Category: Babar Sattar

Fettering Freedoms – Babar Sattar

Fettering fundamental rights and shrinking public space for free speech, free flow of information, freedom to think and produce ideas, be guided by one’s conscience...

The MQM’s Latest Gamble – Babar Sattar

The resignations of the MQM’s members from Senate and the assemblies are a last-ditch effort to employ the party’s representative credentials as a shield against...

Ishaq And Moral Dilemmas – Babar Sattar

Right to life is the foundational human right that is meant to be inviolable. It is hard to quarrel with this straightforward principle. Except of course till you are...

Moment Of Reflection? – Babar Sattar

The much-awaited Judicial Commission report has landed like egg on the PTI’s face. An objective reading of the report leads one to the conclusion that in view of the...

The Pakistan-India Logjam – Babar Sattar

History shows that countries – like individuals – have an amazing capacity to pursue mindless short-sighted policies even in the face of the general...

Limits Of Khaki Ability – Babar Sattar

Before ‘patriots’ pounce on the use of the term ‘ability’, it is not used pejoratively to discredit khakis but only to refer to the suitability of the army to do...

A Love Hate Relationship – Babar Sattar

What is most striking about the BBC’s report that the MQM’s militants are trained in India, which also funds the MQM’s purchase of weapons? That key sources of the...

Entitlement To Plunder? – Babar Sattar

Are events like the Asif Zardari’s recent harangue condemning the military for its sins since Pakistan’s inception a consequence of our unfortunate civil-military...

When Parties Die – Babar Sattar

Political parties too have a sense of immortality like human beings. We know we have to die one day. But, exceptions aside, this immutable fact has little influence on...

Individuals Vs Institutions – Babar Sattar

Imran Khan’s reaction to allegations of rigging in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa local bodies elections highlights both his appeal and weaknesses. The statement that the PTI...

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