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Strengthening institutions and Weakening them!

Strengthening institutions and Weakening them!

Mustafa Kamal Of all the three organs of the state, judiciary plays a vital role for sustaining democracy and rule of law in the country. Judiciary elaborates the hidden meanings of the constitutional clauses and hence clarifies the ambiguities prevailing in the constitution, its wordings and its structure. Judiciary clarifies...

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[Book Review] “The Conquest of Happiness”

[Book Review] “The Conquest of Happiness”

Of the rarity called happiness Shahana Shah I had developed a prejudice against Bertrand Russell because of what seemed an offensive comment he made about his first wife. Despite this irrational dislike for him I decided last year to give another read to ‘The Conquest of Happiness’, a most wonderfully...

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Peaceful coexistence: Making space for differences

By Muhammad Ali and Reshma Parveen The phenomenon of dealing with diversity through education has received increased attention throughout the world particularly in countries where diversity was realised as a part of society. It has been observed that education can play an important role in bringing peace by making space...

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Gilgit’s sectarian conundrum

Gilgit’s sectarian conundrum

Aziz Ali Dad It seems that the smoldering fire of sectarianism in Gilgit-Baltistan has turned into a full blown conflagration that has engulfed the entire region. In response to the recent killings, the local administration plans to carry out operations to purge the region of militants and weapons. But the...

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Has anything changed?

Has anything changed?

Mustafa Kamal Any country’s survival and progress is directly linked to the justice system, rule of law, freedom of thought, free practice of religious norms, women empowerment, public participation in decision making process and other such indicators. According to Human Governance Index (HGI) developed by Mahbub-ul Haq Human Development Centre,...

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