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You are either a Muslim or not – There is no position in between

(This column was published on 02-08-2007. It is being republished today as it is very much relevant.) What President General Pervez Musharraf may mean by the term ‘enlightened moderation’ can be entirely different from what most thinkers, analysts, ideologues and political activists of liberalism, libertarianism and secularism want it to …

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Hopefully President Erdogan Will Be Aware Of His Responsibilities To The PEOPLE Of Pakistan

All patriotic Pakistanis who love Turks and Turkey as a matter of faith will be praying hard that President Erdogan will not allow himself to be exploited by our Prime Minister for any political gains. It is unthinkable in this era that President Erdogan will be ignorant of the current …

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Will Erdogan’s Endorsement Provide Mian The Bailout He Needs Desperately?

PML (N) government in Pakistan headed by Mian Nawaz Sharif and manned mostly with his family had not made any effort to conceal its glee at the success of the Turkish President Erdogan in foiling the coup attempt by the Turkish Army with the spontaneous support of the masses who …

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Read history if you can, Mr Prime Minister

it is time our durable Prime Minister should read the famous statement of the founder of France’s Fifth Republic, General (R) Charles Degualle. When the first wave of unrest started against his long rule in 1966, the great French Leader started brooding seriously over the option of calling it a …

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Triumph of Extremist Nationalism

Nationalism on racial and extremist lines and scale is on the rampage. In Britain, not many months back, a referendum was won by a thought process built on nationalism. Europe too is getting more and more emphatically gripped by nationalism on extremist lines. America too has fallen to ‘national extremist …

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If I Were The Prime Minister…..

If I were Mian Nawaz Sharif and were caught up in two different whirlpools at the same time, as he is caught up, I too would have appointed the same kind of Probe Committee as he has pointed, to ascertain source that leaked information about a high-level meeting between top …

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The People Vs The Government

The Panama Leaks case being heard in the Supreme Court of Pakistan is among a few most sensitive, consequential and high profile cases in the history of Pakistan. The moral question that has resulted in the country’s topmost judges to sit in judgment to give its far-reaching verdict is: “Can …

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