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Diary of Aamir Liaquat

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.

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Parliamentary democracy, caliphate and Islamists

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.

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Revolution or status quo?

Revolution or status quo?

Of all the terms in political science, borrowed from the West and in common usage within Pakistani society and media, ‘revolution’ is the most misused and misrepresented.

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Journal observations

Journal observations

A (fictional) excerpt from the diary of journalist Hamid Mir.

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Journal observations

Journal observations

A (fictional) excerpt from the diary of the new chief of Jamaat-e-Islami, Siraj ul Haq.

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Nationalist interests

Nationalist interests

Two events in late 1990s significantly influenced the thinking of Pakistani military vis-à-vis the process of liberalizing laws, which allowed private news channels to flourish in Pakistan. The first event was undoubtedly the Kargil military conflict with India. The second …

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Oh Karachi, my Karachi!

Oh Karachi, my Karachi!

Tips for writing on the city.

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Journal observations

Journal observations

A (fictional) excerpt from the diary of special assistant to the Prime minister on National Affairs Irfan Siddiqui.

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Journal observations

Journal observations

A (fictional) excerpt from the diary of the State minister for Water and Power, Abid Sher Ali

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Journal observations

Journal observations

A (fictional) excerpt from the diary of the Finance Minister, Ishaq Dar.

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