Stories from Feisal H Naqvi
Death of an establishment?
Unfortunately, our elected rulers either don’t believe that they are in charge or don’t really give a damn.
The slow fix
It will require time, effort, repeated cycles of elections, accountability to get a better system, better politicians.
A sign of the times
Once-bitter enemies have managed to agree upon safe pair of hands — hands of fierce critic — is extremely heartening.
Less fragile than we look
What we need instead of one-man rule is a country where decision-making is pushed down to the lowest possible level.
Time to lead by example
The High Courts have ample power to act as trial courts in appropriate circumstances, including blasphemy cases.
An unholy alliance
Punjab is unwilling to act against the LeJ because PML-N has an electoral alliance with ASWJ, alleged killers of Shias
No time to surrender
The problem is that any agreement with the TTP would be treasonous. And I use the word ‘treason’ with deliberation.
Discretion and valour
This SC set high standards for itself on protection of human rights. That standard was upheld in Sherry Rehman’s case.
The martyrs of Alamdaar Road
Importance of Alamdaar Road protests doesn’t lie in their effect on other Shias, but on larger national consciousness.
The truth about violence
We are suffering an insurgency of people using terror as a weapon and we need to do a better job of counter-insurgency