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02 Dec, 2009
The Taliban Mindset

November 20, 2009

Principally, the only point of a constitution is its ability to protect life and property and fundamental rights of individual citizens. Also, the State’s control of its individual citizens is a relic of the monarchical past where instead of law, the ruler was the law, and he acted like a father or mother taking care of his subjects. When law rules supreme, however, it means the laws and the State give equal protection to every citizen’s life, property and fundamental rights. That is why all the attacks on constitutions first require the suspension of these fundamental rights.

23 Nov, 2009
A Tale Of Two Shortages

November 23, 2009

There was a time not too long ago when America's healthcare was considered the best in the world and it was affordable to all. "Instead," as Gabriel E. Vidal wrote recently on, "health costs reflect the distortions that government regulators have introduced through reimbursement mechanisms created by command-and-control bureaucracies at federal and state levels."

20 Nov, 2009
In Defense Of Kerry-Lugar Bill

October 21, 2009

The KLB is part of a new political paradigm and it needs a new pro-active and positive approach to be understood properly. It is people-oriented, and anti-elite. It is anti-Taliban who are intent upon rewinding the whole world back to a past of their own liking. Also, it is imperative that we give due weight to the new realities of the world which provide us with opportunities to change ourselves to co-exist peacefully and live a better life in harmony with other nations, peoples and countries. The KLB may help us take the next step in that direction!

20 Nov, 2009
When Stimulus Does Not Stimulate

November 20, 2009

From an economic perspective, Obama's stimulus plan is equivalent to a giant welfare scheme. Instead of the money going to lower income Americans, however, it is meant to go to municipal bureaucrats of various stripes. Instead of productive American citizens determining what to do with their own scarce resources, the state is stepping in and dictating how they will be used.

18 Aug, 2009
Not An Elitist Media!

August 06, 2009

If you attack the establishment long enough and hard enough, they will make you a member of it.
[Art Buchwald}

A momentous turn in the history of the media both electronic and print in Pakistan is the rule of law movement. No doubt, through the thick and thin of this movement it was proved that in the war against the elite classes, media especially electronic media can play a frontal role. It must be mentioned here that electronic and print media both reciprocate their influence on the formation of public opinion. Prior to that, media was considered an integral part of the elitist alliance. No doubt, it was so!

18 Aug, 2009
Stagnating The Parliament

August 18, 2009

Our parliament is nothing more than a trade union house of the parasites of Pakistan!

Ask a candidate why he contests elections and he will repeat the slogans and at best the clichés which have no real content, like ‘want to serve the country,’ as Mr. Nawaz Shariff is wont of repeating endlessly. Indeed, that candidate has nothing substantial to say. He is just after status, privileges, ruling elite active membership, and last but not least money.

10 Aug, 2009
Religion And Rule Of Law In Pakistan

August 10, 2009

After military might, religion is the greatest alibi to defy the rule of law in Pakistan.

Probably the greatest tragedy that happened to Pakistan is that religious factor decisively succeeded in putting everything on defensive. How under such circumstances a value like rule of law could take root? Thus, what happened in Gojra is not un-expected.

27 Jul, 2009
The Costs Of Carbon Legislation

July 25, 2009

In two of his recent op-eds for the New York Times, Nobel laureate Paul Krugman has challenged critics of the government's intentions to regulate carbon dioxide emissions, and he has even specifically endorsed the pending Waxman-Markey bill which includes a "cap-and-trade" program. According to Krugman, the costs of such legislation are no big deal, and in exchange we avert catastrophe. So why all the criticism?

25 Jul, 2009
Apocalypse, When?
July 25, 2009
For many groups like the Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF), World Population Day [today / this Saturday / July 11] is another chance to bemoan “the relentless growth in human population,” while the United Nations Population Fund says “stabilizing population would help sustain the planet.” The problem, however, is not population but poverty.

25 Jul, 2009
Electricity Crisis And Our Fundamental Rights

July 22, 2009

For the last 62 years we the ordinary people of this country have been, and are still being, COERCED in the worst possible and worst imaginable manner by the elite and ruling classes of Pakistan. Take just one example that faces us at the moment: how we the common people are living day and night without electricity under 45 degree centigrade summer heat!

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