Tag Archives: Nawaz Sharif

Falsification and Perjury

If liars and cheaters are exempted by the law and the society what kind of example is given to the rest of Pakistan especially to the younger generation, asks defense analyst Sehgal while referring to the so-called video scandal.

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Pakistan: Bringing Thieves to Justice

Pakistan's current accountability drive is necessary not only to put its economy on a healthier track and try to bring stolen money back but also to punish corruption and the corrupt and bring back justice into society.

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Gangsters’ Haven

When criminals function in the name of justice, justice becomes a crime! Corruption being anti-state is treason, aiding and abetting it in any form amounts to gross violation of the Constitution.

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Will Imran Khan Resolve Pakistan’s Complex Problems?

Will Pakistan's prime minister-in-waiting and former cricket star Imran Khan, bring stability, revive the economy and bring lasting peace to the South Asian nation?

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Pakistan’s Hypocrisy Galore

The hearts and minds of many among the mighty rulers actually reside outside Pakistan, which is why they are indifferent to the plight of Pakistanis.

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Doomsday Politics

Can parliament pass laws that protect the corrupt from facing accountability? Tailored to “democratic” whims for a cover up of corruption, passing Nawaz Sharif-specific amendment may or may not be contempt of court, it shows utter contempt for the people of Pakistan.

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Lessons Pakistani Democrats Can Learn from Tom Price

Tom Price's resignation may mean an end to his political career, but it reinforces the trust of millions of voters in the American democracy. What can quasi democracies like Pakistan learn from this episode?

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The Streets of Intimidation

Nawaz Sharif’s disqualification has a much larger impact beyond him and his family, a challenge not only to the judges but to all people of Pakistan about how they want to live their lives and to run their state.

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Pakistan: Accountability Across the Board

In Pakistan judicial accountability has largely been limited to the subordinate judiciary. An independent and incorruptible judiciary can convincingly dispense justice and hold persons accountable only if it carries out self-accountability.

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Morality and Misplaced Loyalty

Accountability must not be applied only to politicians, bureaucrats and ordinary citizens, keeping the corrupt in the senior military hierarchy and the superior judiciary out of the ambit of accountability is utter disloyalty to the institutions and to the state.

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