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Ikram Sehgal

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Pakistan at 70

Thanks to the untiring efforts of former Foreign Minister of Bangladesh Iftekhar Ahmed Chowdhury and a former Finance Minister of Pakistan Shahid Javed Burki,...

The accused excused

Those really guilty are shedding crocodile tears at the judgement pronounced in the Benazir Bhutto murder case while laughing themselves all the way to...

Sirajuddin Aziz, banker extraordinary

Sirajuddin Aziz’s well-researched articles on “Management” have been compiled together in a must-read book “Emerging Dynamics of Management” for bankers and non-bankers alike and...

The streets of intimidation

Expecting a whitewash from the SC, former PM Nawaz Sharif literally went berserk on being “blackwashed” as untrustworthy and untruthful by the PanamaGate verdict. ...

The LNG scam?

Vide their milestone judgment SCMR773 in 2012 the Supreme Court of Pakistan (SC) cancelled all the contracts of Rental Power Plants (RPPs). From Bhikki...

Accountability across the board -II

In his address to the Constituent Assembly on 11 August 1947, the Quaid said that “Jobbery, graft nepotism and bribe has to be put...

Accountability across the board

Sharif’s utter contempt of the Supreme Court’s (SC) recent ruling, and by default the rule of law, was exposed blatantly for public viewing during...

Am I the State?

A month or so plus 40 years ago the democratically elected government of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto was toppled in a coup in 1977 by...

Morality and misplaced loyalty

Misplaced loyalty for corrupt individuals is not only betrayal of the community but complicity in their crimes, it lies at the heart of virtually...

Pulling the plug on Afghanistan

Recent reports coming out of Washington suggest that the proposal by US National Security Adviser (NSA) Mr. MacMaster for a moderate rise in the...

India’s China War Circa 2017?

A month or so ago Indian troops trespassed and forcibly halted China extending a border road through Donglang plateau (called Doklam by India) at...

The Al Capone Formula?

This week the Panama case entered its last, and possibly decisive round.  On May 16, 2016, the PM had unequivocally stated in the National...

Brig Jafar Khan: A Soldier and a Gentleman

The words of one of late Brig Jafar Khan’s closest friends Brig (Retd) Asmat Beg Humayun best describes one of Pakistan Army’s outstanding soldiers,...

For whom the bell tolls

Monday July 10, 2017 will go down as a day of some consequence for accountability in Pakistan’s history, and maybe its destiny. The Joint...

Contempt for the constitution

Formation of the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) by the Supreme Court (SC) in the PanamaGate case became cause for PML (N) party stalwarts to...

A burning issue

On June 25, a day before Eid, an oil tanker carrying 40000 liters of fuel from Karachi to Lahore overturned when a tyre punctured...

Talent and sprit running wild

Precariously making the cut for the eighth and final spot on the ICC ODI rankings, Pakistan came into the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy tournament...

Misusing corporate responsibility

Accountability must target (but mostly doesn’t) politicians, public officials and government departments, the lower judiciary, etc, in Pakistan. The PM appearing before the JIT...

Our very own Mafiosi?

Analysing material from the “Arms to Iraq” archive and studying key American political events including Watergate, Iran-Contra and Bill Clinton's impeachment, Dr Glen Newey,...

Game on

The Supreme Court’s (SC) seriousness of purpose in the PanamaGate case was evident from the brusque manner it dismissed Hussain Nawaz’s apprehensions of “personal...

Naked ambition

India’s newly annunciated "Joint Armed Forces Doctrine" envisaging force projection beyond its borders mandates that the three services, Army, Navy and Air Force will...