Federation Archive

Noam Chomsky: Under corrupt and regressive Nawaz Sharif, Pakistan has no future – by Mahpara Qalandar: In an interview published in the backdrop of Pakistan’s forthcoming elections, only a couple of days away now (11 May 2013), the great political thinker of these times Noam Chomsky has not shown much optimism about the outcome of
Politics of recognition -by Mushtaq Gaadi: OF all the claims for the creation of new provinces, that of the Seraiki demand has the most potentially constructive consequences for state, democracy and federalism in Pakistan. If and when a Seraiki province is carved out of Punjab
Carving out new federating units for stronger federation: What is Federalism John Kincaid, Professor at Lafayette College in Pennsylvania and director of the College’s Meyner Center for the Study of State and Local Government gave a useful definition of federalism: Federalism is essentially a system of voluntary
Reverting to the Quaid’s Pakistan – By Wajid Shamsul Hasan: There is every reason for over a million strong Pakistani Diaspora in UK and Pakistanis wherever to celebrate their country’s 64th Independence Day with great fervour and enthusiasm. It will be their fourth Independence Birth anniversary under a democratic
A Pakistani renaissance -By Mian Raza Rabbani: The 1973 Constitution given by Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto was democratic, federal and parliamentary. It had a vision of Federalism in terms of fiscal devolution, ownership of resources, participation in policy formation and collective decision making. This was a
Call for the senate reforms in Pakistan: All federations agree that federal system should be comprised of two houses of parliament; National Assembly, based on population; one citizen one vote, and other is the Senate based on territories of the states. The bicameral legislature is of
Scope of constitutional provisions and space for provincial autonomy: The Civic Education Network Pakistan organized a learning event; Constitutional Literacy Campaign, “Scope of Constitutional Provisions and Space for Provincial Autonomy” in Lahore on July 31, 2011. The 18th Amendment and the 7th National Finance Commission(NFC) Award have signficantly
Excerpts from an Interview of Ghaus Bakhsh Bizenjo Part 1 – by Dr Feroze Ahmed: غوث بخش بزنجو کے انٹرویو کے اقتباسات – ڈاکٹر فیروز احمد قومی جمہوریت کا نظام –  موجودہ نو آبادیاتی نظام جو انگریز چھوڑ گئے تھے لیکن جو اب تک ہم پر مسلّط ہے، اس میں ایک آزاد ملک کےاقتصادی،
Filling in the Dots: Why PILDAT is reviving Kalabagh debate – by Aziz Narejo: Kalabagh Dam is a very bad idea indeed. If ONLY for the reason that 3 out of 4 federating units of this blessed country have rejected it. I am familiar enough with the Mardan-Nowshera-Charsadda area well enough to know that when
Citizens for democracy; no to undemocratic and unconstitutional change: LAHORE, Oct 3: Participants at a South Asia Free Media Association (Safma) seminar expressed on Sunday their concerns at an all-sided institutional, financial and societal destabilisation in a terrorism-ridden country, and demanded all state institutions work within their constitutional
سیلابی سیاست – by Ahsan Abbas Shah: کُچھ ہی عرصہ پرانی بات ہے، چار بھائی پانی کی تقسیم کے معاہدے پر عدم اطمینان کرتے ہوئے ایک دوسرے کی ٹانگ کھینچھنے اور نیچا دِکھانے میں مصروف تھے، گرما گرم بیانات، اِلزامات کی بارش، صوبائی تعصب پر مبنی
Punjab in a federation – by Asha’ar Rehman: Punjab in a federation By Asha’ar Rehman Thursday, 26 Feb, 2009 A: “Today I have everything… government, power (?), backing of the global masters (??). You…What do you have?” B: “I have the people.” If it weren’t for the