Tag Archives: Asif Ali Zardari

Tackling the Evil of Corruption in Pakistan

For Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan and his government, there are no mythological powers that help to do what has to be done. But he is honest in his endeavor. It would be enough if the honest Pakistanis support him.

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Pakistan’s PM Needs Better Advice

Advisors of exceptional stature and competence cannot be found through tenders, they have to be companions in the political fight. Big egos are usually rather a hindrance than an asset in the search for good advisers.

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Protecting Pakistan’s Accountability Process

The country's corrupt and the powerful would like nothing better than to either dismantle the accountability office and/or make it as toothless as possible so that they can keep on looting the nation with impunity.

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Pakistan’s Coal Energy: At What Cost?

The thoughtless rush for coal-fired energy by a politically motivated Pakistani ruling elite is both alarming and questionable.

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Wishes for 2017

Only a stable democratic system where participation of ordinary citizens in the decision-making process is a key element will stop the wholesale loot and plunder that is the order of the day. Pakistan's sham democracy has no intention whatsoever of permitting the effective participation of the citizens in the affairs of even their own community.

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Who Will be Pakistan’s Next Army Chief

Pakistan’s national interests require that the order of seniority must over-ride any personal interest in the selection of next chief of its powerful military, says defense analyst Ikram Sehgal, who recommends that General Zubair Hayat should be the Chairman JCSC and General Ishfaq Nadeem the army chief.

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Surgical Strikes Post-Uri?

If India’s belligerence continues, normalization of relations with Pakistan will remain elusive. The entire region is likely to suffer the consequences of this jingoism.

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Pakistan: A ‘Democratic’ Hypocrisy

The civilized world believes that it can enforce the rule of law in a totally lawless environment, this cannot be done unless Pakistan brings integrity into governance by bringing the unthinkable -- a law against cannibals eating human beings into the statute books.

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Pakistan: Discord Over CPEC & Selfish Motives

The Chinese concern over emerging discord in Pakistan over the route of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor amounts to a direct rebuke of the province-centered “development visions” of Asif Ali Zardari and the Sharifs. For these leaders, initiating the CPEC meant concentrating development in their home provinces.

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Pakistan: Delusional Democracy

Honesty and integrity is a zero-sum game that will not spare violation thereof by anyone, whoever and whatever he (or she) may be. The “Raheel Doctrine” is clear and unambiguous as it should be to save Pakistan from anarchy.

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