Mohsin Raza Malik

  • At the moment, there is considerable uncertainty about the exact origin and ethnicity of Rohingyas in the world. Some people trace their ancestry to Arab explorers in this region. But most people believe them to be the ethnic Bengalis. Sadly, just like their past, one cannot precisely predicts ...

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  • The work of Thomas Robert Malthus, the founder of modern demography, has greatly influenced and inspired a large number of demographers, political economists and sociologists all over the world. His theory of population, which is commonly referred to as Malthusianism, essentially maintains that ...

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  • These days, social media in the country is inundated with graphic images and videos depicting the inhumane acts of violent persecution against the helpless Rohingya Muslims in the Rakhine state of Burma (Myanmar). One certainly can’t find the words to exactly describe the miseries and ...

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  • Aimed at achieving ‘a successful outcome’ in Afghanistan by ‘integrating all instruments of American power - diplomatic, economic, and military’, President Donald Trump formally unveiled the much-awaited, and rather much-hyped, the US Afghan strategy last week. Identifying ...

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  • Pakistan is one of the few countries in the world where the electronic media industry has mushroomed over a relatively short period of time. But, perhaps, it is only country where the professional standards in this very industry have declined so rapidly. We can easily trace the various shades of ...

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  • PML-N is generally dubbed a ‘GT Road party’ as the areas adjacent to this road are the party’s primary political support base in Pakistan. So, after being disgracefully removed from the premiership by the apex court, the disgruntled former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif chose the GT ...

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  • Nawaz Sharif (NS) is the only politician in Pakistan who has been prime minister three times. However, he isn’t the only prime minister who has been prematurely ousted. So far, not a single premier in the country has been allowed to complete his/her 5-year tenure in office, thanks to our ...

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  • Making a ‘memorable’ final order in the ‘historic’ Panamagate case, a 5-member SC bench has unanimously disqualified PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif from being a member of the Parliament. Consequently, the ‘dishonest’ parliamentarian is no longer the Prime Minister of ...

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  • 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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