Dr Farid A Malik

  • TIt seems the defiance of Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif is resurrecting Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto (ZAB) the undisputed ‘Quaid-e-Awam’. While the leadership of his People’s Party chants ‘Bhutto Zinda Ha’, PML-N is openly talking about the injustice he had faced. Even after about ...

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  • TWe, the engineers of the seventies were inspired by the first Steel Mills of Pakistan, inaugurated by Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto (ZAB) on December 30, 1973. Spread over an area of 18,660 acres at port Muhammad Bin Qasim outside Karachi, it still is the largest industrial complex of the country. Had it not ...

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  • TThere are all kinds of sayings in law depending which side you are on. ‘Justice delayed is justice denied’ and ‘Justice hurried is justice buried’ being most popular. Coming from a family of litigants I was exposed to our legal system quite early. On the death of my father ...

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  • TEstablishment weight has significantly affected the electoral process in Pakistan. Today the country faces an interesting situation. PML-N, an establishment political outfit is now challenging its incubator on the basis of its long stints in power. The battle lines are clearly drawn; it is ...

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  • TIndeed the times have changed. On Dec 19, 2017 the Army Chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa landed with his team on the parliament building to brief the Senate. It was a major event for a fledgling democracy like Pakistan, while in established democracies of the world it is considered a routine matter. ...

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  • TThis declaration is being signed by all Political Parties of Pakistan on this day; as under: - That we will abide by the 1973 constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. For the will of the people to prevail we will ensure free and fair elections as laid down in the constitution. We will ...

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  • TDecency demands an honourable exit. Dishonourable discharge is deplorable. In disciplined institutions such termination is considered terminal with no return. Only in developing countries such individuals survive and manage their comeback to repeat their act. Currently the fourth dictator is being ...

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  • TKaptaan has spoken his mind. As a movement Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) is unstoppable, only if it can deal with the enemy within. History may be repeating itself. In the sixties Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto (ZAB) successfully led a movement for change through his newly formed People’s Party. As his ...

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  • TIn parliamentary democracy a political party organizes itself to win maximum seats in the assembly. It formulates its manifesto in which promises are made for the common good of the voters. Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto (ZAB) won big in the only free and fair election of 1970 on the offer of ‘Roti, ...

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