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The fatwa against terrorism signed by the leading Islamic seminaries and scholars should be welcomed by us all. Terrorism has not frightened the alleged enemies of Islam, Muslims and Pakistan. On the contrary, one can see them joining ranks to isolate Pakistan. Even our great friend China has no interest in its investments being hijacked by adventurists looking to conquer the world in the name of Islam.


Political leadership at the national level emerges as a result of the democratic political process. It is the public support that gives them the legitimacy to claim themselves a leader.


Sufi Muhammad has been released on the orders of the Peshawar High Court (PHC). The development is yet another reminder of the lack of commitment on the part of the government to eradicate extremism.


The common tradition in Pakistan is that the nation congratulates each other on events before they understand the ramifications of a particular event. The first step that has been taken to mainstream Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) is an extension of the jurisdiction of Peshawar High Court (PHC) and Supreme Court of Pakistan (SC).


In the delimitation of constituencies undertaken before the general elections of 2002, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa district of Battagram was given one national seat for a population of 307,278 (1998) while district Haripur, located in the same division, Hazara, too got one seat for its 692,228 residents.


The country celebrates the passage of a historic bill in the National Assembly, seeking extension of the jurisdiction of superior courts to the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata). This bill is especially welcomed by tribesmen and youth in Fata, who see this as the beginning of a new era.


It is now a settled axiom in economics that a precondition for sustainable economic growth is macroeconomic stability. Over the years, Pakistan has learnt this the hard way. Most recently, after crawling back up to what should be its normal ‘Pakistani’ growth rate of six per cent, it now finds even this target threatened with an unsustainable current account deficit and mounting debt repayments.


The horrific rape and murder of tiny Zainab in Kasur, the outburst of public anger and protest and the usual brutality of the police once again put into sharp relief the rotten nature of our society and our polity.


One of the most crucial decisions which was not only being delayed in the current tenure but was also on hold due to the political developments in the country were the FATA reforms.


Political analysts at home and abroad have described Pakistan in many ways. But the attribute of a ‘security state’ is perhaps the most popular. This perception may not be inaccurate, although Pakistan does not have any declared national security policy.


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