You Want A Revolution

"Revolution" seems to have re-entered the public debate lately. But recent events once again raise the question - who is the "public" in this...

The Secular Threat

When anti-Shia religious extremists kill people in the streets, why does it seem like everyone is afraid of secularism these days? From the Chief...

Visa Bogey Man

This old story about diplomatic visas for the US is like a stomach ache that just won’t go away. It follows a pretty typical...

Why Do Terrorists Have More Legal Rights Than Honest Citizens?

As often as the police arrest some miscreants involved in bombing attacks and militancy, the courts continue to release the suspects citing lack of...

Electronic Purdah

When I was a young boy, I remember there was the mother of a friend of mine who did not go to the...

Stop Putting Down Pakistan!

A recent commenter wrote something that I read and hear very often, and that always infuriates me. The comment was on a post about...

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Pakistan Must Allow Effective Local Governments

Devolution and decentralization are key to democracy and democratic governance in today’s day and age. In Pakistan, unfortunately, the state is reluctant to allow...

Army has started its catharsis. Will political parties do introspection too?

In his last public speech before retiring on November 29, outgoing army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa chose to speak about the legacy of...

Pakistan Gets New Boss as its Army Gets New Chief

It is said that most countries around the world have armies, while the Pakistan army has a country. In Pakistan, people may not care...

China Helping Pakistan in Baloch Genocide

The Pakistani state has long viewed any calls for ethnic or linguistic diversity as subversive and anti-national. This has meant that any demands by...
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