Mian Rauf

  • Our political process has become too, and we have failed to develop a strong political convention, which is essential for democracy. With the PTI’s landslide victory in hotly contested 20 by-elections in Punjab, all eyes were on the run-off elections for the slot of Punjab Chief Minister as many ...

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  • The Federal Cabinet Division notified that Punjab Governor Omar Sarfraz Cheema has ceased to hold office and asked the Speaker Provincial Assembly Punjab to act as acting governor of the province. In the fierce battle between the incumbent government and the ex-government, no attempt is being left ...

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  • An intense debate is being carried out on social media on the enforcement of the presidential system in Pakistan, which has invited the wrath of opposition parties and critics of the presidential system. The advocates of the presidential form of government are of the view that all major powers, ...

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  • Rampant religious extremism and sectarianism are wrecking Pakistan today. The religiously frenzied features of Pakistani culture, politics and society are remnants of the long and dark shadow of General Zia-ul-Haq’s eleven years of Islamist rule that structured the entire state as a theatre ...

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  • Indian democracy and secularism are often touted as the essence of the Indian Constitution, but the persecution and vilification of minorities in India has led to questions about the basic bedrock of India’s democratic credentials and its secularism. Despite the diversity of religions ...

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  • The international day for women is celebrated every year on March 8 around the world to mark a call to action for accelerating gender parity. This day reminds nations worldwide to eliminate all forms of discrimination against women be they social, political and economic. It further calls for an end ...

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  • “Nature is angry - and we fool ourselves if we think we can fool nature because nature always strikes back and around the world; nature is striking back with fury.” These are some interesting lines, I have extracted from the speech of the UNO Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. Since ...

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  • Pakistan has been under a serious threat of sectarian and religious fierceness since the time of its origin and it has witnessed various type of militancy in the form of intolerance, religious extremism and from radicalisation to violence. It is pertinent to note here that it is informed to the ...

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