Mohsin Raza Malik

  • 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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  • Apart from their mutual rivalry and egotism, a number of domestic compulsions have prevented both India and Pakistan from seeking a just remedy for the underlying woes of the Kashmiri people. This is the reason they have been tackling the Kashmir issue in accordance with their self-devised ...

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  • The fundamental character of the Kashmir dispute has undergone a metamorphosis over a period of time, transforming it from an international dispute to a territorial dispute between two South Asian rivals, Pakistan and India. The mutual conflict and confrontation between two countries over the ...

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  • Addressing a public gathering in AJK last month, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said, “We are waiting for the day Kashmir becomes (part of) Pakistan”. Instantly reacting to this statement, Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj readily clarified that the state of Jammu and Kashmir ...

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  • Following the killing of young Kashmiri freedom fighter and social media campaigner Burhan Wani last month, a series of unfortunate events in the occupied state of Jammu and Kashmir has considerably attracted the international public attention. These events have once again brought the longstanding ...

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  • Imperialist powers have artfully designed and employed the very instrument of colonialism to perpetuate the institution of slavery in the world after simply extending its scope from individuals to the nations. During the period between the 14th and the 20th centuries, the ‘white man’s ...

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  • The ‘democratically-charged’ Turks have definitely made history by overtly thwarting a military coup attempt in Turkey in an unprecedented and rather incredible manner last Friday. No sooner a video statement made by the beleaguered Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, urging people ...

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  • Living up to their dark traditions of oppression and tyranny in the occupied state, the Indian security forces open indiscriminate fire on the thousands of protesters in Srinagar following the death of young Kashmiri freedom fighter Burhan Muzaffar Wani last week. So far, this brutal firing ...

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  • The political deadlock between the ruling and the opposition political parties over the issue of Panama-leaks probe is now observably heading towards a sort of political confrontation in the country. Having exhausted the ‘legal and pacific’ means to get the Panama Papers revelations ...

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  • Unleashing another frightful episode of terror and chaos, the fresh wave of violence has once again rocked the coastal city of Karachi in the holy month of Ramadan. Last week, the gruesome and senseless murder of popular Qawwal Amjad Sabri left his fans and admirers in a state of shock and agony ...

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