Does Article 245 undermine human rights more than it protects human lives?
“You should be thankful to Allah that, this time, the army has been called by the civil government under the relevant provision of the Constitution,” Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui – one of the three members of the International High Court … Continue reading
Diary of Aamir Liaquat
Hello dear diary, my name is Dr Aamir Liaquat Hussain, but you can call me, Dr Aamir Liaquat Hussain. What am I a doctor of? The soul, I heal the human spirit.
Do Articles 62 and 63 require reforming?
Lurid accusations are flying between Imran Khan, the chairman of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), and the former chief justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhary’s son, Arsalan Iftikhar. While the latter is trying to make a case against the former under the Constitution’s … Continue reading
The funny side of … army wives
Many years ago, I was at a military function where I heard an army wife, and the wife of a senior officer at that, say to some less fortunate wives, “When we were commanding the Gujranwala Corps…” That was when … Continue reading
Parliamentary democracy, caliphate and Islamists
It is not uncommon to come across the argument in Pakistani society that, perhaps, the wheels of time can be turned back and caliphate style government could be enforced in Islamic societies.
Smoke and mirrors
Phillip Knightley, a British-Australian writer and journalist, published a memorable critique of intelligence services in the 1980s. Titled The Second Oldest Profession, the book narrated the history of spying in the 20th century and questioned the ability of intelligence agencies … Continue reading