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Purchasing vulnerabilities

Purchasing vulnerabilities

Pakistan harking back to the 90s after signing a deal to buy a big cache of American weapons worth a billion dollars

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Utopian illusions – II

Utopian illusions – II

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The Pakistani society in the 1990s witnessed hardening of attitude among this fringe element as the events and happenings during this era proved the utter failure and implausibility of Islamists’ program. The Islamisation project of …

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Utopian illusions – I

Utopian illusions – I

Radical political thinkers of early 19th century used to criticize the ideals of French Revolution for its systematic flaw of looking into past in search of utopia and attracting the masses on the basis of that utopia. The main line …

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Is Islam a political system? Part 2 of 2

Is Islam a political system? Part 2 of 2

On the literature claiming to present Islam as a political system

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Is Islam a political system? Part 1 of 2

Is Islam a political system? Part 1 of 2

On the literature claiming to present Islam as a political system

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The fear factor

The fear factor

It was sometimes in the second week of April 1998 that I received a call from the Inter-Service Intelligence (ISI) Headquarters in Islamabad. “Can you come over, our officer wants to meet you?” the voice from the other side asked …

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Building trust is indispensable

Building trust is indispensable

A close look at the Pakistan-India relations

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A word of caution

A word of caution

Let’s promise ourselves, we will not glorify violence

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What if democracy does not bring stability?

What if democracy does not bring stability?

Democracy always creates a lot of tumult. Silence is the characteristic of a graveyard.

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The failure of Islamist parties

The failure of Islamist parties

Inability to achieve electoral success is often cited as the biggest failure of Pakistani Islamist political parties.

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