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Little England

Little England

Sometimes you just have to lie back and think of England. But how can one think of England without thinking of Shakespeare? And when you think of Shakespeare, how can…

A failing state

As a result of massive corruption, Pakistan today is virtually in a state of economic bankruptcy, although this has not been officially admitted. Banks have stopped opening letters of credit…

‘Worst yet to come’

On October 11, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), in its biannual World Economic Outlook, said, “global growth is expected to fall from 6 per cent in 2021 to 3.2 per…

Reforms for justice : Part – I

In a widely circulated video, Justice Isa asks those assembled for the 9th International Judicial Conference in Islamabad if they are satisfied with the justice system. No one raises their…

Antarctica on edge

East Antarctica, often times referred to as ‘the final frontier of global warming’, is making headlines once again. A few weeks ago East Antarctica’s temperatures soared by 50F to 90F…

Soft power and diplomacy

The importance of ‘military diplomacy’ cannot be ignored – even though this concept is rarely addressed. The ‘Marshall Plan’ became the epitome of military diplomacy, helped achieve national objectives and…

Parliament and judicial review

The Supreme Court’s decision (short-order) whereby the deputy speaker’s ruling of April 8, 2022 on a point of order rejecting a no-confidence motion against the former prime minister Imran Khan…