Dr Farid A Malik

  • TThe three times Ex-Prime Minister of Pakistan has sensed alien invasion of our coming elections, he has to be taken seriously as he was himself launched in our political arena in their spaceship or flying saucer; in USA they are termed as Unknown Flying Objects (UFOs). They emerge, conquer and then ...

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  • TInitially universities imparted knowledge, and then they started to create it through research while currently they have started to generate wealth. Unfortunately most of our academic institutions of higher learning are one century behind. In an information age a university has to lead the crusade ...

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  • TThe Nordic welfare states are unique in many ways. All five of them (Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Iceland, Finland) are prosperous democratic and stable. Perhaps, they are the happiest people on earth. From cradle to grave every citizen is covered. No one sleeps hungry at night nor die without medical ...

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  • TWe are fighting each other. As a nation, we are all in a survival mode as there is no facilitator/coordinator/regulator. The state has ceased to function. Everyone is forced to survive and fetch for himself. The entire country has been converted into enemy territory, the signs are evident. Every ...

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  • TEvery year Dr. Khalifa Abdul Hakim (1896 – 1959) memorial lecture is organized at the Quaid-e-Azam Library. Dr. Hakim was a close associate of Dr. Muhammad Iqbal (1877 – 1938), both were disciples of Maulana Jalal-ud-Din Rumi, having progressive thinking. On March 31, 2018 prominent ...

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  • THow long will we have to endure the sinners of democracy to rule over us? Apology is not enough, there has to retribution. Air Marshal Asghar Khan is hailed as a great leader of Pakistan. He regretted the letter he wrote to the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) to intervene is settling the political ...

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  • TI started my engineering career as an Apprentice Engineer in the Heat Treatment shop of PITAC (Pakistan Industrial Technical Assistance Centre) in January 1977. Located on the Canal Bridge on Ferozepur Road the centre was notified by the Government of Pakistan on March 26, 1962. There were several ...

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  • TCan our colonial institutions deliver freedom? I am afraid the answer is a resounding ‘no’. The unanimous 1973 constitution keeps us together while defining the boundaries of vital state organs. Despite repeated incursions the sacred document has survived, only a few unholy amendments ...

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  • TAs a Muslim League child, in October, 1958 at the age of five years I stood on the Mall near the Kim’s Gun waiting to receive the Long March of Abdul Qayyum Khan, a popular leader of his time. We waited till the ‘Zamima’ the ‘Breaking News’ of that time came out. Khan ...

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  • TIndia Since 1526 is a classic of Indian history written by Vidya Dhar Mahajan (V. D. Mahajan). Babar’s invasion of India on April 21, 1526 after the first battle of Panipat transformed the Sub-Continent forever. Though greatly outnumbered (20,000 versus 40,000) it was Babar’s strategy ...

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  • TAre public records safe? The answer is a big no; they are totally vulnerable and exposed to infernos of all kinds. There was a time that the historic city of Lahore was known for its record keeping. The civil secretariat, district courts, session courts, high court, Municipal Corporation, ...

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  • TEach province shall, by law, establish a local government system and devolve political, administrative, and financial responsibility and authority to the elected representatives of the local governments (Article 140(A): Adopted by 18th Amendment) Devolution is as important as freedom. Unfortunately ...

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  • 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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  • TKaptaan has made a firm commitment that his Naya Pakistan will be a welfare state. In the sixties Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto (ZAB) made a similar promise to provide “Roti, Kapra aur Makan” (Food, clothing and shelter) to the masses. The purpose of this article is to reiterate his undertaking ...

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  • TThose who cast ballots change nothing Those who count them change everything The ‘Bolshevik or Soviet Revolution’ is being discussed after completing its century this October (1917 – 2017). Marshal Stalin’s approach of stealing ballots was perhaps the biggest disservice to ...

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  • TAfter the demise of the British Empire, it seems the sun is about to set on the capitalist Kingdom of United States of America (USA). Marxism has entered the 21st century. In the recently concluded 19th Congress of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) President Xi Jinping proudly announced ...

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  • TElectables have proven to be the biggest impediment to change. They negate the basic concept of ballot driven democracy. Influence has always existed amongst humans but it should not lead to foul play. Democratic order does not accept the right to rule or to get elected against the will of the ...

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  • TSince 1977 the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has failed ten times in holding free and fair elections. The Score card is a perfect zero in Urdu it is called nil bate nil (zero out of zero). In August 2014 Kaptan decided on a long march against the rigged elections of 2013 in which his party ...

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  • TAccording to the age old saying, “justice delayed is justice denied”. Accused driven delays lead to decay of the society. There can be no escape from law. For dodging justice there are laid down legal penalties. Mian Nawaz Sharif and his family are better off in presenting their ...

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  • TAgainst all odds, Dr. Yasmin Rashid valiantly fought against Begum Kulsoom Nawaz – and the rest of the PML-N political machinery – in the recent by-election in the NA-120 constituency. Under this national assembly seat, there are two provincial seats PP-139 and PP-140. Dr. ...

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  • TWasting of coal by burning it in the 21st century is a clear sign of ignorance. Coal contains valuable ingredients like Mercury (Hg) and rare earth metals that can be recovered and sold as by products. If allowed to escape in exhaust gases they can be deadly poisons. In the nineteenth century when ...

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  • TThe battle lines are clearly defined. It is Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) versus Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) all the way. In the recent electoral battle in NA-120 in Lahore Dr Yasmin Rashid of PTI valiantly fought against Dr Kulsoom Nawaz Sharif (PhD-Urdu) wife of the Ex-Prime ...

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