Tag: PTI

Pakistanis Confuse Enlightened Despotism For Presidential Systems

Understanding the difference between presidential corruption and enlightened despotismĀ  In the world of governance, presidential systems are the least efficient, most corruptible, most prone to deadlock, most conflicted and the most pseudo-democratic. In a traditional presidential system as is seen in virtually all of Latin America, the United States, The […]

The BJP Victory is Good For Pakistan

Revive the two-nation theory as a patriotic narrativeĀ  For many, the two-nation theory is a matter of history rather than a contemporary and ongoing political phenomenon. If the plebiscite demanded by United Nations Security Council Resolution 47 was implemented, if Pakistan was not facing hostile provocations from India and its […]

Gwadar Can be a Dubai/Hong Kong Style Supercity But The Government Must Crack Down on Agitators First

Pakistan’s Army and Inter-Service Intelligence (ISI) are among the most professional in the world. Their experience of saving Pakistan from being totally destroyed by terrorism in the wake of the Musharraf era ought to earn them a place in world history as valiant forces of a legitimate state that worked […]

By Invoking India-Israel Relations, Pakistani Politicians Have Finally Learned The Art of Soft Power

For decades, Pakistan has been cursed with political leaders who seemed incapable of grasping the importance of soft power as a tool for accomplishing important strategic goals without incurring any material expense. Last month however, the penny dropped and now the PTI government appears to be gradually mastering the art […]

Mythbusting Pakistan: Here is The Reality of Asia’s Most Resilient Nation

Whenever the Kashmir crisis re-enters international headlines, India’s perpetual narrative regarding the Pakistani state tends to get amplified outside of south Asia and unfortunately, Pakistan typically does little to counter the propaganda in a point-for-point manner. Below are some frequently repeated but unsubstantiated and materially false accusations against Pakistan (almost […]