Author Archives: Dr Farid A Malik


Dr Farid A Malik

Berries in the belly

There are times we must be grateful for those odd old sayings   Proverbs in Punjabi language are meaningful, direct, to the point and lesson orientated. Carrots and berries are extensively consumed

Heal thyself

We need hospitals, not graveyards Someone has convinced the ‘Khadim-e-Aala’ that the city of Lahore has a serious crisis of burying their dead. These days he is seen inaugurating graveyards with great


Dr Farid A Malik

Seeking Justice

    My late father was a habitual litigant. When I took over from where he had left in September 1991 there were twenty court cases pending. He believed in a black


Dr Farid A Malik

Neutral Ballot

…and miles to go before I sleep     The election in 1970 was free and fair as it was the first experience. Manipulative mechanisms were not in place. The people voted


Dr Farid A Malik

Water, water, everywhere

And a crisis, ever looming               “NO armies with bombs and shell fire could divest a land so thoroughly as Pakistan could be devastated by the simple expedient of India’s permanently


Dr Farid A Malik

Our fake fakirs

“Lord of himself though not of lands; Having nothing yet hath it all”   Sadeqian – one of the greatest calligraphists of the 20th century – declared himself a ‘Faqir’. That meant


Dr Farid A Malik

Trump’s shake-up

“An east wind is coming”     I’ve been in favour of progressive politics all my life, and yet I support the shakeup of the establishment initiated by President Donald J. Trump.

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