Ahmad Nadeem Gehla

  • “Let’s go to war, it’s fun!” That exactly is the sentiment, these days, on both sides of the Line of Control, with the half-literate urban middle class and anchorpersons experiencing the highest levels of adrenaline. Anchorpersons are painting such a rosy picture of war ...

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  • It is not exactly news that the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) has a militant wing; but the fact that the state has started a cleanup operation in Karachi against the belligerent groups of MQM, is. The target is the same militant wing which staged the 12th May carnage under Pervez Musharraf’s ...

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  • “Lawyers are goons”. I have heard this sentence many times. As a lawyer there have been many situations that have discomforted me watching the way people act towards lawyers.  There are good and bad people everywhere, which also holds true for the lawyers community. In a society, ...

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  • Do bodies move? Yes, of course. Can they make people lose their minds? Yes, in certain cases they do. One retired bureaucrat Orya Maqbool Jan – a self proclaimed custodian of morality in Pakistan – is badly hurt by the depiction of a girl during a cricket game in a TV commercial. He ...

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  • Is Pakistan a capitalist state? No. It practices distorted crony capitalism and crude theocracy. The system is more ruthless, exploitative and oppressive than capitalism and theocracy. Various groups have been gathered by their respective interests and they share the power structure. Public opinion ...

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  • In most parts of the developing world, private wealth is generated locally but invested in western world. There are restrictions on foreign exchange transfers and controls of varying degrees on capital movement in different developing states. An effective capital transfer regime would help in ...

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  • In the aftermath of the ‘Panama Leaks’, Prime Minister of Pakistan has ordered to set up a Judicial Commission to probe whether any illegality was committed to acquire billions of dollars of assets by his family and parking these funds in offshore accounts. Apparently. There is nothing ...

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  • Islam is a diverse religion representing different cultures and has greatly contributed in development of modern civilization. Islam proved to be exceptionally absorptive of unique cultures and ethnic identities. People from diverse cultural, ethnic backgrounds and having conflicting understanding ...

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