Shaukat Qadir

The writer is a retired brigadier. He is also
former vice president and founder of the Islamabad Policy Research Institute (IPRI)

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Army may want Nawaz to stay

Army may want Nawaz to stay

Soon after the investigations of the JIT began to extend to, virtually, the entire Sharif family and became increasingly intensive, rumours began s ...

Of macro mismanagement

Of macro mismanagement

To pick up from my last week’s lamentation, I again begin with Rousseau; “all peoples must be governed”. For people to be governe ...

Of freedom and injustice

Of freedom and injustice

Mankind has always been fighting for freedom, but what exactly is freedom? Is it freedom from a yoke or the liberty to do anything one wants? < ...

Concluding the CPEC debate

Concluding the CPEC debate

So finally, is there something about CPEC that we should be concerned about or not and, if there is, what is it? All CPEC related projects presentl ...

I am in pain

I am in pain

I try not to get emotional about my country and the institution I served for most of my life. Despite my best efforts, occasionally, I do. Maybe th ...

Requiem for DAWN Leaks

Requiem for DAWN Leaks

Finally it's dead and buried; thank God. It was indeed a very sordid, ugly tale. It all started in October last year when demands for an ext ...

The concept of cantonments

The concept of cantonments

While the concept of cantonments is virtually universal and has existed since the existence of militaries, but since we inherited the British versi ...

We must eradicate injustice

We must eradicate injustice

The state of hopelessness in Pakistan is born from injustice. While the subject we, in Pakistan, are focusing on is corruption, it is essential to ...

Improving the relations

Improving the relations

While there is still a noticeable lack of strategic vision or direction in the conduct of our political leaders, it appears they have reached conse ...

Centre of gravity

Centre of gravity

On Monday, February 25, the surgeon general of the army — the highest ranking doctor in the military — Lt Gen Mushtaq Baig, was killed ...

After General Musharraf

After General Musharraf

A dispassionate overview of Gen Musharraf’s eight year reign shows one really worthwhile achievement: the peace process with India, including ...