Ali Tahir

  • TSome court decisions are perennial in nature, whether they be remembered for their enduring wisdom such as United States v Nixon, wherein the US Supreme Court held that the US President cannot use executive privilege to withhold evidence from criminal trial or for being odious, such as Dred v ...

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  • TDear Sirs, I would impart at first opportunity my clear respect and loyalty to the Constitution of Pakistan. Article 245 of the constitution has clearly defined the scope of powers and functions of the Armed Forces of Pakistan, and while this letter should have been addressed to the Prime Minister ...

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  • TMr. Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali, whose stint is set to end on the 31st of December, succeeded Mr. Justice Jawwad S Khawaja, as the 24th Chief Justice of Pakistan. Obviously, anybody with a turn after Justice Khawaja as the presiding officer of the apex court, would be seen as a weak top judge, not ...

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  • TEvery now and then demands of bringing someone to trial under Article 6 of the Constitution of Pakistan are voiced, quite recently for instance; a unanimous resolution of Sindh Assembly to bring a prosecution against Altaf Hussain under Article 6. Before this, it was Mahmood Achakzai, and before ...

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  • TThe Indian Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh was in Islamabad, here for the SAARC Interior Ministers’ conference. Indian media was convinced through its sources that the prospect of a meeting with his Pakistani counterpart, Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan was bleak from the very start at most. The ...

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  • TThe Economist story from Saturday has made rounds all along social media. The Pakistani social media community has been abuzz with discussion over it. However, it is another string of continuous evidence that the foreign media belonging to the West comments on issues that confront third world ...

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  • TThe Pakistani Supreme Court has never ruled like this before. A decision with such vast public approval has never come to the fore. The layman on the street is quite content with the judgment, a scarce emotion in relation to the courts of law in this country. Yet the ruling is immensely polarizing. ...

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  • TThe ‘Greater Middle East’ was a term coined during the tenure of the second Bush administration. Of course, by then the United States had come to the conclusion that the events that unfolded in the Middle East region had an impact on the rest of the Muslim world, especially on countries ...

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  • TThat Altaf Hussain founded the ‘All Pakistan Muhajir Student’s Organization’ (APMSO), the organization which later turned into the Mohajir Qaumi Movement and then the Muttaihida Qaumi Movement is a misleading assertion. Altaf Hussain was not the founder, but a co-founder of the ...

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  • TThere has recently been much discussion among cricket fans about the International Cricket Council accepting the proposal of reducing the 2019 and 2023 ICC Cricket World Cup to ten teams. This decision has irked some cricket fans to great lengths for valid reasons. As soon as the decision was ...

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  • TPakistan played a major role in the covert operations of the USA to counter the expansion of Soviet influence in central and south-west Asia in the 1970s. When the USA backed the mujahideen in Afghanistan financially and by arming them, Pakistan’s premier intelligence agency was also ...

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