Pre-election provocations in Pakistan irresponsible

As Pakistan goes into election mode, intolerance makes politicians call each other traitor

This article was originally published by Asia Times

Samuel Johnson, the famous English poet and moralist, once remarked that patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel. The saying couldn’t have been truer in the case of Pakistan. Continue reading “Pre-election provocations in Pakistan irresponsible”

A Dialogue for Civilian Supremacy

In Pakistan, civilian supremacy is contested in matters related to defence and foreign policy

The challenge to bring the military under civilian supremacy is not exclusively Pakistani. It is faced by governments the world over, democratic and non-democratic alike. However, our presumed or real existential threats have made this the foremost institutionalisation challenge for our people. Continue reading “A Dialogue for Civilian Supremacy”

The Dangers of Minus One Formula

Some say Panamagate case against Nawaz Sharif is part of Minus one plan applied to PPP and MQM before his party

Minus one in politics is often a dangerous idea and is counterproductive. Brutus did not fare well much long after he gave Julius Caesar the fatal blow. That much is pretty true everywhere. Continue reading “The Dangers of Minus One Formula”