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The politics of Anti-politics

The politics of Anti-politics

 

PTI supporters at the protest sit-in in Islamabad - Photo by Tanveer Shehzad

PTI supporters at the protest sit-in in Islamabad – Photo by Tanveer Shehzad

Perhaps, it is true that Pakistani population is fed up with country’s political system or democracy, the word we use to describe our political structures. The …

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Diary of General Raheel Sharif

Diary of General Raheel Sharif

Chief of Pakistan Army, General Raheel Sharif

Chief of Pakistan Army, General Raheel Sharif

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Mere aziz hamwatno, this is the diary of General Raheel Sharif.
I’m often told that a lot of the commissioned officers never liked Kayani. He was too frail-looking, too soft-spoken, too …

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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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