The politics of Anti-politics

The politics of Anti-politics

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 disenchantment is rampant.

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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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Axis of  national security

Axis of national security

The alliance among the military, the mullahs and the militants is alive and kicking.

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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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Wrongs versus rights

Wrongs versus rights

On the poverty of dominant legal discourse on anti-terrorism legislation.

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