Balochistan Assembly: a Critical View

 This article was originally published in weekly The Friday Times on October 11, 2013 Beyond the grand debate on mightier political issues, broad constitutional reforms and rights violations by state institutions, Balochistan’s development and its people’s well being could have partly been ensured by strengthening democratic governance and the way governance institutions work. Amongst the … Continue reading Balochistan Assembly: a Critical View

Civil Society Gravely Concerned at Tuesday Turn of Events

Islamabad, 15 January 2013 We, the concerned citizens, human rights activists and civil society organizations, are watching with the gravest concern the fast-unfolding events in Islamabad today. It is the first time that a democratic dispensation was nearing its natural completion. We condemn the exploitation and the use of women and children as human shields … Continue reading Civil Society Gravely Concerned at Tuesday Turn of Events

Accountability of the Prime Accountability Institution: Parliament

With its triangular function of legislation, representation and oversight on the Executive Branch of the state, Parliament is normally considered to be the prime democratic institution to hold the governments and state institutions accountable, as well as articulate concerns on corrupt practices on behalf of citizens. In recent times, the same concern has been voiced … Continue reading Accountability of the Prime Accountability Institution: Parliament

‘On Compromise’ by John Morley that Jinnah suggested for reading

  Below is the text of famous writing, On Compromise, by Lord John Morley of UK. I just found it in my collection of pdf documents gathered from various online & offline sources. Thought it is important to share it with today's young of this country, whose founder Mohammad Ali Jinnah once prescribed this reading … Continue reading ‘On Compromise’ by John Morley that Jinnah suggested for reading