Matiullah Jan

  • Almost all his life, Imran Khan has been counting the last overs left and runs required to win. His current political calculations seem to be no different. He has to marry, we hear, after an election that will take him to the Prime Minister house. This is a fact that shouldn’t be analysed ...

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  • Imran Khan and his Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf should commission a research program to explore if all the cricket matches he lost twenty years ago as skipper were also fixed. If established in the positive, he should come out on D-chowk in Islamabad to protest against whoever he thinks was responsible. ...

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  • As Muslims, we are expected to respond to the call to prayer, the Aazan, five times a day. There is not a single town or village in Pakistan where the Aazan is not heard. In the days of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), the call to prayer would reach out as far as the human voice would go. Then, other ...

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  • Continued. This article follows from the first three points of the court reporters’ “Shall Not Code” published here on Saturday.(4) A court reporter shall not accept financial benefits, gifts or any entertainment opportunity/visits/trips from lawyers or litigants of a high profile ...

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  • Pakistan’s lawyer movement not only made the judiciary independent, but the media monstrously independent like never before. The media turned into a giant, ostensibly controlling the minds of judges through stories that triggered judicial review and probe into everything regarding the ...

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  • Dictatorship in Pakistan seems to be a popularized prime time reality show with short commercial breaks for democracy. The commercials advertise and sell products like rule of law, freedom of expression, accountability and transparency before returning to the main show each time. Selling democratic ...

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  • It was over six and a half years ago on November 03, 2007, when a power drunk General Pervez Musharraf became the first military ruler to proclaim 2nd martial law under his rule. Acting as Army Chief he issued a proclamation of emergency and then lifted it acting as the President of Pakistan. Over ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - A French judge, Marc Trevidic, is expected to arrive in Islamabad by the end of this month to probe into allegations that some Pakistani officials might have been behind a 2002 terrorist attack in Karachi that killed 11 French engineers, sources in the government disclosed.The French ...

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  • There are two kinds of mirrors. One: the bathroom mirror, which tells you what to change about your appearance first thing in the morning when you are in your most natural state. Two: the doorway mirror, which gives you a made-up view of yourself once you are all dressed up to go out. ...

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  • Is Pakistan’s Defence Minister Khawaja Asif a boss of army chief General Raheel Sharif as it happens in other democracies? Is Army Chief answerable to the Defence Minister Khawaja Asif? Is Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (JCSC) General Rashad Mehmood a boss of three service chiefs ...

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  • What kind of Taliban would like to help Musharraf escape a treason trial? Not the “bad” ones, surely? Through its latest attack on the Islamabad courts, a newly “registered” species of militant organization using the name Ahrar ul Hind is providing an almost perfect setting ...

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  • There are growing concerns about extremist forces making inroads into Pakistani media. These concerns are based on an increased projection of banned organizations like the Taliban and their messages in the mainstream media. While this increased projection of extremist forces may be seen by some as ...

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