Lawyers’ movement launched in Pakistan in 2007, primarily for restoration of the chief justice, turned into a movement for “rule of law” with the passage of time. This movement had raised hopes of ordinary Pakistanis that they would get justice at their doorsteps. This hope did not materialize but this movement strengthened hands of hyper-active … More CJ’s foot soldiers draw battle lines against Pakistan army….
When the honorable justices of the apex court have chosen not to speak through their judgments, it will not be improper to scrutinize their conduct. And the judges have chosen to speak, that too publically, not on constitutional matters but on matters concerning national security. It will only be appropriate to remind them that they, … More Honorable judges and the matters of national security….
If we now count Pakistan’s national security challenges, there will be corrupt and inefficient political leadership, weak economy driven by elite-based taxation system, foreign-aided insurgents, terrorists and,of course, India, in the same order. The armed forces can fight only one of these threats. Focus of Pakistan’s national security policies has always been its Eastern neighbor. … More Pakistan’s Budget 2012-13: National security is not a national priority anymore…..
Against the wishes of many in Pakistan, across its eastern borders and elsewhere, it has become practically impossible to disintegrate the country like in 1971 through military means because it is now a nuclear state. Pakistan will remain a formidable adversary for India notwithstanding the offer of “no first strike” by Pakistani leaders or the … More Pro-India brigade targets the soft underbelly of Pakistan’s security….
The war theaters are shifting, literally at digital speed. This sudden shift is entrapping nations more like quicksand than anything else. The definition of national assets, particularly the strategic assets is being extended to include the digital infrastructures of the countries. Of particular importance is the cyberspace in which the defense establishments are operating. All … More When war theaters shift to cyberspace….
The world was ushered into the present millennium with growing threats to its security; some countries face existential threats, others face threats to their economic hegemony. And those having military might at their disposal would prefer the use of naked force to neutralize even the threats to their economy. Normally, economic threats are minimized through … More When rich and mighty use naked force to thwart economic challenges…..