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Musharraf And The Military

Musharraf and the military

Part - I When the Kerry-Lugar-Berman Bill was finally submitted in the US Congress in 2009 for approval, it contained two clauses that especially irked the Pakistani military. One dealt…

Between Militants And Military

Between militants and military

I do not recall any topic having been discussed so thoroughly in the media over the last few years as the recently adopted resolution by all the political parties in…

The Supreme Court Debate

The Supreme Court debate

The emergence of a powerful Supreme Court of Pakistan has given rise to a continuing critical debate about the Supreme Court’s functioning and its various judgments. Questions have arisen: is…

The Judiciary & Military

The judiciary & military

Is there a connection between the Supreme Court’s recent order against the prime minister in the rental power case and Maulana Tahirul Qadri’s long march? Is the “new anti-democratic establishment”…

Supreme Court Reborn

Supreme Court reborn

The Supreme Court, in its landmark judgment on Friday last, declared all the actions taken on or after November 3, 2007, by former military dictator General (r) Pervez Musharraf as…

An ever-evolving terrorism threat

The US withdrawal from Afghanistan in August 2021 has led to a surge in terrorism in Pakistan. Nothing is safe from terror attacks – cantonments, airbases, police lines, counterterrorism department…

Bits of hope

THE focus on Pakistan’s upcoming elections is of an existential nature: will they take place? Will the PTI endure in any form? Can Pakistani democracy survive such blatant orchestration? The…

When sanity is banished from discourse

We are living through times when a foreboding often casts its shadow that whatever we were taught through our evolving years, whatever we learnt through a lifetime of passion, labour,…

Trial in absentia?

A trial in absentia is usually considered a last option after all practical measures have been taken to ensure the defendant’s attendance. In the criminal judicial system, a trial in…