Mohsin Raza Malik

  • 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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  • The case of Tayyaba, a minor house-maid who was allegedly tortured by the family members of a judicial officer in Islamabad, is getting complicated and rather mysterious with the passage of time. She instantly disappeared as soon as the Chief Justice of Pakistan took suo motu notice of this case ...

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  • Making a mockery of its so-called zero-tolerance policy against corruption, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has ‘solved’ another mega corruption case through the notorious plea bargain clause of the NAB Ordinance, 1999. Last month, our premier anti-graft body formally approved ...

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  • Finally, the federal government has decided to ‘regulate’ the regulators in the country by placing them under the ‘administrative control’ of their ‘respective’ ministries. Through an administrative order passed by the Prime Minister last week, the status of as ...

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  • The apex court has been in the limelight ever since the CJP formally took up the Panamagate case and subsequently constituted a 5-member bench to hear this case last month. Indeed this act significantly enhanced the stature and image of the superior court judges in the country. However, shortly ...

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  • Calling upon the international community to strengthen “concerted international and regional cooperation to ensure elimination of terrorism, in its all forms and manifestations”, the Sixth Ministerial Conference on Heart of Asia - Istanbul Process (HoA-IP) was concluded in India on ...

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  • The electoral results of recently-held PP-78 by-election in Jhang have certainly raised many eyebrows in the country. Masroor Nawaz Jhangvi, a Fourth Scheduler sectarian bigot from a defunct outfit, becomes a legislator of the largest province in Pakistan. So the Jhang district, which gave birth to ...

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  • In terms of its political implications, the Panamagate case has s become the most crucial case in the legal history of Pakistan. It essentially involves the political future of two major political parties- the PML-N and the PTI. At the same time, now it is also the extensively covered and most ...

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  • We live in deeds, not years; in thoughts, not breaths; In feelings, not in figures on a dial. –Philip James Bailey   General Raheel Sharif, the 15th Chief of Army Staff, is scheduled to relinquish command of Pakistan Army by the end of this month after completing his 3-year fixed term in ...

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  • An efficient accountability regime always plays a pivotal role in effectively curbing the menace of corruption in any country. This is the reason presently many states in the world are actively endeavouring to devise and introduce some effective tools of accountability to adequately tackle the ...

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  • PTI Chairman Imran Khan was openly ridiculed by various politicians, media persons and analysts for instantly changing his November 2 Islamabad March to a ‘thanksgiving’ rally after abandoning his earlier plan to lockdown Islamabad. They readily termed Kaptaan’s act a complete ...

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  • The political tension in the country has constantly been escalating since the PTI announced its ‘decisive’ Islamabad March last month. Certainly, the high political stakes involved in the Panamagate have already given rise to a full-fledged confrontation between the two major political ...

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  • Against the backdrop of the chequered history of civil-military relations in Pakistan, the military change of command has somehow become a crucial national event over a period of time. By the end of next month, COAS General Raheel Sharif will relinquish command of the Pakistan Army, requiring the ...

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  • Explicitly highlighting a civil-military rift over tackling certain defunct outfits in the country, an exclusive but controversial news story recently authored by a prominent journalist of the leading national English daily has certainly raised many an eyebrows. A section of the media is strongly ...

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  • Mankind has experienced a number of human civilisations since the creation of this world. Undeniably, these civilisations have been instrumental in extensively transforming various cultures and communities around the world. However, having failed to impart any lasting ideology to the collective ...

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  • Addressing an impressive public rally near the residence of Sharif family in Raiwind last week, PTI chairman Imran Khan threatened to bring Islamabad to a standstill if PM Nawaz Sharif failed to present himself before state institutions for accountability regarding Panama-leaks issue within one ...

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  • Pak-India military tension has visibly escalated after the death of 18 Indian soldiers in the recent Uri terror attack in IHK. As per usual, India’s knee-jerk reaction has been to blame Pakistan for this attack without even sharing any credible evidence, or holding any reliable inquiry into ...

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  • The typical cat-and-mouse game between the law enforcing agencies and MQM in Karachi continues. The recent arrest and subsequent release of MQM leader Khawaja Izharul Hassan is just the latest episode. A number of other MQM leaders and activists, including the newly-elected Karachi mayor Waseem ...

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  • The Panama Papers saga in Pakistan essentially signifies some dark and deplorable aspects of both our state as well as society. It is really worrisome that hundreds of individuals, including the members of ruling political family, have allegedly siphoned off the extensive monetary resources of the ...

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  • At the very time when British India was being bifurcated into two independent ‘dominions’- India and Pakistan, no one could have foreseen how the newly-independent states would be at loggerheads over a small item of ‘unfinished agenda of partition’ for decades to come. ...

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  • Against a backdrop of a ongoing cat-and-mouse game between MQM and certain state institutions in Pakistan, Altaf Hussain’s recent telephonic diatribe at a hunger strike camp outside the Karachi press club has virtually proved to be game changer. This inflammatory speech is being viewed as a ...

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