Author Archives: Dr Farid A Malik


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 shutting


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 that


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. Representative democracy


Dr Farid A Malik

Altaf Hussains of Pakistan

When will we learn? Credible ballot drives democracy in the absence of which it remains derailed. Unfortunately in emerging democracies like Pakistan both parties and government are centred around individuals, resulting in


Dr Farid A Malik

PTI’s party machinery

Should have worked     Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf was launched on April 25, 1996, by a handful of change-minded individuals. Despite Kaptaan’s honesty, integrity and hard work, the party remained in political wilderness


Dr Farid A Malik

A tale of activism

Struggle for democratic order through the years Growing up on the Mall Road in the formative years of Pakistan was challenging, exciting and informative. As the first free generation we lived through


Dr Farid A Malik

The future of coal

Re-defining the energy basket Environmental considerations have challenged the use of coal as a fuel in the 21st century. ‘COAL’ WITH NO TOLL’ will it be possible or not? All coal related

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