Category: Mohammad Malick

Fighting The Court, In The Court

The eagerness with which the top PPP leadership has ‘accepted’ the judicial mauling of Yousuf Raza Gilani may have taken many by surprise but not the people in the...

The Get-CJ-By-July Strategy

“We’ll get your chief justice by July, max,” he leaned over and whispered in my ear. We were both at a conference, waiting to take our places on the stage. He was...

In The Name Of The Father

Never even in his wildest imagination could Arsalan Iftikhar have expected to become a poster boy for unbridled avarice. Who could have predicted that while five...

Why Provinces Hate Local Governments

Out of the blue, the Punjab government announced on Thursday its ‘intention’ to hold local bodies elections. While the decision was a bit unexpected, the omission of...

Will The Real Nawaz Please Step Up?

It’s a bit of a quandary. How does one attempt an assessment of the politics of the once selected, twice elected, twice exiled, and repeatedly duped prime minister?...

A Tale Of Two Countries

The US and Pakistani governments are eager to get on with life after renegotiating their terms of engagement, or endearment, if you will. Marc Grossman and other top...

One Happy Convict

Thank you lord, but not my lords, for bringing the contempt case to a close. Well, almost. The prime minister apparently got what he deserved for willfully trashing the...

PML-N’s Duplicity And US Drones

Our parliamentarians love spectacles. When they can’t find one, they make one of themselves. Remember the unanimous parliamentary resolution ‘banning’ drone...

Yunus Habib, Generals And National Interest

Who could have thought that a frail old man, crouched in a wheelchair would bring the house down on the ruing generals, regretful politicians and a few journalists...

Redefining National Interest

Till recently, the national interest had one dominate hue: khaki. Defining the national interest had remained the exclusive prerogative of the military establishment....

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