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Zardari Vs The Sharifs

Zardari vs the Sharifs

The general public is increasingly being inconvenienced, which to many is a mild word compared to the actual state of affairs, as a direct offshoot of poor performance of nearly…

A Dangerous Lack Of Trust

A dangerous lack of trust

More than 2000 of the world’s top leaders in business, government, international organisations and the academia assembled at the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting on January 21-24 to debate the…

Question Of Propriety

Question of propriety

Last week, the hearing of petitions in the Supreme Court (SC) seeking the Prime Minister's disqualification based on his alleged lying to the parliament exposed the worrying shades of democracy…

The Case Against Military Courts

The case against military courts

A few days back when Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif began his midnight address to the nation at the conclusion of an All-Parties Conference, many of us had our hopes high.…

Naya Kaptaan

Naya Kaptaan

Karachi…Lahore…Multan. The PTI road show is going places. The adepts of tsunami, tabdeeli, azadi and naya Pakistan might just be beginning to see the proverbial ball they seemed to have…

Need For Judicial Reforms

Need for judicial reforms

Good governance requires strengthening the rule of law and ensuring access to affordable justice, especially to the poor who suffer harassment at the hands of public officials and are denied…

‘Foreign-funded’

‘Foreign-funded’

I read with interest a recent news story on NGO funding. In principle, I agree with the position taken in the story about the state being informed and able to…

Gone To The Dogs

Gone to the dogs

I would have liked to write something academic, but the recent riots in Lahore have made me change my mind. I would now like to draw attention to the critical…

Tensions In Joint Venture Relationships

Tensions in joint venture Relationships

Joint venture is a legal entity in the nature of a partnership engaged in the joint understanding of a particular transaction for mutual profit. It is basically an association of…