Unfortunately, our elected rulers either don’t believe that they are in charge or don’t really give a damn.
It will require time, effort, repeated cycles of elections, accountability to get a better system, better politicians.
Once-bitter enemies have managed to agree upon safe pair of hands — hands of fierce critic — is extremely heartening.
What we need instead of one-man rule is a country where decision-making is pushed down to the lowest possible level.
The High Courts have ample power to act as trial courts in appropriate circumstances, including blasphemy cases.
Punjab is unwilling to act against the LeJ because PML-N has an electoral alliance with ASWJ, alleged killers of Shias
The problem is that any agreement with the TTP would be treasonous. And I use the word ‘treason’ with deliberation.
This SC set high standards for itself on protection of human rights. That standard was upheld in Sherry Rehman’s case.
Importance of Alamdaar Road protests doesn’t lie in their effect on other Shias, but on larger national consciousness.
We are suffering an insurgency of people using terror as a weapon and we need to do a better job of counter-insurgency