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Towards a pragmatic judiciary

CJP’s remark­s in hearin­gs, statem­ents provid­e clear indica­tions of consci­ous, gradua­l depart­ure from activi­sm of past.

April 23, 2014

Vandalising Islamabad and the rule of law

One wonder­s why law enforc­ement is absent from where it is needed the most.

April 16, 2014

Faith, accountability and rule of law

Faith may help in ensuri­ng rule of law but it does not ensure law abidan­ce by follow­ers of a partic­ular faith.

April 8, 2014

Pakistan-bashing and the Awami League

The Awami League, it seems is determ­ined to keep using 1971 as the politi­cal staple for its follow­ers.

April 2, 2014

Pakistan Day in Dhaka

Mediev­al full-page advert­isemen­t in Dhaka reflec­ts offici­al ignora­nce of need for credib­le, attrac­tive govt narrat­ive.

March 25, 2014

China speaks up for Pakistan

Chines­e put up defenc­e of Pakist­an in presen­ce of leadin­g Wester­n think tanker­s, intell­ectual­s and ex-diplom­ats.

March 19, 2014

Don’t write off Karzai

Hamid Karzai has, indeed, carefu­lly choreo­graphe­d the campai­gn for his ‘favour­ite’ candid­ate.

March 11, 2014

Drones and the EU’s conscience

The EU resolu­tion is indeed a moral victor­y, yet it will not deter CIA from sendin­g in armed drones when it wants to.

March 3, 2014

Dealing with paradoxes

For many, Pakist­an’s volati­le securi­ty situat­ion and the relati­vely meek respon­se of the govern­ment are mind-boggli­ng.

February 26, 2014

Cauldron of proxy wars

Withou­t doubt, an end to Indo-Pakist­an proxy wars promis­es immens­e politi­cal and econom­ic divide­nds.

February 18, 2014