Mohsin Raza Malik

  • TMachiavellianism is a crucial political doctrine associated with the Sixteenth Century Italian political philosopher Niccolo Machiavelli. Essentially based on the principle “the end justifies the means,” this doctrine strongly advocates employing any tactic or instrument while ...

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  • TPrimarily aimed at preventing the ‘Mohajir vote-bank’ from being divided in the Urban Sindh, the long-anticipated political alliance between Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) and Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) was formally announced by the heads of both political parties in a joint ...

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  • TA thick blanket of smog is currently engulfing most of the Punjab province in Pakistan. This persistent smog has significantly reduced the visibility which is now badly affecting the road and air communication systems in the province. So far, dozens of people have died in a number of smog-related ...

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  • TA province is a principal administrative division within a country. The terms like ‘state’, ‘region’, ‘territory’ or ‘unit’ are also alternatively used for a province in different countries across the world. The distribution of power between the ...

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  • TPakistan has been quite indecisive and inconclusive about the legal status of FATA for the last 70 years. However, this year, the government of Pakistan has finally decided to ‘mainstream’ FATA by formally merging it into KP province. Though this decision has been welcomed by most of ...

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  • TAddressing a seminar on ‘Interplay of Economy and Security” in Karachi last week, COAS General Qamar Javed Bajwa underlined the need to ensure a viable balance between economy and security in order to achieve prosperity. He pointed out that “national security and economy are ...

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  • TFormer Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has become the pivot on which the country’s entire politics is just revolving. At the same time, this single individual also seems to be a touchstone for the democracy in Pakistan. The ruling PML-N is portraying him as one who is indispensable for the ...

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  • TThe term ‘plausible deniability’ generally implies the ability of senior officials in a hierarchical organisation to deny knowledge of or responsibility for any damnable actions committed by the junior officials primarily to escape accountability. This ‘art’ sometimes helps ...

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  • TAn important verdict recently made by a single-judge bench of Lahore High Court has once again brought the tragic 2014 Model Town incident into limelight. Upon an instant writ petition filed by the heirs of victims, this bench has directed Punjab administration to make Justice Ali Baqar ...

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