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JUDICIARY IN PAKISTAN, Past, Present and Future

JUDICIARY IN PAKISTAN, Past, Present and Future

Seventy-eight years ago, the Luftwaffe of the Third Reich (the German Air Force) began bombing London. At a time when Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill, the then prime minister of the United Kingdom, was being briefed on the casualties and economic collapse, he asked, “Are the courts functioning?” When told that the judges were dispensing justice as normal, Churchill replied, “Thank ... Read More »

An Interview with Lt Col (Retd) Muhammad Hashim Dogar

An Interview with Lt Col (Retd) Muhammad Hashim Dogar

Provincial Minister for Population Welfare, Punjab Rapid population growth is, indubitably, the most daunting challenge Pakistan is faced with today. Since Punjab hosts near half the population of Pakistan, no policy and initiative can be successful unless the provincial government of Punjab spearheads all those efforts. Jahangir’s World Times (JWT) recently had the opportunity to conduct an interview with Lt ... Read More »

What is in Paris Agreement Rulebook forged at Katowice?

What is in Paris Agreement Rulebook forged at Katowice?

On December 15, international climate change negotiators reached an agreement, the “Paris Rulebook” at COP24 Katowice, in Poland. The text charts a path forward for countries to set tougher targets for cutting greenhouse gases under the Paris climate agreement, as well as stronger transparency rules for countries in disclosing their emissions. Delegates believe the new rules will ensure that countries ... Read More »

UN Global Compact for Migration

UN Global Compact for Migration

The real work starts now On December 11, during a conference at Marrakech, Morocco, the member states of the United Nations adopted a global compact on migration entitled ‘The Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration’. This non-binding accord was finalized in July after 18 months of talks and discussions. A total of 150 governments were represented at the ... Read More »

THE GEOECONOMIC World Order

THE GEOECONOMIC World Order

A New Stage in US-China Rivalry? We appear to be entering into a new geoeconomic world order, characterized by great power rivalry between the United States and China, and the clear use of economic tools to achieve strategic objectives. This increased convergence of economic and security thinking as well as strategies thereby is likely to lead to a significant restructuring ... Read More »

G20 2018 Summit

G20 2018 Summit

A Rendezvous with Destiny? The Group of 20 held their 2018 meeting in Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina, on November 29 to December 1, 2018. In most of their meetings, the heads of state have discussed economic issues. This time around, however, politics dominated the deliberations. Although the trade spat involving the United States and China was on the ... Read More »

Tyranny Against Humanity

Tyranny Against Humanity

Human Rights and Global Politics As it seems that tyranny is not only on the ascendancy, but is also being applauded by certain populations with a wide range of nations, there is a pressing need to take a stand for rights, and dignity is critically needed. Frustratingly, the corporate media seems biased when it comes to dealing with ongoing critical ... Read More »

Letters to the Editor (January 2019)

Learning from the Past On December 16, the nation, besides bemoaning the dismemberment of Pakistan, painfully recalled the horrific incident of massacre at Peshawar’s Army Public School (APS). The response of our nation, its political leadership and security apparatus immediately after this carnage was guided by anguish and revenge. However, on the contrary, it should have been – and any ... Read More »