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What do Amitabh, Nisar, Nawaz, Gilani have in common?

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By Mohammad Malick

ISLAMABAD: In the late ‘70s, Indian superstar Amitabh Bachan was known as the ‘angry young man’ of Bollywood. His motto: If it moves, kick it; if it sneers, kill it; if it smiles, kiss it. In the ‘90s, Mian Nawaz Sharif took over as the angry-lost-young man of Pakistani politics. His motto: if it’s red-black-green, bash it; if it’s khaki and moves towards you, smash it; if it makes sense, trash it.Read More »What do Amitabh, Nisar, Nawaz, Gilani have in common?

ISLAMABAD: The submarine kickbacks Pandora’s box reopened

By Ansar Abbasi

The post-1996 probe into the Agosta submarine deal, which led to the removal of the then-Chief of Naval Staff (CNS) Admiral Mansurul Haq and a corruption reference against Benazir Bhutto and Asif Ali Zardari, was an alleged cover-up to save many key officials of the Pakistan Navy, besides turning a blind eye to a controversial $550 million deal of minehunters signed in 1992 during Nawaz Sharif’s first tenure.
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Campaign for accountability and reforms

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The process of accountability must start from those who judge and adjudge others. Any process of accountability that lacks confidence, transparency and consensus is bound to fail, even bounce back. For sustainable democracy, accountability of an all – through independent judiciary – is sine qua non. For an independent judiciary, the judges must be above the board – men of integrity, blameless, God-fearing and free from all internal and external pressures.
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Pakistani Nation desires change of system

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By Mohammad Jamil

People of Pakistan desire a change in the system of elections and governance and not mere faces, as they have no choice but to vote for corruption-tainted politicians who in league with corrupt bureaucracy plunder the country’s wealth. The situation is that there is so much is to be done by every pillar of the state. So far as judiciary is concerned, it has tremendous backlog of cases in higher and lower courts. Of course, Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry has the will to revamp the judicial system. Parliament has to legislate to effectively deal with the threats to Pakistan’s internal and external security, and also to rein in those elements that are fighting proxy wars of foreign countries’ intelligence agencies.Read More »Pakistani Nation desires change of system

Why DG ISI confronted Director CIA?

By Zahid Malik

After my four hour long informal interaction with Admiral Mike Mullen, the most powerful man in uniform and Ambassador Richard Holbrooke, the multi-barrel gun directed at Afghanistan and Pakistan, at the residence of US Ambassador on the rainy evening of April 6, 2009, I had in my comments mentioned that now the ISI was the immediate target of the US Establishment. Read More »Why DG ISI confronted Director CIA?