Monday, 16 May, 2022
TopicZia ul haq

Topic: Zia ul haq

For Pakistan’s blasphemy laws, blame Zia-ul-Haq. It’s more political than religious

Pakistan has the world’s second-strictest blasphemy laws after Iran.

What Imran Khan is doing to Pakistani school textbooks even Zia-ul-Haq didn’t

The huge volume of religious material the proposed Single National Curriculum contains beats all previous version’s in Pakistan’s history.

Modi’s India unhappy with protesters singing Faiz’s Hum Dekhenge. Zia’s Pakistan was too

IIT Kanpur sets up a panel to decide if 'Hum Dekhenge' is anti-India. Whether it is Modi, Indira or Zia, the best time for poetry is the worst of times.

Zia-ul-Haq, the Stephanian Pakistani dictator who feared Indira Gandhi

On his 31st death anniversary, ThePrint brings to you a few fascinating nuggets about ex-Pakistan president Zia-ul-Haq.

‘Butcher of Kabul’ Gulbuddin Hekmatyar wants to be Afghan President

Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, who is trying to position his Hizb-e-Islami as a legitimate political party, says he is keen to arrive at a political settlement.

30 years on, Zia ul-Haq’s extremist, military legacy alive and well in Pakistan

Zia inherited a culture of little respect for the political class and he cemented that disrespect during his tenure, a legacy Pakistan still carries.

Lawyers hid themselves in Asma Jahangir’s office when they were chased by the security agencies

Asma Jahangir’s real struggle began under General Zia-ul-Haq’s military government and its Islamisation process, the darkest period in Pakistan’s history.

Sharif’s ouster shows Pakistani Establishment is a banyan tree keeping a viceregal control

Under Pakistan's viceregal system, the purpose of elections is merely to identify intermediaries between the people and a permanent state establishment.

Lesson from Pakistan: Don’t erase history

Pakistan shows that the disfigurement of our collective history to create exclusionary imagined communities can leave a bloody imprint for generations.

On Camera

YourTurn

Pakistan Prime Minister-elect Shehbaz Sharif on 7 April | Photographer: Aamir Qureshi/AFP/Getty Images via Bloomberg

The four-point plan to revive Pakistan’s economy—from land reform to real estate

Pakistan must reduce non-productive expenditures like defence. The country's political economy has been overdetermined by the imperative of 'national security'.

Bad timing could hamper LIC IPO

Most early public enterprise IPOs have been trading 75% below their original price, small investors concerned.

Defence

Representational image of army personnel in Ladakh | ANI

India ‘doesn’t foresee’ border fighting with China, but ‘won’t back down’ if tensions reignite

Aim is to ensure not just disengagement of troops, but overall de-escalation. Govt in favour of solving tensions through talks as it wants peace with all neighbours including China.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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