Mohsin Raza Malik

  • The Panamagate scandal has utterly exposed the miserable and rather dilapidated state of the accountability regime in Pakistan. Regretfully, no accountability or investigating agency in the country bothered to seriously look into this high-profile scam involving more than four hundred Pakistanis. ...

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  • The respondents in Panama case have formally challenged the final report of Joint Investigation Team (JIT) in the apex court by maintaining that this report is incomplete and full of discrepancies. On Monday, the legal team of the Sharif family raised a number of objections over the JIT report by ...

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  • Pointing out “significant disparity amongst the known and declared sources of income and the accumulated wealth by the respondents”, the Panama JIT has formally submitted its exhaustive 256-page final report to the 3-member SC special implementation bench in the Panama case. On Monday, ...

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  • Absolutely undeterred and unaffected by PML-N’s criticism, the Joint Investigation Team (JIT), constituted by a Supreme Court bench in Panama case, is actively conducting its investigation proceedings to help the apex court conclusively determine the underlying factual questions involved in ...

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  • The constitutional provisions relating to the qualifications and disqualifications of legislators, especially the Sadiq (truthful) and Ameen (honest) clause, have somehow become a hot topic in political and legal debates in Pakistan since the Supreme Court formally took up the Panamagate case in ...

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  • This month marks the 50th anniversary of the Six-Day War which enabled Israel to capture Syria’s Golan Heights, Egypt’s Gaza Strip, and Jordan’s West Bank, including the East Jerusalem, in 1967. This war essentially established Israel’s military superiority in the Middle ...

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  • This month marks the 50th anniversary of the Six-Day War which enabled Israel to capture Syria’s Golan Heights, Egypt’s Gaza Strip, and Jordan’s West Bank, including the East Jerusalem, in 1967. This war essentially established Israel’s military superiority in the Middle ...

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  • The martyrdom anniversary of Imam Ali ibn Abi Talib (AS) is observed with due reverence and solemnity throughout the Muslim World on 21st day of Ramadan each year. Indeed he was the greatest Muslim ruler, administrator, polymath, jurist and statesman, who left indelible imprints on Islamic history. ...

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  • Finance Minister Ishaq Dar formally presented PML-N government’s fifth growth-oriented ‘development’ federal budget for FY 2017-18 last month. With a total outlay of Rs4.75 trillion, this budget ambitiously foresees a 6% growth rate while setting an Rs4 trillion tax revenue ...

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  • Giving rise to a series of mass protests and anti-India public demonstrations in the disputed Himalayan state of Kashmir, the martyrdom of young Kashmiri ‘poster boy’ Burhan Wani infused a new spirit into the Kashmir freedom movement. Now the recent martyrdom of his ...

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  • The recently-concluded Arab-Islamic-American Summit in Saudi Arabia has apparently deepened the Shia-Sunni sectarian fault lines in the Middle East, the most troubled and volatile part in the world. Attended by the leaders and representatives of 55 Muslim countries across the world, this Summit was ...

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  • Following the ‘historic’ Panamagate verdict delivered by the Supreme Court Of Pakistan last month, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has intensified its anti-government campaign by extensively holding public rallies across the country. However, at the moment, PTI is politically at low ebb ...

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  • Carrying the message “Say no to litigation, and opt for mediation”, a large number of posters conspicuously displayed in the premises of civil courts in Lahore mark the formal launch of the ‘game changing’ Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) system in Punjab. Finally ...

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  • After a brief respite of a few months, troubled civil-military relations take center stage in Pakistan once again. On Saturday, a scene was created when the DG ISPR strongly reacted to a notification issued by the Prime Minister’s Office in connection with the recently-concluded Dawngate ...

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  • Finally the 5-member bench of the Supreme Court of Pakistan announced the ‘historic’ but split verdict in the much-awaited and rather much-anticipated Panamagate case last week. This bench has ordered the formation of a Joint Investigation Team (JIT), comprising a number of civilian ...

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  • Yet another innocent individual falls prey to our narrowly-conceived religious symbols as well as collective societal apathy. Mashal Khan, a hapless student of Abdul Wali Khan University in Mardan was brutally lynched by his fellow students for allegedly publishing blasphemous content online last ...

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  • The military tension between the US and Russia has visibly escalated over the Syrian issue since last week’s alleged chemical attack on the Syrian town of Khan Sheikhoun. In response to this attack, the US fired as many as 59 cruise missiles at a Syrian military air-base on last Friday. The ...

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  • Former COAS General (r) Raheel Sharif is expected soon to assume the command of the Saudi-led ‘Islamic’ Military Alliance to Fight Terrorism (IMAFT) as the Government of Pakistan has ‘in principle’ decided to allow him to take up this crucial military assignment abroad. ...

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  • The 23rd day of March marked the passing of the historic resolution in Lahore which paved the way for the creation of separate Muslim state in the South Asia. On this day in 1940, the Muslims of the Indian subcontinent reached the most significant milestone on their long and checkered path to ...

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  • The Full Spectrum Deterrence (FSD), a proactive defense strategy evolved by Pakistan, has helped it significantly dilute the multiple security threats posed by India’s dangerous conventional war doctrines- the Cold Start Doctrine (CSD) and Pro-Active Actions (POA). In the same manner, a ...

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  • China, an ‘all-weather’ ally of Pakistan, recently foiled a cunningly-designed Indian diplomatic move at the United Nations Security Council’s 1267 Sanctions Committee. This Indian move was primarily aimed at building pressure on Pakistan vis-à-vis cross-border terrorism ...

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  • Undeniably, taxes are the primary source of revenue for any country in the contemporary world. This is the reason each country generally endeavours to improve the general state and quality of its taxation system. Tax noncompliance, in the form of tax avoidance and tax evasion, is the most common ...

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  • The political deadlock over reviving the military courts in Pakistan still persists despite the fact all the political parties have already given the nod to this plan ‘in principle’. They have yet not succeeded in finalising the nitty-gritty of this crucial matter. These military courts ...

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  • A typical blame game is usually played after every major terror incident in Pakistan. The civilian government is severely criticised for the insufficient or non-implementation of National Action Plan in the country. ‘Security lapse’ and ‘intelligence failure’ are alleged in ...

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  • A bloody wave of terror has just swept across the country, leaving more than one hundred Pakistanis dead and many other injured. All the four provincial capital cities came under the terrorist attacks within one week. The terrorists first made the ‘Heart of Pakistan’ bleed through a ...

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  • Rohingyas, the people from a Muslim ethnic group in the Rakhine province of Myanmar (Burma), have aptly been described as ‘the most persecuted minority in the world’ by the UN. The way they are being persecuted is simply unprecedented in the recent world history. First, they were ...

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  • An exhaustive article written by Federal Finance Minister Ishaq Dar appeared in various national dailies last week. Through this article, he tried to explain the primary contours of country’s public debt profile as well as incumbent government’s public debt management strategy in ...

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  • The turf war between Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) and MQM Pakistan has visibly intensified since the apparent bifurcation of MQM following a controversial anti-Pakistan speech made by Altaf Hussain on August 22 last year. At present, both political parties are actively endeavouring to win the ...

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  • Amid protests and ‘anti-Trump’ demonstrations, the 45th President of the United States has moved into the White House. In his inaugural address, President Donald J Trump reiterated his resolved to ‘Make America Great Again’. He pledged to put ‘America First’ by ...

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  • The newly-constituted five-member bench of the Supreme Court of Pakistan is hearing the Panamagate case on a day-to-day basis to expeditiously conclude this complex case. However, instead of promptly solving the so-called Panama riddle, this case has given rise to a number of legal complexities and ...

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