Tag Archives: Asif Ali Zardari

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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Targeting White Collar Crime

Terrorism can only be eliminated by targeting the nexus between politicians, corruption and organized crime.

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Pakistan: Summer’s Discontent

Asif Ali Zardari outburst might be “the defining moment” PPP needed to re-invigorate itself as the dynamic force it once was in Pakistani politics.

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Pakistan: Diversionary Tactics Backfires

Almost every political party uses militant muscle in Pakistan as a self-defense mechanism to fend off its opponents.  Harboring of militants for enforcing their own version of law is illegal but that is how feudal stay in power.

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Pakistan: The Crossroads of Credibility

Pakistan is at a dangerous crossroads, lip-service to the rule of law and accountability thereof erodes the credibility of governance that it desperately needs.

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Not Really Cricket

Pakistan needs those involved in its World Cup cricket team selection to keep the national interest before personal likes and dislikes. But then this is Pakistan where merit is a disqualifier both in sports and politics.

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Pakistan: A Catalyst at War

Instead of seeking power for power’s sake, Imran must be the catalyst for electoral reform so that only the best, and not the worst, get into Parliament by a correct exercise of the vote to reflect the public aspirations. The people of Pakistan must have genuine democracy, starting at the grassroots level.

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