Tag Archives: Imran Khan

Pakistan’s Terror-Stricken Province’s Textbooks Need a Review

A review of textbooks being taught in public schools in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province offers food for thought to all those who dream of a Pakistani youth raised on ideals of diversity, inclusion, and respect for human and women rights. It also points out how little the textbooks offer in terms of inducing critical and analytical thinking among students.

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What the Media Says About Saudi Intervention in Yemen

The intervention by Saudi Arabia-lead alliance in Yemen is raising fears of a larger conflict involving countries beyond Middle East.

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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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What Does Pakistan’s Agitating Opposition Want?

Pakistan's opposition leader Imran Khan and his colleagues will certainly be the beneficiaries if they can push their reform agenda in the country's northwestern Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province and then showcase it for the next election. Unfortunately, it seems that they are surrounded by hawkish, short-sighted advisers who refuse to invoke logic and instead, are peddling an agenda that at times sounds hollow, contradictory and self-serving.

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Pakistan’s Fail-Safe Line of Constitutional Morality

When bad governance makes democracy delusional, applying common-sense logic to conscience someone must find the moral courage to cross the hypothetical fail-safe line to save the country from the predators in control!

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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.

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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.

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What Pakistan Can Learn from Scottish Referendum

Imran Khan may be on the dot giving examples of British democracy pertaining to governance at the grassroots level, however the fallout on the Scottish Referendum has shown that British parliamentary democracy is not only quite imperfect, it can be  selectively unjust. The Scots may have lost their battle for independence, even if some of the pledges go through for further devolution they would have won the war.

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Pakistan’s Long Road to Electoral Reforms

Instead of going for an “overkill”, everyone on Pakistan’s political divide will be better off if the opposition’s “sit-inners” in Islamabad adopt the KISS (keep it simple, stupid) formula and concentrate simply on reforming the electoral system.

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Pakistan’s Sharif on Course to be Undone Again

The protests in Islamabad may have left Nawaz Sharif’s government in place for now, but they have also put his politically ruinous character flaws on display for all to see. Whatever forces are actually driving the expressions of popular outrage at his government, Sharif’s third attempt at running Pakistan is increasingly going the way of his first two.

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