Mohsin Raza Malik

  • 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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  • 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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