Nauman Qaiser

  • TThe incumbent president does not seem to be as firmly ensconced in the presidency as he was when he took oath of the office a year ago, albeit amidst the clamours of broken promises and shattered trusts. However, one must appreciate, that despite the ever-decreasing popularity of the president over ...

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  • TGovernments of the industrial World, you weary giants of flesh and steel, I come from Cyberspace, the new home of Mind....You have no sovereignty where we gather....You claim there are problems among us that you need to solve. You use this claim as an excuse to invade our precincts....These ...

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  • TOf an estimated 45 million displaced persons worldwide, some two-thirds are "Internally Displaced Persons" (IDPs) - those who have been forced to flee their homes in order to avoid the ramifications of large-scale violence, armed conflict, natural/man-made disasters or violations of human rights, ...

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  • TThe recent threats to young girls - be it outside Park Tower in Karachi, any place where the elite class studies in Lahore, works or hangs out in the urban centres of the country - that they should cover themselves completely and shun western dress, else their faces would be defaced beyond ...

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  • T"Forget about the restoration of judiciary to pre-November 2, 2007 position, for the judges who refused to bow down before a dictator have never, in the history of Pakistan, come back to hold their old positions" - these remarks by one of my colleagues were echoing in my ears, as I was being taken ...

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  • TMuch to the chagrin of the PPP's government in the centre, which is adamant that, come what may, the superior judiciary in general and the deposed chief justice in particular cannot be restored to pre-November 3, 2007 position, the "black-coat revolution" is heading towards its logical culmination ...

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  • TWhile going home from office on Saturday noon, I noticed a bunch of young and enthusiastic activists from a little-known group, Pakistan Youth Alliance, collecting funds for their beleaguered Palestinian brothers. Their fervent pleas to the motorists "to contribute whatever they can" to help the ...

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  • TThe phenomena of brinkmanship and sabre-rattling are back in business after a brief hiatus. Instead of carrying on a thorough probe into the carnage that struck the financial capital of India, Mumbai, and waiting for the results, the Indian authorities have once again, being true to their colours, ...

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  • T'Kurd' is a brand name with considerable cachet. That's why, the marketing gurus of the Lawyers' Movement did not need to burn midnight oil to secure a thumping victory for Mr Ali Ahmed Kurd as president of the Supreme Court Bar Association. Moreover, this victory was a forgone conclusion, given ...

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