Home / Pakistan (page 309)

Pakistan

The Army, Allah, and America

Shuja Nawaz Although the Muslim way of life was a motive behind the call for the creation of Pakistan, its early political leadership did not provide an Islamic blueprint for its political development or goals. In fact, the movement for Pakistan was not an Islamic …

Read More »

Risks in peace agreements in NWFP and FATA

Khalid Aziz Many controversies have arisen about finalisation of peace agreements between the government and the militants. They are being perceived as a panacea for ending insurgency on the one hand while on the other they are termed as sell-outs. Tribal areas have a long …

Read More »

Oppression and exploitation

JAVID HUSAIN The past few weeks have witnessed several tragic and horrifying incidents. A young man committed suicide in Islamabad because he did not have the means to repay his loan. A young mother jumped in front of a moving train in Lahore with her …

Read More »

FCR and administration of FATA

BY SAQIB SALEEM FCR the blackest of the block law, became the foundation of the colonial control system, and was inter-linked to the heart of Pashtunwali, both culturally and legally. It has been alleged that in creating the FCR, the British stole the pashtun idiom …

Read More »

Learning from Nepal

Hussain H Zaidi Until recently, Nepal’s fame rested principally, if not exclusively, on the fact that it contains some of the world’s highest peaks including the highest one—Mount Everest. While these lofty peaks continue to attract foreign tourists and explorers, their place as Nepal’s hallmark …

Read More »

Revoking FCR or bringing a social change

By K.M.MEHSUD Without knowing, weather the prime minister has got any constitutional power to abolish the most notorious law called Frontier Crimes Regulations(FCR), enforced since, 1901 in federally administrative tribal areas, after taking unanimous vote of confidence prime minister Gilani, announced to revoke FCR, and …

Read More »

Who killed basant?

Ahmad Rafay Alam It takes some skill to kill a cultural phenomenon. Last week, we were told that the District Kite Flying Association decided to cancel its plans for basant. They were in no mood to shoulder the blame for any casualties this year, and …

Read More »

Mountbatten\’s role in the partition

M. ASGHAR KHAN A recently published book, The Secret History of the end of an Empire, by Alex Von Tunzelmann, published in America, throws new light on the intrigues of Lord Louis Mountbatten and the role of Lady Mountbatten during the partition of India. In …

Read More »

Pledge redeemed with media

BY S Rahman As is typical of a purely representative government, Pakistan People’s Party-led government in the Centre has taken yet another bold initiative of repealing the black laws that had been used as a lever to gag the electronic media. This bold initiative has …

Read More »

Musharraf, A great leader or a selfish weakling, his psychological profile

Dr Nazir Ahmed I am a Psychiatrist and I am writing this article in an attempt to understand the mindset of Mr. Musharraf. Musharraf is a man who likes to believe he has all the qualities of a great leader, at one point even believing …

Read More »