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Time to learn from past mistakes

Our politicians tend to exaggerate and blow their promises and claims out of proportions. The sponsors of Azadi March had claimed that they will descend on the federal capital from all the four sides with a lashkar of 10 lakh protestors on 31st October 2019. Some of the chief ministers …

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Quality of public debate

While the wounds inflicted by sword heal up after sometime those caused by tongue are seldom cured. The quality of public debate in this country has deteriorated instead of showing any improvement over the years which is unfortunate to say the least. More often than not, pandemonium is the order …

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Ramifications of a sit-in

The tradition of sit-in, long March or lock-down has gained currency in this country, lately, which isn’t good for the democratic and economic health of the country. This trend is extremely dangerous and needs to be discouraged as it has the potentiality to promote anarchy in the country. What is …

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Aren’t snap elections essential?

The recent Azadi March of the JUI(F) allegedly sponsored by the Nawaz League must have jolted the government. The rulers must revisit their policies and dispassionately analyse where it had gone wrong and then immediately repair the damage caused by them. Maulana Fazlur Rehman is now back in the reckoning …

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Sanity in politics

Sanity in politics is a treasured thing which is sadly missing in this country. More often than not , our politicians indulge in polemics against one another and instead of focussing on the real issues facing the country talk on non-issues. Too many cooks spoil the broth, so goes an …

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Ever-elusive peace in Afghanistan

There are wheels within wheels in Afghanistan’s administrative and political systems. The election system which elects president of the country is also very confusing and complex Sufficient time has lapsed since the presidential elections were held and its results are yet to be made public. It is now being said …

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Demand for early general elections

Parliament must be informed about the total expenditure incurred by the government on the maintenance of law and order during the recent Long March of the opposition parties to Islamabad. In the same manner, parliament needs to be told by the opposition leaders as to the total expenditure incurred by …

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A stitch in time saves nine

In politics timing is of utmost importance. Decisions taken at right time pay dividends. No matter how correct a decision is, if not taken at appropriate time always cause more harm than good to the person taking it. A stitch in time saves nine. Maulana Fazlur Rehman could have been …

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Muslim world is in turmoil

There is no reason to rejoice that we have not been blacklisted under FATF. Our period under the grey listed has been extended by another 5 months which means its sword of Damocles would continue to dangle over our heads by February 2020. We can still be blacklisted if we …

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