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Pakistani Lawyers- Protectors or antagonists of the law

The law keeps a society running efficiently as it serves as a means of conduct for the citizens. The guidelines of the law enable citizens and businesses to operate in a disciplined manner which can ensure successful social and economic policy outcomes.  In strong democracies and developed countries, the rule …

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Snowfall in Pakistan

Pakistan has quite a diverse weather amongst all of its provinces. Whereas Sindh remains relatively pleasant during winters with no snowfall, the northern mountainous terrains experience sharp winter conditions and snowfalls. This year too is no different. Western, northern and northwestern parts of the country have experienced severe winters and …

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Burning in The Line of Fire: The Musharraf Case

It’s a sad time when a soldier, a highly celebrated General and a respected leader, is placed on trial. A man you saved the country from ruin has now been handed a death sentence for high treason. This week a special court convicted General Pervez Musharraf of high treason under …

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Underage Girls Being Misused at Darul Aman

Darul Aman – a shelter for all those who don’t have their own place to live. Orphans, poor and those who are left by their own family, may live in Darul Aman. Though Darul Aman might be the last place where one would want to live, there are thousands and …

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Controversy Overextension of General Bajwa

In Pakistan, extending the period of service as chief of army staff is very normal. If we look back in history, six chiefs of army staff, except General Raheel Sharif, either extended their service period or either the government extended their term. So considering it a norm now won’t be …

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Dadu Girl Stoned to Death

The Stoning of Soraya is an Iranian movie that showcased the actual events of the stoning of an innocent woman who was falsely accused of adultery. The movie is graphic and not for the faint-hearted; the most gruesome scene is when the father encourages his sons to throw stones at …

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CPEC: SINO-PAK RELATIONS

“China is not building the corridor as an act of charity for Pakistan. It will happily fund roads or ports”, Michael Kugelman. The CPEC plan is an essential part of the one belt-one road plan of china that is integral for the geo-economic and geostrategic expansion of china on the …

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Is Capital Punishment Inhumane?

“Many that live to deserve death. And some that die to deserve life. Can you give it to them? Then do not be too eager to deal out death in judgment.” ― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring. Capital punishment that is also termed as the death penalty, is …

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PAKISTAN’S SECURITY PARADIGM: HUMAN SECURITY OR ELSEWISE?

Pakistan’s security orientation is built up heavily on the historical and geopolitical perspective and especially on the threat from India. Indian animosity on issues like Kashmir had a profound influence on the security perception, the defense and foreign policies of Pakistan. In its quest for security against India, Pakistan made …

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