Dr Pervaiz Nazir

  • The reinstatement of formal democracy earlier this year and then in the wake of this by Musharraf's ouster created immense euphoria in the country which is dissipating rapidly since the election of the new president. There are signs that there might even be an oncoming descent into despondency. ...

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  • Pakistan's recent past has not been just about Musharraf. He embodied in his person attributes that most right thinking people in the country thought were the most undesirable and distasteful aspects of Pakistan's polity which cab be summarised as 'Arrogance at Home and Servility Abroad.'   ...

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  • There is widespread belief among many in Pakistan that the modern nation state must be secular and therefore incompatible with religion. This belief is based on a simplistic understanding of the concepts of religion and of secularism, especially in relation to Muslim countries and Islam. Far more ...

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