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Judiciary vs Executives

Judiciary vs Executives

The first thing that should strike the mind in the ongoing confrontation between the judiciary and the executive is that there is no obvious answer regarding who is right and who is wrong.  ...
National Security versus Civil Liberty

National Security versus Civil Liberty

The threat of military intervention in political affairs has always loomed large in Pakistan.   Click   Such intervention – whether through overt military rule or covert operations...
Gilani’s Problem with the Law

Gilani’s Problem with the Law

Morality is timeless. But legality isn’t.   Any government which only worries about the legal force of its positions and doesn’t care about their positions’ moral force is only...
Democracy Under Threat

Democracy Under Threat

The familiar refrain of a democracy under threat is once again making the rounds in Pakistan.       The source of these worries is the image of the ruling government having to defend...
The Zardari Rumour Mill

The Zardari Rumour Mill

However, Zardari is no stranger to political pressure. In fact, he almost seems to laugh at the face of it.