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Curtailing Due Process

EVEN after Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif`s signal for the speedy enactment of the amendments proposed in the AntiTerrorism Act of 1997, it should be possible to ponder the consequences of nibbling away at the due process of law. Accounts of…

The Suicide Path

A SERIES of atrocities recently committed against members of minority communities shows that the canker of sectarian violence is posing for Pakistan a much greater threat than is generally realised, especially by the establishment. The…

Not By Invective Alone

THE thrust and counter-thrust of a rapier-like argument, the occasional exposure of a politician’s malfeasance, and a whiff of scandal once in a while are like spices that make politics more delectable. But no one can escape serious injury…

Karachi’s Three Cultures

THE debate on targeted killings and extortion in Karachi is not only bringing a bad name to the metropolis, it is also administering an unwarranted insult to its great inhabitants. To be fair to them the present crisis must be examined in…

Labour’s Just Demands

THE debate on the recently promulgated Industrial Relations Ordinance 2011 has offered the trade unions an opportunity to call for a thorough review of the basic premises of labour legislation adopted by the Ayub regime in 1959, in…

The Nawaz Dilemma

MR Nawaz Sharif has received some intense flak from an unexpected quarter — his friends and mentors in the so-called ideology-of-Pakistan camp. The affair has exposed the mindset that is the principal cause of the state’s perpetual crisis…

The New Deal For Fata

ALL the three key components of the Fata package unveiled last week are rich in promise, but success in securing equally rich performance will test to the utmost the skill, ingenuity and patience of the implementation agencies. The least…