S Tariq

  • TIn one of my earlier pieces, I had acknowledged the efficacy of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) strategy to neutralize Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaaf (PTI). I had said that since the latter’s decision-making was impetuously over-centralized and inflexible, Mr. Nawaz Sharif’s ...

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  • TWhile a vast majority of Pakistanis (less those that are beneficiaries of our corrupt political system) are satisfied with the ongoing judicial activism, there are credible indications of a conspiracy to cripple two of our most credible national institutions. This ‘strike’ will be ...

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  • TI was coasting on a traffic free road in the Federal Capital, when a loud whistle rudely ripped through the calm. I looked in the side view mirror to discover a pair of blue clad policeman frantically waving at me to stop. Now I am a very careful driver out of habit, never going beyond the ...

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  • TLike an overdue ‘shot in the arm’, a wave of judicial activism is sweeping the country, thanks to the Chief Justice of Pakistan and his honorable colleagues. Sending out a clear message of ‘enough’, Pakistan’s apex judiciary has embarked upon a journey to cleanse a ...

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  • TThey emerged from the Civil Lines Police Station on their white heavy motorcycles spreading fear of law amongst traffic violators - from a ‘tonga’ driver to the high and mighty. They were the ‘Anglo – Indian’ traffic sergeants of Lahore, who had chosen to stay behind ...

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  • TIn my two decades of wielding the pen, I have come to understand what the wise men of old meant, when they said that ‘evil doers only needed to step across the ‘threshold of hesitancy once’ during their lifetime. It is indeed regrettable that nowhere in the world has this adage ...

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  • TA private jet with Saudi markings arrived at Chaklala Airport whisking away the Punjab Chief Minister amidst speculation and rumors, which multiplied, when the presence of the Turkish Foreign Minister was also reported in the Royal Kingdom. More fuel was added as the disqualified Prime Minister and ...

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  • TI have often written that vociferous hatred against state institutions responsible for security or attempts to undermine their capacity to effectively do their duty is synonymous with undermining security itself and such activity by any definition is nothing short of treason. Institutions mandated ...

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  • TThe ‘Land of the Pure’ is suffering – well and truly suffering, thanks to a coterie of looters and liars known to all and sundry as ruling politicians. Heading this gang of self-serving individuals is a dummy Prime Minister, who is unashamedly taking orders from a former Head of ...

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