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March 2014

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Leaders and Their Legacies

Leaders and their legacies

“Who is our leader” is a question easier asked than answered in today’s world. Nations are not led by leaders any more. Countries, including those considered mothers and champions of democracy are no longer governed by moral or ethical values. Misfortunes of our world today come not from excess but from total absence of leadership at national and global levels. ... Read More »

Is Democracy Suitable for Pakistan?

Is Democracy Suitable for Pakistan

Ever since the emergence of Pakistan on the map of the world as an independent state, there has been an intense debate over the model of governance to be adopted in order to run the affairs of the country. Constitutions have been formulated with unanimous consensus by the parliaments, have been subject to fundamental amendments, and have been abrogated by ... Read More »

The Paradox of Taliban Peace Talks

THE PARADOX OF TALIBAN PEACE TALKS

Since assuming power last year, the PML-N has shown chronic political ambiguity and ambivalence regarding the issue whether to hold talks with Taliban or take firm military action against the outfit. The PTI also has vacillated on the TTP issue. Recently, PTI chief Imran Khan divulged that his party’s and the KP government’s inability to initiate dialogue with the TTP ... Read More »