Author Archives: Feisal Naqvi

Grow up, young voters

Feisal H. Naqvi Let’s be clear about one thing: The youth of Pakistan are not going to save this country. I agree that it is wonderful to have an informed and educated youth calling for reform, but reform does not come from … Continue reading

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And yet it moves

In the days when I still taught jurisprudence to budding bureaucrats, my favourite topic was legal realism. Because if there was one idea which regularly exploded their minds, it was the concept that law was simply a tool, a means … Continue reading

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The mummy-daddy, burger-baby revolutionaries

By Feisal H. Naqvi Pakistan’s most recent sensation is a young law student by the name of Zohair Toru, an enthusiastic, but somewhat muddled follower of Imran Khan, who had the good fortune, last Friday in Islamabad, to be interviewed … Continue reading

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A good end to a bad idea

By Feisal Naqvi The Supreme Court’s investigation into all loan write-offs since 1972, recently came to an end when the court announced that the question as to whether or not any write-offs were politically motivated would be examined by a three-member … Continue reading

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Decency is never inappropriate

Communism has faded so far from public consciousness that there seems little difference between discussing the Bolsheviks and the Merovingians. But back when I studied Darkness at Noon, the Red Menace was very much still an extant threat. The story of … Continue reading

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Hanging together or hanging alone

The Pakistan Steel Mills is a bottomless pit which no amount of money can save. It should be privatised. This is not just my opinion. It is now also the unanimous opinion of the Senate Standing Committee on Industries and Production. … Continue reading

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Fundamentalism in the age of Facebook

by Feisal H. Naqvi It is a cold hard fact of nature that those who start revolutions often do not get to enjoy them. Many of the sans culottes who stormed the Bastille in 1789 paid for their temerity with … Continue reading

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