Rosy reviews about the country must be assessed dispassionately.
Dr Niaz Murtaza
Partition has paid off economically.
The state is not going far enough to dismantle Zia’s legacy.
Tensions have increased between northern and southern elites.
Mission creep is evident in Sindh.
It is the fear of NGOs revealing HR abuses that leads to bans.
There is a vicious circular relationship between societal inegalitarianism and bad governance.
One would expect Pakistan to squirm, blink and be responsive.
The most common fallacy in politics is argumentum ad hominem: evading the topic by personally attacking opponents.
The PR electoral system has its drawbacks.
We have yet to define our creed clearly.
The three most critical policy domains are anti-poor.
Our worst political crises all started under dictatorship.
We need a better goal than materialism.
Political collapses usually occur in undemocratic states.
Muslims must discourage violent responses within their societies.
The judgment of elected leaders is usually better than that of generals.
The Arab-Israeli conflict reveals poor strategy.
Malala is more deserving of the peace prize than many others.
Increasing the number of administrative units is problematic.