In Pakistan privilege doesn’t necessarily come from the ownership of capital, industry, and large holdings of cultivatable land but through control of the state apparatus. It is, therefore, not suprising that Pakistan’s leading newspaper Dawn refers to Army Chief Kayani as the most powerful man in the country. In a story headlined “Kayani Calls for talks [...]
Whether Husain Haqqani gets justice or not, the Memogate debacle is a watershed moment for Pakistan’s Civil-Military balance and a historic opportunity for the proponents of democracy to seize control of the ‘real’ state. But of course it is easier said than done! A minister of Tipu Sultan was quoted in Parliamentary Papers (1852-53) as [...]
IMF’s sub-prime loan to Pakistan has conditions that impact life and livelihoods of ordinary citizens and no TV anchor, no mainstream journalist is willing to scrutinize this debt? I wonder why?