Saturday, October 20, 2018

Ominous signs

By Wajid Shamsul Hasan Perhaps one of the few saner voices in current politics PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has rightly warned of darkening clouds shrouding the future of democracy in Pakistan.  In his speech at...

Human rights and anti-terror laws

By Lord Nazir Ahmed All of us share the same objective when it comes to the safety of our country and our citizens. Since the tragic acts of 9/11 and 7/7, the United Kingdom, like...

Removal of Justice Shaukat and article 209

By Saad Rasool The removal of Justice Shaukat Siddiqui, of the honorable Islamabad High Court, under Article 209 of the Constitution, does not come as a surprise to majority of those familiar with the specifics...

Need to invoke Constitutional Jurisdiction of Supreme Court

By Senator Rehman Malik In view of the foregoing plight of the people of Pakistan, I would like to humbly appeal to the CJP to invoke Constitutional Jurisdiction of Honorable Court under Article 184(3) of...

World Day against death penalty

Jean-François Cautain This year, seventy years after the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, worldwide abolition of the death penalty is closer to a reality than ever. More and more nations around the world are...

Nadia Murad at footprint of Malala Yousufzai

By Rafia Zakaria By Last Thursday, a young woman named Nadia Murad became the first Yazidi woman to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Murad, who documented her escape from Daesh in the best-selling book...

Pakistan asks to be bailed out yet again

By Dr. Vaqar Ahmed Following more than a month’s contemplation, Prime Minister Imran Khan’s government has finally taken the decision to approach the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for financial aid with an aim to support...

Washington’s $60 billion challenge to China’s ‘debt diplomacy’

By Andrew Hammond The US Senate passed a landmark $60 billion bill last week that will create a new agency aimed at strategic investment in developing countries. The International Development Finance Corporation (IDFC) is...

Modi takes a chance by buying Putin’s missiles

By Cornelia Meyer  The telephone lines between New Delhi and the US State Department were burning at the weekend as Washington sought to dissuade Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi from signing a $5.4 billion deal...

Victimization in the name of accountability

By Arif Nizami In just less than two months since Imran Khan took oath as prime minister, he must have realized that governing Pakistan is a not a bed of roses. There are a...