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Can PM Nawaz take the bull by horns?

Can PM Nawaz take the bull by horns?

Pakistan on June 5, 2013 emerged triumphant in adding a new chapter to its democratic and parliamentary history, as the day marked the culmination of the process of transition of power from one...
Can Peace be Negotiated with Pakistani Taliban?

Can Peace be Negotiated with Pakistani Taliban?

The outlawed Pakistan Tehreek-e-Taliban (TTP) has backed out on its earlier offer to engage in peace negotiations with the government of Pakistan, following a missile attack by a US pilotless plane...
Fighting for Democracy or Against Democracy?

Fighting for Democracy or Against Democracy?

“Armed men with guns entered the polling station as soon as Jamaat-e-Islami announced their boycott and ordered us to announce the results within one hour. A couple of men began casting bogus votes...
Questioning Democracy

Questioning Democracy

Five years of glorified Democratic rule are coming to an end; an era that is marked with destruction, chaos, anarchy and above all, corruption. Reports of ‘democratic fraud’ have been coming up...
‘D’ for Democracy or Dictatorship

‘D’ for Democracy or Dictatorship

It is not unusual to see a raised bar of expectations now that the elections are closed. One can witness and hope for hot political landscape to metamorphosize; with politicians switching parties...
Could We Follow Our Constitution for Once?

Could We Follow Our Constitution for Once?

For the past 65 years the defence policies of Pakistan’s military establishment have revolved around our eastern border. Our archrival India was considered the biggest threat to the integrity and...
Is Democracy Compatible with Islam?

Is Democracy Compatible with Islam?

Some people are under the impression that democracy and Islam are incompatible. But I don’t see any contradiction between democracy and Islam. Though I admit, there is some friction between Islam...
2011- The Year of Democracy

2011- The Year of Democracy

Imran's Justice Movement Party by all means shares the same language and ethics that democracy lovers in Morocco...
Why Are People So Disgruntled With Democracy?

Why Are People So Disgruntled With Democracy?

Democracy is not the, be all end all, but the closest form to that.
Is Sherry’s Appointment a Victory for Democracy?

Is Sherry’s Appointment a Victory for Democracy?

The curtain has dropped on the first act of the so-called Memogate scandal, but the drama is far from over. With Husain Haqqani’s resignation (or sacking, depending on whom you believe) as the...