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The ECP Under Fire

The ECP under fire

The ECP is under fire from all sides. Parliamentarians are angry because their matriculation and graduation degrees are being challenged by the ECP with a view to disqualifying them from…

Dangerous Liaison

Dangerous liaison

Pity the nation where the blood of innocents comes cheap and murderers live under state patronage. Malik Ishaq is not an ordinary criminal. The co-founder of Lashkar-i-Jhangvi has been charged…

No Wrong Turn Now

No wrong turn now

It is time the pernicious idea of giving a few years` contract to some caretakers to clean up Pakistan`s rotten-egg politics and put the affairs of the state in order…

The Lost Half Of A Decade

The lost half of a decade

The ruling coalition in Pakistan ceaselessly brags that it is the first "democratically elected" government that will be completing its term. As the curtain rings down on its five-year tenure,…

The Best Government

The best government

If the federal law minister is to be taken at his word, the Swiss authorities are not going to reopen money laundering cases against President Zardari. This may be either…

The Yell For Democracy

The yell for democracy

Democracy has to be saved and that is the clarion call from the various TV channels. What is the motivation for all this shouting? Winston Churchill (WC) did say that…

Uncorrupted Society?

Uncorrupted society?

Will Pakistan ever be an uncorrupted society? The cynics will point to the fact that the world is still unable to develop a system that rewards honesty and discourages corruption.…

The Extent Of Cooperation

The extent of cooperation

Some days before CIA chief John Brennan’s confirmation hearings, the Open Society Justice Initiative released a report saying that 54 countries around the world aided the Central Intelligence Agency in…

A Self-defeating Advice

A self-defeating advice

Former premier Nawaz Sharif has asked the government to hold "serious, meaningful and result-oriented" talks with the Al-Qaeda-inspired local Taliban militants to bring peace in the country. A review of…

Kargil Lows

Kargil lows

Gen (r) Shahid Aziz’s effort to ‘disclose’ an open secret has brought the Kargil conflict back into focus. Finding out who knew what and to what extent is certainly important.…