The general-bashing and civilian jealousies….

Pakistan is not the only place where politicians, judges and bureaucrats are jealous of generals. Real cause of jealousy is not the capacity of generals to rule from behind the curtain. It is the perks and privileges traditionally enjoyed by the top military leadership. Even in places like the US, privileges of generals are far … More The general-bashing and civilian jealousies….

CJ’s foot soldiers draw battle lines against Pakistan army….

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….

Drone criticism is not an act of blasphemy….

Everyone is entitled to his or her opinion and the civilized societies respect opinions even when they do not subscribe to it. Drones being used to kill terrorists may be a “cost-effective” military solution in the eyes of hawks in US administration but the fact that their collateral damage in the loss of innocent human … More Drone criticism is not an act of blasphemy….

Eurozone: Will the bail-out keep another “Great Depression” away?

If you think eurozone is now out of the danger zone after a stronger bailout fund, you may be in for a big disappointment.  The zone will have to pay the price for taking along its continental baggage; the looming Greek default. Financial markets are already anticipating a likely Greek default and demanding more far-reaching … More Eurozone: Will the bail-out keep another “Great Depression” away?