Entries by asinstit

Democracy Or Rule Of Law

So the time has come whence the citizens of Pakistan need to decide what they want: democracy or rule of law. The verdict of the Supreme Court (Jan 10) re the implementation of its own NRO judgment, in option 6 reads: So the time has come whence the citizens of Pakistan need to decide what […]

Urdu Book “سیاسی پارٹیاں یا سیاسی بندوبست” (Siyasi Partian Ya Siyasi Bandobast) Published

Media Release: Urdu Book “سیاسی پارٹیاں یا سیاسی بندوبست “(Siyasi Partian Ya Siyasi Bandobast) published The book attempts a philosophical analysis of Pakistan’s political parties The book smashes a number of political myths and cliches Author dubs political parties as enemies of the citizens and focuses on how to make them friends of the citizens Lahore […]

Media Release: New Urdu Book, “پاکستانی کشاکش” Published

Lahore, February 22, 2014: Alternate Solutions Institute today released Dr. Khalil Ahmad’s latest Urdu book, Pakistani Kashakash: Tehlee-O-Taadeel aur Aagay Barhnay ka Raasta (Pakistani Armageddon: Analysis, Resolution and the Way Forward). پاکستانی کشاکش: تحلیل و تعدیل اور آگے بڑھنے کا راستہ Media Release: New Urdu Book, “پاکستانی کشاکش” Published Lahore, February 22, 2014: Alternate Solutions […]

Media Release: New Book, “Pakistan’s Democratic Impasse: Analysis and the Way Forward” Published

Lahore April 8, 2014: Alternate Solutions Institute released today Dr. Khalil Ahmad’s new book, Pakistan’s Democratic Impasse – Analysis and the Way Forward. Already this in 2012 and this February, he has published three books, “Pakistan Mein Riyasti Ashrafiya Ka Urooj” (The Rise of State Aristocracy in Pakistan, February 2012), “Siyasi Partian Ya Siyasi Bandobast: […]

Hopeless In Pakistan

That’s the story of the last 67 years. The story is going to be retold if the politicians do not take heart to challenge the actors be they state, i.e. security establishment, or non-state, i.e. Taliban and other violent groups. And if the ruling politicians let the security establishment do what it like, and do […]

Afraid Of Trade?

The MFN then, even if its name has been watered down to Non-Discriminatory Market Access to remove the misimpression that India will be treated better than any other country we trade with, is something we need to pursue. [This article first appeared in The News on March27, 2014. The writer is a journalist based in […]

Hopeless in Pakistan

That’s the story of the last 67 years. The story is going to be retold if the politicians do not take heart to challenge the actors be they state, i.e. security establishment, or non-state, i.e. Taliban and other violent groups. And if the ruling politicians let the security establishment do what it like, and do […]

Property And Property Rights

One view is that property and law are born together, and remain together. When there was no law, there was no property, take away the laws a property ceases. In more recent times, constitutions of individual states have safeguarded the property rights. The term property usually refers to tangible things, say for example, tools, clothing, […]