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October, 2014

  • 29 October

    Pakistan: Another Gibraltar?

    Between a rock and a hard place, having burnt his boats there is no other choice for Pakistan’s opposition leader Imran Khan but to achieve his objective to obtain “by a little bit of madness” the elusive freedoms that is the right of all Pakistanis in a real democracy.

  • 22 October

    Greed, Corruption and Accountability

    Notwithstanding the necessity for controlling corruption in the third world, the actual problem lies in the first world failing to implement the laws of their land. Most illegal money travels to US and EU countries, considerable sums flow to newly emerging countries in Asia, quite sizable amounts go to China.

  • 15 October

    Is Pakistan Headed to Early Elections?

    Increased political activity suggests a hint of elections in Pakistan, maybe only 6-9 months away. The incumbent PML (N) may emerge as the party with most seats after electoral reforms and early elections but could lose its absolute dominance in Punjab.

  • 5 October

    Pakistan: Frustrating the Rule of Law

    Through selective application of rule of law in Pakistan, judges are frequently straitjacketed and rendered powerless by the wording of the “Law of Evidence”, which frustrates the spirit of justice inherent in any constitutional system. When criminals function in the name of justice (a la Gullu Butt), justice becomes a crime, a public vigilante reaction could than become an existential threat to law and order.

September, 2014

  • 21 September

    Pakistani-American Attorney Wins Prestigious Honor

    A New York-based Pakistani American attorney has won the prestigious Legal 500 Award for 2014 in asset finance and leasing category.

  • 10 September

    Concept of National Security Pakistan Needs

    Globalization has made national borders irrelevant, with wide-ranging changes in the concept of national security. Rather than the military securing territorial space, security policy is now evaluated more in terms of human, economic and cultural terms.

  • 3 September

    Reforming Pakistan’s Electoral System

    Fundamental reform of Pakistan's electoral process must reflect true democracy starting from the grassroots level. Whether Imran Khan and Tahirul Qadri get elected or not is of no consequence, history will record their contribution as catalysts for wholesale and meaningful change.

August, 2014

  • 22 August

    Pakistan’s Clear and Present Dangers

    The ongoing political drama in Pakistan is pushing Pakistani democracy to the limits, opening doors for a direct or a more indirect military intervention. Here are two opinions on the situation.

  • 13 August

    Guarding Pakistan’s Democratic Dispensation

    The elements of national security cannot guard Pakistan’s democratic dispensation without adhering to the spirit and content of good governance.

  • 7 August

    A Pakistani QB VII?

    In the best case scenario for Pakistan's former chief justice Iftikhar Chaudhary, even if he wins the case on technical legal grounds, he would in the process damage his own reputation and that of the institution he presided over. On moral grounds this battle has strong political overtones which damages the atmosphere in Pakistan when so many more important problems are on the cards.