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Sclerotic Criminal Justice System of Pakistan

Sclerotic Criminal Justice System of Pakistan

On Need for Reforms William E. Gladstone once famously said, “Justice delayed is justice denied”. He actually meant that if dispensation takes so long, it is basically a travesty of justice; for this delay disgraces the court, degrades the parties and demeans the departments concerned. The clouds of uncertainty and misery remain hovering for years, carrying along the social and ... Read More »

President Xi Jinping of China

President Xi Jinping of China

The Next-decade Man Many maintain that the incumbent Chinese President Xi Jinping, perhaps greatest leader in the contemporary world, is the next-decade man as he is poised to lead the world with his revolutionary vision. The recent historic development of his for-life elevation to the Chinese presidency has taken the world by storm. He is the next-decade man for all ... Read More »

Trump’s Shenanigans and the World

Trump's Shenanigans & the World

Fair is foul, and foul is fair First performed in 1606, the Shakespearean tragedy Macbeth opens up with the scene of Three Witches discussing toils and troubles in these words: “Fair is foul and foul is fair,” meaning thereby, the witches take the positive things negatively and vice versa. Today, shenanigans employed by the US President Donald Trump remind one ... Read More »

World’s Flashpoints

The Hawks again Stalk the Doves While making his New Year’s resolution for 2018, the Secretary-General of the United Nations, António Guterres, came up with a message to the world: “When I took office one year ago, I appealed for 2017 to be a year for peace. Unfortunately – in fundamental ways, the world has gone in reverse. On New ... Read More »

The Islamic Military Counter Terrorism Coalition: A Spice to the Boiling Cauldron?

In December 2015, Saudi Arabia announced the formation of a pan-Islamic unified front in the global fight against terrorism and violent extremism under the name the Islamic Military Counter Terrorism Coalition (IMCTC). This coalition of 41 countries is claimed to be a counter-terror force, however, the real motives of this strategic move have been received with a tinge of scepticism. ... Read More »

Is United States in Love with China?

The Sino-US relations are no longer what they used to be. President Donald Trump’s three-day visit, in November 2017, to China has revealed that the strained relations between strategic rivals are taking new turns; from chasm to rapprochement. Trump was all praise for Xi Jinping. The US President was extended a red-carpet welcome upon his arrival in China – his ... Read More »

Putin the Peacemaker, Triumph of hard power over diplomacy

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Few would believe that Russian strongman Vladimir Putin has been persistently pursuing peace and is eager to go the whole hog in pursuit of his purpose of establishing peace, though his peacemaking policy has always been received with scepticism. Though the cyberspace keeps resonating with tirades against Putin, views from a cross section of analysts reveal that Putin is inherently ... Read More »

Panama Papers & Tax Legislation, Bringing the mighty into the tax net

Panama Papers and Tax Legislation

In April 2016, the world was shocked by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) when it leaked the documents of a wealth management firm Mossack Fonseca. Known to the world as Panama Papers, these documents took the world by storm as they detailed nearly 214,000 offshore entities owned by different powerful rulers of countries in various parts of the ... Read More »

PAKISTAN: A Nation Earned by Sacrifices and still Sacrificing

PAKISTAN A Nation Earned by Sacrifices and still Sacrificing

The sacrifices offered by Pakistanis before and after independence are almost unprecedented in human history. Although a state requires sacrifices during the times of crisis, natural calamities or war, the case of Pakistan is entirely different from any other as the Pakistanis, invariably and relentlessly, have been made to sacrifice. Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah was triumphant in creating a new ... Read More »