Dr Farid A Malik

  • TBehind the Great Wall of China a ‘People’s Republic’ is emerging as the next super power of the world. Every visit presents an experience in development that exposes the limitations of our retrogressive colonial state. It is an organized collective effort at self, mutual and ...

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  • TWith a population of over 190 Million people, Pakistan has hardly any servants. It is indeed a sad state of affairs; no one to serve the motherland. From the choked, overflowing gutters to the paper stuffed secretariats nothing moves. There are no common agendas, everyone for himself waiting to ...

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  • TPakistan has run out of cash. The state is bankrupt which is bad news, but the good news is that Donald Trump the President of the lone super power of the world had declared bankruptcy four times. In the capitalist world it happens all the time. If you are unable to pay you have to protect yourself ...

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  • T‘Old habits die hard’ is an age old saying. Adult changes are almost impossible as it involves a lot of unlearning. If Kaptaan is able to deliver new trends with the help of the old it will be a major breakthrough and the first known case in human history. That is why revolutions happen ...

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  • TRecently Sir Maurice James who was British High Commissioner in Pakistan during the sixties has published his book titled ‘Pakistan Chronicle’. Based on his personal interactions, he has highlighted his impressions of the leadership, for Ayub Khan he used the word ...

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  • TOn August 14, 1947, a new nation was born with Quaid-e-Azam as its Governor General and Nawabzada Liaquat Ali Khan as the Prime Minister (PM). With almost nothing to start with the ‘Pundits’ had predicted a collapse after six months, but they were proven wrong. With Karachi as its ...

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  • TOn Sept 14, 2018 Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan addressed the bureaucracy in Islamabad. For their support in implementing his reforms agenda, he pledged protection. According to Kaptaan, till the decade of sixties the bureaucrats performed well. The decline has to be reversed. Kaptaan is the 22nd ...

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  • TAfter a very impressive speech in the inaugural session of the National Assembly, Chairman Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) referred to Imran Khan as Prime Minister-Select (PM-S) and not ‘Elect’(PM-E). PPP like Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) is a real political party not conceived ...

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  • TAfter the passage of the unanimous constitution in 1973, perhaps devolution of power where it belongs is the biggest constitutional challenge faced by the nation. It involves dismantling of the centuries old colonial system of governance based on control not service to the masses. Facilitation of ...

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  • TOn September 04, 2018, Dr. Arif Alvi was elected President of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. According to Aitzaz Ahsan he is the 9th head of state as the four usurpers do not qualify. Dr. Alvi started his political activism against Ayub Khan the first Khaki dictator. Karachi the founding and ...

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  • TSince late 1980s, Pakistan has availed 12 IMF bail-out packages with disastrous results. Now a 13th package is being considered as external debt has spiralled to $92 billion. To ease the pressure of payments, the government plans to borrow $11.6 billion in 2018-19. According to Dr. Ishrat Hussain, ...

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  • TCelebrated the independence day at Thar which happens to be one of the largest single deposit of coal in the world (175 billion tons). It was a dream come true when I touched this black gold located at the bottom of the largest open pit mine of Pakistan (600 x 200 meters). Discovered in 1992 by a ...

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  • TMy great friend Tariq Bucha (Late), was President Farmer’s Association of Pakistan and also headed the Agriculture and Rural Development Committee (ARDC) of PTI together with Dr. Muhammad Shafique the expert on irrigation and water resources. A comprehensive policy paper had been prepared by ...

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  • TI have the honour and privilege of voting in all national elections since 1977. During my study period in USA, my father the Tehrik-e-Pakistan Gold Medallist ensured that my name was included in the voters list. He then collected the polling station details instructing me to plan my trip ...

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  • TBoth dominant political entities, Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) and Pakistan People’s party (Bhutto) have been cut down to size. PPP was formed by Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto in 1967 at Lahore to challenge the establishment strangle hold while PML(N) came into existence in the eighties to neutralize ...

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  • TBilawal Bhutto Zardari (BBZ) is leading the election campaign of the party formed by his grandfather Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto (ZAB), the elected Prime Minister (PM) of the country. Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) was the first real political outfit of the sole Islamic Democracy of the world of its ...

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  • TWhy Kaptaan? The answer is ‘Naya pakistan’. As Prime Minister (PM) he will have to deliver on his promise otherwise he will not only lose his popularity but also his office. It is not a small undertaking. Kaptaan is inspired by ‘Riyasat-e-Madina’ the first welfare state of ...

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  • TFrom 1977 to 2013 my mandate has been stolen ten times with two fake referendums for a total and tally of twelve detours. The people of Pakistan are at the edge, another manipulated electoral exercise in 2018 will result in serious street protest. Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto (ZAB) the first truly elected ...

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  • TAmongst the elected Prime Minister’s (PM) of the country, Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto is rated in league with the first and fifth (Liaquat Ali, Hussain Shaheed Suharwardy). He set very high standards of governance with immaculate paper work. Files were kept moving with his personal noting; ...

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  • TArticle -6 – High Treason 6 – 1: Any person who abrogates or subverts or suspends or holds in abeyance, or attempts or conspires to abrogate or subvert or suspend or hold in abeyance, the constitution by use of force or show of force or by any other unconstitutional means shall be ...

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  • T‘Khooti Rahi Bur Thalay’ means “the donkey remained under the tree.” the first time I heard this Punjabi proverb was in a meeting of Karkunan Tehreek-e-Pakistan, this was a group of old boys of the Pakistan Movement led by Nawab Zulfiqar Mamdot, my father Nazir A. Malik was ...

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  • TThe Mall Road Lahore which has now been renamed as Shahrah-e-Quaid-e-Azam is the most historic thoroughfare of the country. On one end is the Punjab University (Old Campus) surrounded by a hub of colleges and about 8.6 KM away is the Mian Mir Bridge which is the other end. On the right of the ...

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  • 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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