rule of law Archive

“Rule of the Danda” in Pakistan

By Aasim Sajjad Akhtar AS Pakistan’s love-hate relationship with the mythical ‘rule of law’ unfolds, the very real rule of the danda continues to

Fight with ideas, guns aren’t working

Fatalism is a Pakistani characteristic. Allah maalik, God decides, is a popular refrain, particularly amongst the poor when confronted with the reality of life, and Inshallah —

Forget Governance: Pakistan’s civilian politicians know nothing about security and sovereignty

But still, they are what the people of Pakistan voted for… well, 56% of them anyway – the rest were bogus votes. Hurray for