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View Point: Trying General Musharraf

View Point: Trying General Musharraf

Many found it hard to believe him when Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan announced last Saturday that former military ruler General Pervez Musharraf is to be tried for high…

Education emergency

The PML-N is usually criticized for ignoring the human development index. Its detractors say that the party focuses on worthless infrastructure projects that, according to them, are primarily meant to…

The constitution under Musharraf

A previous series of columns that appeared in these pages on the constitutional amendments in Pakistan brought the discussion to the end of the 20th century till the 16th Amendment…

Hidden agenda and ‘deal’ with Taliban—II

George W. Bush appointed former aide to the American oil company UNOCAL, Afghan-born Zalmay Khalilzad, as special envoy to Afghanistan nine days after the US-backed interim government of Hamid Karzai…

General’s ‘general law’ vs ‘special law’

The Income Tax Ordinance, 2001 was promulgated by General Pervez Musharraf, through a Presidential Ordinance on September 13, 2001, repealing the Income Tax Ordinance, 1979, which was also introduced by…

From Musharraf to the PTI

Since August 18 this year, the PTI has been painting a doomsday scenario of the economy, saying that the PML-N left a time bomb which has started ticking. Musharraf, who…

Books Of General Interest

Books of general interest

Last week I met Prof Dr Munir Cheema, a doctor and human being par excellence. He is related to my dear friend, Sajjad Cheema, son of the famous Justice Muhamad…

Musharraf’s conviction

WHEN a former military ruler is convicted and handed the death sentence in a country which has been under dictatorships for the better part of its existence, it is no less than…

The Importance Of Being A Generalist

The importance of being a generalist

The government’s faux pas before the apex court in the matter of the extension of the army chief has brought to light the incompetence of the bureaucracy. While it is…