The bell has tolled and the Sharif clan’s house of cards hangs in mid air. How Pakistan feels? Sad and jubilant. Sad, because the democratic process has derailed yet again. Nawaz Sharif was the 13 th prime minister of Pakistan, none of whom completed their democratic electoral terms. Jubilant, because the values of democracy have …

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The recent JIT commission’s report did what it promised. After a rigorous investigative process, the commission shared its findings within the designated 60-day period. The commission findings have surprised many, not merely because of the perceived innocence of PML-N premiere and his family, but because a guilty verdict has never been justly awarded to the …

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The end of the world is a subject that has scholars pondering across the world. Scientific research has devoted their time to the signs of apocalypse. A recent scientific research quoted numerous signs of apocalypse as asteroids impact, expansion of the sun, solar flares and, bursts from gamma rays, etc. The leaders of the world …

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Not only the recent month has been grim for the Pakistani premier but the country’s international relations too are in a proverbial soup. The recent rift in the Middle East has bared the, erstwhile, latent faultlines. The Arab Monarchy has been criticised on the international horizon for coming out too strongly against the neighbouring Shiite …

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  There you have it. The significant-most agenda on Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar’s list, these days, is purging of social media and journalism from ‘trash.’ If any initiative can rival the issue of the JIT, it is this. What comes as a surprise is that despite the decades of social media and independent electronic journalism …

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The issue of the Dawn Leaks has been ‘settled,’ leaving quite a bitter aftertaste in the political broth. The sitting government has dealt with the Dawn Leaks commission report through the subsequent rolling of the heads as necessary measures to appease the growing suspense and tension arising from within the cadres of power. Notwithstanding the …

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Data security is the most significant concern for individuals and organisations around the world today. International governments and organisations are devoting considerable financial and human resources to ward off cyber crime. Simultaneously, some governments pour funds to gather data from the world in an effort to create the surveillance hegemony. This information is shared, sold …

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Recent days have seen a debate about the code of conduct for social media users in the country. Strict action has been demanded by leaders against blasphemous content and that threatening terror or the state. The ruling of Islamabad High Court’s Judge Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui, the Punjab government directives and the interior minister, Chaudhry Nisar …

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The show of aggression among politicians is no news in Pakistan. In the history of national politics there is rarely any moment when we saw politicians following an ethical code of conduct and practicing the politics of coexistence while agreeing to disagree. World over, the democratic tradition has allowed politicians and their followers to compete …

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The last ten days have been violent. Pakistan finds itself in the throes of terrorist attacks. More than a 100 lives lost. Half a dozen cities targeted. Government officials wring their hands as questions are raised. The questions are crucial: how can peace prevail and how can security be guaranteed? Could it? There are a …

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