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Judiciary and tolerance

Babar sattar chief Justice Tassaduq Jillani implored recently that, “we have to protect the constitutional values...

Small men with big egos

WHAT will it take to slap our ruling civil and military elite out of its obsession with egotism, triviality and...

The indictment finally

THERE is no reason to be neutral about the Musharraf trial. This trial is as much about Musharraf as it is about who...

Towards absolute power again

DO all rulers wish for absolute power? Most of them probably do. Do they have their wish granted? Not many in this...

Strictures as justice

OUR transformation from a predatory state to a predatory society is complete. We have reconciled with the reality...

Bigotry in the name of God

THE chairman of the Council of Islamic Ideology (CII), Muhammad Khan Sheerani, has stated that prohibition of child...

Sovereignty as joint venture

THE transactional approach of our rulers toward terror groups initially aroused concern and shock, followed by ...

Finally a policy to decipher

THE National Internal Security Policy (NISP) is not based on rocket science. But does it need to be? True, the ...

The dead we grieve for

WHY is it that those who support enforcement of a regressive brand of Sharia, those who endorse a worldview that...

Dollar-inspired mumblings

THE leaders in Pakistan seem possessed by magic. Is there another logical explanation for the deliberate effort of...

Our Sharia enforcers

IS enforcement of a certain conception of Sharia the TTP’s precondition for peace or that of its apologists who...

Talking peace again

ONCE upon a time, four wise men met with recalcitrant TTP leaders. Impressed by the merit of their arguments,...

Faustian bargain?

WHAT do you do when the killers say that they will kill you if you say that they are killers? Should you sell your...

Musharraf first

BACK in Cadet College Hasanabdal, you knew as a 12-year old that you never named names. If you succeeded as a team,...

Time to be angry

Ours is the country where the 15-year old Aitezaz Hussain was left to engage the suicide bomber heading to blow up a...

Honour among thieves

THE last few days suggest that at least one form of honour is still intact around here: the honour among thieves....

New Year resolutions

IF we can change one thing about Pakistan in 2014 can that please be our mindset? Can we cure ourselves of the...

Bigoted and smug

OUR National Assembly has condemned Abdul Quader Molla’s execution (Bengali citizen, Bengali political leader,...

Continuity or change?

IT is not easy succeeding someone as polarising as Iftikhar Chaudhry. Those who love him would want Chief Justice...

Judging Chaudhry

IT is ungracious to take pot shots at someone walking into the sunset. But to refuse to take stock of the ...

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