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Changing Gears In Political Economics

Changing gears in political economics

I see a lot of troubles for our elected (or non-elected) representatives with a change in government and I see this from the assets that they have filed to the…

Legal Aspects Of Operation

Legal aspects of operation

ZARB-i-Azb is primarily being undertaken to disarm and eliminate the private armies of the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), Al Qaeda and Uzbek militants. It is, thus, clearly an exercise to enforce…

Political Myths

Political myths

In Pakistan, the contradictory relationships between the outer form of a movement and its real political intent become more than evident if we observe the course of our chequered political…

Quaid’s Political Disposition

Quaid’s political disposition

Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah is the most powerful national symbol in Pakistan and he is viewed as the embodiment of the spirit of Pakistan. His birthday is celebrated with much…

Political Jugglers (Part I)

Political jugglers (Part I)

Asadullah Khan Ghalib was an indomitable and versatile figure.  He could, in simple verse, express human characteristics in all aspects. The following verse is a masterpiece in describing the contradictions…

Anti-money laundering regulations and fiscal laws – I

General perception about money laundering 'Money laundering' in general sense means, actions and processes of projecting money acquired as proceed of crime as untainted money. This subject gained international significance…

Judicialisation as politics

LAST week, pre-demolition work on Karachi’s ill-fated Nasla Tower began on the orders of the Supreme Court. The entire process stands expedited under heightened judicial scrutiny. There is, apparently, little regard for…

Decentralization and service delivery

It is common for those who work for international financial institutions to rally against provincial autonomy and the 18th Amendment. We refer to a similar piece by Hanid Mukhtar ‘Promoting…