Ummar Ziauddin

  • Nelson Mandela embodied the loftiest ideals of humanity. His appeal is without doubt universal. We can, on so many levels, relate to his struggle and draw on his experiences. We may not subscribe to all his actions and share all his views but while we remember him, we must seek to understand ...

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  • They would sit patiently, listen to my speech each time with the same level of interest and keep an eye contact even when it became a struggle. They would respond the way I wanted them to respond and nod every time with the overwhelming prejudice in my favour. Long before I knew I was one; long ...

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  • An integral part of criminal justice system, prisons play an essential role in crime control. The success of any prison system depends on its incarceration rate, recidivism rate and the philosophy it adheres to. Norway, head and shoulders above rest of the world, is driven by restorative ...

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  • The recent Supreme Court decision in Constitution petition No.56 of 2003 has triggered debate on the language issue afresh. The decision aims to implement Article 251 of the Constitution that provides for, inter alia, arrangements to be made for Urdu to be used for official and other purposes. ...

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  • Anyone growing up in 90s would have recollections of Independence Day celebrations. It used to be a festival. That gradually changed at the turn of century. This year incidentally, with rise of army’s stalks; people celebrated the Independence Day that was reminiscent of 90s fervour. Today it ...

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  • The Judicial Commission was created pursuant to the General Elections 2013 Inquiry Commission Ordinance, 2015, to; “answer its TORs by uncovering its relevant facts”. To achieve this objective, the Commission was “not put in a straitjacket” and usual rules of procedure and ...

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  • For different set of reasons, I have long admired Friday sermons. Maulana hazraat trained and disciplined in eastern tradition of rhetoric from young age, often demonstrate exhilarating skills of advocacy in engaging a huge crowd for hours week after week – mostly drawing on foreign language. ...

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