Author Archives: M A Niazi


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US forces staying put

At Penpoint Downing airliner while taking revenge created a mess for Iran The downing of a Ukrainian airliner as it took off from Tehran airport, the same day as Iranian missiles hit


M A Niazi

The Sarajevo moment

No one wants a fight AT PENPOINT The killing of Iranian commander of the Iranian Guard Corps’ Quds Force, Maj Gen Qasem Soleimani, by a US drone strike, along with the commander


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Staying away from the Summit

At Penpoint Will the Special OIC Summit on Kashmir be enough? The Organisation of Islamic Countries has decided that Pakistan is important enough a member for it to hold a Special Summit


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High treason judged

At Penpoint The judgement came within a context The verdict in General Musharraf’s high treason case was perhaps inevitable. It did not cover the 1999 coup because that had already been validated,

CITY NOTES: Dharna at D-Chowk

I would have thought the case against Gen Pervez Musharraf was pretty open-and-shut. In fact, the only surprise in the verdict was the decision that his corpse was to be hung at


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The agenda is unfolded

At Penpoint Whether Assam or Kashmir, it’s about Muslims It would almost seem that the BJP has bitten off more than it could chew. It first upset a precarious balance in the

CITY NOTES: The heart of the matter

The lawyers who stormed the Punjab Institute of Cardiology (PIC) were associated with an ancient tradition, but one not involving either doctors or lawyers: the great medieval university student riots, which are


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Condoning bad behaviour

What is happening in the USA? AT PENPOINT People in Pakistan do not see President Donald J, Trump as having done anything wrong, even if he did what he is supposed to


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The Indian disease

AT PENPOINT Indian courts intervene in military service matters The intervention of the Supreme Court in the extension of tenure of Chief of Army Staff Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa represents a judicial

CITY NOTES: Defeat is an orphan

Y’know, I suspect Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa would have got a better verdict from the Supreme Court if he hadn’t employed Farogh Naseem as his lawyer. The very eagerness with which he


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Endangering the constitution

How purity can prove a barrier AT PENPOINT It would be Prime Minister Imran Khan’s stubborn resistance against suspected corrupt elements, and his refusal to consult with the Leader of the Opposition


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The get-well-soon card

The PTI wanted to keep Nawaz back AT PENPOINT Mian Nawaz Sharif has become the first convict to get bail and permission to go abroad for medical treatment. Has there been an

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