Author Archives: Dr Hasan Askari Rizvi


Dr Hasan Askari Rizvi

Rumours and elections

No one gains from delaying tactics It is a paradox that the opening up of the media in Pakistan has created more space for conspiracy theories and speculations about politics and societal


Dr Hasan Askari Rizvi

Pre-election politics

It may not play out as the parties want The dismissal of Dr Tahirul Qadri’s petition against the Election Commission by the Supreme Court on February 13 revived the hope that the


Dr Hasan Askari Rizvi

The leadership role

How Pakistani politics allows person-centred leadership A leader is a person in a group or society that exercises disproportionate influence, power and authority over the followers and determines their goals and mobilises


Dr Hasan Askari Rizvi

Qadri and his ilk

The faltering state system gives enough space to such leaders to flourish It is a matter of satisfaction and relief that the political theatre staged by Dr Tahirul Qadri in Islamabad had


Dr Hasan Askari Rizvi

Losing the initiative

Pakistan-India relations and the Indian military The recent violent incidents on the Line of Control (LoC) in Kashmir were the most unfortunate development since the ceasefire was enforced on the LoC in


Dr Hasan Askari Rizvi

Pakistan in global focus

The problems we have to work on The approaching deadline for the withdrawal of the United States/NATO troops from Afghanistan has focused global attention on Pakistan. Its changed disposition towards Afghanistan, a


Dr Hasan Askari Rizvi

Hope for Pakistan

Democracy may be noisy and slow but it is the most suitable political system There are a good number of politically active people who believe that the elections would not be held


Dr Hasan Askari Rizvi

Terrorism

A threat to state and society There were more actual and busted violent incidents during the first ten days of the month of Muharram than was the case last year. The responsibility


Dr Hasan Askari Rizvi

Civil-military complex

Over-enthusiasm on the part of any one institution to rectify all ills of the society can destabilise the political system The military has traditionally been the most formidable political force in Pakistan.


Dr Hasan Askari Rizvi

Pakistan’s renewal

Re-visioning Jinnah’s idea of a state Pakistan is passing through the most dangerous period of its existence. There have been more killings of security personnel and civilians in the wake of terrorism

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